Prosecutors have now lined up at least nine people linked to alleged crime boss Mike Miske as cooperating witnesses.
New developments this week in the complex criminal case against what’s alleged to be a large criminal enterprise operating in Honolulu.
Hearings are set this week on motions to reconsider the judge’s prior decision favoring continued detention.
The kingpin’s daughter-in-law was named as a defendant, along with a business associate alleged to have bought a large fish bag to dispose of a body at sea.
Norman Akau pleaded guilty to taking part in the Miske organization last month. Another union member says coworkers plotted with Miske to kill him after a falling out.
A co-defendant described a new twist in the prosecution of the Honolulu businessman — an alleged murder attempt on a local union leader.
The charges filed last week against Tricia Ann Castro were the first to target a professional accused of aiding the Honolulu business owner in concealing his alleged criminal activities.
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.