Wishing you and your ʻohana a very safe holiday and a prosperous New Year from the Department of the Prosecuting Attorney!
Deputy Prosecutor Scott Bell received the award for Top Cop for his success in prosecuting killers, drug dealers, sexual predators, and white-collar criminals. He is passionate about his community and ensuring justice is served.
22-year-old Dae Han Moon was found guilty of killing Stevie Feliciano in the parking structure at Ala Moana on Christmas Day 2016.
Darryl Freeman was found guilty of murder for gunning down 31-year-old Keenyn Pahio back in March 2017. Freeman faces life in prison when he is sentenced in January.
Kamaka Villegas and Kekoa Aspera escaped from prison and went on a two-day crime spree.
The Prosecutor’s Office offers college students real world experience through its legal internship program. Students participate in legal research, drafting legal memoranda, observing trial and field trips to the Honolulu Police Department and Halawa Correctional Facility.
A tribute for Pono, Hawai‘i’s first Courthouse Dog, was held at Mission Memorial Auditorium on Thursday, July 12th
Hawai‘i’s Community Outreach Court is reaching more communities on O‘ahu. During the first 18 months of the program 86 defendants participated, 950 non-violent cases were cleared, more than 1,650 hours of community service were performed by participants, and 39 people moved off the street and into housing.
*Updated August 15, 2018* – The White Collar Crime Unit secured convictions during the fiscal year 2018 in which defendants in high profile cases were found guilty of stealing more than $10 million.