Honolulu prosecutor is ‘reviewing the petition’

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Keith Kaneshiro

Hawaii’s attorney general is asking the state’s highest court to immediately suspend Honolulu’s top prosecutor because he is the target of a federal investigation.

A petition filed to the Hawaii Supreme Court by Attorney General Clare Connors said Tuesday Keith Kaneshiro’s refusal to take leave during the investigation has subjected every case handled by his office to potential ethical and legal challenges.

A spokesman for the prosecutor’s office says Kaneshiro is reviewing the petition.

A former deputy prosecutor who worked under Kaneshiro, Katherine Kealoha, is scheduled to go to trial next month on allegations that she and her husband, former Honolulu Police Chief Louis Kealoha, framed an uncle for stealing their home mailbox.

Several current and former poliHawaii’s attorney general is asking the state’s highest court to immediately suspend Honolulu’s top prosecutor because he is the target of a federal investigation.
    
A petition filed to the Hawaii Supreme Court by Attorney General Clare Connors said Tuesday Keith Kaneshiro’s refusal to take leave during the investigation has subjected every case handled by his office to potential ethical and legal challenges.
 

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