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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.
Closing arguments in one of the most highly-publicized criminal trials in Hawaii history concluded Wednesday.
Closing arguments began Tuesday in the trial of Louis and Katherine Kealoha and three Honolulu police officers.
Kevin Sumida represented Kealoha in a series of lawsuits, including one in which she was accused by her uncle and grandmother of financial fraud and elder abuse.
The defense rests after three days of testimony, and prosecutors plan to call a few more rebuttal witnesses.
UPDATED: Katherine Kealoha’s defense rests Wednesday without her taking the stand.
Legal experts evaluate the tactic of coordinated outfits and public displays of affection.
Earle Partington joins the former’s prosecutor’s defense team in her public corruption trial.
Prosecutors wrap up their case. Then the defense calls to the witness stand one of the alleged co-conspirators who already pleaded guilty.
The trial took a break last week. That gave the court a chance to release some of the exhibits prosecutors have presented to the jury.
The former Honolulu police chief faces a series of federal charges related to corruption and abuse of power.
Jurors hear audio clips of the grand jury testimony of one of the three officers on trial for allegedly helping the police chief and his prosecutor wife frame a man for stealing their mailbox.