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So Why Would Anyone Fake Stealing A Mailbox? The Feds Make Their Case Cory Lum/Civil Beat

So Why Would Anyone Fake Stealing A Mailbox? The Feds Make Their Case

The U.S. Justice Department wants to present evidence of the Kealohas’ alleged financial crimes to help establish motive for the broader conspiracy case.

Kealohas’ Hawaii Kai House Gets $1.3 Million Cash Offer Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Kealohas’ Hawaii Kai House Gets $1.3 Million Cash Offer

With a buyer in hand, the lender wants a federal judge to approve the sale.

Katherine Kealoha And Her Brother Are Free Pending Trial On Drug Charges Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Katherine Kealoha And Her Brother Are Free Pending Trial On Drug Charges

The former city prosecutor and Dr. Rudolph Puana are accused of running an illegal opioid racket out of his medical clinic.

Prosecutors Want Katherine Kealoha’s Brother Held Without Bail Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Prosecutors Want Katherine Kealoha’s Brother Held Without Bail

But they are not asking that Kealoha be jailed. Both defendants face charges of dealing opioids.

Hawaii’s ‘Unprecedented’ Push To Suspend Keith Kaneshiro Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii’s ‘Unprecedented’ Push To Suspend Keith Kaneshiro

State Attorney General Clare Connors contends the Honolulu prosecuting attorney should be temporarily removed from office because of his potential entanglement in a federal corruption case.

Honolulu Police Corruption: Drug Charges Filed Against Katherine Kealoha And Her Brother Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Honolulu Police Corruption: Drug Charges Filed Against Katherine Kealoha And Her Brother

A new indictment links Kealoha to a drug distribution ring centered at her brother’s Big Island pain clinic.

Hawaii AG Asks Supreme Court To Suspend Honolulu Prosecutor Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii AG Asks Supreme Court To Suspend Honolulu Prosecutor

UPDATED: Keith Kaneshiro is under scrutiny as part of a years-long federal investigation into alleged corruption involving the police and prosecutors.

Fighting To Keep The Kealoha Case Open To The Public Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Fighting To Keep The Kealoha Case Open To The Public

Brian Black of the Civil Beat Law Center for the Public Interest has challenged attempts by both prosecutors and defendants to seal court records.

Report: Far Fewer HPD Officers Were Fired Or Suspended Last Year Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Report: Far Fewer HPD Officers Were Fired Or Suspended Last Year

Those recommended for discharge often end up keeping their jobs through arbitration. That’s what happened with eight officers whose cases closed in 2017.

Police Commission Opts For Public Hearings In Former Chief’s Case Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Police Commission Opts For Public Hearings In Former Chief’s Case

Louis Kealoha says he needs taxpayer help to pay for his criminal defense lawyers.

Former Police Chief Wants Taxpayers To Cover His Criminal Defense Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Former Police Chief Wants Taxpayers To Cover His Criminal Defense

Louis Kealoha already has a federal public defender but now wants the city to provide legal help, too.

Government Shutdown Won’t Stall Kealoha Trial Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Government Shutdown Won’t Stall Kealoha Trial

A federal judge on Friday said he would guarantee that all attorneys and expert witnesses would be paid for their services.

Honolulu Police Corruption