No action on Kealoha’s new trial motion

HONOLULU (AP) — A U.S. judge isn’t making any decisions on a former Honolulu prosecutor’s request for a new trial until after she’s sentenced for conspiracy in what’s been described as the state’s biggest corruption case.

Katherine Kealoha filed a motion saying she should get a new trial because her former taxpayer-funded attorney wasn’t effective after a jury found her guilty of conspiracy in a plot to frame her uncle. Kealoha and that lawyer, Cynthia Kagiwada, have parted ways.