Hawaii County firefighter indicted for allegedly lying about Kealoha affair

  • Source: KHON-TV FOX 2
  • Published: 07/09/2018 05:30 PM

More legal drama surrounds the case involving former Honolulu police chief Louis Kealoha and his deputy prosecutor wife, Katherine. Federal prosecutors have charged a Hawaii County firefighter with conspiracy for allegedly lying to a grand jury about an affair with Katherine. Battalion Chief Jesse Ebersole from the Hawaii Fire Department was charged with conspiracy. Prosecutors say he made several trips to Honolulu, which were paid by Katherine Kealoha with money that didn't belong to her. Court records say Ebersole and Kealoha were part of a fellowship program called Pacific Century Fellows in 2009, and on several occasions between August 2012 and March 2013, Kealoha paid for Ebersole's airfare and hotel stays in Honolulu, as well as giving him a cashier's check for nearly $1,400. Records say the total expenses amounted to more than $20,000. Documents say that when Ebersole was called in to testify before the grand jury last year, Kealoha told him to lie and deny that they had an intimate relationship.


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