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.