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Ian Lind

Ian Lind is an award-winning investigative reporter and columnist who has been blogging daily for more than 20 years. He has also worked as a newsletter publisher, public interest advocate and lobbyist for Common Cause in Hawaii, peace educator, and legislative staffer. Lind is a lifelong resident of the islands. Read his blog here. Opinions are the author's own and do not necessarily reflect Civil Beat's views.
Court Orders Sale Of Miske-Owned Tuna Longliner Ian Lind

Court Orders Sale Of Miske-Owned Tuna Longliner

The alleged crime boss had owned the fishing vessel for years but transferred it to a company controlled by the widow of his dead son as federal investigators closed in.

Miske Case Weaves Together Disparate Strands Of Past Crimes Hawaii News Now

Miske Case Weaves Together Disparate Strands Of Past Crimes

As information comes out in the case of alleged crime boss Michael J. Miske Jr., it looks like the gang was operating in plain sight.

The Miske Case: The Feds Scrutinize A Boat Allegedly Used In A Murder Screenshot/HNN

The Miske Case: The Feds Scrutinize A Boat Allegedly Used In A Murder

Newly unsealed records provide an intriguing look at evidence collected in the federal investigation into the case of Honolulu businessman Michael Miske Jr.

More Tales Of Crime And Violence As 2 More Caught Up In Miske Murder Case John Pritchett/Civil Beat

More Tales Of Crime And Violence As 2 More Caught Up In Miske Murder Case

Court records reveal two more men who are cooperating with federal authorities in the case against a Honolulu businessman charged with running a criminal enterprise.

The Miske Case: An Insider Pleads Guilty And Is Cooperating With The Feds Hawaii News Now

The Miske Case: An Insider Pleads Guilty And Is Cooperating With The Feds

Jacob Smith’s plea agreement details violence and criminal operations he says were carried out under orders from longtime Honolulu businessman Michael Miske.

Ian Lind: Why Are Prosecutors Still Pursuing Criminal Charges Against The US Surgeon General? Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Ian Lind: Why Are Prosecutors Still Pursuing Criminal Charges Against The US Surgeon General?

A third man who was with Adm. Jerome Adams and his aide has already seen his case reduced to a non-criminal citation. But Honolulu is going after Adams with prosecutors who normally handle felonies.

Lawsuit: Hu Honua ‘A Fiasco From The Beginning’ Jason Armstrong/Civil Beat

Lawsuit: Hu Honua ‘A Fiasco From The Beginning’

A lawsuit filed in a California court involving investors in the Big Island power plant reveals its lead investor is now skeptical of the beleaguered project.

From Early On, Miske Was On The Path To A Life Of Crime John Pritchett/Civil Beat

From Early On, Miske Was On The Path To A Life Of Crime

The accused Honolulu crime boss is now at the center of a major federal public corruption case.

Ian Lind: Backers Of $3M Ala Moana Playground Carry Lots Of Clout Denby Fawcett/ Civil Beat

Ian Lind: Backers Of $3M Ala Moana Playground Carry Lots Of Clout

Donors linked to the non-profit group promoting the project have been large campaign contributors to the mayor and many council members.