Officer involved in Kealoha's corruption case changes plea to guilty after reaching deal with federal prosecutors
Sellers was arrested in the fall of 2018 as a co-conspirator in the case, and was later released on a $50,000 signature bail after pleading not guilty.
HONOLULU - The Kealoha case takes another turn as Honolulu Police Officer David Sellers took the stand Friday and changed his plea to guilty after reaching a deal with federal prosecutors in court.
Sellers was included in the indictment of former Deputy Prosecutor Katherine Kealoha and former Chief of Police Louis Kealoha, and was arrested in the fall of 2018 as a co-conspirator in the case. He was later released on a $50,000 signature bail after pleading not guilty.
The Kealohas and Sellers, as well as retired police officer Gordon Shiraishi, and current officers Derek Hahn and Bobby Nguyen, were indicted in federal court on charges that include conspiracy to commit offenses, obstruction, giving false statements to federal officers, bank fraud, aggravated identity theft, and criminal forfeiture.
The case is based on the 2013 theft of a mailbox from the Kealoha's Kahala home.