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HONOLULU — A retired Honolulu police officer and a Big Island firefighter were sentenced Wednesday in connection with a corruption case involving a former Honolulu prosecutor and her retired police chief husband.

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HONOLULU — A Hawaii state judge has issued a ruling requiring Honolulu taxpayers to pay the legal defense costs of the city's former police chief, who was convicted in a federal criminal corruption and fraud case.

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HONOLULU (AP) — A judge sentenced a former Honolulu police lieutenant on Tuesday to three-and-a-half years in prison and a former officer to four-and-a-half years for helping a now-retired police chief and his now-estranged ex-prosecutor wife frame a relative as part of a wide-ranging conspiracy aimed at preserving the couple's lavish lifestyle.

Ex-Hawaii Prosecutor, Police Chief Get Prison For Corruption

Dec 1, 2020
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HONOLULU (AP) — A U.S. judge sentenced a former high-ranking Honolulu prosecutor to 13 years in prison Monday and her retired police chief husband to seven years, saying she stole money from her own grandmother and then used his law enforcement power to frame her uncle for a crime he didn’t commit -- all to maintain the couple’s lavish lifestyle.

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Updated: 11/30/2020, 3:25 p.m. A federal judge today sentenced former Honolulu deputy prosecutor Katherine Kealoha to 13 years in prison for masterminding an elaborate scheme that defrauded her grandmother, led to her uncle's false arrest and plundered the trust funds for two children. Her husband, ex-Police Chief Louis Kealoha, received 7 years in prison for his part in the scheme.

Ex-Prosecutor Writes Of Drug Addiction In Sentencing Letter

Nov 25, 2020
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HONOLULU (AP) — A former Honolulu prosecutor, convicted of conspiracy in Hawaii's biggest corruption case that also took down her police chief husband, apologized for her actions in a handwritten letter to the judge Tuesday and blamed a prescription drug addiction for clouding her judgement.

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A former high-ranking Honolulu prosecutor who is in jail while awaiting sentencing for a conspiracy conviction in Hawaii’s largest corruption case wants to participate in hearings for a lawsuit her uncle filed against her by telephone because of the pandemic.

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Sentencing has been rescheduled again in Hawaii's biggest corruption case after it was previously postponed by the coronavirus pandemic.

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Updated: 6/4/2020, 3:45 p.m.

Honolulu Police Chief Susan Ballard’s job performance exceeded expectations last year, according to her annual evaluation by the police commission.

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The spread of the coronavirus has prompted a judge to postpone the sentencing of a former high-ranking Honolulu prosecutor in Hawaii's biggest corruption investigation that also took down her retired police chief husband.

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HONOLULU — The grandmother of a former Honolulu deputy city prosecutor who was at the center of a federal corruption case has died.

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A retired Honolulu police chief and his estranged former city prosecutor wife won't be sentenced until next year for charges including conspiracy and bank fraud in Hawaii's biggest corruption case.

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A retired Honolulu police chief and his wife, a former deputy city prosecutor, pleaded guilty Tuesday to bank fraud in order to avoid other trials against them, capping a federal corruption investigation that brought down the once-respected and powerful couple.

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A retired Honolulu police chief convicted of conspiracy in Hawaii's biggest corruption case wants a divorce from his wife and co-defendant, a former city prosecutor.

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The retired Honolulu police chief and his former prosecutor wife don't want to be tried by a jury on charges including bank fraud and identity theft in Hawaii's biggest corruption case.

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A judge is postponing sentencing for a retired Honolulu police chief and his wife convicted of conspiracy in Hawaii's largest corruption case.

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HONOLULU — A former prosecutor convicted of conspiracy in what's been described as Hawaii's biggest corruption case said she should get a new trial because her defense attorney was ineffective.

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The Hawaii Supreme Court is suspending the law license of a former high-powered Honolulu prosecutor after a U.S. jury convicted her of conspiracy.

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Updated: June 28, 4:49 p.m.

Two U.S. marshals led a former Honolulu prosecutor out of a courtroom Friday when a U.S. judge ordered her detained after a jury found her guilty of conspiracy and he expressed concern that she could try to obstruct justice before being sentenced.

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A jury has found a former Honolulu prosecutor and her now-retired police chief husband guilty in a plot to frame a relative to silence him from revealing fraud that financed their lavish lifestyle, a case that shook the top levels of law enforcement.

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Updated: June 27, 7:13 p.m.

A jury has found a former Honolulu prosecutor and her now-retired police chief husband guilty in a plot to frame a relative to silence him from revealing fraud that financed their lavish lifestyle, a case that shook the top levels of law enforcement.

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HONOLULU — A Hawaii corruption case alleging a former police chief and his wife conspired to frame a man is now in the hands of a jury.

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HONOLULU — The former police chief of Honolulu and his wife, a former deputy prosecutor, abused their positions in an attempt to silence a relative who could have exposed the financial fraud that funded their lavish lifestyle, a U.S. prosecutor said Tuesday.

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A U.S. prosecutor says 30 Honolulu police officers conducted 24-hour surveillance on the uncle of former deputy prosecutor Katherine Kealoha the week she claimed he stole her mailbox in 2013.

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HONOLULU — Ex-Honolulu prosecutor, Katherine Kealoha, hasn't decided whether she will testify in her defense at a trial over allegations she and her police chief husband framed her uncle to keep him from revealing fraud that funded their lavish lifestyle.

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The former director of the Honolulu Ethics Commission says an investigation into a former police chief and his wife began with inquiries about department-owned surveillance cameras at the couple's home.

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The lawyer representing Honolulu's ex-police chief in a corruption trial is trying to show jurors his client wasn't involved in his wife's family financial dispute that U.S. prosecutors say led the couple to frame a relative.

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The first question a special federal prosecutor asked a witness Wednesday in an ongoing Hawaii corruption trial: Did you take the mailbox at the home of a now-retired police chief and his wife? "Absolutely not," answered Gerard Puana.

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