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OHA Check Register: First Year After Crabbe--Insiders Still Rake in Millions
By Andrew Walden @ 4:03 AM :: 5091 Views :: Ethics, OHA

by Andrew Walden

Hawai’i Free Press has obtained a copy of the Fiscal Year 2019-20 Office of Hawaiian Affairs check register in response to an open records request.

The register shows 1,262 checks totaling $21,085,583.58.

View the check register here:

This is the first fiscal year after the departure of former OHA CEO Kamana’o Crabbe.  Is the cash still flowing to insiders?  See for yourself:

Highlights found by searching the register include

Robin Danner Etal -- $977,660.71

  • CNHA  -- $807,223.42 (up, up, up)
  • Homestead Community Development -- $156,199.95
  • Edith Kanakaole Foundation -- $14,237.34

$1.2M -- Consultants, Computer Software, Training and Marketing

  • $20,487.20 paid to Awareness Technologies, Inc  (for software used to spy on OHA internal email and computer use)
  • $4,396.75 Access Information Management (shredding service)
  • $9,226.31 AVG TECHNOLOGIES USA, LLC (security software)
  • $18,400.00 AECOM TECHNICAL SERVICES, INC. (consulting & civil engineering)
  • $13,873.33 CDW GOVERNMENT, INC. (network solutions)
  • $20,966.34 CHERRYROAD TECHNOLOGIES INC. (systems integration and consulting services)
  • $125,349.41 DATAHOUSE (consulting)
  • $42,200.00 DL CONSULTING LIMITED (Veridian software, NZ)
  • $75,034.10 paid to Forest Solutions, LLC  (owned by Mrs. Michael Saalfeld) See: “Secrecy surrounds Parker Ranch's sale of 3,509 acres to biofuel pioneer” and “Parker Ranch files lawsuit against German industrialist’s 3,500-acre purchase.”  Also -- $17,403 to Hawaii Forest Institute.
  • $115,937.54 Kalaimoku Group / John Aeto (advertising)
  • $77,439.98 MANA'OLANA INTERNATIONAL, LLC (business consulting)
  • $2,500.00 paid to Broken Trust DC Lobbyists Marsh USA Inc. (down sharply from previous years)
  • $108,437.87 Oahu Publications, Inc June 12, 2020 one check (Publishes Star-Adv)
  • $20,135.88 QUEST SOFTWARE INC
  • $54,000.00 SEGAL ADVISORS, INC.
  • $19,795.52 SHI INTERNATIONAL CORP (Software House Int’l)
  • $175,281.28  Solutions Pacific (Ray Soon)
  • $5,738.84  Systemmetrics Corp (Consulting--many insiders, sharply down from previous years)
  • $23,219.90 THOUGHTFOCUS, INC
  • $1,527.22 USIQ INC
  • $117,735.54 -- ZR Systems Group, LLC (computer consultants)

$1.4M to Lawyers (down sharply)

Over $1.8M to Banks (down sharply)

  • $1,665,990.32 paid to Bank of Hawaii.
  • $174,094.99 paid to First Hawaiian.

Telescope Protest?

  • $41,110.43 to Hawaii Johns, Inc.

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