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UPDATED: John McCarthy, now a deputy chief, said Katherine Kealoha tried to get him to investigate her uncle for financial elder abuse two days after her mailbox was reported stolen.
Testifying during Day 2 of the Kealoha trial, Dru Akagi said he thought it was a “conflict” to take on a theft case in which his boss the police chief was an alleged victim.
Opening statements kicked off one of the largest public corruption cases in Hawaii history Wednesday, the first of what could be three trials facing the former HPD chief and his prosecutor wife.
Even those big blue Postal Service containers have been stolen occasionally. But most mail thieves grab the contents and run — they don’t take the boxes.
Hawaii News Now reporter Lynn Kawano had said the move to call her to the stand was retaliation for her prior coverage.
Lynn Kawano of Hawaii News Now says in court records that the Kealohas are trying to stop her from covering the trial because of her investigative reports.
Stories of misdeeds and corruption have helped shape Hawaii’s history, going back to a royal opium scandal that contributed to efforts to overthrow the monarchy.
At the top of their game, Kat and Louie were one of the most recognized, and I’ll dare say, well-liked couples I knew.
Dozens of police officers and other former officials, including the past head of the Honolulu Ethics Commission, are set to testify as well.
There’s a limit to the number of days a police officer can go on leave without pay so the chief wants him to perform administrative duties.