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NHHC partner pleads guilty to fraud in federal court

Quin Ngoc Rudin — one of the partners in the Native Hawaiian Holding Company, which is currently in a dispute with ASG over funds awarded to the organization under the National Emergency Grant program — has pled guilty in federal court.


Rudin, aka Dean Rubin, aka David Rubin, is charged with wire fraud and aggravated identity theft. He remains in federal custody and he appeared Monday at the federal court in San Francisco where he entered a guilty plea to all charges during a change of plea hearing, according to court records.


At the plea hearing, parties in the case requested the guilty plea document to be place under seal and the court has given until next Monday for attorneys to filed the required motion placing the plea details until seal. No information in court records as to why the request to seal the plea agreement.


As of yesterday four new motions were filed with the court but they are all under seal. Usually, plea agreements are made public by federal court, before the plea hearing date, unless such documents are ordered seal.


No sentencing date for Rudin is set by the court but a status conference hearing is scheduled for Jun. 27th.


A federal indictment early last year alleged Rudin defrauded Cisco Systems Inc. and its subsidiary Cisco Systems Capital Corporation and Altura Pharmaceuticals, Inc. — through his own company called CGC Digital.