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‘A Real Injustice’: Katherine Kealoha Still Stands To Collect $680K From Grandmother, Uncle Cory Lum/Civil Beat

‘A Real Injustice’: Katherine Kealoha Still Stands To Collect $680K From Grandmother, Uncle

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.

Who Is Earle Partington And What’s He Doing In The Kealoha Case? Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Who Is Earle Partington And What’s He Doing In The Kealoha Case?

The longtime Honolulu attorney reveals his colorful — some say questionable — legal style and substance in an interview with Civil Beat.

Judge: New Kealoha Attorney Is Good To Go Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Judge: New Kealoha Attorney Is Good To Go

Gary Singh has no conflict despite a news report suggesting he did, a federal judge ruled

New Trial Dates Set For Kealoha Cases Cory Lum/Civil Beat

New Trial Dates Set For Kealoha Cases

The next trial is now set for January and the next one for May, pushing back the cases by several months.

A $500 Fine For HPD Officer Who Says He Was Targeted By Kealohas Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

A $500 Fine For HPD Officer Who Says He Was Targeted By Kealohas

Former HPD sergeant Albert Lee was fired after he was charged for driving under the influence and lying to investigators.

The Kealoha Corruption Case Cost These Two Investigators More Than Their Jobs

The Kealoha Corruption Case Cost These Two Investigators More Than Their Jobs

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.

Next Kealoha Trials May Get Pushed Back As New Attorney Gets Up To Speed Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Next Kealoha Trials May Get Pushed Back As New Attorney Gets Up To Speed

Katherine Kealoha’s attorney wants to delay a bank fraud until next year. That could also set back her drug trafficking trial, too. 

Defiant Ethics Commission Defends Decisions On Kealohas Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Defiant Ethics Commission Defends Decisions On Kealohas

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.

Ethics Commission Set To Examine Its Role In Kealoha Corruption Case Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Ethics Commission Set To Examine Its Role In Kealoha Corruption Case

The oversight board stopped its former executive director and investigator from pursuing ethics investigations into the city police chief and his prosecutor wife.

Behind The Verdict In The Kealoha Trial: An Interview With The Jury Foreman Yoohyun Jung/Civil Beat

Behind The Verdict In The Kealoha Trial: An Interview With The Jury Foreman

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.

Katherine Kealoha Gets New Attorney For Fraud And Drug Cases Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Katherine Kealoha Gets New Attorney For Fraud And Drug Cases

Her previous lawyer withdrew from the case due to unspecified ethical concerns and a breakdown in the attorney-client relationship.

Katherine Kealoha Loses One Attorney While A Second Seeks A Retrial Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Katherine Kealoha Loses One Attorney While A Second Seeks A Retrial

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.

Honolulu Police Corruption