Kealoha Corruption Trial

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

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

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

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

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

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

Continued Coverage

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  Prosecutors seek taped deposition from key witness in case against Kealohas

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

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

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

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

  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."

  Taxpayers to cover legal fees for embattled city prosecutor to fight impeachment

Keith Kaneshiro is the target of a widening public corruption case.

Judge denies motion to delay Kealoha trial due to government shutdown

The trial is set to begin jury selection in March.

  Katherine Kealoha’s attorney seeks to delay trial due to government shutdown

Court documents say the shutdown is “impinging on Ms. Kealoha’s constitutional rights to a fair trial and effective assistance of counsel.”

  ‘Who’s next?’: Legal experts weigh in on widening public corruption investigation

Some believe no city leader is safe, including the mayor.

  $250K payout to Kealoha links city’s top civil attorney to corruption probe

Leong negotiated the deal without getting approval from the city council.

  City’s top civil attorney identified as target in federal corruption probe

She's now on paid leave.

  Scandal that’s ensnarled police, prosecutor’s office takes another turn

'As the investigation unraveled, it got bigger.'

Details released in latest plea deal in public corruption case against Kealohas

It’s a major development that could prove pivotal to prosecutors.

Ex-Honolulu police chief’s home for sale during foreclosure

The home of a retired Honolulu police chief and his former prosecutor wife is for sale while their lender forecloses on the property and the couple faces corruption-related charges.

Officer charged in connection with case against Kealohas to change plea

It’s a major development that could prove pivotal to prosecutors.

Evidence of affair between Katherine Kealoha and firefighter included sexually-explicit photos

The news comes as the Kealohas prepare to start the first of two trials against them this year.

  Impeachment proceedings against city prosecutor move forward

“The first question I will ask is, ‘Did you get a target letter?’ That’s kind of like civil litigation 101."

Here’s the email the police chief sent to the city about Honolulu’s prosecutor

"In my experience, if you get a target letter, you will be indicted."

  Police chief expresses concern about embattled prosecutor’s potential impact on cases

It’s unclear how the city plans to respond to the issue.

  Petition to impeach embattled city prosecutor filed in state court

“This has a tremendous impact for victims and their families."

  Facing federal probe, city prosecutor rejects calls to step aside, says his office runs ‘effectively’

“I was elected to serve for four years."

  Second-in-command at city Prosecutor’s Office steps aside amid widening federal probe

"I have done nothing wrong," he said, in a written statement.

  Campaign to impeach city prosecutor launched as he shows no signs of stepping aside amid federal probe

Among those pushing for his impeachment: A man who Kaneshiro’s office tried and failed to convict, twice.

  As pressure grows for Kaneshiro to step aside, experts say city charter has process to impeach prosecutor

It would take a petition with 500 signatures of registered voters to begin the impeachment process.

  City prosecutor shows no signs of stepping aside after getting formal notice that he’s a target of federal probe

"Target letter means the grand jury has substantial evidence that you’ve engaged in criminal activity. You are going to be indicted."

  Legal community urges action against Honolulu prosecutors mixed up in federal criminal probe

Attorneys warn cases could be in jeopardy as feds zero in on prosecuting attorneys.

  As part of widening corruption probe, DOJ sends subject letter to second-in-command at prosecutor’s office

It's unknown if he'll be placed on administrative leave.

  After years of legal wrangling, judge dismisses Kealohas' civil suit against city Ethics Commission

Kealohas civil lawsuit against city ethics commission, employees finally dismissed, but not before costing taxpayers more than half a million dollars.

Appraisals for Kealohas' seized Hawaii Kai home come in under what they paid for it

The home is in the foreclosure process as the couple battle legal trouble.

Authorities seize Hawaii Kai home of ex-police chief, wife

The two are facing two trials, the first of which is set to kick off before the end of the year.

  Gun pointed at police during shooting is registered to embattled Honolulu attorney

Police are trying to determine how the suspect got his hands on the weapon.

  City prosecutor appears to now be focus of federal corruption probe

A sign that the federal grand jury is once again focusing on Honolulu Prosecutor Keith Kaneshiro, multiple current and former employees of his office were called to testify last week.

  Firefighter: ‘I lied’ to grand jury about affair with ex-HPD chief’s wife

An explosive new development in the case against the Kealohas.

  Firefighter allegedly lied to grand jury about affair with ex-HPD chief’s wife

An explosive new development in the case against the Kealohas.

Raid of attorney’s home connected to massive public corruption case

Federal agents and Honolulu police raided the home of an attorney on Friday morning as part of an ongoing public corruption case.

Ex-police chief, wife plead not guilty to financial, obstruction charges

Former Honolulu Police Chief Louis Kealoha and his Deputy Prosecutor wife pleaded "not guilty" in court on Wednesday to financial and obstruction charges.

  New indictment: Ex-police chief’s wife blamed discrepancies on health issue

A second, superseding indictment against Honolulu's former police chief and his deputy prosecutor wife provides more specific information about the bank fraud, aggravated identity theft, and obstruction charges against Louis and Katherine Kealoha.

  Legal experts weigh in on the developing case against the Kealohas

The case against the Kealohas could turn into five, separate cases, it's a strategy that a federal judge will rule on next month. Legal experts say it's a common strategy when there are multiple defendants, but doesn't often work when they are all charged with conspiracy.

Judge encourages sale of ex-Honolulu police chief’s home

A U.S. judge is encouraging prosecutors, a Hawaii credit union and a lawyer to come up with an agreement to sell the home of a former Honolulu police chief and his wife.

  ‘We are not guilty’: Ex-police chief says he looks forward to day in court

"We are not guilty."

  Ex-police chief, deputy prosecutor wife indicted on more federal charges

Honolulu's former police chief and his deputy prosecutor wife have been indicted on additional federal charges

Former police chief loses taxpayer-funded attorney after police commission hearing

Former police chief Louis Kealoha will not get a taxpayer-funded attorney to defend him in court in a lawsuit over the alleged mailbox frame-up.

  Ex-police chief, wife won’t cooperate with civil suit they filed

The former police chief and his deputy prosecutor wife are refusing to cooperate with a lawsuit they initiated against the Honolulu Ethics Commission.

Lienholder on ex-Honolulu police chief’s home wants it sold

An attorney who once represented former Honolulu police chief Louis Kealoha and his wife Katherine against corruption allegations wants the couple's home sold so he can recoup money they owe him.

Third officer accused in corruption case against ex-police chief wants separate trial

A third Honolulu police officer is seeking to be tried separately in a high-profile public corruption case involving Honolulu's former police chief.