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Cynthia Kagiwada says she no longer wants to represent the former city prosecutor, who was convicted and incarcerated last week but faces additional charges.
The Honolulu Police Commission gave the former chief a retirement payment of $250,000 after he was named as the target of a federal criminal investigation.
The Kealohas and two HPD officers were found guilty of conspiracy and obstruction, while a retired Honolulu police major walked. Here’s an explanation of the charges.
Updated: A federal judge revoked her bail Friday after she was found guilty of federal conspiracy and obstruction charges.
Update: Honolulu’s former police chief and his prosecutor wife, along with two police officers, were found guilty Thursday in one of the biggest corruption cases in Hawaii history.
Spectators at the trial weigh in on how prosecutors and defense attorneys tried to persuade jurors of their case.
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.
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.
Legal experts evaluate the tactic of coordinated outfits and public displays of affection.
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.
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.
Chuck Totto testifies about how he was retaliated against for investigating the Kealohas long before they came to the attention of federal prosecutors.
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.
Jurors watch the video testimony of Florence Puana, 99, in the public corruption trial of the Kealohas and three police officers.
Prosecutors try to use police officers’ prior grand jury testimony against them in the criminal trial over an alleged frame job.
Alexander Silvert, who’s credited with uncovering the alleged conspiracy involving Louis and Katherine Kealoha, gets his day in court.
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.
UPDATED: Several people testify Louis and Katherine Kealoha had it out for Gerard Puana long before they accused him of stealing their mailbox.
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.
UPDATED: John McCarthy, now a deputy chief, said Katherine Kealoha tried to get him to investigate her uncle for financial elder abuse two days after her mailbox was reported stolen.
Testifying during Day 2 of the Kealoha trial, Dru Akagi said he thought it was a “conflict” to take on a theft case in which his boss the police chief was an alleged victim.
Opening statements kicked off one of the largest public corruption cases in Hawaii history Wednesday, the first of what could be three trials facing the former HPD chief and his prosecutor wife.
Prosecutor describes “long story of abuse of position,” while a defense attorney says the “conspiracy theory” requires “leaps of faith.”
Hawaii News Now reporter Lynn Kawano had said the move to call her to the stand was retaliation for her prior coverage.
Lynn Kawano of Hawaii News Now says in court records that the Kealohas are trying to stop her from covering the trial because of her investigative reports.
Stories of misdeeds and corruption have helped shape Hawaii’s history, going back to a royal opium scandal that contributed to efforts to overthrow the monarchy.
At the top of their game, Kat and Louie were one of the most recognized, and I’ll dare say, well-liked couples I knew.
The prosecution and defense will now work to narrow the list of potential jurors to 12, which could take up to 10 days.