One year later: Pandemic puts Kealoha sentencing on hold, no new date set

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HONOLULU (KHON2) — One year ago, a federal jury found retired Honolulu Police Chief Louis Kealoha and his former deputy prosecutor wife Katherine Kealoha guilty of conspiracy and obstruction charges.

[RELATED: Jury finds Kealohas guilty of conspiracy in Kealoha Trial]

The convictions stem from the Kealoha’s framing of a relative for stealing their mailbox and lying to investigators to cover up their actions.

They and their co-defendants, two former officers of the Honolulu Police Department’s Elite Criminal Intelligence Unit were supposed to be sentenced in March 2020.

[RELATED: Kealoha fed cases run up $700,000 in taxpayer-funded attorney fees]

That was put on hold indefinitely because of the coronavirus pandemic.

The federal court has reopened for business. However, no new sentencing date has been set.


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