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Honolulu Police Corruption

The Kealohas, Cocaine Parties And Oxycodone Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2019

The Kealohas, Cocaine Parties And Oxycodone

In an upcoming criminal trial, Katherine Kealoha’s brother, Rudolph Puana, is accused of running a prescription drug ring out of his Big Island pain clinic.

Ethics Commission Quietly Drops Kealoha Investigation As Questions Swirl Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Ethics Commission Quietly Drops Kealoha Investigation As Questions Swirl

The Honolulu Ethics Commission hired two outside attorneys to investigate the Kealohas as well as the people who had previously scrutinized their wrongdoing.

Federal Investigation Into Keith Kaneshiro Picks Up As Pandemic Winds Down Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2017

Federal Investigation Into Keith Kaneshiro Picks Up As Pandemic Winds Down

Donors to the former elected Honolulu prosecutor have come under increased scrutiny as the U.S. Justice Department tries to build its case.

Blangiardi Nominates Former Mainland Officer To Honolulu Police Commission Christina Jedra/Civil Beat/2021

Blangiardi Nominates Former Mainland Officer To Honolulu Police Commission

The mayor says he wants someone on the commission who has empathy for law enforcement officers.

Judge Sends Former Cop Who Flipped On The Kealohas To Prison Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Judge Sends Former Cop Who Flipped On The Kealohas To Prison

A former Big Island firefighter who admitted to having an affair with Katherine Kealoha received a much more lenient sentence.

Conspiracy Charge Dismissed Against Katherine Kealoha Victim Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Conspiracy Charge Dismissed Against Katherine Kealoha Victim

Ransen Taito admitted to lying to federal investigators after Kealoha told him his mom would go to prison if he didn’t cover for her.

Two Former HPD Officers Sentenced To Prison For Carrying Out Kealoha Conspiracy Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Two Former HPD Officers Sentenced To Prison For Carrying Out Kealoha Conspiracy

Derek Hahn and Minh-Hung “Bobby” Nguyen were key players in the attempted framing of Katherine Kealoha’s uncle, Gerard Puana.

Former HPD Police Chief And Prosecutor Wife Sentenced To Prison Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2019

Former HPD Police Chief And Prosecutor Wife Sentenced To Prison

Katherine Kealoha and her husband, retired Honolulu police chief Louis Kealoha, are at the center of a years long investigation into public corruption.

Read Katherine Kealoha’s Sentencing Letter Asking For Leniency Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Read Katherine Kealoha’s Sentencing Letter Asking For Leniency

The former deputy prosecutor, who’s guilty of a series of federal crimes, blamed her drug addiction for clouding her judgment.

Honolulu Police Corruption