Tam Ho not guilty in Maui incident - Hawaii News

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A federal jury found former Wackenhut of Hawaii airport security manager Robert Tam Ho not guilty yesterday on all charges stemming from a confrontation with Pacific Wings employees at Kahului Airport four years ago.

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justmy2cents

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#21
Oct 19, 2009
 
I may be wrong, but I don't think the Federal Public Defender's Office wins a whole lot of cases. However, that doesn't mean that people there aren't dedicated and highly competent.

I think they deserve a lot of credit for the way they prepared for this case, and for the excellent defense they put on. They should be congratulated for all their hard work. Their efforts prevented an innocent man from wrongfully going to prison.
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Oct 19, 2009
 

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When the facts of the erroneous and ridiculous charges, against Tam Ho, were finally brought to light in the recent trial, I couldn't help but smell the stench of persecution of an innocent law abiding citizen. How does it come to this?
Tam Ho made a legal citizen's arrest which was accepted by MPD. The local FBI reviewed the facts and cleared Tam Ho of any wrong doing. Somehow, the feds pursued another investigation and believed all of the incredible lies from Kahlstorf and others.
During the trial, Defense Attorney Silvert did a fantastic job flushing out the sewage of lies from the Prosecution's so called witnesses. The key witness doing a high five with an FBI agent in the hallway prior to her testimony against Tam Ho led one to believe there was something unethical occurring.
Mr. Tam Ho, a 30 year veteran and retired Assistant Police Chief of the Maui Police Department, was unjustly victimized by the federal justice system. Thank goodness the Jury had the intelligence to peer through the voluminous heap of lies from the prosecution and to render the only possible verdict - NOT GUILTY! Hooray for Mr. Tam Ho!
Totally Amazed

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#23
Oct 19, 2009
 
Wow, after reading all the comments about the outrageous harassment of Robert Tam Ho, I am shocked that something like this can occur here in America. Sounds like something that would happen in a communist country!

This is like a script from a Hollywood movie where the innocent citizen gets attacked with intimidation by the Feds. Luckily Tam Ho's nightmare has come to a happy conclusion.

Greg Kahlstorf, the over zealous Feds, and all the other lying prosecution witnesses will have to face their Karma in the future. What goes around, comes around full circle.
FINALLY

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Oct 19, 2009
 

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This has been a long time coming! Seriously people, google Greg Khalstorf...all you will find is stories of how he stirs up trouble EVERYWHERE he goes. He's constantly making it seem like everyone is out to get him, when in reality it's the complete reverse. He will sue anyone for anything he can! At the Kahului Airport he doesn't get along with TSA, DOT & airport security! But, he blames THEM for all the problems. Hmmmm....who is the common denominator here?! Yes, Khalstorf! If he would just follow the rules like everyone else, there wouldn't be so many issues at hand! This ridiculous, vengeful man should be banned from the islands. He does not contribute positively in any way. The presence of Khalstorf & his disgusting airline are detrimental to the people of Hawaii. This entire case against Tam Ho was built on LIES! And, thankfully the truth came out! Yet, only after Khalstorf drug Tam Ho's name & reputation through the mud! Seriously, where is the media coverage now?! This case just goes to show that if you have enough $$$ & make enough noise, the government & their shady employees will defend anyone...even if they know they're full of it! All I have to say is congratulations to Tam Ho & his family. It's a shame that such a respectable family had to endure all the stress & ridicule that came along with this case.
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Oct 20, 2009
 

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This whole fiasco smells of corruption. How can the Feds be blind to the fact that this Kahlstorf idiot was using them for his own benifit? If we can google Kahlstorf and notice how often he is involved in controversy, how could the Feds not see this and take his side? Now I know why most crimes are solved by police officers, it takes common sense to decipher fact from fiction.

Mr. Tam Ho can stand proud that he has stood up to Kahlstorf and all the pressure inflicted on him by the US Injustice system. It was Good vs Evil, and Good prevailed! Right on Tam Ho, you kicked butt, not only when you had to defend yourself when attacked at the airport, but also in fighting the rich and arrogant Kahlstorf, along with making fools of the Feds and their case based on lies.

As with other bloggers, I've also noticed how little coverage Tam Ho's vindication has received in the media. Almost nothing. Is it because he doesn't have the big money? Why not persecute Greg Kahlstorf in the media now that his evil persona has been exposed during the trial?
Big Baby

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#26
Oct 20, 2009
 
During the federal prosecutor's closing arguments, not the defense attorney mind you, prosecutor Shipley referred to Greg Kahlstorf as being a BIG BABY! Even the prosecutor, who was on the same side as Kahlstorf, knew that Kahlstorf is an obnoxious person. The prosecutor sure got that fact right.
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#27
Oct 21, 2009
 
I surmise that batchi will catch up with some of the crumbs involved, but more importantly, will there be an inquiry as to whom authorized this witch hunt? Bullies seem to exist on all levels.

Since: Oct 09

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#28
Oct 21, 2009
 
Right On Bruddah Butch! Our prayers have been answered as justice is served. Congratulations to you and your Ohana and the many who never stopped believing in you.
Shammy Skin

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Oct 21, 2009
 

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Can a investigative reporter or some brave federal Government employee initiate a ethic's investigation into US Attorney Bill Shipley and the Department of Justice Civil Rights Bureau to determine the their actual procedural process on selecting Civil Rights Violaiton cases for prosecution in the land of "Freedom"? How the hell did this school yard scrap get taken to the Fedral Courts. Shouldn't Shipley and the USA Office in Hawiai and Washingtom answer for this case being accepted for prosecution. My God, we must have much higher priority Civil Rights cases to prosecute, case with legitimate and far reacihng ramifications.

Please Star Bulletin, US Attorneys office, someone with balls, investiagte WHO ordered this case to be prosecuted. Go get the people who are in bed with Kahlstorf and his demented, evil mind.

Let's launcg a Anti Pacific Wings campaign and hive the Federal Public Defenders entire office the "People of the Year Award".....Let them prosecute Osama Bin Ladin since Shipley only wants to handle petty cases on behalf of chronic liars and sociopaths like the guy from Pacific Wings....

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#30
Oct 21, 2009
 
Since Department of Justice (DOJ)is suppose to be fair and impartial and has the resources to get to the truth, why did the DOJ unjustly try to convict Mr. Tam Ho of jury temporing when the witnesses were people of dubious integrity. Is it possible that Pacific Wings used its political muscle to have DOJ pursue a conviction. Anyone who knows or has connection with Senators Inouye and Akaka should ask them to investigate if DOJ abused its powers on an ordinary citizen like Mr. Tam Ho.
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Oct 21, 2009
 
The inconceivable way that the US Department of Justice ruthlessly went after Mr. Tam Ho, an innocent man, has me wondering what kind of political pressure was involved. Greg Kahlstorf was probably doing a little foot tapping in a bathroom stall with some politician, and lining their pocket with cash. How else could a lawful citizen's arrest, wind up in Federal court, prosecuting an upstanding citizen, who by the way gave 30 years of his life in law enforcement to protect us? Thanks to Attorney Silver and his staff for freeing an innocent man.

Even after Tam Ho has been acquited of any wrong doing, Kahlstorf still has the audacity to try to sue Tam Ho. Apparently Kahlstorf's cash flow is endless, as he has hired the lawfirm of Lowenthal, a well known defender of criminals. There's so much evil in Kahlstorf, that I think it's time to have an exorcism performed on him. Break out the Hawaiian salt and Ti leaves to ward off the evil Kahlstorf and his band of liars!
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#32
Oct 21, 2009
 
Right on Outraged Kamaaina! You're totally right, this guy, Kahlstorf, is pure evil. He even picks on the poor people of Kalaupapa on Molokai with his extremely high prices for tickets on his airlines. This rich haole thinks he's better than the local people. Too bad Tam Ho didn't get a chance to do a little Mike Tyson action on Kahlstorf, just like his buddy experienced when trying to attack Tam Ho. No mess with the local boy who not only has brains, but can knock you on your butt! Right on Tam Ho, you made all the local bruddahs proud.
Harry--- Where are you

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Oct 22, 2009
 

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Mr. Harry Eagar had a lot to write in the Maui News based on all that garbage Greg Kahlstof gave him when the allegations were first made against Tam Ho. Mr. Eagar, to date we have only seen Kahlstorf's side of the story in the Maui News. How about some equal time for the local bruddah.
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Right on butch. But I warned you not to work at the airport. I am very sorry for what you and your family had to go through.

Now I hope you will not have to face a civil case with this numnut, because we all know why Jesus was not born at Pacific Wings....No could find three wise men.

Good for you Butch!!!!!!!!
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#35
Oct 23, 2009
 
Congratulations Mr. Tam Ho.

How dare this bacteria who is 20 degrees below plant life (only after rehabilitation will he be worthy of scum of the earth status), challenge the integrity of a career long, distinguished officer of the law and decorated navy veteran?!

Unlike the Kahlstorf bacteria, you are a man of honor and a gentleman. There are very few of us left.

Breakfast for all at Sheik's.
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Oct 24, 2009
 
fulltilt wrote:
Congratulations Mr. Tam Ho.
How dare this bacteria who is 20 degrees below plant life (only after rehabilitation will he be worthy of scum of the earth status), challenge the integrity of a career long, distinguished officer of the law and decorated navy veteran?!
Unlike the Kahlstorf bacteria, you are a man of honor and a gentleman. There are very few of us left.
Breakfast for all at Sheik's.
Wow! Still have Sheiks? I remember eating there when I spent the summer in Kahului with my relatives when I was small kid. My best wishes to the Tam Ho family.
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Dec 6, 2009
 
Mr Happy wrote:
When the facts of the erroneous and ridiculous charges, against Tam Ho, were finally brought to light in the recent trial, I couldn't help but smell the stench of persecution of an innocent law abiding citizen. How does it come to this?
Tam Ho made a legal citizen's arrest which was accepted by MPD. The local FBI reviewed the facts and cleared Tam Ho of any wrong doing. Somehow, the feds pursued another investigation and believed all of the incredible lies from Kahlstorf and others.
During the trial, Defense Attorney Silvert did a fantastic job flushing out the sewage of lies from the Prosecution's so called witnesses. The key witness doing a high five with an FBI agent in the hallway prior to her testimony against Tam Ho led one to believe there was something unethical occurring.
Mr. Tam Ho, a 30 year veteran and retired Assistant Police Chief of the Maui Police Department, was unjustly victimized by the federal justice system. Thank goodness the Jury had the intelligence to peer through the voluminous heap of lies from the prosecution and to render the only possible verdict - NOT GUILTY! Hooray for Mr. Tam Ho!
Credibility counts or should I say lack thereof:)
Poi Boy

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Dec 6, 2009
 
We're behind you all the way, Robert!!!!!!!!
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#39
Mar 9, 2011
 
blue_ rat las vegas wrote:
WARNING!!!!!
Greg Kahlstorf has now spread his wings to the State of New Mexico and Georgia, please be aware of his most confrontational and antagonistic demeanor. It took the courage and fortitude of a retired Police officer to fight the injustice of this evil man, he makes his so-called millions by BULLYING people and companies too afraid to confront his evil ways. Maui residents should be proud that this man and his Ohana took on this "BULLY" and exposed his "sick" ways, my friends who watched the trial observed that Greg Kahlstorf and his band of thieves tried to put on an Academy award winning performance but fortunately the jury was not swayed or fooled by Kahlstorf's antics. Much mahalos... to Mr Silvert and his defense team for such a well prepared case. They EXPOSED the many lies that kahlstorf and his cronies presented. Governor Lingle and Mayor Tavares should permanently furlough this good for "nuthin" pathetic airlines......
Blue Rat.....
Mr. HO WAS and IS GUILTY! He only got off because of a technicality and his skin color and nationality!
Hawaiian Home Girl

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Mar 9, 2011
 
If you were in the court room you would know Mr. Ho was and is GUILTY, GUILTY, GUILTY! A technicality is the reason he was found not guilty(even tho he is!). I'm sure being a retired police officer, he set it up with someone so he could get off on the technicality, cause he knows he would have met his match in jail with someone who hates the police and former police. GOD will see that Mr. Ho gets what he deserves, which is why I can't wait for him to die! See ya in HELL Mr. Ho! Maybe someday some airport security can beat you unconscious.

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