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May 28, 2024

LA attorney secures acquittal in Honolulu bribery case

The case was prosecuted by a team from the U.S. attorney's office in San Diego.


After a 10-week trial, 41 government witnesses and less than 12-hours of jury deliberations, Los Angeles criminal defense boutique Kaplan Marino secured a not guilty verdict for the 82-year-old former CEO of an engineering firm accused of bribing a Hawaii prosecutor.

Other current and former executives at Mitsunaga & Associates Inc. and the prosecutor, Keith Kaneshiro, were also acquitted alongside Dennis Mitsunaga, the chief executive, on May 17.

"The verdicts i...

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