- Associated Press - Saturday, January 31, 2015

HONOLULU (AP) - A federal grand jury indictment accuses a Kailua man of embezzling from a charity that helped the disabled.

According to the indictment, Mitchell J.W. Keawe Jr. allegedly stole from an organization receiving federal funds. The indictment says Keawe was executive director of Hawaii Centers for Independent Living when he allegedly embezzled nearly $180,000 from 2011 to 2013.

The FBI says the now-defunct Honolulu-based charity provided social services to disabled people across Hawaii and Guam. It was primarily funded by the U.S. Department of Education.

Keawe, also known as Kimo Keawe, isn’t under arrest. He’s been served with a summons to appear in federal court on Feb. 12 to answer to the charges.

Two phone numbers associated with him aren’t working and he couldn’t immediately be reached for comment Saturday.

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