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Honolulu attorney connected to Katherine Kealoha is arrested again

Christopher Woo has been suspended.
Christopher Woo has been suspended.(HNN File)
Published: May. 7, 2020 at 1:21 PM HST|Updated: May. 7, 2020 at 1:24 PM HST
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HONOLULU, Hawaii (HawaiiNewsNow) - A troubled Honolulu attorney who entered the spotlight during investigations into disgraced former deputy city Prosecutor Katherine Kealoha has been arrested again.

Christopher Woo, 47, was arrested early Thursday morning for allegedly driving a stolen car.

Police pulled Woo over at the intersection of Punchbowl Street and Vineyard Boulevard just after midnight.

Mugshot of Chris Woo during his arrest in Nov. 2019
Mugshot of Chris Woo during his arrest in Nov. 2019(Honolulu Police Department)

Woo was arrested for unauthorized control of a propelled vehicle, an outstanding warrant, and promoting a dangerous drug. Sources say officers recovered methamphetamine during a search of the car — a rental reported stolen from Honolulu’s airport Wednesday.

There is no bond amount and he remains at Honolulu police cellblock.

Woo was already out on bond for allegedly trying to pass a stolen check at a credit union at Fort Street Mall last November. Last April, he claimed he was kidnapped by his ex-girlfriend.

In September of 2018, Woo’s registered firearm ended up being used in an officer-involved shooting. The loaded Glock was in the hands of Freddie Joe Whitmore who was shot after pointing the gun at Honolulu Police Officers at Century Center while police were executing a narcotics warrant.

In June 2018, Woo was arrested by the FBI after failing to appear before the grand jury and failing to produce evidence that the FBI asked for in connection to the case against the Kealohas.

The evidence federal authorities asked for — a laptop and cell phone — were later reported stolen by Woo.

Woo was hired by Kealoha to represent her boyfriend, Jesse Ebersole, when he was called to testify before the federal grand jury against her about their affair that was funded by stolen money.

Katherine and Louis Kealoha, Honolulu’s ex-police chief, were convicted of obstruction and conspiracy. Both later pleaded guilty to fraud and identity theft.

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