comscore Ethics panel closes case against Rep. Cabanilla over nonprofit | Honolulu Star-Advertiser
Top News

Ethics panel closes case against Rep. Cabanilla over nonprofit

  • STAR-ADVERTISER / JUNE 2013
    State Rep. Rida Cabanilla
[ AD HAS BEEN REMOVED FROM THIS STORY ]

The state Ethics Commission has closed a complaint filed against state Rep. Rida Cabanilla over her role in obtaining a $100,000 grant for the Ewa Historical Society.

In a letter Tuesday, Leslie Kondo, the commission’s executive director, said the commission accepted Cabanilla’s assurances that she, her son, and her legislative staff did not receive any compensation related to their work for the society and would not receive any of the money if the grant is released by Gov. Neil Abercrombie.

Lawmakers are generally exempt from the conflict of interest provisions of the ethics law, but are covered under the fair treatment section and are prohibited from representing or assisting businesses for a fee before the Legislature.

Click here to see our full coverage of the coronavirus outbreak. Submit your coronavirus news tip.

Be the first to know
Get web push notifications from Star-Advertiser when the next breaking story happens — it's FREE! You just need a supported web browser.
Subscribe for this feature
Comments have been disabled for this story...

Scroll Up