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.
Les Kondo says a release to the media of a draft audit into problems at the Office of Hawaiian Affairs violated state ethics law.
UPDATED: The Office of Hawaiian Affairs chairwoman says trustees are already addressing problems identified in the audit.
Updated: The state agency paid $614,000 to litigate Akana vs. Machado, while insurer AIG paid for $265,000.
Updated: Former Board Chair Rowena Akana has penned an apology to other trustees, and each party will cover their own legal costs.
Updated: The legal action follows a ruling allowing the Thirty Meter Telescope project to go forward on a mountain considered deeply sacred by many Native Hawaiians.
Two high-profile challengers will spice up the races for the embattled Office of Hawaiian Affairs Board of Trustees.
The Office of Hawaiian Affairs’ board vote reversed an earlier decision to use a third party to distribute the funds.