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Ex-Hawaiʻi Prosecutor’s Brother Found Guilty of Drug Dealing

(AP) — A jury has found the pain physician brother of a former Hawaiʻi prosecutor imprisoned in a corruption case guilty of prescribing oxycodone to his friends so that they could sell the pills for cash. Jurors found Dr. Rudolph Puana guilty of conspiracy to distribute oxycodone and fentanyl and distribution of oxycodone and fentanyl outside the course of professional practice and without a legitimate medical purpose. Puana’s attorney says they are disappointed with the verdict. Puana’s sister, Katherine Kealoha, and her former police chief husband are in prison for conspiracy in a separate case alleging they plotted to frame a relative to keep him from revealing the fraud that financed their lavish lifestyle.
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