Retired Honolulu police chief Louis Kealoha is choosing to stay with his federal tax-payer funded lawyer.

Kealoha was appointed a lawyer after he and his wife Katherine claimed they couldn't afford one. 

In court Friday he told a judge he wanted attorney Rustam Barbee to continue representing him on corruption-related charges.     

This came one day after the Honolulu Police Commission agreed to pay for a city-funded attorney to represent him. 

It is unclear whether the Commission's decision allows the City to reimburse the federal government for Barbee's work.