Drug trial delayed again for ex-Hawaii prosecutor’s brother

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HONOLULU (AP) — The pandemic is postponing a drug-dealing trial against the physician brother of a former Hawaii prosecutor imprisoned in a corruption case that also took down her ex-police chief husband.

Attorneys are postponing Dr. Rudolph Puana’s trial from December to March.

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Prosecutors say Puana prescribed oxycodone to his friends so that they could sell the pills.

Puana’s sister, Katherine Kealoha, plead guilty to using her position as a prosecutor to protect her brother from a drug investigation.

A jury found her and her husband guilty of conspiracy in a separate case alleging they framed a relative to keep him from revealing fraud that financed their lavish lifestyle.

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