None of the three incumbents — Lei Ahu Isa, Rowena Akana and John Waihee IV — reported spending any money this year and two are in debt.
Created out of the idealism of the 1970s Hawaiian Renaissance, the Office of Hawaiian Affairs has been bogged down by scandal and infighting.
UPDATED: In the middle of a state ethics investigation and other public criticism, Rowena Akana has filed a new lawsuit.
A state audit said Office of Hawaiian Affairs trustees used their $22,200 per year personal allowances for questionable purposes.
The state auditor raises questions about whether the Office of Hawaiian Affairs is meeting its fiduciary duty to Native Hawaiians.
OHA was criticized for spending millions of dollars without sufficient oversight and ignoring its own rules.
A recent state audit found both the chief executive, Kamana‘opono Crabbe, and trustees are responsible for misspending.
The audit found the Office of Hawaiian Affairs is spending money too loosely in a way that benefits the politically connected.
Organizations created by the Office of Hawaiian Affairs will have to provide documents for an internal audit.