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Here’s The Spending That Got OHA Incumbents In Trouble Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Here’s The Spending That Got OHA Incumbents In Trouble

A state audit said Office of Hawaiian Affairs trustees used their $22,200 per year personal allowances for questionable purposes.
Another Hawaii State Audit Questions OHA Grant Spending Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2016

Another Hawaii State Audit Questions OHA Grant Spending

The state auditor raises questions about whether the Office of Hawaiian Affairs is meeting its fiduciary duty to Native Hawaiians.
Office Of Hawaiian Affairs Halts Some Spending After Scathing Audit Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Office Of Hawaiian Affairs Halts Some Spending After Scathing Audit

OHA was criticized for spending millions of dollars without sufficient oversight and ignoring its own rules.
Office Of Hawaiian Affairs Trustee Calls For Firing Of CEO Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Office Of Hawaiian Affairs Trustee Calls For Firing Of CEO

A recent state audit found both the chief executive, Kamana‘opono Crabbe, and trustees are responsible for misspending.
Final State Audit Criticizes OHA For Misspending, Lack Of Transparency Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Final State Audit Criticizes OHA For Misspending, Lack Of Transparency

The audit found the Office of Hawaiian Affairs is spending money too loosely in a way that benefits the politically connected.
OHA Demands Financial Details From Its Own Companies Cory Lum/Civil Beat

OHA Demands Financial Details From Its Own Companies

Organizations created by the Office of Hawaiian Affairs will have to provide documents for an internal audit.
Hawaii Auditor Demands Investigation Into Leak Of OHA Audit Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Auditor Demands Investigation Into Leak Of OHA Audit

Les Kondo says a release to the media of a draft audit into problems at the Office of Hawaiian Affairs violated state ethics law.
Searing Audit Says OHA Misspent Millions Of Dollars Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2017

Searing Audit Says OHA Misspent Millions Of Dollars

UPDATED: The Office of Hawaiian Affairs chairwoman says trustees are already addressing problems identified in the audit.
OHA Trustees’ Settlement Cost $879,000 In Legal Fees Cory Lum/Civil Beat

OHA Trustees’ Settlement Cost $879,000 In Legal Fees

Updated: The state agency paid $614,000 to litigate Akana vs. Machado, while insurer AIG paid for $265,000.
OHA Settles Lawsuit That Pitted Trustee Against Her Colleagues Cory Lum/Civil Beat

OHA Settles Lawsuit That Pitted Trustee Against Her Colleagues

Updated: Former Board Chair Rowena Akana has penned an apology to other trustees, and each party will cover their own legal costs.