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Judge To Kealohas: Show Me Your Finances Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Judge To Kealohas: Show Me Your Finances

A federal judge says he won’t consider taxpayer-funded attorneys for the former Honolulu chief and his prosecutor wife until he verifies their financial situation.

Kealoha Attorneys Want Out Of Corruption Case Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Kealoha Attorneys Want Out Of Corruption Case

The three defense attorneys say the Kealohas can’t afford to pay them.

Honolulu Police Officers Begin Testing Body Cameras Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Honolulu Police Officers Begin Testing Body Cameras

HPD has outfitted dozens of officers with the technology as part of a 30-day pilot program.

Officer Charged In Corruption Case Challenges Police Commission Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Officer Charged In Corruption Case Challenges Police Commission

Minh-Hung “Bobby” Nguyen says the city should be paying for his legal defense against a related lawsuit.

Explosive Motion Calls For Ouster Of Kealoha Attorneys Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Explosive Motion Calls For Ouster Of Kealoha Attorneys

The Justice Department claims conflicts of interest should disqualify defense attorneys Myles Breiner and Kevin Sumida.

Judge Dismisses Suit Challenging Secret Meetings About Police Chief Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Judge Dismisses Suit Challenging Secret Meetings About Police Chief

The Police Commission didn’t have to go behind closed doors to talk about Louis Kealoha’s future, but it had the right, the judge ruled.

Three Officers Plead Not Guilty In Honolulu Police Corruption Case Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Three Officers Plead Not Guilty In Honolulu Police Corruption Case

The charges relate to the alleged framing of a man at the behest of the former police chief and his prosecutor wife.

Former HPD Police Chief Gets New Criminal Defense Attorney Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Former HPD Police Chief Gets New Criminal Defense Attorney

Las Vegas attorney Gary Modafferi, who was once convicted of drug charges and disbarred, will represent Louis Kealoha in an ongoing criminal conspiracy case.

HPD Corruption Case: Who Is Alison Lee Wong? Cory Lum/Civil Beat

HPD Corruption Case: Who Is Alison Lee Wong?

The feds say Honolulu prosecutor Katherine Kealoha used the alias of “Alison Lee Wong” to help carry out alleged crimes.

Covert Honolulu Police Unit Has Long History Of Troubles Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Covert Honolulu Police Unit Has Long History Of Troubles

The CIU is again under scrutiny, with five officers recently arrested as part of a federal investigation into police corruption.

How Far Will The Honolulu Police Corruption Investigation Spread? Cory Lum/Civil Beat

How Far Will The Honolulu Police Corruption Investigation Spread?

The U.S. Attorney’s Office will continue its grand jury investigation into corruption and abuse of power.

Former Honolulu Police Chief And Prosecutor Wife Arrested Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Former Honolulu Police Chief And Prosecutor Wife Arrested

UPDATED: Louis and Katherine Kealoha, the center of a years-long investigation by the U.S. Justice Department, pleaded not guilty to 20 counts of abuse of power and public corruption.