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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 Files: The FBI Is Investigating One Of Its Own Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2022

The Miske Files: The FBI Is Investigating One Of Its Own

Details surfacing in recently unsealed search warrant files give more insight into the federal government’s case against Honolulu businessman Mike Miske.

Ian Lind: My 5 Years Of Reporting On The Mike Miske Saga John Pritchett/Civil Beat/2020

Ian Lind: My 5 Years Of Reporting On The Mike Miske Saga

This still seems to be an important story, involving very visible local companies and people. It reveals a lot about how Hawaii works.

The Miske Files: Feds Say Phony Documents Built A Well-Known Pest Control Company Out Of Thin Air Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2020

The Miske Files: Feds Say Phony Documents Built A Well-Known Pest Control Company Out Of Thin Air

Newly unsealed documents show the federal prosecutor’s story of how a then 26-year-old convicted felon created an $8 million enterprise.

The Miske Files: Accused Murderer, Crime Boss And … Used Car Dealer? Hawaii News Now/2020

The Miske Files: Accused Murderer, Crime Boss And … Used Car Dealer?

Alleged kingpin Michael Miske owned a business that bought used cars at auction, providing income, a way to launder drug money and rewards for criminal associates, prosecutors say.

The Miske Files: A Robbery Gone Bad In Kailua Ends In A Death Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2022

The Miske Files: A Robbery Gone Bad In Kailua Ends In A Death

Newly released court records are revealing more about what federal prosecutors allege is a years-long criminal enterprise connected to Mike Miske.

Newly Unsealed Documents In Miske Case Tell A Grisly Tale Of Kidnap, Torture And Murder FBI

Newly Unsealed Documents In Miske Case Tell A Grisly Tale Of Kidnap, Torture And Murder

A federal judge recently ordered prosecutors to make public dozens of search warrants and other documents in the conspiracy and murder trial of alleged crime boss Mike Miske.

Another Key Player In The Miske Conspiracy Case Has Made A Deal With Prosecutors Screenshot

Another Key Player In The Miske Conspiracy Case Has Made A Deal With Prosecutors

Lance Lee Bermudez is the sixth of the original 10 co-defendants to flip by agreeing to testify against the accused crime boss.

The Miske Case Has Become One Of The Most Complex Prosecutions In The Country John Pritchett/Civil Beat/2020

The Miske Case Has Become One Of The Most Complex Prosecutions In The Country

Defense attorneys are preparing a major attack against a prosecution case that has amassed more than 2 million documents.

How The Story Of The ‘Army’ That Illegally Took Over A Kunia Property Is Playing On Social Media Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2022

How The Story Of The ‘Army’ That Illegally Took Over A Kunia Property Is Playing On Social Media

Arrested earlier this month, members of the group claim they own the land as heirs of Native Hawaiians who got land grants during the Great Mahele in 1848.