Kealohas could lose the lawyers that the public pays for, according to Civil Beat
A federal judge found that they were too broke to afford their own lawyers -- that was before the Kealohas stopped paying their mortgage.
HONOLULU - Former Honolulu Police Chief Louis Kealoha and his wife, former Deputy Prosecutor Katherine Kealoha were assigned public defenders in November 2017 after a federal judge found that they were too broke to afford their own lawyers.
Attorneys Rustam Barbee and Cynthia Kagiwada currently represent the Kealohas.
According to Civil Beat, Assistant U.S. Attorney Colin McDonald wants U.S. District Court Judge J. Michael Seabright to consider whether the Kealohas can afford their own legal bills and if they should pay back some of the funds used to defend them.
"McDonald also noted that the the home went into foreclosure in February 2018 because the Kealohas stopped paying their mortgage," the Civil Beat article read.
The Kealohas are involved in an ongoing federal investigation that has expanded to include allegations that Katherine Kealoha and her brother, Rudolph Puana, were trafficking drugs.