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UPDATED: Keith Kaneshiro is a target in a wide-ranging corruption investigation. His removal was sought by the state attorney general.
Defense attorneys want authorities to expand their review of Katherine Kealoha’s involvement to other cases.
State Attorney General Clare Connors contends the Honolulu prosecuting attorney should be temporarily removed from office because of his potential entanglement in a federal corruption case.
UPDATED: Keith Kaneshiro is under scrutiny as part of a years-long federal investigation into alleged corruption involving the police and prosecutors.
A judge puts the case on hold to give the City Council time to decide if taxpayers must provide the prosecuting attorney with a lawyer.
UPDATED: Mayor’s office is “seriously considering” Susan Ballard’s request that the prosecuting attorney be excluded from public safety meetings because of reports he’s under investigation.
No public official enjoys more discretionary sway, but in this case it’s not being used for the public good.
A total of 864 signatures were submitted, and at least 500 must be verified before the process can move forward.
Keith Kaneshiro said Monday he had no plans to step aside after reportedly receiving a target letter from federal investigators.
Chasid Sapolu was identified as a “subject” last week in the widening investigation into local law enforcement.
A federal grand jury continues to expand its investigation, now delving into prescription pain medications that were seized during a 2015 drug raid.