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Honolulu Police Corruption

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.

Councilman Menor: Kealoha Case Warrants Internal Reviews Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Councilman Menor: Kealoha Case Warrants Internal Reviews

He said he wants to know how the misdeeds detailed in a federal corruption case were allowed to go “unchecked.”

Attorney Cites Ethical Concerns In Motion To Drop Katherine Kealoha As Client Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Attorney Cites Ethical Concerns In Motion To Drop Katherine Kealoha As Client

Cynthia Kagiwada says she no longer wants to represent the former city prosecutor, who was convicted and incarcerated last week but faces additional charges.

Katherine Kealoha’s Tax-Funded Attorney Wants Out Nick Grube/Civil Beat

Katherine Kealoha’s Tax-Funded Attorney Wants Out

Cynthia Kagiwada cites a breakdown in the attorney-client relationship with the former Honolulu prosecutor.

Taxpayers Shouldn’t Expect Louis Kealoha To Pay Them Back Anytime Soon Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Taxpayers Shouldn’t Expect Louis Kealoha To Pay Them Back Anytime Soon

The Honolulu Police Commission gave the former chief a retirement payment of $250,000 after he was named as the target of a federal criminal investigation. 

It’s Definitely Not Time To Move On From The Kealohas’ Corruption Case Cory Lum/Civil Beat

It’s Definitely Not Time To Move On From The Kealohas’ Corruption Case

The sordid chronicle of corruption and conspiracy at the highest levels of law enforcement demands greater vigilance from us all.

Understanding The Verdicts In The Kealoha Conspiracy Case Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Understanding The Verdicts In The Kealoha Conspiracy Case

The Kealohas and two HPD officers were found guilty of conspiracy and obstruction, while a retired Honolulu police major walked. Here’s an explanation of the charges.

Katherine Kealoha Is Sent To Jail Until Sentencing Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Katherine Kealoha Is Sent To Jail Until Sentencing

Updated: A federal judge revoked her bail Friday after she was found guilty of federal conspiracy and obstruction charges.

Jury Convicts Kealohas And 2 HPD Officers Of Conspiracy Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Jury Convicts Kealohas And 2 HPD Officers Of Conspiracy

Update: Honolulu’s former police chief and his prosecutor wife, along with two police officers, were found guilty Thursday in one of the biggest corruption cases in Hawaii history.

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