City Prosecutor Keith Kaneshiro is reportedly under federal investigation. He could be the next high-profile target in the corruption case involving former Chief of Police Louis Kealoha and his wife former deputy prosecutor Katherine Kealoha.

KITV4 has not received on-the-record confirmation that Kaneshiro has been formally notified, but our partners at Civil Beat have multiple sources saying so-called "target letters" were sent to his office last week.

We've reached out to the office of City Prosecutor Kaneshiro but have not heard back. We also tried U.S. Justice Department Officials, but they're withholding comment.

Civil Beat reports multiple letters are now in the hands of Kaneshiro's staff at the prosecutors office. They're target letters from the Justice Department alerting them they're under federal investigation.

According to Civil Beat, the Justice Department has been digging into law enforcement agencies here in Honolulu over corruption and abuse of power.

 Katherine Kealoha used to work with Kaneshiro as his deputy prosecutor. She resigned from her job earlier this year. Her husband, Former Police Chief Louis Kealoha retired months before. 

They now await two trials for multiple charges. The first is set to begin in March.

Andrew Pereira, a spokesperson in Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell's office sent us this statement: 

“Before press reports surfaced, the mayor was not aware of any letter or letters issued by the Department of Justice to the Department of the Prosecuting Attorney. The mayor believes that if there have been any improprieties, they should be addressed. The mayor respects the processes that are in place to ensure due process rights are observed, and we should allow these processes to occur in order to be sure that justice is served.”