Cancer treatment postpones Honolulu corruption trial

HONOLULU — A U.S. judge is postponing a trial on corruption-related charges against a former Honolulu prosecutor and her retired police chief husband because she says she has cancer.

Katherine Kealoha filed a motion last week asking to postpone the trial because she has cancer. Her doctor talked to a judge during a closed court hearing Monday. After hearing from the doctor, U.S. District Judge J. Michael Seabright granted her motion to postpone.

Katherine Kealoha and her husband Louis Kealoha were scheduled to go to trial later this month on charges that they used police resources to frame her uncle in an attempt to discredit him in a family, financial dispute. Current and former officers are their co-defendants.

Jury selection is now scheduled to begin May 15.

  1. harry oyama March 4, 2019 7:55 pm Reply

    More excuses to avoid going to trial so she can then claim, she was denied a speedy trial so therefore the judge needs to dismiss her charges because the delays violate her civil rights. I’ve seen many cases where people have neck braces and needed a walker to complete their trials.

    I certainly do not see why she cannot do the same

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