Ex-police chief's deputy prosecutor wife resigns as corruption trial nears

Ex-police chief's deputy prosecutor wife resigns as corruption trial nears

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Katherine Kealoha has resigned as a deputy city prosecutor, almost one year after she was indicted by a federal grand jury along with her husband, Honolulu's former police chief, on more than 20 counts.

Kealoha has been on administrative leave since the October 2017 indictment on charges of identity theft, fraud, conspiracy to obstruct justice and more.

The announcement that she'd resigned was made Monday morning.

The city prosecutor's office confirmed the resignation with a one sentence news release: "Katherine Kealoha has resigned as a deputy prosecutor."

Kealoha's husband, former Honolulu Police Chief Louis Kealoha, was forced to resign from the police department ahead of the indictments.

The first trial for the one-time power couple is scheduled for November and encompasses the accusations of financial crimes.

A second trial for the Kealohas and four other HPD officers is set for next spring.

That trial centers around conspiracy to obstruct and is often referred to as the "mailbox" trial.

The charges in that trial stem from allegations that a Kealoha relative was set up and falsely accused of stealing the Kealoha's mailbox, in a bid to discredit him. At the time of the alleged set-up, he was feuding with the Kealohas over money.

This story will be updated. 

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