Derik Carson Kumagai, 41, of Fresno, was sentenced today by United States District Judge Anthony W. Ishii to two years in prison for conspiring to commit bribery, United States Attorney Benjamin B. Wagner announced. Kumagai was ordered to self-surrender on June 12 at 2:00 p.m. to begin serving his sentence.
In addition, co-defendant Saykham Somphoune, aka Oat, 41, also of Fresno, was sentenced to time served, which was 13 months in jail for his role in the bribery conspiracy. Both defendants were ordered to pay $13,962 in restitution.
According to court documents, beginning in April 2012, federal law enforcement agents were investigating a group of individuals that included Somphoune and one of his associates, for suspected cultivation and distribution of marijuana. In October and November 2013, Somphoune had a series of meetings with his associate, some of which were attended by Kumagai. At the time, Kumagai was a Fresno Police Department detective in the Vice and Intelligence Unit.
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