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Attorney General 2019-2 Attorney General Seeks Immediate Suspension of the Honolulu Prosecutor

Posted on Feb 12, 2019 in Latest Department News

HONOLULU – Attorney General Clare E. Connors today filed a petition with the Hawaiʻi Supreme Court seeking to suspend Keith Kaneshiro from practicing law as the Honolulu Prosecutor.

“Mr. Kaneshiro’s purported status as the target of a federal criminal investigation creates a conflict of interest prohibited under the rules of professional conduct,” said Attorney General Connors.  “His refusal to address the conflict by taking leave of his public office has necessitated the filing of this petition.”

Attorney General Connors has asked the Hawaiʻi Supreme Court to suspend Mr. Kaneshiro until the conflict of interest is resolved and the appearance of impropriety no longer exists.

A copy of the petition can be found here.

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For more information, contact:


Krishna F. Jayaram

Special Assistant to the Attorney General

Department of the Attorney General

(808) 586-1284

[email protected]


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