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Opening-day testimony focuses on Kenoi’s use of pCard

  • HOLLYN JOHNSON / HAWAII TRIBUNE-HERALD

    Former Hawaii County Finance Director Nancy Crawford testified during Mayor Billy Kenoi’s trial Tuesday in Hilo Circuit Court. Crawford said the mayor’s pCard was not for personal purchases but that “the mayor authorizes his own purchase of liquor.”

  • HOLLYN JOHNSON / HAWAII TRIBUNE-HERALD

    Mayor Billy Kenoi, center, appeared with his attorneys Todd Eddins, right, and Richard Sing on Tuesday during his trial in Hilo Circuit Court.

Hawaii County Mayor Billy Kenoi’s attorney portrayed him as a 24/7 workhorse for the county on the opening day of testimony at Kenoi’s trial on theft and recordstampering charges Tuesday, but prosecutors said he crossed the line by using his government-issued purchasing card for lavish personal spending, including large amounts ofalcohol. Read more

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