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Crime Disgraced couple to be sentenced in Hawaii corruption case

19:25  30 november  2020
19:25  30 november  2020 Source:   msn.com

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HONOLULU, Hawaii (HawaiiNewsNow) - One of the biggest public corruption investigations in Hawaii history is finally coming to an end. Ex-Police Chief Louis Kealoha and his estranged wife Katherine, a former high-ranking former deputy city prosecutor, will face a federal judge Monday to be sentenced .

3 sentencing date for Hawaii 's biggest corruption case . HONOLULU (AP) — A U.S. judge on Tuesday approved a November sentencing date in Hawaii 's biggest corruption case after it was Sentencing hearings for the couple had been originally scheduled for March. Seabright set a Nov.

HONOLULU (AP) — A once-respected, now-estranged power couple are scheduled to be sentenced Monday in Hawaii's biggest corruption case that unraveled after they framed a relative for stealing their home mailbox to keep him from revealing fraud that financed their fancy lifestyle.

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. A once-respected, now-estranged power couple are scheduled to be sentenced Monday, Nov. 30, 2020, in Hawaii's biggest corruption case. A jury convicted Katherine and Louis Kealoha of conspiracy in a plot to frame her uncle to keep him from revealing fraud that financed their fancy lives. (AP Photo/Jennifer Sinco Kelleher, File) © Provided by Associated Press 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. A once-respected, now-estranged power couple are scheduled to be sentenced Monday, Nov. 30, 2020, in Hawaii's biggest corruption case. A jury convicted Katherine and Louis Kealoha of conspiracy in a plot to frame her uncle to keep him from revealing fraud that financed their fancy lives. (AP Photo/Jennifer Sinco Kelleher, File)

In the morning, Katherine Kealoha, a former high-ranking Honolulu prosecutor is expected to hear how many years she'll spend in prison. Her husband, retired Honolulu Police Chief Louis Kealoha, will learn his sentence in a separate afternoon hearing.

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The case has morphed into a scandal characterized as the largest corruption prosecution in Hawaii history, and prosecutors say greed was the couple ’s motive. The difference in value allowed Puana to be charged with a felony instead of a misdemeanour.

HONOLULU (AP) — Sentencing has been rescheduled again in Hawaii 's biggest corruption case Sentencing hearings for the couple had been originally scheduled for March. Last week, a judge approved a Two former officers convicted with the Kealohas are scheduled to be sentenced on Dec.

Katherine Kealoha should go to prison for 14 years and her husband should be locked up for about half that time because they abused their positions of trust to commit corrupt acts at the highest levels of law enforcement, U.S. prosecutors said in sentencing recommendations.

The corruption included stealing from vulnerable victims — Katherine Kealoha’s own grandmother and uncle — framing the uncle for a crime he didn’t commit, and using members of a secret police unit. All these actions were taken to cover up fraud that enriched the Kealohas and to maintain their status of prestige, prosecutors have said.

A jury convicted them last year of conspiracy, along with two former officers who are scheduled to sentenced Tuesday.

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Honolulu - Daniel Miller grew up in Hawaii and ended up serving time in Federal Prison in Oregon for narcotics and drug violations.

Its in hawaii which is relatively small and im sure word will get around very quickly. Or, maybe the judge sentenced him to 4 years in jail because a police officer forcing a homeless guy to lick In what form is this not related to nationwide protest against this exact kind of Police cruelty and corruption ?

Katherine Kealoha has been in a federal detention center since her conviction. Prosecutors want Louis Kealoha, who agreed to retire in 2017 after he became a target in the wide-ranging federal investigation, to be locked up as soon as he is sentenced.

To avoid a second trial, the Kealohas later pleaded guilty to bank fraud, saying they provided false information to obtain loans.

Katherine Kealoha also pleaded guilty to an identity theft charge, saying she got a police officer to forge a police report she used to explain negative information on a credit report. She also pleaded guilty to a charge involving protecting her physician brother from a drug dealing investigation.

In a letter to the judge last week, she blamed an addiction to prescription drugs for clouding her judgement.

Prosecutors said Katherine Kealoha bilked relatives, banks and children whose trusts she controlled and spent the stolen money on Maserati car payments, her firefighter lover, a hotel breakfast banquet when her husband became police chief and other luxuries.

Her grandmother, Florence Puana, and her uncle, Gerard Puana, said Katherine Kealoha came to them with an idea about taking out a reverse mortgage on her grandmother’s home to help buy a condo her uncle wanted. Kealoha said she would consolidate her debts and promised her uncle and grandmother that she would pay off the loan.

She used the money to buy her uncle’s condo, but instead of paying off the loan, she spent the leftover money, prosecutors said.

Louis Kealoha filed for divorce for they were convicted.

Florence Puana, 100, died in February.

Monday's sentencing hearings come after several postponements. Concern over the spread of the coronavirus delayed them in March. A Nov. 3 date was changed after officials realized that was Election Day.

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