FBI Honolulu
Honolulu Media Office
(808) 566-4300
October 16, 2017

Honolulu Police Officers Arrested for False Testimony, Falsified Evidence, and Obstruction

HONOLULU, HI—FBI Special Agent in Charge (SAC) Paul D. Delacourt announced the arrest of Gordon Shiraishi and Minh Hung Nguyen. Gordon Shiraishi, age 61, a retired Major from the Honolulu Police Department, was formerly assigned as the supervisor of HPD’s Criminal Intelligence Unit. Minh Hung Nguyen, a.k.a. Bobby Nguyen, age 43, is currently assigned to HPD’s Information Technology Department and was formerly with HPD’s Criminal Intelligence Unit. Both were arrested on October 15, 2017, without incident.

A criminal complaint filed alleges that Nguyen conspired with others to present false testimony and falsified evidence in connection with an investigation and trial of an individual accused of stealing the mailbox of former Police Chief, Louis Kealoha. A separate complaint further alleges that Shiraishi obstructed justice in connection with the same investigation and judicial proceeding.

In announcing the arrest, SAC Delacourt stated, “Corrupt activities, such as those alleged to have been committed, erode the public’s faith in law enforcement. The citizens of Hawaii demand and deserve diligent police officers who adhere to the highest standards of conduct. Police corruption is among the FBI’s highest priorities and we are committed to investigating and prosecuting to the fullest extent those who violate the civil rights of others.”

SAC Delacourt further stated, “Preserving the integrity of the Honolulu Police Department and the public’s trust in law enforcement is of primary concern to the FBI. The FBI values the continued partnership with the Honolulu Police Department and remains committed to working closely with the dedicated men and women of the HPD at every level.”

A criminal complaint is only a charge and not evidence of guilt. The defendants are entitled to a fair trial in which it will be the government’s burden to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt. All defendants are presumed innocent until proven otherwise in federal court.