Former Kauai County Councilman Arthur Brun will spend 20 years in federal jail with out the opportunity of parole for 10 fees associated to his position as head of a drug trafficking ring.
U.S. Judge Derrick Watson sentenced Brun Wednesday to twenty years on 9 fees together with conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine, distribution of methamphetamine, assaulting a legislation enforcement officer, proof tampering and witness tampering.
The choose additionally sentenced him to 5 years for conspiracy to defraud the United States, and to 5 years of supervised launch for six fees and three years of supervised launch for 4 counts. The sentences will all run collectively.
Watson rejected on March 24 the events’ plea settlement as to a time period of 15 years’ imprisonment.
Brun has been held on the Federal Detention Center in Honolulu and is remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service.
On Nov. 10, 2021, Brun pleaded responsible to main a drug-trafficking group whereas serving on the county council.
Brun and 11 others had been arrested in 2020.