Former Honolulu Police Chief Louis Kealoha was sentenced to seven years in prison for his role in one of the worst public corruption scandals in Hawaii history.
Chief U.S. District Judge J. Michael Seabright handed down the sentence Monday just a few hours after sentencing Kealoha’s estranged wife, former Deputy Prosecutor Katherine Kealoha, to 13 years in prison for masterminding the scheme that bilked her grandmother out of her home using a reverse mortgage, and framed her uncle for a crime he did not commit, the Star Advertiser reports.
After being released, the former chief would be under three years of supervised release. He must also pay $238,198.56 in restitution, Seabright ruled.
The once-powerful Honolulu couple has acknowledged their crimes, including bank fraud, which they used to fund a lavish lifestyle.
Two Honolulu Police Department officers who were simultaneously convicted by a federal jury along with the Kealohas — Lt. Derek Wayne Hahn and officer “Bobby” Minh-Hung Nguyen — face their own sentences in separate hearings before Seabright on Tuesday.