An investigation into Office of Hawaiian Affairs has been ongoing since March of 2018, regarding corruption and misappropriation of public tax dollars.
It had still been ongoing as of December 9th 2019
As of December 30th 2019, the investigation has been suspended by the state’s auditor, the FBI’s investigation if separate (that part is not quite clear), may still be ongoing.
State Auditor Les Kondo announced today that the Office of the Auditor has suspended its audit of the Office of Hawaiian Affairs’ (OHA) limited liability companies (LLCs) because the OHA Board of Trustees is denying access to complete and unredacted minutes of its meetings, even though the audit was ordered by the state Legislature and state law gives the auditor the “unambiguous” authority to examine all OHA records.
In my opinion (Ryan Thompson), the ENTIRE premise of the Office of Hawaiian affairs is in violation of the 14th Amendment. Taking tax dollars from the general fund to benefit only one racial group? That does not seem like equal protection under the law. If this was a government agency to benefit ONLY Caucasians, there would likely be people in prison as a result.
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