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Trial of Waimana/Sandwich Isles exec now underway

June 24th, 2015 · 11 Comments

The trial of Al Hee, president of Waimana Enterprises and the brother of former State Senator Clayton Hee, started yesterday with jury selection in Honolulu’s Federal District Court. Judge Susan Mollway is presiding. According to the second superseding indictment filed on March 25, 2015, Hee allegedly pursued a plan to evade taxes by claiming personal […]

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Tags: Business · Court · Crime · environment · Politics

Former union leader loses bid to blame union for his negligence

May 29th, 2015 · 5 Comments

Gary Rodrigues, the former United Public Workers who served over five years in prison for defrauding his union, lost his bid to force UPW to pay an earlier $850,000 judgement again him. Rodrigues was represented in this case by attorneys Eric Seitz and Della Au Belatti, a state representative who chairs the House Health Committee. […]

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Tags: Court · Crime · Labor · Politics

Felony charge filed for our break-in last year

April 14th, 2015 · 6 Comments

Longtime readers will recall the burglary of our house in March 2014, which was quickly “solved” after we were able to identify the burglar through photos from an internet-enabled camera I had set up in our living room several years ago. The burglar was identified after the photos went viral via Facebook. Well, last week […]

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Tags: Court · Crime

Does HPD really want your critical comments?

April 13th, 2015 · 17 Comments

Early this morning, the Star-Advertiser posted a story on its website, obviously based on info from the police department (“Public’s comments about HPD to be used by inspection team”). Here’s the substance: The Honolulu Police Department is seeking comment on any of its polices and procedures. An international accreditation team will accept public comments Tuesday […]

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Tags: Crime · Media · Politics

What ever happened to the “Wonder Blunder” criminal charges?

January 27th, 2015 · 5 Comments

I was just wondering what has happened to the criminal charges filed against two men who allegedly conned the University of Hawaii out of $200,000 in the failed concert that became known as the “Wonder Blunder”? So I went to the court records to find out the current status of the case. Sean Barriero, of […]

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Tags: Court · Crime · Education