Honolulu acting prosecutor gets federal subpoena

HONOLULU — Honolulu’s acting prosecutor, who replaced a prosecutor on paid leave after becoming a target of a federal corruption probe, says he’s been subpoenaed to testify before a grand jury.

Dwight Nadamoto says he can’t discuss the subpoena. He received it Monday.

Nadamoto stepped in as Honolulu’s top prosecutor after Keith Kaneshiro received notice from the FBI that he’s a target in an investigation. Kaneshiro denies any wrongdoing.

The corruption probe brought down one of Kaneshiro’s former deputies, Katherine Kealoha, and her now-estranged husband, former police chief Louis Kealoha.

A jury convicted the Kealohas of conspiracy in a plot to frame her uncle to hide fraud that financed the couple’s lavish lifestyle. They also pleaded guilty to bank fraud. Katherine Kealoha pleaded guilty to identity theft and a drug-related charge.

  1. harry oyama November 20, 2019 3:25 pm Reply

    That entire department is corrupt to the core. You have to be asking why are they ordering all these busts for massage parlors when in fact it is their own department that needs to be investigated? Its just another ruse to divert public attention away from itself

  2. harry oyama November 21, 2019 8:17 am Reply

    Just another corrupt State or County agency. They should all be fired, lose their pensions and get “ala ala”, zero for any legal reimbursements. No more former HPD chief Kealoha and wife, milking the taxpayers with FREE legal fees and still draw over $10,000 a month in pension.

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