WILLISTON, N.D.-A second person has been charged with criminal conspiracy after a Williams County jail inmate was accused of trying to bribe two guards.
A warrant for arrest was issued Wednesday, April 18, for Perry Oshiro Sr., the father of Perry Oshiro II, accusing Oshiro Sr. of criminal conspiracy, a class C felony. Oshiro II was accused earlier this week of offering a sergeant at the Williams County Correctional Center $10,000 to let him out of jail early.
A detective with the Williams County Sheriff's Office also connected a number belonging to Oshiro Sr. to a recorded call at the jail and a voicemail left for a jail lieutenant, according to an affidavit of probable cause filed in Northwest District Court. In the call, Oshiro II refers to the person on the other line as "dad" and talks with him about calling the lieutenant.
Oshiro II asked the person he called to make arrangements with the lieutenant for him to be released from jail early, whether on house arrest, work release or some other way, court records state. Police said he asked the other person to talk with the lieutenant "off the record" and "convince" him to release Oshiro II.
The man Oshiro II called asked Oshiro whether he was supposed to "throw cash" at the lieutenant, the detective wrote in charging documents.
"Mr. Oshiro and the male then spoke about dollar amounts and appeared to settle on "10," which (the detective) suspects to mean $10,000," he wrote.
Oshiro Sr. has not yet be arrested. Oshiro II, who is serving a 360-day sentence for probation violations in two previous criminal cases, is set to have a preliminary hearing on charges of bribery and criminal conspiracy on May 17.
Oshiro was sentenced in January for violating his probation on a 2015 theft conviction and a 2014 conviction for failure of a sex offender to notify authorities of a change of address. Oshiro is required to register as a sex offender after a 2012 charge in Burke County.
He has repeatedly asked Northwest District Judge Paul Jacobson, who handled both of his cases, to be released on house arrest. Jacobson has denied those requests.