The Office of Disciplinary Counsel said a Civil Beat story triggered the investigation into attorney Laurie Loomis.
Laurie Loomis’ operation, including flying women from the Marshall Islands for adoptions, resembles that of a recently indicted Arizona lawyer, but thus far she has faced no consequences.
After the charging of a prominent Arizona adoption attorney in three states for multiple offenses, authorities say more actions are coming.
Paul Petersen, an Arizona attorney who was the focus of a Honolulu Civil Beat investigation, is the target of a multi-state investigation.
Maki Takehisa, identified as a fixer in a Civil Beat investigation last year, worked with an Arizona attorney to arrange black market adoptions.
Why did Sand Island Treatment Center report much higher salaries in its tax returns than in bids for state contracts? The rehab won’t say.
Government institutions have the inside scoop, but that doesn’t mean the media should always bite.
Courtney Bird lost her case in federal appeals court because she didn’t file in time, but one judge blasted Hawaii’s system as nonsensical and unfair.
Adoptions International, which flew in Marshallese birth mothers through Hawaii, was suspended in June and last week lost its accreditation.