Thursday, July 30, 2020

"Alleged Oahu Crime Boss’ Nightclub Was A Popular Place For Political Fundraisers"

Civil Beat:

in recent years, before the nightclub was closed down, records show, some of Hawaii’s most recognizable politicians — including Hawaii Gov. David Ige, state Sen. Donna Mercado Kim and former Honolulu City Councilman Trevor Ozawa — used the club to hold lucrative political fundraisers.

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M Nightclub’s status as a dangerous place was well known.

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Just a few months later, in December 2016, Ozawa would again have dealings with [the alleged crime boss], this time over Christmas tree lights that he had strung up in a public park to honor his son, ... who had died in a car accident that occurred the year before.

[The alleged crime boss] is now accused by federal prosecutors of orchestrating the murder of [his son]’s friend...who was in the vehicle with him at the time of the crash and who [the alleged crime boss] incorrectly believed was behind the wheel at the time.