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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.
The Miske Case: A Co-Defendant Turns Against Alleged Honolulu Crime Boss Cory Lum/Civil Beat

The Miske Case: A Co-Defendant Turns Against Alleged Honolulu Crime Boss

As trial for Michael Miske Jr. approaches in September, more people involved in myriad crimes he’s alleged to have masterminded are expected to cooperate with federal prosecutors.

Alleged Crime Boss Says He’s Being Thwarted From Preparing A Defense Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Alleged Crime Boss Says He’s Being Thwarted From Preparing A Defense

A small cell, limited visits and few phone calls are making it difficult for Mike Miske to prepare for trial in what could be a death penalty case, his attorneys say.

Mountain Of Evidence Weighs Down Defendants In Miske Racketeering Case Hawaii News Now

Mountain Of Evidence Weighs Down Defendants In Miske Racketeering Case

Defendants ask the court how they’re supposed to review gigabytes of digital evidence without special access to prison computers.

Plea Agreement Details How Miske Allegedly Ordered A Chemical Attack On Rival Nightclub

Plea Agreement Details How Miske Allegedly Ordered A Chemical Attack On Rival Nightclub

Ashlin Akau said she was recruited by a Miske associate to take part in the attack on the Ginza Night Club.

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.