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City’s top civil attorney included in feds’ Kealoha inquiry

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    Honolulu Kirk Caldwell held a press conference on Monday, January 14, 2019 to address the target letter sent by the U.S. Justice Department to City Corporation Counsel Donna Leong.


    Flanked by members of the Affordable Hawaii Coalition in the Mayor’s office on Friday, Corporation Counsel Donna Leong announced that they were pleased by the Hawaii State Supreme Court’s decision to disallow a question placed on the November voters ballot.


    “That target letter must be taken very seriously … but at the same time, I believe Donna (at right) is entitled to a presumption of innocence … and I continue to have full confidence in Donna Leong, not only as the attorney and chief legal officer for the (city), but also as a person who’s an important member of my Cabinet.”

    Mayor Kirk Caldwell

    At a news conference Monday at Honolulu Hale

City Corporation Counsel Donna Leong, the city’s top civil attorney, went on paid leave effective today after receiving a target letter from the U.S. Department of Justice earlier this month, Mayor Kirk Caldwell announced Monday. Read more

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