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United States of America v. Kanani Padeken
Honolulu, Hawaii criminal defense lawyer represented the Defendant charged with taking bribes in exchange for expediting the approval of permits issued by the Department of Planning and Permitting (DPP) of the City and County of Honolulu. After a lengthy investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) into corruption at the DPP, honest services wire fraud charges were filed ag...
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( 09-06-2023 - HI)

Sainan Liu v. Merrick B. Garland
Honolulu, Hawaii immigration lawyer represented Petitioner seeking review of an Order of the Board of Immigration Appeals. Petitioner Sainan Liu, a citizen of China, petitions for review of an order of the Board of Immigration Appeals ("BIA") affirming a decision of the Immigration Judge ("IJ") denying her applications for asylum, withholding of removal, and relief under the Convention Ag...
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( 07-18-2023 - HI)

United States of America v. Treston Cory Kawailani Hardin and Anthony Kelii Mark
Honolulu, Hawaii criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant charged with carjacking. On March 14, 2020, Treston Cory Kawailani Hardin and Anthony Kelii Mark drove a stolen car to the Waipio Soccer Complex and parked alongside the victim, who was seated in the driver’s seat of a Nissan truck. Hardin then exited his car, walked over to the victim’s truck, opened his passenger’s si...
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( 07-18-2023 - HI)

Roynes J. Doral, II v. City and County of Honolulu, et al.
Honolulu, Hawaii civil rights lawyer represented Plaintiff who sued Defendants for violating his constitutional rights with the result he was wrongfully convicted and incarcerated for sexual assault. On August 4, 2003, a jury found Plaintiff Roynes J. Dural II guilty of five separate Sexual Assault crimes in Hawaii State Court. Plaintiff was sentenced to 20 years imprisonment....
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( 06-23-2023 - HI)

United States of America v. Charles Kimo Brown
Honolulu, Hawaii criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant charged with embezzlement. Charles Kimo Brown, age 64, from Miliani, Howaii, was the former Secretary-Treasurer of the Hawaii Longshore Division, Brown was paid according to vouchers that he submitted to the accounting department of Local 142. The hours Brown was supposed to list on the vouchers were based upon the “lost tim...
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( 05-03-2023 - HI)

United States of America v. Wilfredo Tamayo Savella
Honolulu, Hawaii criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant charged with corrupt solicitation and acceptance of bribes. 18:666A.F CONVERTS TO OWN USE PROPERTY OF ANOTHER, Corrupt Solicitation and Acceptance of Bribes, 18 U.S.C. § 666(a)(1)(B) (1)...
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( 04-28-2023 - HI)

United States of America v. Ty J.K. Cullen
Honolulu, Hawaii criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant charged with honest services wire fraud which consisted of his acceptance of multiple bribes in return for performing, and agreeing to perform, official legislative acts on behalf of a Hawaii businessperson. Ty J.K. Cullen, age 42, former Hawaii State Representative and Vice Chair of the House Committee on Finance accepted br...
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( 04-06-2023 - HI)

United States of America v. Michael T. Chock and Brigida Chock
Honolulu, Hawaii criminal defense lawyer representing Defendants charged with tax fraud. Federal Courthouse - Honolulu, Hawaii ...
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( 03-21-2023 - HI)

United States of America v. Stewart Olani Stant
Honolulu, Hawaii civil rights lawyer represented Defendant charged with honest services wire fraud consisting of acceptance of multiple bribes in the form of cash, bank deposits, and gambling trips to Las Vegas in order to provide lucrative sole source contracts from Maui County’s Department of Environmental Management to businessman Milton Choy. ...
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( 02-21-2023 - HI)

Donald S. Guzmanv. County of Maui, et al.
Honolulu, Hawaii civil rights lawyer represented Plaintiff who sued Defendants on civil rights violation theories. Federal Courthouse - Honolulu, Hawaii ...
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( 02-10-2023 - HI)

United States of America v. Lindsey Kinney
Honolulu, Hawaii criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant charged with posting threats to kill others on Instagram. Federal Courthouse - Honolulu, Hawaii ...
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( 02-10-2023 - HI)

United States of America v. Christopher Chan
Honolulu, Hawaii criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant charged with felony possession of firearms. MoreLaw Legal News For Honolulu On August 16, 2022, after receiving citizen reports that Defen...
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( 01-27-2023 - HI)

State of Hawaii v. Albert "Ian" Schweitzer
Hilo, Hawaii criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant charged with murder, kidnapping and sexual assault of a woman in 1991. Albert "Ian" Schweitzer and three other men were convicted of kidnapping, sexually assault and murdering Dana Ireland, age 23, who was found barely alive near a fishing trail in Puna, a remote section of the Big Island on Christmas Eve in 1991. The ...
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( 01-25-2023 - hi)

United States of America v. Nickie Mali Lum Davis
Honolulu, Hawaii riminal defense lawyer represented Defendant charged with facilitating an unregistered lobbying campaign of the Administration of the former President of the United States and the U.S. Department of Justice on behalf of foreign principals in exchange for millions of dollars. ...
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( 01-19-2023 - HI)

United States of America v. Jordan DeMattos
Honolulu, Hawaii criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant charged with assault of an inmate and participation in a multi-year conspiracy to cover-up the abuse, conspiracy to obstruct justice, and obstruction by false report. MoreLaw Legal News For Honolulu ...
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( 01-18-2023 - HI)

Jordan Carlton, et al. v. Avis Budget Group, Inc., et al.
Honolulu, Hawaii personal injury lawyers represented Plaintiffs, who sued Defendants on a product liability theory claiming to have suffered more than $75,000 in injuries and/or damages as a direct result of a defective and unreasonably dangerous produce designed, manufactured, sold or rent by Defendants. ...
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( 01-03-2023 - HI)

Charlies Acong Domingo and Eva Domingo v. Costco Wholesale Corporation
Honolulu, Hawaii personal injury lawyer represented Plaintiff, who sued Defendant on a negligence theory claiming to have suffered more than $75,000 in injuries and/or damages as a direct result of an accident. MoreLaw Legal News For Honolulu ...
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( 12-15-2022 - HI)

Steve W. Lane v. United States of America
Honolulu, Hawaii personal injury lawyer represented Plaintiff, who sued Defendant on a Governmental Tort Claims Act medical malpractice negligence theory claiming to have suffered injuries and/or damages as a direct result of substandard health care. MoreLaw Legal News For Honolul...
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( 12-14-2022 - HI)

United States of America v. David Akui-Cabanilla, III
Honolulu, Hawaii criminal law lawyer represented Defendant charged with assaulting and battering two corrections officers. MoreLaw Legal News For Honolulu David Akui-Cabanilla, III, age 37, assaulted two corrections officers...
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( 12-07-2022 - HI)

Tracy Ann Childers v. Park Hotels & Resorts, Inc. and Hilton Management, Inc.
Honolulu, Hawaii personal injury lawyer represented Plaintiff, who sued Defendant on a negligence theory claiming to have suffered more than $75,000 in injuries and/or damages as a direct result of an accident on Defendants' property MoreLaw Legal News For Honolulu ...
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( 12-01-2022 - HI)

United States of America v. Carey Mills
Honolulu, Hawaii criminal law lawyer represented Defendant charged with wire fraud in connection with a scheme to defraud the federal government of program funds intended for COVID-19-related relief. The Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) is a federal loan program intended to help small businesses survive the COVID-19 pandemic by providing them with funds to cover certain payroll costs, i...
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( 11-22-2022 - HI)

United States of America v. Kaulana Alo-Kaonohi and Levi Aki
Honolulu, Hawaii criminal law lawyer represented Defendant charged with committing a hate crime. C.K., purchased a house in Kahakuloa and decided to move there with his wife and three daughters after his wife was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis and forced to retire. When C.K. arrived in Kahakuloa, he was harassed and threatened by various Kahakuloa residents who told him things like, ...
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( 11-22-2022 - HI)

LKR, et al. v. State of Hawaii, et al.
Honolulu, Hawaii civil rights lawyer represented multiple Plaintiffs, who sued Defendants claiming that they were all sexually assaulted by by guards at a women's prison. The Plaintiff's sought $7.5 million in damages from the State which admitted that the sexual assaults happened. The suit alleged that four adult correctional officers -- Chavon Freitas, Taofi Magalei Jr., Brent...
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( 11-16-2022 - HI)

Lydia H. Sadaoka v. Target Corporation
Honolulu, Hawaii personal injury slip and fall lawyer represented Plaintiff, who sued Defendant on a negligence theory claiming to have suffered more than $75,000 in injuries and/or damages as a direct result of an accident in one of Defendant's Target Stores. This case was filed in the First Circuit Court, 1CCV-21-0000909 and was removed to federal court by the Defendant. T...
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( 11-15-2022 - HI)

State of Wisconsin v. Waylon Thomas Wayman
Green Bay, Wisconsin criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant charged with first-degree intentional homicide. Waylon Wayman, age 31, and Clarence Graven, were accused of killing shooting and killing Codie Shultz. 1 940.01(1)(a) 1st-Degree Intentional Homicide Felony A Modifier: 939.05 PTAC, as a Party to a Crime 2 943.32(2) Armed Robbery Felony C Modifier: 93...
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( 10-03-2022 - HI)

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