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New indictment separates bank fraud from other charges against Kealohas

A federal grand jury returned a new indictment today against retired Honolulu Police Chief Louis Kealoha and his deputy prosecutor wife Katherine Kealoha.

The superseding indictment replaces the bank fraud and related identity theft charges contained in the previous indictment, on which the Kealohas are scheduled to stand trial in November. It does not contain any new allegations.

Federal prosecutors are expected to present another new indictment to the grand jury to replace the charges accusing the Kealohas and four former members of the Honolulu Police Department’s elite Criminal Intelligence Unit of framing Katherine Kealoha’s uncle with stealing the Kealohas’ mailbox and lying to cover up their actions. A trial on those charges is scheduled for March.

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