Acting Honolulu Prosecutor summoned again to the federal grand jury in widening public corruption probe

Updated: Dec. 19, 2019 at 7:02 PM HST
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HONOLULU, Hawaii (HawaiiNewsNow) - Dwight Nadamoto, Honolulu’s acting prosecutor, returned to testify before the federal grand jury Thursday afternoon.

The grand jury is hearing evidence against Keith Kaneshiro, Nadamoto’s boss.

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Kaneshiro has been on paid leave since admitting that he is a target of the Department of Justice in the expanding public corruption investigation.

Former high ranking deputy prosecutor Katherine Kealoha is already in jail, awaiting sentencing for conspiracy, obstruction of justice, bank fraud, identity theft and misprision of felony.

Katherine and Louis Kealoha head into federal court on Wednesday. (Image: Hawaii News Now)
Katherine and Louis Kealoha head into federal court on Wednesday. (Image: Hawaii News Now)

Also connected to the scandal, Kealoha’s husband, the ex police chief, Louis Kealoha, and two other police officers, Derek Hahn and Bobby Nguyen.

The same special prosecutor, Michael Wheat, who led the charge against the Kealohas is again working the case against Kaneshiro and was at Thursdays proceedings.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Michael Wheat
Assistant U.S. Attorney Michael Wheat(None)

This wasn’t Nadamoto’s first time tesitfying. In November he spent hours at the federal courthouse and told Hawaii News Now while leaving that the feds asked, “A lot of questions,” and that he would be called back for further testimony.

Dwight Nadamoto arriving at the federal courthouse
Dwight Nadamoto arriving at the federal courthouse(None)

Also seen at the grand jury on Thursday, Myles Breiner.

Breiner was the attorney representing both Kealohas ahead of their indictments in 2017.

Breiner was accompanied by Doron Weinberg, a prominent San Francisco attorney.

Weinberg represented Gary Rodrigues, the former leader of the United Public Workers union, was convicted of conspiracy, embezzling union money, money laundering and health care fraud in 2002.

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