This comes just two days before a federal grand jury is set to expire after convening for two years without an indictment.
Attorney Myles Breiner says the prosecutor violated the process by leaking information about the grand jury proceedings.
On Thursday, Honolulu's prosecutor took on the federal prosecutor in a federal courtroom with the doors locked behind them.
Honolulu Prosecuting Attorney Keith Kaneshiro says the special prosecutor assigned from San Diego has not ensured the upholding of a strict rule of secrecy.
A family financial feud and a mailbox caper said by some to be theft, by others to be a frame job, started it all.
The attorney for Honolulu’s police chief and his wife is questioning some methods of a federal investigation that started with them as the targets.
At his agency's board meeting, another shoe fell: he can't make hires for those jobs without oversight from the board. It's a first during his tenure.