Hawaii corruption scandal stars ex-police chief and his wife

  • Prosecutors say the couple funded a lavish lifestyle by defrauding banks, relatives and children. They're heading to trial in May 2019 on charges they orchestrated the framing of a relative for a mailbox theft who threatened to expose their fraud. (AP Photo/Jennifer Sinco Kelleher, File)
  • This undated file photo provided by the Honolulu Police Department shows Police Chief Louis Kealoha. He retired in 2017. (Honolulu Police Department via AP, File)
  • In this Oct. 20, 2017 file photo, former Honolulu Police Chief Louis Kealoha and his wife Katherine Keahola leave federal court in Honolulu. (AP Photo/Caleb Jones, File)

HONOLULU — He was Honolulu’s Rolex-wearing police chief, an avid surfer who chatted with beat cops in Pidgin, Hawaii’s creole language. She was his deputy city prosecutor wife, who drove a Maserati and led an elite unit targeting career criminals while showering lunches on colleagues, friends and even the workers renovating her home.