Katherine Kealoha resigns as Deputy Prosecutor
Deputy Prosecuting attorney Katherine Kealoha resigns, weeks before trial against her and her husband is scheduled to begin.
HONOLULU - The City and County of Honolulu announced that Katherine Kealoha has resigned as a Deputy Prosecutor Monday. This as two trials against her and her husband draw closer.
The news came in the form of a short one sentence statement from the Honolulu prosecutors office, almost a year after Katherine and her husband, former Honolulu Chief of Police Louis Kealoha were indicted on multiple charges, including conspiracy, identity theft, fraud and others. Katherine was placed on administrative leave shortly after the indictment was handed down. Louis retired.
When Island News reached out to the prosecutors office, they did not comment.
Neither Katherine Kealoha nor Louis Kealoha's attorneys could be reached for comment.
Michael Green is representing the two children Katherine Kealoha was a trustee for. He told Island News he's shocked Katherine stepped down herself, and was not fired.
The investigation into the couple began with allegations they framed Katherine's uncle for the theft of their mailbox, and there's been many twists and turns since. Such as the four former Honolulu police officers who will also stand trial for the theft, the sale of their million-dollar Kahala home because they were unable to pay their legal fees, and the revelation Katherine Kealoha was having an affair with Big Island Firefighter Jesse Ebersole dishing out an allegedly stolen 20 thousand dollars on airfare and hotel rooms.
The trial for the bank fraud and identify theft charges is scheduled for later this year. A second trial for the mailbox theft is set for March 2019.