Higa implicated in fraud case: Na Leo TV president to be placed on leave following federal plea deal


Na Leo TV in Hilo is shown Monday. (Kelsey Walling/Tribune-Herald)

The board of directors for Na Leo ‘O Hawaii TV is putting Stacy Higa, its CEO and president, on leave after a former associate alleged in federal court he and Higa were involved in a scheme to fraudulently funnel federal coronavirus relief funds to the Big Island public-access cable TV nonprofit.