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Wednesday, May 18, 2022
Hilo Man Pleads Guilty to Defrauding Paycheck Protection and Disaster Loan Programs
By News Release @ 2:41 AM :: 509 Views :: Law Enforcement, COVID-19

... $937,575 ....

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Sunday, May 15, 2022
More Bills in the Home Stretch
By Tom Yamachika @ 6:00 AM :: 628 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Law Enforcement, Taxes

... Here’s a list of some of the eyebrow-raising bills that have gone to the fifth floor ....

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Thursday, May 5, 2022
UH Survey: Gender Based Violence Hysteria Eases Slightly
By News Release @ 5:08 PM :: 432 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Higher Education, Law Enforcement

... Gender-based violence and harassment prevalence has decreased since the previous survey across all categories ....

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Thursday, May 5, 2022
Petition: Veto HB1567 Bail Reform
By News Release @ 6:01 AM :: 681 Views :: Law Enforcement

... It will release offenders on their own recognizance, thereby allowing them to further victimize our neighborhoods and workplaces within hours of their arrest ....

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Monday, May 2, 2022
Money Laundering: Feds Begin Targeting Sister Isle Real Estate Purchases
By News Release @ 6:04 PM :: 1386 Views :: Ethics, Law Enforcement

"... to provide valuable data on the purchase of residential real estate by persons possibly involved in various illicit enterprises ...."

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Thursday, April 21, 2022
Victims' rights events set for Oahu, Maui
By News Release @ 4:01 AM :: 2732 Views :: Honolulu County, Maui County, Law Enforcement

... commemorating National Crime Victims’ Rights Week ....

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Tuesday, April 12, 2022
Audit: DHS Skipping Criminal Background Checks on Foster Parents
By Hawaii State Auditor @ 12:59 AM :: 984 Views :: Ethics, Family, Law Enforcement

... auditors found 20% of case files where the state, FBI, and/or child abuse and neglect clearances were missing ....

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Tuesday, April 5, 2022
State Let Double Rapist and Child Molester out of Prison--Then the Feds Got Involved
By News Release @ 5:19 AM :: 1004 Views :: Law Enforcement

... Gabris, a tattoo-validated member of the "La Familia" prison gang and registered sex offender, was on parole (of course!) with the State of Hawaii on October 8, 2019, when law enforcement found a Glock .40 S&W firearm and 70 rounds of ammunition hidden in his car ....

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Tuesday, March 29, 2022
Detainee Pleads Guilty to Injuring Officers in Assault at Detention Center
By News Release @ 4:00 PM :: 529 Views :: Law Enforcement

... David Akui-Cabanilla, III, 36, pleaded guilty today in federal court to two counts of assaulting a federal officer ....

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Friday, March 18, 2022
House Committees Refuse to Hear SB2422 -- Bill Would Have Ended Foster Care Abuse Coverups
By Andrew Walden @ 7:47 AM :: 2804 Views :: Family, Judiciary, Labor, Law Enforcement

... In the House, Speaker Saiki gave SB2422 SD2 a triple referral to kill it off ....

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Friday, March 18, 2022
Feds Sentence Ohio Scamsters for Ripping off Hawaii Unemployment
By News Release @ 6:01 AM :: 914 Views :: Law Enforcement, COVID-19

... Leader of Pandemic Unemployment Insurance Benefits Scheme Sentenced to Prison and Ordered to Pay More Than $350k in Restitution ....

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Tuesday, March 8, 2022
Feds Indict Russian Agent -- Organized Kauai Council Junket to Russia
By News Release @ 11:41 PM :: 2542 Views :: Kauai County, Law Enforcement, GMOs

... FBI agents interviewed Kauai Councilmember Felicia Cowden in September, 2020 ....

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Tuesday, March 8, 2022
OSHA Raids: Hawaii 4th Most Likely Target
By Selected News Articles @ 10:00 PM :: 1156 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Labor, Law Enforcement, Small Business

... nine out of the top 10 states are State Plan states ....

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Wednesday, March 2, 2022
DHS Touts Effort to Keep Children With Families
By News Release @ 10:58 PM :: 782 Views :: Family, Law Enforcement

... goal of preventing children from entering foster care by providing family strengthening services to keep families safely together ....

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Wednesday, February 23, 2022
Conspiracy to Defraud Honolulu Homeless Program Nets Federal Prison Sentences
By News Release @ 5:58 PM :: 1416 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Homelessness, Law Enforcement

... Defendants Sentenced for Scheme to Defraud Local Housing Programs of Over $100,000 ....

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Friday, February 18, 2022
Chief Investigator: State Attorney General Refusing to Indict Government Corruption Cases
By Andrew Walden @ 1:06 PM :: 3586 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii State Government, Law Enforcement

"The CLFCU unit was to spearhead the criminal prosecution of White Collar and government corruption crimes. So far, completed cases that were sent to the unit have not been forwarded for indictments and are held in abeyance for no reason." -- Chief Investigator Daniel Hanagami

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Saturday, February 12, 2022
Feds Doing the Job the State Won't Do: Waianae Man Sentenced to Over 11 Years in Prison for Robbery and Attempted Carjacking
By News Release @ 3:54 PM :: 1262 Views :: Honolulu County, Law Enforcement

... This case is part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), the centerpiece of the Department of Justice’s violent crime reduction efforts ....

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Thursday, February 10, 2022
Naming Names: Who Will Cullen and English Rat Out?
By Andrew Walden @ 6:21 AM :: 5018 Views :: Honolulu County, Kauai County, Maui County, Ethics, Hawaii State Government, Law Enforcement

... In the federal system the little fish eats the big fish.  We've got a menu .... 

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Sunday, February 6, 2022
​Hawaii Bill Would End Civil Asset Forfeiture, Opt State Out of Federal Program
By Grassroot Institute @ 4:40 PM :: 1101 Views :: Judiciary, Justice Reinvestment, Law Enforcement, Police

... The legislation would restrict asset forfeiture to felony cases and would require a criminal conviction before prosecutors could proceed with the process in most cases ....

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Wednesday, February 2, 2022
Red Light Cameras to be Activated by May
By News Release @ 4:54 PM :: 1197 Views :: Honolulu County, Law Enforcement

... engineering studies to select the ten intersections for the pilot began in January and are expected to be completed in March ....

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Wednesday, January 12, 2022
How Many Legislators Were Partying With Sharon Har During COVID Shutdown?
By Andrew Walden @ 2:29 PM :: 5680 Views :: Ethics, Judiciary, Law Enforcement

... Alm’s subpoena of credit card records and video from the AnyPlace Lounge in Rep Sharon Har’s recently-dismissed DUI case ....

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Thursday, January 6, 2022
Hawaii offers $25 to inmates who get COVID booster
By Selected News Articles @ 8:14 PM :: 662 Views :: Law Enforcement, COVID-19

... The incentive is in addition to the $50 inmates can receive if they are fully vaccinated ....

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Saturday, January 1, 2022
Hawaii Ranks 12th for Property Crime
By Selected News Articles @ 11:00 AM :: 931 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Law Enforcement

... There were a total of 33,928 property crimes reported in Hawaii in 2020 ....

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Thursday, December 23, 2021
Appeals court affirms federal authority to ban cockfighting in US territories
By News Release @ 3:42 PM :: 917 Views :: Agriculture, Law Enforcement

“The challenges originating in Guam and Puerto Rico to the federal law banning all animal fighting have been turned back by four federal courts and also denied by the U.S. Supreme Court”

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Tuesday, December 21, 2021
Feds Bust Two Restaurants for Failure to Pay Overtime
By News Release @ 2:13 AM :: 1282 Views :: Labor, Law Enforcement, Small Business

... The division’s investigation led to the recovery of $40,000 in back wages plus another $40,000 in liquidated damages for five workers ....

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Tuesday, December 14, 2021
How the Murder Rate in Hawaii Compares to the Rest of the Country
By Selected News Articles @ 9:20 PM :: 1071 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Law Enforcement

... There were a total of 41 murders in Hawaii in 2020, or 2.9 for every 100,000 people -- the seventh lowest murder rate among states ....

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Tuesday, December 14, 2021
Hawaii Proud Boys Founder Sued over January 6 Attack on Congress
By News Release @ 7:03 PM :: 1278 Views :: National News, Law Enforcement, Republican Party

... DC’s Civil Lawsuit is the First Filed by a Government Entity Against Proud Boys and Oath Keepers; Seeks Damages Caused by Violent & Deadly Attack ....

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Wednesday, December 8, 2021
Ige Appoints Holly T.M. Shikada Attorney General
By News Release @ 10:14 PM :: 1087 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Law Enforcement

... Valerie M. Kato has been selected as the new First Deputy Attorney General ....

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Sunday, December 5, 2021
Kauai Wipes out 1,450 illegal TVRs
By News Release @ 4:37 PM :: 1974 Views :: Kauai County, Law Enforcement, Small Business, Tourism

“...With a combined effort of increased enforcement, as well as partnerships with third-party platforms such as Expedia, the Kaua‘i Planning Department estimates that illegal vacation rentals on Kaua‘i have gone from roughly 1,500 in 2017 down to less than 50 today....”

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Sunday, November 21, 2021
Tax Workers’ “Get Out of Jail Free” Card
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:00 AM :: 1375 Views :: Law Enforcement, Taxes

... In more recent years, the Hawaii Supreme Court has been giving the tax office even more help and protection ....

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Friday, November 19, 2021
Extreme Stinginess? A look at Accused Waimanalo Child Killers’ Bankruptcy Case
By Andrew Walden @ 12:49 AM :: 4377 Views :: Family, Law Enforcement

... the Kalua’s bankruptcy submissions reveal $111K annual income -- but they are alleged to have duct-taped their adopted children's mouths shut to keep them from sneaking food ....

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Friday, November 12, 2021
Police Allege Isabella Kalua Duct-Taped and Locked in Dog Cage Before Death
By Andrew Walden @ 11:03 PM :: 2495 Views :: Honolulu County, Family, Law Enforcement

... criminal complaint reveals many previously unreported allegations regarding the death of Isabella Kalua ....

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Wednesday, November 3, 2021
Rethinking prosecution: How San Francisco's Failure can be Imported to Honolulu
By News Release @ 5:58 PM :: 999 Views :: Law Enforcement

... the University of Hawaiʻi Better (Worse) Tomorrow Speaker Series will host a live, online conversation featuring San Francisco District Attorney Chesa Boudin, Honolulu Prosecuting Attorney Steve Alm and federal public defender Minda Yamaga ....

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Wednesday, October 27, 2021
Foster Care Insurance Policy Written to Keep CWS Secrets
By Andrew Walden @ 4:04 PM :: 1946 Views :: Family, Judiciary, Law Enforcement

... the policy specifically excludes any liability coverage for sexual or physical abuse, leaving the taxpayers on the hook for damages ....

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Friday, October 22, 2021
State Wins $1.5M Judgment in Mortgage Rescue Fraud Case
By News Release @ 8:25 PM :: 1099 Views :: Law Enforcement

... Guinn had tricked the couple into signing over the deed to their property ....

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Tuesday, October 19, 2021
Foster Children in Hawaii and Their Right to Counsel
By Selected News Articles @ 5:44 PM :: 2246 Views :: Family, Law Enforcement

... Hawaii is the only state in the nation that has a judicial procedure in place to ensure the legal rights of our most vulnerable population are protected; a little-known 2014 Family Court Tort Protocol mandated by Judge Mark Browning ....

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Tuesday, October 19, 2021
10-year-old girl arrested at Honowai Elem School--ACLU Demands $500K
By News Release @ 4:57 AM :: 3201 Views :: Education K-12, Law Enforcement

... a parent complained to school officials about a sketch N.B. and other students had drawn in response to another student bullying N.B. The parent unreasonably insisted that school officials call the police ....

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Saturday, October 16, 2021
Six Sovereignty Scammers Could Get 10 years Prison
By News Release @ 3:23 AM :: 2589 Views :: Ethics, Law Enforcement

... all connected to Keanu Sai collaborator Rose Dradi .... 

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Saturday, October 2, 2021
The Island of Abandoned Cars
By Selected News Articles @ 6:32 AM :: 1408 Views :: Environment, Law Enforcement

... For example, in November 2020, they had to move almost 400 cars and 700 tires from Makuu, in Puna District ....

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Tuesday, September 28, 2021
Big Win for Mafia: Biden Appoints AG Connors US Attorney
By News Release @ 4:09 PM :: 3045 Views :: Ethics, Congressional Delegation, Law Enforcement

... As AG, Connors did zero for the manifold corruption and mafia cases rocking Hawaii’s political establishment.  That's why Schatz and Hirono recommended her .... 

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Saturday, September 25, 2021
More Sovereignty Scammers Busted: Two Individuals Charged in Hawaii Tax Conspiracy
By News Release @ 2:47 AM :: 2869 Views :: Law Enforcement, Taxes

... Another sovereignty scammer busted ....

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Friday, September 24, 2021
Supreme Court Allows Investigation of Anti-Telescope Group
By News Release @ 8:49 PM :: 1710 Views :: Hawaii County , Greenmail, Law Enforcement

... In a unanimous 5-0 decision, the Hawai‘i Supreme Court ruled that the Hawai‘i Attorney General was fully authorized to issue a subpoena to obtain the bank records of the non-profit organization KAHEA ....

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Wednesday, September 22, 2021
PSD: 12% More Criminals Vaccinated
By News Release @ 11:13 PM :: 1139 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Law Enforcement, COVID-19

... Total statewide percentage of fully vaccinated inmates on September 14 = 66% ....

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Wednesday, September 22, 2021
Hirono Pushes DoJ to Enforce 'COVID-19 Hate Crimes Act'
By News Release @ 10:33 PM :: 1565 Views :: Congressional Delegation, Law Enforcement, COVID-19

... Four Months After COVID-19 Hate Crimes Act Became Law, Hirono and Meng Ask DOJ for Updates on Implementation ....

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Wednesday, September 22, 2021
Child Molester: State Gives Probation, Feds Give 11 Yrs
By News Release @ 10:19 PM :: 1338 Views :: Law Enforcement

... Registered sex offender sentenced to 11 years in prison for attempted sexual enticement of 13 year-old and possession of child pornography ....

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Monday, September 20, 2021
Life Sentence? State Releases Criminal to his Mommy -- then Feds Take Over
By News Release @ 5:40 PM :: 1585 Views :: Law Enforcement, Drugs

... In 2020 Wilson was already out on the street after his 2019 sentencing to '10 years' in the State case ....

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Wednesday, August 25, 2021
Tourist Busted after Lifting Turtle out of Sea and not Eating it
By News Release @ 2:59 AM :: 2235 Views :: Maui County, Law Enforcement, Tourism

... tourist fails to uphold traditional Hawaiian cultural practices ....

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Sunday, August 8, 2021
A Policy Statement About Fines
By Tom Yamachika @ 6:00 AM :: 2109 Views :: Honolulu County, Development, Law Enforcement

... Bill 17 would allow the city’s Department of Planning and Permitting to record liens against property and then to foreclose on the liens....

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Saturday, August 7, 2021
Eviction Ban Extension Only Applies to People who Apply for Aid
By News Release @ 12:09 AM :: 1656 Views :: Law Enforcement, Small Business, COVID-19

... The CDC’s Eviction Order only applies to “covered persons.” To be eligible, tenants/renters must attest that they have used best efforts to obtain all available governmental assistance for housing ....

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Monday, August 2, 2021
Ethics: DOCARE Officers Fix Personal Vehicle During Work Hours
By News Release @ 8:41 PM :: 1723 Views :: Ethics, Law Enforcement

... the repairs took several hours and occurred during state business hours and on state property ....

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