Officer charged in connection with case against Kealohas to change plea

Officer charged in connection with case against Kealohas to change plea
Officer Danny Sellers plans to change his plea to guilty. (Image: Hawaii News Now)

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - A Honolulu officer charged in the corruption case targeting Honolulu’s former police chief and his wife plans to change his plea to guilty.

It’s a major development that could prove pivotal to prosecutors.

Court records show Daniel Sellers is scheduled to change his plea next week.

He previously pleaded not guilty to charges of lying to a federal grand jury and the FBI. It’s not clear what charges he’s pleading guilty to. Defense attorney Richard Sing declined to comment, the AP said.

Sellers is a longtime friend of Katherine Kealoha, ex-HPD Chief Louis Kealoha’s wife.

Sellers would be the second HPD officer to plead guilty in the case. Four others, including the Kealohas, face trial next year.

The Honolulu Police Department said Sellers is on leave without pay.

The AP contributed to this report.

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