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Tenari Maafala left the Honolulu Police Department in 2018 after he was moved to another assignment by the new police chief.
Sefo Fatai, an auto mechanic, spent nearly three years in jail awaiting trial. He was never convicted.
As the police corruption investigation continues with a focus on other city agencies, leaders and voters must take steps to guard against similar problems.
The city will likely take its former police chief to court.
Earle Partington says he’ll still be around to help her with any future issues once she’s been sentenced.
The court-appointed attorney for Katherine Kealoha received the largest chunk of the fees.
Accused drug dealer Tiffany Masunaga wants charges against her dropped because Katherine Kealoha admitted manipulating the case.
The federal court has made public a number of letters aimed at helping her when she’s sentenced on numerous felonies next year.
In December, a federal judge is expected to decide whether Katherine Kealoha’s sentencing should be based on sentencing guidelines for deprivation of civil rights or obstruction of justice.
Several wrote that Louis Kealoha, convicted of conspiracy in federal court, did not know the extent of crimes committed by his wife, former deputy prosecutor Katherine Kealoha, but her lawyer said it’s unfair for her to take all the blame.