Friday, July 13, 2018

"The feds say Honolulu prosecutor Katherine Kealoha used the alias of 'Alison Lee Wong' to help carry out alleged crimes"

From October 2017:
Who is Alison Lee Wong?

That’s a question that’s been raised by the recent federal indictment of former Honolulu police chief Louis Kealoha and his prosecutor wife, Katherine, on felony charges of bank fraud, obstruction of justice and conspiracy. Wong is also named in that indictment.

Wong once wrote a recommendation backing Katherine Keahola’s nomination for a top state job. She notarized a mortgage document for Kealoha. And Wong apparently even worked at the YMCA.

But there’s a hitch: Federal investigators say Wong doesn’t exist.
Jesse Ebersole, a Hawaii County firefighter who federal prosecutors say lied about his affair with city prosecutor Katherine Kealoha, pleaded guilty to felony conspiracy Thursday as part of an ongoing U.S. Justice Department investigation into corruption within local law enforcement.

According to court documents, Kealoha had spent thousands of dollars on Ebersole — some of it stolen from her grandmother — to help maintain their inter-island relationship.

Kealoha was indicted in October along with her husband, former Honolulu police chief Louis Kealoha, and several of his officers on a series of charges related to allegations they framed her uncle, Gerard Puana, for the theft of the their mailbox.