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Judge Approves $1.3 Million Sale of Kealohas’ Hawaii Kai Home AP

Judge Approves $1.3 Million Sale of Kealohas’ Hawaii Kai Home

Meanwhile, the second scheduled trial on bank fraud charges against the couple was pushed back to October. The first trial in the corruption scandal was earlier pushed back to May.

Chad Blair: Why Is Keith Kaneshiro Still Getting A Paycheck? Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Chad Blair: Why Is Keith Kaneshiro Still Getting A Paycheck?

His salary should be suspended for now and ultimately forfeited if he’s convicted in Honolulu’s widespread corruption scandal.

How An Accused Drug Dealer Became Key To The Biggest Corruption Case In Honolulu History Cory Lum/Civil Beat

How An Accused Drug Dealer Became Key To The Biggest Corruption Case In Honolulu History

A 2015 drug raid highlights the many angles federal investigators are pursuing as part of a years-long corruption investigation.

Lawsuit Claims HPD Officer Sexually Assaulted Woman Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Lawsuit Claims HPD Officer Sexually Assaulted Woman

When two police officers responded to a drunken disturbance in her home, the plaintiff claims that one of them assaulted her in her bedroom.

City Council Decides To Pay Keith Kaneshiro’s Legal Fees AP

City Council Decides To Pay Keith Kaneshiro’s Legal Fees

Up to $75,000 of taxpayer money will go to defend the Honolulu prosecutor, who is on paid leave, against an impeachment effort.

The Kealohas Could Lose Their Taxpayer-Funded Lawyers Cory Lum/Civil Beat

The Kealohas Could Lose Their Taxpayer-Funded Lawyers

With the sale of their Hawaii Kai home pending final approval, federal prosecutors have asked a judge to review whether the couple can afford their own defense counsel.

Embattled Honolulu Prosecutor Takes Immediate Leave Of Absence Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Embattled Honolulu Prosecutor Takes Immediate Leave Of Absence

UPDATED: Keith Kaneshiro is a target in a wide-ranging corruption investigation. His removal was sought by the state attorney general.

Kealohas’ Trial Delayed Until May For Medical Reasons Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Kealohas’ Trial Delayed Until May For Medical Reasons

The successful effort by Katherine Kealoha attorney to move the trial back to May was the latest in a series of attempts to delay the legal proceedings.

Danny De Gracia: When Are City Leaders Going To Talk To Us About Corruption? Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Danny De Gracia: When Are City Leaders Going To Talk To Us About Corruption?

Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell and City Council members need to look the public in the eye and answer questions about waste, fraud and corruption.

Katherine Kealoha Says She Needs Cancer Treatment, Wants Trial Delayed Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Katherine Kealoha Says She Needs Cancer Treatment, Wants Trial Delayed

The defense lawyer for the former city prosecutor says in new court filings that Kealoha must seek immediate treatment.

Honolulu Corruption: State Will Take Over Some City Prosecutor Cases Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Honolulu Corruption: State Will Take Over Some City Prosecutor Cases

Defense attorneys want authorities to expand their review of Katherine Kealoha’s involvement to other cases.

Katherine Kealoha Says She’s Mentally Unfit To Stand Trial But The Judge Disagrees Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Katherine Kealoha Says She’s Mentally Unfit To Stand Trial But The Judge Disagrees

Newly unsealed court records show how the former city prosecutor and her attorney tried to have her declared mentally incompetent.

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