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Former PUC chief in dubious position


POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Aug 22, 2013

~~<p>Former state Public Utilities Commission Chairman Carlito Caliboso, who cast the deciding vote to the advantage of a wind energy project three years ago, now is an attorney representing Castle &amp; Cooke Properties, which is developing the project on Lanai. A thorough review is needed to determine whether his representation constitutes a conflict of interest in violation of rules governing attorney conduct.</p>
<p>Caliboso's representation of Castle &amp; Cooke does not violate the ethics law covering former state employees. That required a one-year cooling-off period between his departure from the PUC in August 2011 and his interacting with the PUC on behalf of Castle &amp; Cooke.</p>
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Former state Public Utilities Commission Chairman Carlito Caliboso, who cast the deciding vote to the advantage of a wind energy project three years ago, now is an attorney representing Castle & Cooke Properties, which is developing the project on Lanai. A thorough review is needed to determine whether his representation constitutes a conflict of interest in violation of rules governing attorney conduct.

Caliboso's representation of Castle & Cooke does not violate the ethics law covering former state employees. That required a one-year cooling-off period between his departure from the PUC in August 2011 and his interacting with the PUC on behalf of Castle & Cooke. Login for more...



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