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OHA Criminal Activity Since 2012: A Handy Guide for FBI Agents
By Andrew Walden @ 3:57 AM :: 3019 Views :: Ethics, OHA

OHA Criminal Activity Since 2012: A Handy Guide for FBI Agents

by Andrew Walden

According to recent news reports, the FBI and Hawaii Attorney General are investigating 'public corruption, misappropriation' allegations at the Office of Hawaiian Affairs.

HNN March 20 reports:

the AG’s office has sent OHA a letter on Feb. 26, asking for thousands of pages of documents, including records of contracts issued by OHA and its for-profit subsidiaries dating back to 2012.

They’re also asking for nearly six years of OHA bank statements, records of credit card and check transactions, wire transfers and all information relating to OHA’s outside investments.

Only a small portion of the records involve actions taken by individual trustees. Most of the documents relate to actions taken by or approved by CEO Kamanao Crabbe and OHA’s top management, adding fuel to efforts to oust OHA's top executive.….

(And) “(OHA Trustee) Dan Ahuna is being investigated by the FBI.” 

HNN March 8, 2018 reports:  

“The AG’s probe previously centered on a contract given to Hawaiian scholar Kaumana Beamer…. (which) cost OHA more than $400K….  Sources told us the AG’s office and the FBI have broadened their probe seeking financial documents dating back to 2012.  They say investigators have asked for copies of contracts with other vendors, trustee emails, as well as financial records of OHA’s nonprofit subsidiaries….”

The reference to "documents dating back to 2012" shows that the investigation lines up with the term of Kamana’o Crabbe, who became OHA CEO in January, 2012.  

What might the FBI and AG find?  Here is a list:

BEAMER:

2017: OHA Procurement Violations: Crabbe, Lindsey and the $435K Beamer

2017: Criminal Probe of OHA’s $435K Beamer Contract

2017: Akana: OHA Criminal Behavior has been going on for A Very Long Time

Crabbe:

2018: Crabbe: Who is the Auditor to Judge ME?

2018: OHA: Does Draft Audit Blow Blackmail Scheme?  

2018: OHA Draft Audit: Millions given to those who “know how and who to ask.”

2017: Akana: Crabbe Worked on Book on OHA Time for 5 Years

2017: OHA Announces $6M in Grants

2016: Crabbe: Plan is to Take Control of Hawaii’s Entire Economy and Hide Behind Tribal Jurisdiction

2013: Audit criticizes agency that’s supposed to help native Hawaiians

2013: Trouble Paying Car Note? Call OHA, They'll Give You Cash

2013: OHA: Profitable Non-profits Score $8M

2013: OHA Gravy Train: 148 Non-profits Seek $36M Grant Money

2013: Kulani Prison to be Sovereignty Movement Training and Recruitment Center

CNHA:

2017: UPDATE: OHA Trustees Reject CNHA Grab for Charter School Funds  

2017: Surprise: CNHA Charter School Scheme Twice as Large as Previously Reported

2015: Full Text: Hawaiian Roll Commission Releases Financial Records

2014: Report Exposes Scheme to Funnel Interior Department Money to Council for Native Hawaiian Advancement

LLCs:

2018: OHA Audit: LLCs Refuse to Show Check Registers

2018: OHA Trustees Confirm Order Requiring LLCs to Open Books

2018: Akana: Some OHA LLCs Created Secretly

2018: A Month Later Crabbe Still Hasn't Released LLC Records to Trustees

2017: Crooks and Cronies: Who’s Getting Paid from the FY 2016-17 OHA Check Register

2017: Governing in the Shadows: OHA Scores ‘F’ on Transparency

2017: Randy Roth: OHA Copies Bishop Estate--Misusing LLCs to Hide from Law

2017: Kawananakoa Letter Debunks OHA LLCs Claim to be Immune from UIPA

2017: Princess Kawananakoa criticizes OHA LLCs, demands transparency

2017: Hidden LLCs: OHA CEO Lies to Ethics Panel?

2017: Conflict of Interest: OHA Audit Committee Member Secretly owns OHA’s Former Poi Mill

2017: OHA’s Hidden LLCs: Why Plead Guilty to Stealing $14M?

2017: Lawyer: OHA Transferred Waimea Valley to Private Company Controlled by CEO Crabbe

2017: Lawsuit: OHA Uses Corporations to Sidestep Open Meetings Law, Loot Assets, Line Cronies' Pockets 

2017: OHA LLCs—A License to Self-Deal

2017: Waimea Valley: OHA’s $20M Secret.

Kauai Poi Mill

2017: Conflict of Interest: OHA Audit Committee Member Secretly owns OHA’s Former Poi Mill

2017: OHA staffer faces conflict of interest allegations over poi mill venture

2015: Lawsuit: OHA Uses Corporations to Sidestep Open Meetings Law, Loot Assets, Line Cronies' Pockets

2013: Kauai Farmers to Boycott OHA Poi Mill

Kakaako Makai Development

2018: Ethics Complaint: 'Sen DelaCruz Using Office for Personal Gain'

2017: Profiting from Telescope Protests and Kakaako Development, OHA Trustee Fined $25K

2017: Another OHA Trustee Caught Red-Handed

2017: Political Connections Pay Off: Former OHA Officer on the Inside Developing Kakaako

2017: DTL: Sen Donovan Dela Cruz on Payroll of OHA’s Kakaako Developer

2016: Ethics Complaint: OHA Insiders Take Kickbacks from Kakaako Makai Projects  (Cook Island and New Zealand junkets)

2014: Kakaako: How to Buy Hawaii State Senators—Legally

2014: Galuteria Pushed Kakaako Makai Bill While on Payroll of OHA Trustee

2014: Ethics Complaint Filed: Call for Galuteria to Resign  

2014: Did State cheat OHA out of $150M on Kakaako land transfer?

2013: Akana: OHA Should Consider Suing HCDA Over Kakaako

Keanu Sai:

2017: Dexter Kaiama: Keanu Sai's Favorite Lawyer Censured

2015: $95K to Keanu Sai to Write nonexistent Book on Land Titles  

2011: Sovereignty Mortgage Scammer Keanu Sai at it again with help from Legislators, Maui Council, University

Gentry Pacific Deal:

2013: Gentry Pacific Deal: Akana Sues, Alleges OHA Abuse of Executive Sessions 

2013: Surprise: Entire OHA Trust Fund Frozen by Gentry Pacific Boondoggle   

2012: Akana: OHA Gentry Deal Sidelines Kakaako Development

Mauna Kea:

2017: Profiting from Telescope Protests and Kakaako Development, OHA Trustee Fined $25K

2015: Anti-Telescope Leader Calls for killing telescope supporters -- HS Girl Targeted

2015: Telescope: For OHA, it’s all About the Rent Money 

Tribal recognition:   

2017: IRS Probe of Kamehameha Schools work for Nai Aupuni Tribe?

2016: Documents Reveal Waihee Hustles Indians for $2M

2016: Federal Recognition: How Robin Danner Made $11.9M

2016: Trustee: OHA Wasted $33M on Akaka Bill

2016: Two Arrests: Corruption Bust Strikes at Heart of Drive for Fake Indian Tribe

2016: Crabbe: Plan is to Take Control of Hawaii’s Entire Economy and Hide Behind Tribal Jurisdiction

2016: Golf Club Aha: John Waihee Returns to the Scene of the Crime

2016: OHA to Fund Kana’iolowalu Roll Again?

2015: Full Text: Hawaiian Roll Commission Releases Financial Records

2014: Tribal Agenda: Abercrombie led push to Exempt Akaka Tribe from State, Federal Laws

2014: Tribe Bribe: OHA Payoffs to buy Support from Sovereignty Activists

2014: Report Exposes Scheme to Funnel Interior Department Money to Council for Native Hawaiian Advancement

MISC:

2017: OHA pays $50K: Sex harassment claim against Peter Apo

2016: How ‘Super 8A’ Companies Make $800M by Doing Practically Nothing

2013: A Decade of Harassment: Bottled Water Battle Goes to Hawaii Supreme Court 

2013: Bottled Water Battle: A Decade of OHA Harassment Continues

2013: Two More Sovereignty Activists Convicted of Felony Mortgage Fraud

2013: Illegal Mainland Campaign Contributions Flow to anti-GMO activist Ritte  

2013: McCain: OHA Cronies Milk Defense Budget for Millions  

2012: TPL, OHA Gain Control of Galbraith Estate

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