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Chief's wife seeks conservator for grandmother

HPD Chief Louis Kealoha HPD Chief Louis Kealoha

HONOLULU (AP) - The wife of the Honolulu police chief has received a delay in a civil lawsuit accusing her of stealing money from her grandmother and uncle.

The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reports the civil trial involving Chief Louis Kealoha's wife, Katherine, was to have started Tuesday. Her 95-year-old grandmother and her uncle are suing her over missing money from a reverse mortgage account.

However, she has received a delay while she seeks to have the Probate Court appoint someone other than her uncle as a conservator for her grandmother.

Her uncle, Gerard Puana, was separately charged with stealing the police chief's mailbox. A federal judge earlier this month declared a mistrial when Louis Kealoha unexpectedly testified about Puana's criminal history. Puana's lawyer has said the Keaholas are trying to frame his client.

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