Honolulu building inspector pleads not guilty in bribe case

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HONOLULU (AP) — A Honolulu building inspector is pleading not guilty to bribery allegations.

U.S. prosecutors say Jason Dadez took bribes in exchange for favors such as nullifying a Waikiki building code violation and processing applications for a wall sign at a Waipahu restaurant.

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Dadez is among five former and current employees of the Honolulu Department of Planning and Permitting U.S. prosecutors say took bribes from architects, contractors and others.

An architect and a former building plans examiner have pleaded guilty. Dadez is scheduled to go to trial in June.

He remains on paid leave from the department pending the outcome of his case.

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