Ex-Honolulu prosecutor, police chief get prison for corruption

  • This courtroom drawing shows attorney Gary Singh, left, with his client Katherine Kealoha, Monday, Nov. 30, 2020, in Honolulu. A judge sentenced Kealoha to 13 years in prison after saying the former high-ranking prosecutor used her husband's position as a police chief to frame her uncle for a crime he didn't commit and stole money from her own grandmother, all to maintain her lavish lifestyle. (Carley Shimizu via AP)

  • This courtroom drawing shows Katherine Kealoha, Monday, Nov. 30, 2020, in Honolulu. A judge sentenced Kealoha to 13 years in prison after saying the former high-ranking prosecutor used her husband's position as a police chief to frame her uncle for a crime he didn't commit and stole money from her own grandmother, all to maintain her lavish lifestyle. (Carley Shimizu via AP)

  • This courtroom drawing shows attorney Gary Singh, left, with his client Katherine Kealoha, Monday, Nov. 30, 2020, in Honolulu. A judge sentenced Kealoha to 13 years in prison after saying the former high-ranking prosecutor used her husband's position as a police chief to frame her uncle for a crime he didn't commit and stole money from her own grandmother, all to maintain her lavish lifestyle. (Carley Shimizu via AP)

  • FILE - In this March 12, 2019, file photo, retired Honolulu police chief Louis Kealoha and his wife, former deputy city prosecutor Katherine Kealoha, hold hands while walking to U.S. district court in Honolulu. A once-respected, now-estranged power couple are scheduled to be sentenced Monday, Nov. 30, 2020, in Hawaii's biggest corruption case. A jury convicted Katherine and Louis Kealoha of conspiracy in a plot to frame her uncle to keep him from revealing fraud that financed their fancy lives. (AP Photo/Jennifer Sinco Kelleher, File)

HONOLULU — A U.S. judge sentenced a former high-ranking Honolulu prosecutor to 13 years in prison Monday and her retired police chief husband to seven years, saying she stole money from her own grandmother and then used his law enforcement power to frame her uncle for a crime he didn’t commit — all to maintain the couple’s lavish lifestyle.