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Former Big Island clerk's law license suspended for 150 days

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HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) -

Former Big Island clerk Jamae Kawauchi is in hot water again.

Kawauchi, who was widely criticized for chaos and polling delays on the Big Island during the 2012 election, had her law license suspended for 150 days by the state Supreme Court.

According to the Office of Disciplinary Council, Kawauchi, now in private practice, withdrew client funds for her own personal use and didn't refund the money until five months later.

The ODC also alleged that Kawauchi committed "further misconduct" during its investigation into the matter. The ODC did not provide details on the misconduct, saying only that it had a “selfish or dishonest motive.”

Kawauchi could not be reached for immediate comment.

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