Saturday, August 2, 2003

Lindsey must report
to prison on Nov. 3

Former Kamehameha Schools trustee Lokelani Lindsey was ordered to turn herself in Nov. 3 to begin serving her six-month prison term for federal money-laundering and conspiracy convictions.

Lindsey, who was to turn herself in to the U.S. Bureau of Prisons on Aug. 4, was granted an additional 90 days of freedom yesterday -- half of what she requested -- so that she can continue caring for her ailing husband. Assistant U.S. Attorney Les Osborne opposed the delay.

Any more than 90 days would be "special treatment," said U.S. District Judge David Ezra, who granted her two previous extensions totaling eight months.

Her husband, Stephen Lindsey, is bedridden and suffers from heart and other ailments. His condition has deteriorated since undergoing surgery last November for a growth on his spinal column, followed by additional surgery in December.

Defense attorney William Harrison said Stephen Lindsey's condition has worsened and is now terminal. His wife, who cannot afford to place him in an institution, does everything for him, including taking him to the restroom and helping with bathing and eating, Harrison said.

Ezra said yesterday that this is the last continuance he would agree to and that he was only doing it for Stephen Lindsey's benefit, not hers.

Harrison said Stephen Lindsey will participate in a study by Kaiser Moanalua Medical Center of terminal-care patients with less than a year to live.

Lokelani Lindsey was sentenced to six months in federal prison in October for helping sister Marlene Lindsey hide her assets in a bankruptcy fraud scheme. Lokelani Lindsey, the first female appointed to the board of the Kamehameha Schools, was removed in May 1999 from her $1 million-a-year post following a five-month trial after the court found she had breached her fiduciary duties.


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