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Larry Mehau, ‘well-connected’ rancher, dies

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    “He was the type of person that if he was going to help you, he would do it 100 percent.” John Waihee Former Hawaii governor, speaking about Larry Mehau, a Big Island businessman who had relationships with politicians, entertainers and crime figures

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    Shown with Mehau, seated at right, are former Hawaii first lady Jean Ariyoshi, seated at left, and longtime island columnist Eddie Sherman, back left, and Mehau’s wife, Beverly

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    Gov. Ben Cayetano shook hands with Larry Mehau after a political rally in Hilo organized by Mehau in 1998, top. At left, Mehau attended a gathering at the home of entertainer Jim Nabors in 2011.

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    Larry Mehau talks to Richard “Dickie” Wong, the powerful state House speaker who was one of the Bishop Estate trustees forced from the board in the Broken Trust scandal.

Larry Ehukai Mehau, a Big Island rancher and former Honolulu police vice sergeant who was friend to Hawaii governors as well as some of the state’s notorious crime figures, died Tuesday. He was 86. Read more

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