Jury selection begins in high-level corruption case

  • 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. Kealoha and his wife, a city prosecutor, have pleaded not guilty to federal corruption charges. Jury selection is expected to begin in a closely watched corruption scandal involving the highest levels of Honolulu law enforcement. Because of the intense publicity surrounding the case, 400 prospective jurors are needed for the initial phase of jury selection Monday May 13, 2019. (AP Photo/Caleb Jones)

  • In this Thursday, May 7, 2019 photo The Neal Blaisdell Center is seen in Honolulu as officials get ready to use the large event venue for jury selection in a corruption case involving the highest levels of the city's law enforcement. The U.S. judge presiding of the case against former police chief Louis Kealoha and his wife Katherine Kealoha, a former deputy city prosecutor, is concerned the courthouse wouldn't accommodate some 400 jurors needed for the high-profile case, so he reserved a room at the center. (AP Photo/Jennifer Sinco Kelleher)

HONOLULU — Jury selection began Monday in a closely watched corruption case involving the highest levels of Honolulu law enforcement. But instead of a courtroom, prospective jurors were summoned to a venue that usually hosts concerts, expos and other large events.