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Wednesday, November 18, 2015
Why does the Mafia Love Na’i Aupuni?
By Video @ 5:04 PM :: 4977 Views :: Akaka Bill, DHHL, Ethics, OHA

Lying, Cheating, Stealing, Bribery—Na’i Aupuni Makes it all Legal....

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Tuesday, November 17, 2015
A-1 A-Lectrician Case: Secret Email Group Connects Hawaii AG to Soros-Funded Lawyers
By Selected News Articles @ 5:47 AM :: 5227 Views :: Ethics, First Amendment

Deirdre Marie-Iha, a lawyer from the Hawaii Attorney General's Office, asks for help defending against a free speech case....

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Saturday, November 14, 2015
Feds Freeze Rail Funds? HART Knows Nothing About Caldwell’s Latest Pressure Tactic
By News Release @ 12:20 AM :: 4295 Views :: Ethics, Politicians, Rail, Taxes

...the FTA has not reached out to HART and officials were not aware the money was in jeopardy....

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Friday, November 13, 2015
Na’i Aupuni Candidates in Conflict
By News Release @ 1:57 AM :: 4689 Views :: Akaka Bill, DHHL, Ethics, OHA

"...you are the executive director for the organization that received well over a half a million dollars for this Na'i Aupuni process...."

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Wednesday, November 11, 2015
Let's Create a Higher Standard for Ethical Government
By Grassroot Institute @ 11:44 PM :: 2890 Views :: Ethics, Rail

If we want to see more responsible and accountable government, then it's up to the public to set the standard for what ethical government looks like....

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Wednesday, November 11, 2015
Lying, Cheating, Stealing, Bribery—Na’i Aupuni Makes it all Legal
By Video @ 4:16 PM :: 5031 Views :: Akaka Bill, DHHL, Ethics, OHA

Corporations Buying Influence? Native Hawaiian Election Throws Out All the Rules....

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Monday, November 09, 2015
Hawaii Receives D+ Grade on Corruption
By Selected News Articles @ 5:10 PM :: 3738 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii Statistics

Lobbyists thrive in land of sunshine....

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Sunday, November 08, 2015
Two Down, Six to Go: Candidates Still Refuse to Donate Hee's Stolen Contributions to Charity
By Andrew Walden @ 4:38 PM :: 4546 Views :: DHHL, Ethics, Politicians

...Tokuda, Kahele, Kenoi, Hannemann, Hughey, Takamine....

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Sunday, November 08, 2015
Residency: Senator Galuteria Tangled in Lies?
By Andrew Walden @ 3:42 PM :: 4887 Views :: Ethics, Politicians, Taxes

"There is no evidence that the Galuterias repaid the back property taxes on the Pakui Street residence...."

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Saturday, November 07, 2015
McKelvey Guilty of Campaign Spending Violations
By News Release @ 1:42 AM :: 4358 Views :: Ethics, Politicians

$33,000 Missing Campaign Funds....

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Thursday, November 05, 2015
McDermott: Get the Politicians out of School Construction
By Rep Bob McDermott @ 5:50 PM :: 3299 Views :: Education K-12, Ethics

State CIP money is going to political cronies’ districts, not where it is really needed....

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Thursday, October 29, 2015
GOP: All Democrats Should Return Criminal Hee Contributions
By News Release @ 5:41 PM :: 3956 Views :: Democratic Party, Ethics, Republican Party

...one-party rule in this state can easily lead to a corrupt 'old boy network'....

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Friday, October 23, 2015
Hawaii GOP: Democrats Should Return Al Hee Campaign Contributions
By News Release @ 10:27 PM :: 4799 Views :: Democratic Party, Ethics, Politicians, Republican Party
“Al Hee and Sandwich Isles played an integral part in perpetuating Hawaii’s one-party political machine and used their political connections to line their own pockets,” stated Hawaii GOP Chair Fritz Rohlfing....
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Wednesday, October 21, 2015
FCC Commissioner: Disgrace that Feds Turned Blind Eye to Criminal Al Hee for So Long
By News Release @ 3:53 PM :: 4380 Views :: DHHL, Ethics

Key Fact: Al Hee's indictment was handed down December 17, 2014--the exact 2nd anniversary of Dan Inouye's death....

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Saturday, October 17, 2015
Schatz, Abercrombie Secretly Organized NextEra Merger Proposal
By Selected News Articles @ 2:32 PM :: 4102 Views :: Energy, Ethics

NextEra reported that long-time Abercrombie confidant, Senator Brian Schatz and aide Josh Handleman, had a meeting on April 7, 2014 at NextEra Energy Headquarters in Juno Beach, Florida....

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Saturday, October 17, 2015
OHA Lawyer Represents Contractor Accused of Using Political Influence to Rip-off State
By Selected News Articles @ 1:49 AM :: 3996 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii State Government, OHA

The state lawsuit also claimed Ciber used lobbyists and “exercised inappropriate political influence” to persuade the state to continue making payments to the company....

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Monday, October 12, 2015
FULL TEXT: Report reveals details of AG investigation of Rep James Tokioka
By Selected News Articles @ 2:53 AM :: 3713 Views :: Ethics, Politicians

...the Attorney General’s investigative report has not previously been made public....

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Saturday, October 10, 2015
FBI moving against HPD chief, wife--Special Prosecutor Appointed
By Selected News Articles @ 2:48 PM :: 5284 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Law Enforcement

...subpoenas are going out and an investigative grand jury could hear the case later this year....

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Thursday, October 08, 2015
City: Dismiss Lawsuit over Unethical Council Rail Votes
By News Release @ 4:11 PM :: 2783 Views :: Ethics, Rail

"...it is the city’s Ethics Commission that should administer the city’s standards of conduct...."

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Wednesday, October 07, 2015
FULL TEXT: Whistleblower Suit Claims Ansaldo Padding Rail Contract
By Selected News Articles @ 7:15 PM :: 3529 Views :: Ethics, Rail

...money meant for the rail project is being diverted to other Ansaldo divisions....

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Thursday, October 01, 2015
AG Charges Third Waianae Homeless Shelter Employee With Embezzlement
By News Release @ 9:57 PM :: 3068 Views :: Ethics, Homelessness

Jamye Windsor, age 40, has been charged with one felony theft count for improperly receiving more than $50,000 in state funds from Waianae Community Outreach....

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Sunday, September 27, 2015
Hawaii AG Launches Charity Solicitor Database
By News Release @ 12:25 PM :: 2462 Views :: Ethics

Hawaii laws require Fundraisers that solicit contributions on behalf of a charity in Hawaii to register with the Attorney General....

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Thursday, September 24, 2015
Al Hee’s Campaign Contributions—Money Stolen from Native Hawaiians
By Selected News Articles @ 9:07 PM :: 6180 Views :: DHHL, Ethics, Politicians

Each of the elected officials on the list directly benefited from the injustices that were done to Native Hawaiians.  They also benefited from Hee’s theft and tax evasion....

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Thursday, September 24, 2015
Sen Keith Agaran's Law Partner Seeking Marijuana Dispensary License
By Andrew Walden @ 12:02 AM :: 6389 Views :: Ethics, Law Enforcement, Politicians, Drugs

Maui attorney Anthony Takitani registered "Maui Medical Marijuana Dispensary, LLC" on September 15, 2015--over two weeks after the August 27, 2015 Disciplinary Board ruling was issued....

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Tuesday, September 22, 2015
Hawaii Supreme Court: Political Cronies Who are also Lawyers will be Iced Out of Marijuana Goldrush
By News Release @ 11:32 PM :: 3802 Views :: Ethics, Judiciary, Drugs
...a lawyer may not ‘provide legal services to facilitate the establishment and operation of a medical marijuana business’….”
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Tuesday, September 22, 2015
Hawaii's Largest Windfarm Developer Investigated for Self-Dealing
By News Release @ 6:53 PM :: 3148 Views :: Energy, Ethics

...whether SunEdison abused its position as the controlling shareholder of TerraForm in order to advance its own interests at the expense of TerraForm and its minority shareholders....

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Saturday, September 19, 2015
Guam: Busted Again, Sex Offender Resigns as Rep Bordallo's Chief of Staff
By Selected News Articles @ 5:47 PM :: 4602 Views :: Ethics, Congressional Delegation, Law Enforcement

...a Navy man told police that Whitt molested him while he slept....

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Saturday, September 12, 2015
FULL TEXT: Hawaii DoT v Ciber
By Andrew Walden @ 4:18 PM :: 5144 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii State Government
Is this the secret history of Abercrombie's high-tech initiative?
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Wednesday, September 09, 2015
Full Text: Lawsuit Seeks Nullification of Six Councilmembers’ Rail Votes
By Andrew Walden @ 3:54 PM :: 3986 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Rail

...the resulting measures are void and unenforceable....

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Tuesday, September 08, 2015
Rail Revote: Is There Anybody Without a Conflict of Interest?
By News Release @ 5:17 PM :: 4292 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Rail

...all Council members received a great number of donations from entities that would profit directly from approval of the Ho’opili/Rail project....

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Saturday, September 05, 2015
Supreme Court to take up case involving alleged retaliation by powerful state senator
By Selected News Articles @ 4:50 PM :: 5140 Views :: Ethics, Politicians

...Greer contends Senator Baker eliminated the wrong position in 2008, but finally succeeded in eliminating his position in 2011....

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Thursday, September 03, 2015
State Sues Tech Firm for Buying Influence with Abercrombie Administration
By News Release @ 2:55 PM :: 6580 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii State Government, Politicians

“...Ciber finally abandoned the project and withdrew its staff without any notice after Abercrombie lost the primary election on Aug. 9, 2014....”

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Thursday, August 27, 2015
Ethics: Conflict of Interest Between Charter Schools, Profitable Nonprofits
By News Release @ 1:49 AM :: 3574 Views :: Education K-12, Ethics

...members of charter school governing boards, as well as charter school employees, may also be paid employees of these supporting non-profit organizations....

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Thursday, August 27, 2015
Ban on School Travel Offers--HSTA vs Ethics Comm
By News Release @ 1:40 AM :: 4307 Views :: Education K-12, Ethics

...prohibits teachers from accepting free travel and other benefits from tour companies for serving as chaperones on student educational trips....

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Tuesday, August 18, 2015
Campaign Spending: A-1 A-Lectrician Appeals to US Supreme Court
By Selected News Articles @ 4:49 PM :: 2864 Views :: Ethics

The Hawaii defendants are members of the Campaign Spending Commission....

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Thursday, August 13, 2015
How transparent is your state's lobbying disclosure?
By Selected News Articles @ 4:40 PM :: 2743 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii Statistics

...states could easily offer more data to their citizens....

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Friday, August 07, 2015
Illegal Lobbying by Planned Parenthood behind New Sex Ed Program?
By Rep Bob McDermott @ 12:30 AM :: 5326 Views :: Education K-12, Ethics, Life

...asking the IRS to investigate allegations of lobbying the State Legislature in order to gain valuable curriculum development contracts....

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Thursday, July 23, 2015
Hawaii Councilman Proposes Reforms After P-Card Audit
By News Release @ 9:38 PM :: 3447 Views :: Hawaii County , Ethics

Hawai‘i County Code should be amended to bring it in line with state law...

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Thursday, July 16, 2015
Solar Scammers Hustle Homeowners on Kauai
By News Release @ 2:24 AM :: 4072 Views :: Kauai County, Energy, Ethics

KIUC has also heard complaints from members who are now paying more for their rooftop solar than their previous electric bill....

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Monday, July 13, 2015
Sandwich Isles Communications: Political Connections Pay Off
By Andrew Walden @ 11:37 PM :: 30122 Views :: Akaka Bill, Democratic Party, DHHL, Ethics, OHA, Politicians, Tax Credits

originally published May, 2005, reprinted in honor of Al Hee being found guilty on all counts....

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Sunday, July 12, 2015
Full Text: After Two Months, OHA Coughs up Check Register
By Andrew Walden @ 11:20 PM :: 7396 Views :: Ethics, OHA

The very first check on the very first page of OHA's 2014-2015 fiscal year is $25,000 written to convicted felon and mortgage scammer, David Keanu Sai....

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Wednesday, July 08, 2015
Cops, Killers, and Corruption in the Aloha State
By News Release @ 2:50 PM :: 5520 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii History, Law Enforcement

James Dooley revisits highlights of his career as a hard-hitting investigative reporter....

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Friday, July 03, 2015
The Ethics Commission Needs Ethics!
By Grassroot Institute @ 12:02 AM :: 3115 Views :: Ethics, First Amendment

The Honolulu City Ethics Commission has just adopted a new policy that minimizes government transparency....

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Tuesday, June 30, 2015
$4M Lawsuit Claims Bumpy Kanahele Defrauds Am. Samoa of Tsunami Recovery Funds
By Andrew Walden @ 12:59 AM :: 6628 Views :: Ethics, OHA

While Kanahele got a role playing himself in the movie 'Aloha,' his business partner in two enterprises--Quin Ngoc Rudin--is in a federal penitentiary in California....

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Sunday, June 28, 2015
Bribed by Bumpy? Former American Samoa Government Official Sentenced to 22 Months in Prison
By News Release @ 6:36 PM :: 4931 Views :: Ethics, OHA

In February 2012, a company known as the Native Hawaiian Holding Company Inc. (owned by Bumpy Kanahele) entered into a service contract with the ASG....

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Thursday, June 18, 2015
Ward, McDermott Call for Souki to Drop Complaint Against Ethics Chair
By News Release @ 4:57 PM :: 2519 Views :: Ethics

Recently increased enforcement by the Commission has made the ethics code come to life and reach beyond the mere platitudes it was in the past when enforcement of the code was a rare exception....

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Thursday, June 11, 2015
Full Text: UH files lawsuit against former men’s head basketball coach
By News Release @ 11:42 PM :: 3500 Views :: Ethics, Higher Education

These claims are separate and apart from matters being addressed in Arnold’s pending grievance....

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Wednesday, June 10, 2015
Calvin Say case shakes up Hawaii Supreme Court
By Selected News Articles @ 3:09 PM :: 3522 Views :: Ethics, Judiciary

"...Calvin K.Y. Say is the uncle of one of my current law clerk’s spouse, and that another law clerk, prior to joining my staff, worked on a campaign involving Respondent Calvin K.Y. Say...." -- Rectenwald

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Sunday, June 07, 2015
Can OHA Keep Na'i Aupuni from Stealing $2.6M?
By Andrew Walden @ 11:01 PM :: 7022 Views :: Akaka Bill, Ethics, Greenmail, OHA

Na'i Aupuni's five directors have close ties to Kana'iolowalu including Pauline Namuo, wife of Roll Commission Executive Director Clyde Namuo....

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Thursday, June 04, 2015
Big Island Press Club: Keeping Government Transparent
By Grassroot Institute @ 10:16 PM :: 3362 Views :: Hawaii County , Ethics

Thursday, June 18, from noon until 1:30 at Restaurant Kenichi in Hilo....

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