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Katherine Kealoha’s grandmother gives tearful testimony

  • Video courtesy U.S. District Court

    The 99-year-old grandmother of Katherine Kealoha testified in a video deposition that Kealoha took money owed to her from a reverse mortgage.

  • DENNIS ODA / DODA@STARADVERTISER.COM

    Former Honolulu Police Chief Louis Kealoha and his wife, Katherine Kealoha, a former deputy city prosecutor, walked Tuesday toward the federal courthouse. Behind them on the far left is Louis Kealoha’s attorney, Russ Barbee, and on the far right is Katherine Kealoha’s defense attorney, Cynthia Kagiwada.

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    Florence Puana:

    The 99-year-old grandmother of Katherine Kealoha testified in a video deposition that Kealoha took money owed to her from a reverse mortgage

Florence M. Puana, a 99-year-old great-great-great-grandmother with an eighth-grade education, testified in a videotaped deposition aired Tuesday that she trusted her attorney/granddaughter, Katherine Kea­loha, to manage a reverse mortgage on Puana’s home only to discover that $23,976.69 of the money went to a lavish breakfast for then-Police Chief Louis Kealoha at the Sheraton Waikiki. Read more

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