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Dismissal of Kenoi theft case is denied


    Hawaii Island Mayor Billy Kenoi (pictured middle) appeared in Hilo District Court today, Wednesday, to be arraigned on felony theft charges. Hw was flanked by his attorneys Todd Eddins, left, and Richard Sing.


    “This is blatant, unabashed appeal to jury nullification. We’re now going out and drinking and dining with staff members? If the mayor didn’t go out drinking and dining with staff, much would not have been accomplished?”

    Kevin Takata

    Deputy attorney general

The criminal trial of Hawaii County Mayor Billy Kenoi will go forward after a judge refused to throw out charges, including felony theft, stemming from his alleged misuse of his county credit card. Read more

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