- Special Projects
On a crowded podium with nine other Democratic candidates, the Hawaii congresswoman got a limited amount of speaking time.
Closing arguments in one of the most highly-publicized criminal trials in Hawaii history concluded Wednesday.
Closing arguments began Tuesday in the trial of Louis and Katherine Kealoha and three Honolulu police officers.
Louis and Katherine Kealoha are on trial with three Honolulu police officers for allegedly framing a family member for the theft of their mailbox.
Kevin Sumida represented Kealoha in a series of lawsuits, including one in which she was accused by her uncle and grandmother of financial fraud and elder abuse.
The defense rests after three days of testimony, and prosecutors plan to call a few more rebuttal witnesses.
UPDATED: Katherine Kealoha’s defense rests Wednesday without her taking the stand.
Earle Partington joins the former’s prosecutor’s defense team in her public corruption trial.
Prosecutors wrap up their case. Then the defense calls to the witness stand one of the alleged co-conspirators who already pleaded guilty.
The trial took a break last week. That gave the court a chance to release some of the exhibits prosecutors have presented to the jury.
The former Honolulu police chief faces a series of federal charges related to corruption and abuse of power.
The piece is the latest example of the national media focusing on the Hawaii congresswoman’s upbringing.