HONOLULU — A judge is postponing sentencing for a retired Honolulu police chief and his wife convicted of conspiracy in Hawaii’s largest corruption case.
Louis Kealoha and ex-prosecutor Katherine Kealoha requested a longer delay until after the conclusion of other trials against them.
But U.S. District Judge J. Michael Seabright says it’s in the public’s interest not to delay too long. He scheduled sentencing for Oct. 31.
A jury convicted the Kealohas of conspiracy in a plot to frame an uncle to keep him from revealing fraud that financed their lavish lifestyle.
Her attorney Earle Partington says the Kealohas are negotiating with prosecutors for plea deals for their other cases. Partington says the Kealohas aren’t interested in the deal currently on the table.
U.S. prosecutors didn’t comment on a possible deal.