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Louis Kealoha Wants City Taxpayers To Pay More Of His Legal Bills Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Louis Kealoha Wants City Taxpayers To Pay More Of His Legal Bills

The former Honolulu police chief faces a series of federal charges related to corruption and abuse of power.

NY Magazine Looks At Rep. Gabbard’s ‘Very Strange Childhood’ Screen shot

NY Magazine Looks At Rep. Gabbard’s ‘Very Strange Childhood’

The piece is the latest example of the national media focusing on the Hawaii congresswoman’s upbringing.

Kealoha Trial: Prosecutors Zero In On Defendant’s Memory Lapses Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Kealoha Trial: Prosecutors Zero In On Defendant’s Memory Lapses

Jurors hear audio clips of the grand jury testimony of one of the three officers on trial for allegedly helping the police chief and his prosecutor wife frame a man for stealing their mailbox.

Ex-City Ethics Director: When We Got Close The Kealohas Fought Back Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Ex-City Ethics Director: When We Got Close The Kealohas Fought Back

Chuck Totto testifies about how he was retaliated against for investigating the Kealohas long before they came to the attention of federal prosecutors.

‘We Were The Best Of Friends’: Gerard Puana Testifies In Kealoha Trial Cory Lum/Civil Beat

‘We Were The Best Of Friends’: Gerard Puana Testifies In Kealoha Trial

UPDATED: The man allegedly framed in a mailbox theft that’s turned into a massive corruption case talks about the ups and downs of his relationship with his niece, Katherine Kealoha.

She Says She Was Betrayed By Her Granddaughter, Katherine Kealoha Submitted

She Says She Was Betrayed By Her Granddaughter, Katherine Kealoha

Jurors watch the video testimony of Florence Puana, 99, in the public corruption trial of the Kealohas and three police officers.

Kealoha Trial: ‘I Thought It Was Uncle Gerry Right Off The Bat’ Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Kealoha Trial: ‘I Thought It Was Uncle Gerry Right Off The Bat’

Prosecutors try to use police officers’ prior grand jury testimony against them in the criminal trial over an alleged frame job.

FEC Warns Gabbard She’s In Violation Of Ethics Rules Over Financial Disclosures Nick Grube/Civil Beat

FEC Warns Gabbard She’s In Violation Of Ethics Rules Over Financial Disclosures

The Hawaii congresswoman, who’s running for president, has yet to file her personal financial disclosures as required under ethics rules.

Kealoha Trial: ‘That’s Not The Way That Mailbox Should Come Off’ Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Kealoha Trial: ‘That’s Not The Way That Mailbox Should Come Off’

Alexander Silvert, who’s credited with uncovering the alleged conspiracy involving Louis and Katherine Kealoha, gets his day in court.

Kealoha Trial: Prosecutors Try To Show HPD Tampered With Key Evidence Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Kealoha Trial: Prosecutors Try To Show HPD Tampered With Key Evidence

An FBI specialist testified that much of the surveillance video from outside the couple’s home on the day before the mailbox theft appeared to be recorded over.

Witnesses: Kealohas Targeted Uncle Years Before Mailbox Theft Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Witnesses: Kealohas Targeted Uncle Years Before Mailbox Theft

UPDATED: Several people testify Louis and Katherine Kealoha had it out for Gerard Puana long before they accused him of stealing their mailbox.

‘My Heart Sank’: Former Officer Details His Role In Mailbox Conspiracy Cory Lum/Civil Beat

‘My Heart Sank’: Former Officer Details His Role In Mailbox Conspiracy

UPDATED: Niall Silva, who pleaded guilty in 2016 for his part in the alleged framing of Gerard Puana, testified Tuesday that he falsified police reports and lied to the FBI.