Indicted former Hawaii prosecutor sued by grandmother

HONOLULU — A 99-year-old Hawaii woman has filed a lawsuit to recover money from her granddaughter, a former prosecutor who has been indicted on drug distribution charges.

Hawaii News Now reported Tuesday that Florence Puana lost $108,000 in a lawsuit against former Honolulu Deputy City Prosecutor Katherine Kealoha and her brother, anesthesiologist Rudolph Puana.

The February indictment charges the siblings and unnamed co-conspirators with distributing oxycodone, fentanyl and Xanax.

Records indicate they were also charged with defrauding Florence Puana, who was ordered to pay Kealoha for legal fees and court costs following the 2016 civil lawsuit.

The station reports that Kealoha is the wife of retired Honolulu Chief of Police Louis Kealoha.

The station reports Florence Puana’s deposition was scheduled Monday, but was postponed after she became ill.


Information from: KGMB-TV,


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