Federal Grand Jury Activated in Hawaii Investigates Government Corruption and Murder

On January 18th, 2016 Hawaii District Judge Michael Seabright granted a request to activate a Grand Jury investigation into Corruption within political jurisdictions in Hawaii and other States..

​​Codefore Publishing proprietor  J.D. Benish  petitioned the court  for a Grand Jury investigation into  corruption in Hawaii. On January 18th, 2016  Hawaii District Judge Michael Seabright granted Benish’s request and forwarded investigation documents to the Hawaii Grand Jury.

It began when the Kauai Police, and the Kauai Mayors office would only release partial information on the 1993 murder of 4 year old Hawaiian Princess Lacey Ruff. Benish said that it became necessary to ask the victims family members in Hawaii to go to the courthouse and access records  “ When I received the court documents  I realized there was a profound cover-up surrounding this investigation. ”

"A local Circuit Grand Jury would be out of the question because of the politics." he said. " The whole damn place was on the buddy system".

JD Benish, Editor

“A local Circuit Grand Jury would be out of the question because of the politics." he said. " The whole damn place was on the buddy system”.  “The initial murder inquiry was  overshadowed by corruption allegations and the Hawaii Attorney General’s office was turning a blind eye to their allegations. One of the defendants is married to a Deputy Attorney General who when contacted defended his wife.

Benish said  “I could not find a precedent where a Citizen’s compliant to a Federal Grand Jury was processed on the Federal District level and  I didn't trust the local Justice Department." Benish said the  request for the Grand Jury was based on the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure, Rule 6(a) 1. That states: ‘When the public interest so requires, the court must order that one or more grand juries be summoned’.”

Benish said that his request to Judge Seabright alleges but is not limited to the following allegations of violations of Federal law.

         Title 18 U.S.C. Section 2248, 2251 Murder.

         Violation of the US Constitution 5th Amendment,

         Violation of the US Constitution 4th Amendment.

         Title 18 US code 242 Deprivation of rights under the color of law.

         Title 18 US Code 2071  Concealment, removal or mutilation of public                   records.

         Title 18 US Code 241- Conspiracy against rights.

         Violation of Federal Criminal Rule 11.

         Violation U.S.C. 14141 Engaging in a pattern or practice that  deprives persons of  rights  etc:

         Title 18 U.S.C. Chapter 96 Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt (RICO)

         Title 18 U.S.C 1956 or 1957 Money Laundering.

Benish cautioned:  “Allegations are just that, allegations. It is ultimately up to the Federal Grand Jury District of Hawaii to investigate these allegations and determine whether there is or is not probable cause to either indict or not indict some, all or none of the listed defendants. “  Benish said that the allegations of violations of Federal law are not restricted to the State of Hawaii, but also there are incidents that occurred in other states by some of  the same Hawaiian residents,

On December 11th, 2015 Benish shipped over 50 copies of his affidavit to Hawaiian District Judge Michael Seabright's office as well as the IRS Criminal complaint office in California.

On December 29th, 2015 he received a letter from Judge Seabright's clerks office stating that they would not process his request and that if Benish didn’t come and get the documents they would be destroyed.

On Jan 8th, Benish said he telephoned the District Court Clerks office to ask why his request was denied. He requested  the name of the person who ultimately made the decision to reject. . Was it the Judge who rejected it or was it someone else?  The clerks answer was that it was a “General opinion”.   “ I sent  judge Seabright an email” He said.

Benish  he would not reveal what was in the email but on January 18th he received a voice mail message from the clerk’s office that the complaint was being forwarded to the Grand Jury.

Benish said that some of the names of persons on this defendant list include but are not limited to:

Todd Schonlau

Jason Hester

Paul Sulla Jr.

Nancy Budd

Katherine Lloyd

Philip Carey

John Carrol

Gary Dubin

Gloria Emery

Paul Sulla III

Jamie Wallace

Glen Hara

John Burgess

Joe Moss

Bradley Parries

Robert Silverman

Lynette Stein

Stephen Whittaker

Mary Ann Jolin

Judges within the 1st Circuit Courts

Judges within the 3rd Circuit Courts

Judges within the 5th Circuit Courts

Persons in the Honolulu Police Department. (Past and Present)

Persons in the Kauaii Police Department (Past and Present)

The Kauai Police Chief (Past and Present)

The Kauai Mayor (Past and Present)

The Kauai Prosecutor (Past and present)

Persons in the Kauai Prosecutors office (Past and Present)

Persons in the Hawaii Prosecutors office

Persons in the Hilo Police Department

Persons in the Hawaii Attorney General’s Office

Kauai General Counsel

Persons in the Kauai Freedom of Information Office

Hawaii Community Foundation

Hale Opio Inc.

Hawaii United Way

Territorial Savings Bank

Big Island Land Co.

First Hawaiian Bank

Stewart Title Company

American Savings Bank

(And many more)