Chief Justice Mark Recktenwald this afternoon assigned an Oahu circuit judge to temporarily preside in the Mayor Billy Kenoi felony theft case on Hawaii island.
Oahu Circuit Judge Dexter Del Rosario was temporarily reassigned today to the Circuit Court on Hawaii island specifically for the Kenoi case.
Recktenwald made the order effective as of its signing this afternoon, and it will expire when all matters related to the State of Hawaii vs. Kenoi case is completed. The Supreme Court filed the order at 2:13 p.m. All of the judges on Hawaii island had recused themselves from handling the case.
Kenoi is charged with four counts of theft, two of which are Class C felonies, one count of false swearing and three counts of tampering with a government record.