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HNN: Former Prosecutor Keith Kaneshiro Arrested Hawaii News Now/2022

HNN: Former Prosecutor Keith Kaneshiro Arrested

The former Honolulu prosecuting attorney has long been a target of the FBI in connection with a yearslong investigation into police corruption.

Prosecution In Drug Trial Prepares To Rest Without Hearing From Kealoha Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2018

Prosecution In Drug Trial Prepares To Rest Without Hearing From Kealoha

Testimony in the federal trial of Katherine Kealoha’s brother Rudolph Puana has focused on allegations that the anesthesiologist was running a prescription drug ring.

Honolulu Officers Detail Katherine Kealoha’s Role In Probe Of Her Brother Hawaii News Now

Honolulu Officers Detail Katherine Kealoha’s Role In Probe Of Her Brother

Kealoha’s brother, Rudolph Puana, is on trial for allegedly writing opioid prescriptions for his friends to either sell or trade for cocaine.

Three Former Honolulu Officials Charged With Conspiracy For Kealoha Payout Hawaii News Now/2022

Three Former Honolulu Officials Charged With Conspiracy For Kealoha Payout

UPDATED: All defendants pleaded not guilty, and a judge allowed their release on unsecured $50,000 bonds.

Convicted Cop In Kealoha Case Gets His Job Back In Arbitration Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2018

Convicted Cop In Kealoha Case Gets His Job Back In Arbitration

Daniel Sellers was indicted along with the former HPD police chief and his prosecutor wife in 2017. After taking a plea deal, he was fired by the department.

The Kealohas, Cocaine Parties And Oxycodone Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2019

The Kealohas, Cocaine Parties And Oxycodone

In an upcoming criminal trial, Katherine Kealoha’s brother, Rudolph Puana, is accused of running a prescription drug ring out of his Big Island pain clinic.

Ethics Commission Quietly Drops Kealoha Investigation As Questions Swirl Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Ethics Commission Quietly Drops Kealoha Investigation As Questions Swirl

The Honolulu Ethics Commission hired two outside attorneys to investigate the Kealohas as well as the people who had previously scrutinized their wrongdoing.

Federal Investigation Into Keith Kaneshiro Picks Up As Pandemic Winds Down Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2017

Federal Investigation Into Keith Kaneshiro Picks Up As Pandemic Winds Down

Donors to the former elected Honolulu prosecutor have come under increased scrutiny as the U.S. Justice Department tries to build its case.

Blangiardi Nominates Former Mainland Officer To Honolulu Police Commission Christina Jedra/Civil Beat/2021

Blangiardi Nominates Former Mainland Officer To Honolulu Police Commission

The mayor says he wants someone on the commission who has empathy for law enforcement officers.

Judge Sends Former Cop Who Flipped On The Kealohas To Prison Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Judge Sends Former Cop Who Flipped On The Kealohas To Prison

A former Big Island firefighter who admitted to having an affair with Katherine Kealoha received a much more lenient sentence.