Former Republican Congressional Candidate Pleads Guilty to Felony Charges Stemming from His Campaigns for Lt. Governor, Congress-Out-of-Court Settlement Allows Dalton Tanonaka to Avoid a Trial


Dalton Tanonaka, 51, who ran for lieutenant governor in 2002 and U.S. House in 2004 as a Republican, plead guilty in federal court July 21, 2005, to three felony charges, admitting he violated federal law during his campaigns.

The State Campaign Spending Commission initiated the investigation into Tanonaka, who is a former print and broadcast journalist, eventually turning over the case to the city prosecutor