Kealoha Corruption Trial

  Judge says civil lawsuit against Katherine Kealoha was tainted with fraud

Relatives of Katherine Kealoha who once unsuccessfully sued the former Honolulu deputy prosecutor for theft have been granted a new trial.

  Katherine Kealoha’s relatives point to her conviction in bid for new civil trial

  Retired judge testifies at grand jury hearing evidence against prosecutor’s office

Officer who pleaded guilty in Kealoha corruption case fights to keep job

  How much time will the Kealohas spend in prison? It depends

  Kealoha corruption case exposes lack of available court-appointed attorneys

Katherine Kealoha refuses to leave detention center for court hearing

Continued Coverage

  New court-appointed attorney for Katherine Kealoha has potential conflict

  Federal investigators probe Katherine Kealoha’s role in costly rail project delay

Katherine Kealoha’s new attorney wants more time to review evidence for 2nd trial

Attorney: 4 Kealoha era lawsuits could cost city up to $40 million

  Ethics Commission, former director spar over handling of Kealoha probes

  ‘The world knows the truth;’ Man framed by Kealohas speaks out for first time since historic verdict

Council resolution demands agencies say how they’ll prevent more Kealoha-esque incidents

The measure calls for departments to review their management and ethical oversight procedures.

  HPD training videos show disgraced Kealohas lecturing officers about ethics

It was mandatory for all officers to watch the training videos.

  ‘Holidays are the worst:’ Ex-con, defense attorney details life behind bars for Kealoha

Katherine Kealoha was convicted last week on federal conspiracy and obstruction charges.

State Supreme Court revokes Katherine Kealoha’s law license, pending appeal

The ruling was issued Wednesday by the Hawaii Supreme Court.

  Katherine Kealoha’s attorney cites ethical issue in request to withdraw as counsel

After guilty verdict, state moves to prevent Katherine Kealoha from practicing law

  Judge calls Katherine Kealoha a ‘corrupting influence,’ orders her jailed

  What’s next? A look at the lingering questions now that the Kealoha verdict is in

Prosecutors prevail in bid to have Katherine Kealoha detained after conviction

  With closing arguments complete, jurors in Kealoha ‘mailbox trial’ begin deliberations

  Unsealed records: Kealoha was prosecuting cases despite ‘serious’ medical condition

The revelation is drawing concern about how she handled cases at the city Prosecutor's Office.

  Legal expert: One witness stands out of the 70 in the Kealoha mailbox trial

Federal prosecutors say Katherine Kealoha manipulated her grandmother and stole hundreds of thousands of dollars from her, starting a family feud.

  Testimony that conflicts with surveillance video gets Kealoha civil attorney in hot water

Sumida is in question after he said during cross examination on Tuesday he was not reviewing records on the case during a trial break.

  Defense team rests in Kealoha trial; closing arguments set for next week

On Thursday, rebuttal witnesses will be called.

  Katherine Kealoha adds new attorney mid-trial as prosecution rests its case

Defense attorneys will now get their opportunity to pick apart the evidence presented.

  Newly-released evidence in Kealoha trial includes enhanced video of mailbox theft

The trial is set to resume next week.

  After 12 days and 55 witnesses, Kealoha ‘mailbox trial’ takes a week off

The Kealoha public corruption trial is taking a break after 12 days and 55 witnesses.

  Expert testifies signatures on key documents in Kealoha case were likely forged

The handwriting expert was used to establish some key building blocks of the case.

  ‘Absolutely not’: Relative who Kealohas alleged stole their mailbox tells jurors he’s innocent

It's day 10 of the public corruption trial against the Kealohas.

  Prosecution’s questioning leaves judge in Kealoha corruption trial peeved

The third week of the so-called "mailbox trial" against the Kealohas kicked off Monday.

Key actors in federal ‘mailbox trial’ do a little ... acting

The unusual performance happened while federal public defender Ali Silvert was on the stand.

Deputy sheriff’s testimony in Kealoha trial gets him into hot water

The state has launched a misconduct investigation.

In 5th day of ‘mailbox trial,’ government focuses on pivotal 2011 arrest

Seven witnesses took the stand Wednesday at the so-called "mailbox trial" against the Kealohas.

Completed questionnaires offer insight into prospective jurors for Kealoha trial

And many of them didn't hold back.

  Louis Kealoha has ‘a temper’ and other things we learned in week 1 of the ‘mailbox trial’

The trial resumes Tuesday after the long holiday weekend.

  Friday updates from federal court during the Kealoha corruption trial

The corruption trial against Louis and Katherine Kealoha continues in federal court on Friday.

  Homicide detective who helped investigate Kealoha mailbox theft asked ‘Why us?’

On the stand, Akagi said he believed it was a conflict for homicide detectives to investigate the theft.

  ‘You are going to have to decide’: Prosecutors, defense make opening statements in Kealoha trial

The scope of the case is unprecedented.

  ‘The Mailbox Trial’: Public corruption case of unprecedented scope in Hawaii gets underway

At the center of the case: Ex-Police Chief Louis Kealoha and his wife, a former deputy city prosecutor.

Defendants, attorney, alleged victims: Here’s who’s who in the Kealoha mailbox trial

It’s the most important public corruption trial the state has ever seen.

Doctors: Key witness won’t be able to testify in person at Kealoha trial

The elderly grandmother of Katherine Kealoha is not physically able to handle the stress that testifying would cause.

Nearly 200 prospective jurors already eliminated for Kealoha ‘mailbox trial’

Jurors were eliminated for a number of reasons, including connections to the parties, inability to be fair, or language or health issues.

  In bizarre twist, businessman labeled as ‘possible suspect’ in Kealoha mailbox theft

The man told HNN that he was stunned to be added to the case.

  2 years later, officers accused in corruption case still getting paychecks

HPD officers accused in federal corruption case still getting pay checks

‘A humbled man’: Officer sentenced in connection with case against Kealohas

In federal court Monday, the former officer apologized for his actions, choking up as he spoke.

Petition to impeach city prosecutor prompts legal debate: Are e-signatures legal?

“To stymie our efforts or make it more difficult for us to collect signatures of our supporters."

  She was identified as a victim in the case against the Kealohas, but was forced to pay legal fees

It was most of her life savings.

Despite warnings, Kaneshiro continues to visit building that houses prosecutor’s office

Despite warnings from the state Attorney General to not show up to work, sources tell Hawaii News Now he's continued to come back, anyway.

  Trial of former HPD officer delayed as more info tied to Kealoha is sought

Trial delayed for former HPD officer amid Katherine Kealoha scandal.

  Katherine Kealoha loses fight to keep personnel file secret, but questions remain

Some information requested seemed to be missing.

Impeachment proceedings for Honolulu Prosecuting Attorney hit a snag over signatures

Impeachment proceedings for Honolulu Prosecuting Attorney hit a snag over signatures

  Judge OKs recorded testimony from 99-year old key witness in Kealoha case

“Typically you’re not allowed to take depositions in criminal cases except, as the judge said, in exceptional circumstances.”

Council leadership: Taxpayers shouldn’t pay for ex-police chief’s legal defense

The police commission approved the funding, but is being urged to reconsider.

Ex-police chief’s attorney calls for law school to rein in criminal law expert

"I am not afraid to speak out on controversial legal issues that touch our community.”

  ‘Bring it on’: Judge issues stern warning to city Prosecutor’s Office

“I smell something very stink in this case."

  Prosecutors seek taped deposition from key witness in case against Kealohas

Federal prosecutors want to have Florence Puana's testimony recorded because the aging grandmother of ex-deputy prosecutor Katherine Kealoha is having heart surgery.

  City Councilman pushes back against plan to pay ex-police chief’s legal fees

"They made the wrong decision."

  Kaneshiro put himself on paid leave. So why is he showing up at the office?

The state attorney general said she planned to look into the matter.

Judge OKs use of cell tracking data in ‘mailbox case’ against Kealohas, officers

The evidence could play a key role in the upcoming trial.

  Taxpayers will pay for city prosecutor’s legal defense in impeachment case

Those pushing for his impeachment say they don't plan to drop their fight.

  After refusing to step aside for months, embattled city prosecutor takes leave amid federal probe

He put himself on immediate paid leave.

  Mayor calls prosecutor’s decision to take leave ‘the best solution’ for Oahu

Embattled city Prosecutor Keith Kaneshiro took leave Thursday, after refusing to step aside for months.

  Deadline approaches for Kaneshiro to respond to petition calling for his suspension

Keith Kaneshiro is also facing impeachment proceedings that could unseat him as prosecutor.

  Judge seeks more information on Kealoha’s cancer claim, trial delay request

It’s unclear when a federal judge will take up the motion.

Federal authorities: Katherine Kealoha used cocaine while she was deputy city prosecutor

An FBI agent also alleges in a filing that Kealoha’s brother told investigators about his sister’s drug use.

  A dismissed 2015 DUI is among the ways Kealoha allegedly helped her friends

Feds listed another example of how ex-Deputy Prosecutor Kealoha covered up for friends.

Meet Allison Lee Wong: Court filings outline alleged role of alias in case against Kealohas

"Alison Lee Wong is the ever-versatile alias Katherine Kealoha calls upon to dodge scrutiny, forge documents, secure state Senate confirmation, and more."

  2 high-profile cases moved from prosecutor’s office amid federal probe

And now they could be dismissed entirely.

  Embattled city prosecutor was denied access to officer-involved shooting scene

City Prosecutor Keith Kaneshiro is the focus of a federal investigation.

  FBI: Kealoha sent emails from coworkers’ computers to mislead probes. HNN got one

“Erase this will send more," one email said.

Honolulu prosecutor given 20 days to respond to order seeking his suspension

Keith Kaneshiro is also facing impeachment proceedings that could unseat him as prosecutor.

  ‘Got ur back’: Prosecutors say Kealoha’s private texts showcase alleged misconduct

The former deputy city prosecutor has entered a not guilty plea in the case.

Court hearing on impeachment of embattled city prosecutor pushed back

Kaneshiro’s impeachment proceedings began after he received a target letter from the U.S. Department of Justice.

  Katherine Kealoha and doctor brother plead not guilty to drug charges

A trial in the case has been set for April.

  Filings offer new insight into Kealoha’s alleged misconduct at prosecutor’s office

"Every time you turn around, you get some new revelation about some absolutely despicable conduct.”

  Attorney general seeks ‘immediate suspension’ of embattled city prosecutor

"This is an extraordinary situation."

In page-turner of a court filing, prosecutors detail the Kealohas’ ‘house of cards’

Why would a power couple go to such lengths to pin such a strange federal crime on a relative?

  Women say city prosecutor retaliated against them for testifying in corruption probe

“It opens that office up to wrongful termination, whistleblower claims, a multitude of lawsuits that can be brought against him and the city."