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Gerard and Florence Puana are still on the hook for the verdict in a civil case that happened before the Kealohas were convicted on criminal charges stemming from the same situation.
The longtime Honolulu attorney reveals his colorful — some say questionable — legal style and substance in an interview with Civil Beat.
Former HPD sergeant Albert Lee was fired after he was charged for driving under the influence and lying to investigators.
Former Honolulu Ethics Commission investigators Chuck Totto and Letha DeCaires speak out about the politics and questionable practices they say clouded one of the most important cases of their careers.
Katherine Kealoha’s attorney wants to delay a bank fraud until next year. That could also set back her drug trafficking trial, too.
The chair of the Honolulu Ethics Commission pushes back on criticism that the commission short-circuited a probe of the former police chief, his wife and other cops.
The oversight board stopped its former executive director and investigator from pursuing ethics investigations into the city police chief and his prosecutor wife.
There was no smoking gun, just a “mountain of evidence” that led to the conspiracy conviction of the former Honolulu police chief, his prosecutor wife and two police officers.
Her previous lawyer withdrew from the case due to unspecified ethical concerns and a breakdown in the attorney-client relationship.
The former city prosecutor’s publicly funded defense lawyer was allowed to withdraw from the case on the same day her privately paid attorney made new claims.