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Federal grant pays for deputy prosecutor

August 07, 2012
WAILUKU - The Maui County prosecutor's office is using a federal grant to hire another attorney to prosecute intoxicated drivers and other violators of traffic laws.  Lyle Keanini started in the new position as a deputy prosecutor Wednesday.  With his hiring, the number of deputy prosecutors assigned to handle District Court cases has increased to six, said Deputy Prosecutor Byron Fujieda, who is District Court supervisor for the prosecutor's office.  "It evens out the load for all the other deputies, where they can focus on their individual cases without being overloaded and put attention toward prosecution of traffic matters as well as misdemeanor cases," Fujieda said.
The Maui News