Wayne Miller, who is cooperating as part of a 2020 plea agreement, said he had "nothing to gain by lying" about the 2016 killing of Johnathan Fraser.
Rick Blangiardi is so far unopposed in his quest for a second term. Five City Council members up for reelection got over $219,000 as a group during the last half of 2023.
Wayne Miller has testified that he often purchased guns for Miske and helped plan and "prepare" for the killing of 21-year-old Johnathan Fraser.
The City Council approved an effort to jump-start an existing fund, but it's unclear where the money will come from.
The defendants were caught on tape talking about how to arrange the retirement deal without asking the City Council's permission.
The event is outlined in a plea agreement reached by one of Michael Miske’s former co-defendants.
The former Honolulu city council member said he is "relieved that this assault upon my character and reputation is over."
After a prolonged jury selection process, the trial of the accused Honolulu racketeering boss began with opening statements.
A nonprofit group dedicated to protecting Kapiolani Park says the plan for commercial entertainment violates the conditions of the park's charitable trust.
Media mogul David Black, who merged Honolulu's two daily newspapers, has filed for bankruptcy protection in Canada.