Former head of IBEW Local 1260 wants federal indictment thrown out

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HONOLULU (KHON2) — Brian Ahakuelo, the former head of International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 1260, wants a federal indictment thrown out, alleging prosecutorial misconduct.

Ahakuelo was indicted two years ago for conspiracy, vote-rigging and embezzlement along with two relatives.

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In a new “motion to dismiss the grand jury” indictment Ahakuelo alleges the International IBEW worked with local staff to tamper with union ballots then blame Ahakuelo.

The motion also accuses IRS agents of improper investigation techniques. Federal prosecutor’s response is due by mid-October.

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