Ex-Honolulu prosecutor avoids trials by pleading guilty

FILE - In this June 27, 2019 file photo Former deputy prosecutor Katherine Kealoha, center left, and husband, former Honolulu police chief Louis Kealoha, center right, walk toward Queen Street after the verdict in their corruption case at federal court in Honolulu. The Honolulu police chief and his wife convicted of conspiracy are pleading guilty in remaining cases against them. Jurors in June convicted the Kealohas in a plot to frame a relative to keep him from revealing fraud that financed their lavish lifestyle. (Cindy Ellen Russell/Honolulu Star-Advertiser via AP, File)

HONOLULU — Former deputy Honolulu prosecutor Katherine Kealoha, already convicted of conspiracy with her retired police chief husband, Louis, in the state’s biggest corruption case, pleaded guilty Tuesday to bank fraud, identity theft and protecting her brother from a drug-dealing investigation.