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Honolulu City Council rejects hiring outside lawyers to help city employees

  • BRUCE ASATO / 2017
                                Committee Chairman Ron Menor said that means if city employees are served with subpoenas in connection with the criminal investigation into rail, “they’re going to be on their own.” Corporation council lawyers are civil lawyers and cannot handle criminal work, he said.

    BRUCE ASATO / 2017

    Committee Chairman Ron Menor said that means if city employees are served with subpoenas in connection with the criminal investigation into rail, “they’re going to be on their own.” Corporation council lawyers are civil lawyers and cannot handle criminal work, he said.

Lawyers for the city expect the federal criminal investigation of the rail authority will likely result in more subpoenas or other requests for information from other city departments, but members of the Honolulu City Council on Tuesday rejected a request to hire a mainland law firm to help cope with those inquiries. Read more

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