I was not surprised to see the news that five people have been indicted in the mortgage fraud scheme on Maui that was cloaked in Hawaiian sovereignty theories and rhetoric.
The defendents were associated with several Maui organizations, including the Hawaiiloa Foundation, Ko Hawaii Pae Aina, and The Registry.
You can read the indictment here.
I wrote about this case several times following an FBI raid in 2008. Links to most of those posts can be found here.
Andrew Walden, writing from the right, has also connected many of the dots.
Check out some of the YouTube videos featuring Mahealani Ventura-Oliver and others to get a better sense of how their garbled sovereignty theories created fertile ground for this alleged fraud.
This is going to be a fascinating case to follow!