Prosecutors cancel
Harris grand jury

By Star-Bulletin Staff

City prosecutors abruptly canceled a grand jury this morning involving a local engineering firm linked to more than $100,000 in alleged illegal campaign contributions to Honolulu Mayor Jeremy Harris.

Political donors tied to SSFM International Inc. had been sub-poenaed to testify in today's grand jury meeting but were told the session was canceled.

The prosecutor's office declined comment and attorneys for SSFM could not be reached.

Unlike a previous grand jury investigating the Harris campaign, today's grand jury had the authority to issue indictments.

SSFM is a large city contractor that served as the consultant for the $45 million Central Oahu Regional Park project.

Harris' attorneys have denied that the city awarded contracts to large campaign donors.

The park project has been criticized by City Council members for millions of dollars of cost overruns.

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