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Honolulu Police Corruption

Sentencing Postponed, Katherine Kealoha Resigns As Attorney Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Sentencing Postponed, Katherine Kealoha Resigns As Attorney

The Hawaii Supreme Court granted the former deputy prosecutor’s request to step down as she awaits sentencing.

Feds Want Katherine Kealoha In Prison For 14 Years Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Feds Want Katherine Kealoha In Prison For 14 Years

In a series of sentencing memos filed Friday, prosecutors are seeking the harshest sentences for the Kealohas and their co-conspirators.

Honolulu Police Corruption: Feds Want Judge To Throw The Book At Kealohas Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Honolulu Police Corruption: Feds Want Judge To Throw The Book At Kealohas

Honolulu Police Chief Susan Ballard and the city’s top civil attorney have submitted letters to a federal judge that could be used to increase the sentences for Louis and Katherine Kealoha.

Florence Puana, Grandmother of Katherine Kealoha, Dies At Age 100 Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Florence Puana, Grandmother of Katherine Kealoha, Dies At Age 100

She was a key witness against her granddaughter and former Honolulu Police Chief Louis Kealoha during their recent public corruption trial.

Honolulu Sues To Recoup Kealoha Retirement Money Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Honolulu Sues To Recoup Kealoha Retirement Money

Even if Honolulu’s lawsuit succeeds, it could take a long time for the city to get the money back.

Former SHOPO President Sues Over Police Chief Comments In A Civil Beat Story Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Former SHOPO President Sues Over Police Chief Comments In A Civil Beat Story

Tenari Maafala left the Honolulu Police Department in 2018 after he was moved to another assignment by the new police chief.

Honolulu Man Tried Repeatedly On Meth Charges Files Civil Rights Lawsuit Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Honolulu Man Tried Repeatedly On Meth Charges Files Civil Rights Lawsuit

Sefo Fatai, an auto mechanic, spent nearly three years in jail awaiting trial. He was never convicted.

Now’s Our Chance To Clean House In Honolulu Government Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Now’s Our Chance To Clean House In Honolulu Government

As the police corruption investigation continues with a focus on other city agencies, leaders and voters must take steps to guard against similar problems.

Honolulu May Sue Convicted Police Chief To Claw Back Retirement Money Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Honolulu May Sue Convicted Police Chief To Claw Back Retirement Money

The city will likely take its former police chief to court.

Judge Allows Katherine Kealoha’s Private Attorney To Withdraw Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Judge Allows Katherine Kealoha’s Private Attorney To Withdraw

Earle Partington says he’ll still be around to help her with any future issues once she’s been sentenced.

Taxpayers Spent Nearly $700,000 on Kealohas’ Legal Fees Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Taxpayers Spent Nearly $700,000 on Kealohas’ Legal Fees

The court-appointed attorney for Katherine Kealoha received the largest chunk of the fees.

Kealoha Drug Plea Results In New Claim Of Prosecutorial Misconduct Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Kealoha Drug Plea Results In New Claim Of Prosecutorial Misconduct

Accused drug dealer Tiffany Masunaga wants charges against her dropped because Katherine Kealoha admitted manipulating the case.

Honolulu Police Corruption