Prosecutor: Green fueled Hawaii power couple’s schemes

  • Former Honolulu police chief Louis Kealoha, second from right, and his former deputy city prosecutor wife Katherine Kealoha, right, walk into federal court in Honolulu on Wednesday, May 22, 2019. A trial for what has been described as the biggest corruption case in Hawaii history began Wednesday for the couple, who are accused of conspiring to frame Katherine Kealoha’s uncle for a crime he did not commit. The Kealoha’s were indicted on charges including conspiracy and obstruction. Federal authorities began investigating the two in 2015 and both stepped down from their jobs as the probe deepened. (AP Photo/Caleb Jones)

  • FILE - In this March 12, 2019 file photo, retired Honolulu police chief Louis Kealoha and his wife, former deputy city prosecutor Katherine Kealoha, hold hands while walking to U.S. district court in Honolulu. Opening statements are expected Wednesday, May 22, 2019, after 12 jurors and five alternates are selected for the trial of retired Honolulu police chief Louis Kealoha, his wife and current and former officers. Prosecutors say Kealoha and his former city deputy prosecutor wife, Katherine Kealoha, abused their power to frame a relative for stealing their home mailbox because he threatened to expose financial fraud that funded the couple’s lavish lifestyle. (AP Photo/Jennifer Sinco Kelleher, File)

HONOLULU — A special federal prosecutor spent an hour taking jurors through what has been called the biggest corruption case to rock Hawaii, showing how a high-ranking law enforcement power couple schemed to silence relatives who threatened to expose the financial fraud that funded their lavish lifestyle.

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