By James Dooley
Dooley’s first task as an investigative journalist concerned town housing venture of Kukui Plaza, which brought him to the “pay to play” approach to awarding executive contracts to obliging experts. In later tales, he scrutinized bloody struggles over illicit playing profit, the homicide of a urban prosecutor’s son, neighborhood syndicate ties to the Teamsters Union, and the dealings of Bishop property. His groundbreaking assurance of the forays by means of yakuza into Hawaii and the continental usa have been the 1st of its sort in American journalism.
As Dooley pursued tales from the bottom of island society, names of revered public figures and people of violent criminals crammed his computing device: entertainer Don Ho, U.S. Senator Daniel Inouye, Governors George Ariyoshi and Ben Cayetano, Mayor Frank Fasi, and infamous felons Henry Huihui, Nappy Pulawa, and Ronnie Ching. Woven all through is the identify of massive Island rancher Larry Mehau—was he the “godfather of equipped crime” in Hawaii as alleged through the FBI, or just an ex-cop who befriended strength agents during doing enterprise for his defense defend enterprise? The e-book features a timeline of Mehau’s actions to permit readers to pass judgement on for themselves.
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