Sellers is a key player in the ongoing investigation of former Police Chief Louis Kealoha and his wife, former city prosecutor Katherine Kealoha. As a member of the HPD Criminal Intelligence Unit, Sellers reported directly to the chief.
Investigators believe several members of the CIU, including Sellers, took part in the alleged framing of Katherine Kealoha’s uncle, Gerard Puana, for the theft of her mailbox in 2014. He was also part of a 2015 drug raid that has since captured the attention of federal investigators and raised questions about Katherine Kealoha’s brother, who used to own a pain clinic on the Big Island.
Additionally, Sellers was named as a defendant in a civil lawsuit filed by Puana in which he claims Sellers, Kealoha and another alleged co-conspirator in the mailbox case, Minh-Hung “Bobby” Nguyen, broke into Puana’s house and stole $15,000 in cash. According to the lawsuit, Puana planned to use that money to bail himself out of jail. Instead, he spent 72 days there while awaiting trial.
The Kealohas have pleaded not guilty.
Civil Beat reporter Nick Grube contributed to this report.