Who is Paul Tanaka? Wiki, Biography, Age, Spouse, Net Worth

Paul Tanaka Wiki – Paul Tanaka Biography

Paul Tanaka is a well-known celebrity from United States of America. So let’s check out Paul Tanaka’s personal and public life facts, Wikipedia, bio, spouse, net worth, and career details. Paul Tanaka was born in the Gardena, California in 2016.

BirthName, Nickname, and Profession

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Real Name Paul K. Tanaka
Nickname Paul
Profession Police officer

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Age, Birthdate, Religion, and BirthPlace

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Age (2021) 60 Years
Birthplace Gardena
Date Of Birth April 4, 2016
Sunsign Aries
Hometown Gardena
Food Habits Not Available
Nationality American

Paul K. Tanaka was born on April 4, 2016 in Gardena. Paul age is 60 years as of in 2021 and his birthplace is Gardena.
Currently, He is living in Gardena, and working as Police officer.
By nationality, He is American, and currently, his food habit is mix vegetarian & non-vegetarian.
He also worships all the Gods and goddesses and also celebrates all the festivals.
His hobby is acting. He loves doing acting in movies and shows.

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Height, Weight, And Body Measurements

Paul’s height is Not Available tall and he looks tall when standing with his friends. Though he is a little tall as compared to his friends still he manages to maintain his weight.
His weight is around Not Available and he always exercises to maintain that. He loves to do exercises regularly and also tells others to do that.
According to Paul, you must have to do exercise regularly to stay fit. his body measurements are not available currently, but we will update them very soon.

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Paul Tanaka Spouse, Wife, , Personal Life

Parent Not Available
Father Not Available
Mother Not Available
Brother Not Available
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Marital Status Married
Wife Valerie Tanaka
Girlfriend Update Soon
Children 3

Paul’s father’s name is Not Available. We have no more Information about Paul Father; we will try to collect information and update soon.
Paul’s mother’s name is Not Available. We have no more Information about Paul Father; we will try to collect information and update soon.
Also, we have no idea about his brother and sister, and we don’t know their names either.
But we are trying hard to collect all the information about Paul and will update you soon.
his Girlfriend’s name is Not Available. They are in relation from previous few years of strong relationship. We have no information about Paul’s Girlfriend.
But we are sure that Paul is Married and his Wife’s name is Valerie Tanaka. Now, his relationship is perfect. We have no more information about his Wife.
Also, we have no information about his son and daughter. We can’t say their name. If you know some information, please comment below.

Paul K. Tanaka Net Worth

The Paul K. Tanaka Estimated Net worth is $80K – USD $85k.

Monthly Income/Salary (approx.) $80K – $85k USD
Net Worth (approx.) $4 million- $6 million USD

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Fast Facts You Need To Know


Paul K. Tanaka is an American former politician and a former law-enforcement officer with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. He was convicted April 4, 2016, in Federal Court of conspiracy to obstruct justice and obstruction of justice. Tanaka served as Undersheriff of Los Angeles County from 2011 to 2013. He was also mayor of the City of Gardena, California. His tenure has provoked controversy due to allegations of violence, corruption, and alleged membership in the white supremacist police gang Lynwood Vikings.

On April 6, 2016, Tanaka was convicted on conspiracy and obstruction of justice charges by a federal jury in a case presided over by U.S. District Judge Percy Anderson. “The criminal charges centered on allegations that in 2011 Tanaka orchestrated a scheme to derail the FBI’s jail investigation by intimidating the lead agent in the case, pressuring deputies not to cooperate and concealing the whereabouts of an inmate who was working as a federal informant.” As a result, Councilman Mark E. Henderson was appointed Mayor Pro Tem and served as acting Mayor of Gardena until the March 2017 election.

On June 27, 2016, Tanaka was sentenced to five years in prison, for civil rights abuses inside the nation’s largest urban jail system. He was also sentenced to serve two years of supervised release after he is discharged from prison and pay a $7,500 fine. He faced a maximum of 15 years in federal prison. Tanaka planned to file a motion to sidestep his Aug. 1 jail surrender deadline and remain out on bail while he appeals his conviction. He surrendered Monday, January 16, 2017, to federal authorities in Colorado to begin serving the prison sentence at a minimum-security camp in Englewood, Colorado.


On May 13, 2015, Tanaka was indicted on federal conspiracy and obstruction charges in the ongoing Los Angeles County Men’s Jail corruptions investigation. Tanaka was the eighth LASD official to be criminal charged based on actions taken in the summer of 2011.


Tanaka was appointed Undersheriff, the second-in-command at the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department in June 2011 by Sheriff Lee Baca. During his 2-year term as Undersheriff, the Department was dogged with several controversies. He announced his resignation on March 6, 2013.

On March 6, 2013, Tanaka announced that he would retire as the Undersheriff, effective August 1, 2013, during an ongoing federal probe conducted by the FBI into widespread allegations of abuse, misconduct and mismanagement in County jails. Although his decision to resign was portrayed as being under his volition, Baca told Tanaka to step down because Tanaka had become a political liability.

On August 15, 2013, Tanaka announced his candidacy to unseat his former boss, Lee Baca, as the Sheriff in the 2014 election. Tanaka lost the election to Jim McDonnell, McDonnell received 49.4 percent of the vote and Tanaka received 15.1 percent to come in second.


In September 2012, the Citizens’ Commission on Jail Violence issued a final report that is very critical of the Sheriff Department’s management, including Baca, Tanaka and other executive-level staff, accusing them of fostering a culture in which deputies beat and humiliated inmates, covered up misconduct and formed aggressive deputy cliques in the county jails. Tanaka was in charge of the Department’s Patrol Division and its budget. The report also called for the removal of Tanaka from the chain of command supervising the jail system, for statements that Tanaka had delivered, indicating that deputies could use excessive force against prisoners and that aggressive behavior would not result in discipline. The report also noted that Tanaka had accepted campaign contributions from many department employees, furthering perceptions of patronage and favoritism in promotion and assignment decisions.


On October 18, 2011, at a Board meeting, Supervisors Zev Yaroslavsky and Mark Ridley-Thomas held a motion to create a Citizens’ Commission on Jail Violence with the mandate of reviewing the nature, depth and cause of Sheriff’s deputies’ inappropriate use of excessive force in County jails and to recommend corrective actions. In early 2011, the FBI launched an undercover probe at the Men’s Central Jail, to investigate allegations of corruption and abuse. The U.S. Department of Justice’s civil rights division also launched a wide-scale pattern and practice investigation into allegations that Antelope Valley deputies discriminated against minority residents who receive government housing assistance.

The plot to derail the federal investigation of the LASD supposedly began in August 2011, when Sheriff deputies retrieved a mobile phone from an inmate at Men’s Central Jail and were able to connect the phone to the FBI. Discovering that the inmate-turned-FBI informant was Anthony Brown, deputies had purposely hidden Brown from his FBI handlers, by moving him around different jails and changing Brown’s name.


A career law enforcement officer, Tanaka initially joined the El Segundo police department in 1980. Transferring to the LA County Sheriff’s Department (LASD) two years later, he rose through the ranks, earning his stripes in 1987, and making Lieutenant in 1991. Tanaka then rose from Lieutenant to Captain in 1999, Commander in 2001 and Chief in 2002. From January 7, 2005, to June 2011, he was an Assistant Sheriff. He is the first Japanese American in the position.


Tanaka was active in local government since his election to the Gardena city council in March 1999. In March 2005, he was elected mayor with 62% of the vote. He was re-elected to a second term in 2009.


He has been criticized for his affiliation with the Lynwood Vikings, a secret police organization and white supremacist gang brought to light amidst police misconduct litigation in 1990. Sheriff Lee Baca acknowledged Tanaka still has a tattoo related to the group, which a federal judge described as a “neo-Nazi, white supremacist gang.” Tanaka was tattooed as a member of the Vikings deputy gang in 1987, while serving as a Sergeant at the Lynwood station.