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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.
Miske’s Hawaii Kai Home Is For Sale, But He’s Unlikely To Get The Proceeds Honolulu Board of Realtors

Miske’s Hawaii Kai Home Is For Sale, But He’s Unlikely To Get The Proceeds

The waterfront property has been encumbered by the federal government’s intent to seek its forfeiture if Miske is convicted on the charge of racketeering conspiracy.

Kauhi’s Guilty Plea Strengthens The Conspiracy Case Against Mike Miske Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2015

Kauhi’s Guilty Plea Strengthens The Conspiracy Case Against Mike Miske

Prosecutors have now wrapped up plea deals with at least 10 members or associates of what is being referred to as the Miske Enterprise.

Miske Defense Says It Isn’t Getting Key Evidence Against Him John Pritchett/Civil Beat

Miske Defense Says It Isn’t Getting Key Evidence Against Him

Despite a massive transmission of evidence, an attorney for the accused crime boss says many documents are missing or blacked out, hampering his defense.

Another Miske Case Defendant Released Pending Trial John Pritchett/Civil Beat

Another Miske Case Defendant Released Pending Trial

Kaulana Freitas is alleged to have been part of a “chemical attack” on a Honolulu nightclub among other charges related to the Miske criminal enterprise.

Miske Attorneys Ask For Trial To Be Delayed Another Six Months Hawaii News Now/2020

Miske Attorneys Ask For Trial To Be Delayed Another Six Months

The attorneys cite the complexity of the case. If granted, the motion would mean a trial two years later than the original date.

The Miske Case: Former Kaneohe Biker Bar Operator Pleads Guilty John Pritchett/Civil Beat

The Miske Case: Former Kaneohe Biker Bar Operator Pleads Guilty

Prosecutors have now lined up at least nine people linked to alleged crime boss Mike Miske as cooperating witnesses.

One Miske Defendant Gets Out On Bail, Another Ordered To Remain Behind Bars Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2015

One Miske Defendant Gets Out On Bail, Another Ordered To Remain Behind Bars

New developments this week in the complex criminal case against what’s alleged to be a large criminal enterprise operating in Honolulu.

2 Defendants In Miske Case Want The Court To Let Them Out On Bail Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2015

2 Defendants In Miske Case Want The Court To Let Them Out On Bail

Hearings are set this week on motions to reconsider the judge’s prior decision favoring continued detention.

The Miske Case: Death Penalty Is Off The Table Hawaii News Now/2020

The Miske Case: Death Penalty Is Off The Table

Mike Miske faces four charges related to murder, kidnapping and racketeering that could have resulted in capital punishment.