The Honolulu Ethics Commission hired two outside attorneys to investigate the Kealohas as well as the people who had previously scrutinized their wrongdoing.
Donors to the former elected Honolulu prosecutor have come under increased scrutiny as the U.S. Justice Department tries to build its case.
The mayor says he wants someone on the commission who has empathy for law enforcement officers.
A former Big Island firefighter who admitted to having an affair with Katherine Kealoha received a much more lenient sentence.
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.
Derek Hahn and Minh-Hung “Bobby” Nguyen were key players in the attempted framing of Katherine Kealoha’s uncle, Gerard Puana.
Katherine Kealoha and her husband, retired Honolulu police chief Louis Kealoha, are at the center of a years long investigation into public corruption.
The former deputy prosecutor, who’s guilty of a series of federal crimes, blamed her drug addiction for clouding her judgment.