Former Kauai Councilman Arthur Brun to change plea in federal court

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LIHUE, Hawaii (KHON2) — Former Kauai Councilman Arthur Brun wants to change his plea.

He will be in federal court via video on Nov. 10.

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Court documents did not indicate what the plea will be changed to.

He previously plead not guilty to drug and firearms charges in a 2020 indictment.

The jury selection that was going to start in the spring will not be happening.

Prosecutors describe Brun as the leader of a crime ring that distributed large quantities of methamphetamine.

Investigators say he also has ties to the Samoan prison gang USO which stands for United Samoan Organization.

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Two other co-defendants of Brun’s have previously changed their not guilty pleas to guilty with sentencing still pending.

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