Doctor to be released despite prosecutors’ request

  • FILE - In this Oct. 20, 2017, file photo, former Honolulu Police Chief Louis Kealoha, right, and his wife, Katherine Keahola, leave federal court in Honolulu. A federal grand jury has indicted Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019, former Honolulu prosecutor Katherine Keahola and her brother on drug distribution charges. (AP Photo/Caleb Jones, File)

  • Hawaii Attorney General Clare Connors speaks during a news conference, Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019 in Honolulu. Connors has asked the state’s highest court to immediately suspend Honolulu’s top prosecutor Keith Kaneshiro because he is the target of a federal investigation. (AP Photo/Caleb Jones)

  • FILE - In this March 2, 2016, file photo, Honolulu’s top prosecutor Keith Kaneshiro talks to The Associated Press in Honolulu. Hawaii Attorney General Clare Connors asked the state’s highest court on Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019, to immediately suspend Kaneshiro because he is the target of a federal investigation. (AP Photo/Cathy Bussewitz, File)

HONOLULU — A U.S. judge is allowing the release on bond of a Hilo doctor accused of dealing opioids with his sister, a former Honolulu deputy prosecutor.