A second, superseding indictment against Honolulu's former police chief and his deputy prosecutor wife provides more specific information about the bank fraud, aggravated identity theft, and obstruction charges against Louis and Katherine Kealoha.
The case against the Kealohas could turn into five, separate cases, it's a strategy that a federal judge will rule on next month. Legal experts say it's a common strategy when there are multiple defendants, but doesn't often work when they are all charged with conspiracy.
A prominent attorney is calling for the removal of the head of the Office of Disciplinary Counsel after the ODC cleared embattled lawyer and Honolulu Deputy Prosecutor Katherine Kealoha of ethical violations.
The corruption case against Honolulu's former police chief and his deputy prosecutor wife took a new turn Friday after a man whose trust she allegedly stole pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to obstruct justice.
Former Police Chief Louis Kealoha and his deputy prosecutor wife will get taxpayer-funded attorneys to battle charges in a public corruption case. U.S. District Court Judge Michael Seabright granted the motion Thursday after reviewing their financial information.
All three attorneys representing former Police Chief Louis Kealoha and his deputy prosecutor wife are seeking to withdraw from a public corruption case focused on the couple, saying the two can't afford to pay them for their defense.
Deputy city Prosecutor Katherine Kealoha's attorney kicked off her defense Tuesday, saying the accusation that she used a faked mailbox theft to frame her uncle is "unprovable," according to court filings.