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High ranking Honolulu officials arrested by FBI

Staff Writer |
A high-ranking Honolulu prosecutor and a former Police Chief have been arrested by the FBI following the completion of a federal grand jury investigation into public corruption and abuse of power in Hawaiian law enforcement.

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Deputy chief prosecutor Katherine Kealoha and her husband and former Honolulu chief Louis have been at the centre of a criminal probe, which so far has led to the arrest of four other Honolulu police officers.

Katherine Kealoha has been placed on leave without pay by the Honolulu prosecutor's office.

The Kealohas, and the other officers, are accused of trying to frame Katherine's uncle as part of a family dispute over hundreds of thousands of dollars.

Details about the charges faced by the Kealohas have yet to be made public by the FBI or the U.S. Attorneys Office, which has been spearheading the grand jury investigation.

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