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                                                                                                                                THE CARROLL COX SHOW  :  1080 AM




   SUNDAY, February 28, 2016


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          February 28, 2016, Honolulu, Hawaii.  
          Carroll's guest is  Attorney Tony Locricchio.  He discusses his problems with the Disciplinary Board of the Office of Disciplinary Counsel (ODC) for the Judiciary of Hawaii, and explains the facts.    Tony faces possible disbarment,  and asks for the public's response to his issues.  He tells us the board will probably ask for disbarment without a hearing, and the reasons why.   
          The first problem, Tony was told his original hearing time was changed, but when he arrived at the new time, he was told he was in default because he did not show up for his hearing.   He tells us,this problem had to do with his strained relationship with his wife, who also acts as his secretary.  They later tried to explain the issues to the board and ask for a new hearing.   Tony is concerned disbarment without a hearing of the facts will ruin his reputation.              
          Tony was the Director of the Legal Aid Society of Hawaii, and much of his work is pro bono.   Among his many high-profile cases, he represented  the controversial  Kahuku Plantation Residents Association case that will be coming up before the federal court.  He  also won a defamation suit when he was accused of stealing money from a client he was defending for problems with property involved in the rail project.  Tony explains some of  the other politics behind why he is now having problems with the ODC, and why he probably will not get a hearing.     One of the big things he is concerned about is the fact that legal declarations made by his wife were made public, even though they should not have been.   Because they were made public, and the board attacked his credibility, he can now speak out about the case.       
          Tony is speaking out in hopes of seeking protection for all attorneys abused by the ODC.
          A caller  talks about problems he is having with the Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) because he is feeding cats at the Keehi Lagoon Boat Harbor.  Failure to comply to their request to stop feeding cats may result in loss of his boat, or at this point, use of the mooring facility at the harbor.  Because he lives on his boat, this is a big threat to his livelihood.  The harbor is a dumping ground for unwanted cats that he feeds and neuters.   So far the DLNR has only renewed his normally one-year lease for 90 days.   DLNR is being judge, jury and prosecutor in this case. There is no law against feeding cats, so what is their authority?    A caller notes there are laws against animal abuse, and starvation is an abuse.  
          Carroll also talks about problems with Chairperson Suzanne Case and recent management appointments at the Department of Land and Natural Resources.  

          The Friends of Maha'ulepu are still fighting the proposed "2,000 cow industrial dairy" being planned on Kauai.  Link here to view our video showcasing the pristine coastline, and the up-country farmland where the cows will be placed.     Friends of Maha'ulepu are concerned the dairy will negatively impact this fragile and beautiful shoreline and its abundant marine life.  They are also concerned the groundwater will be degraded by the infiltration of waste from the dairy operation.   

          Please support Friends of Maha'ulepu in their effort to halt the dairy by calling Governor Ige at 808-586-0034, or sending an email to gov@hawaii.gov.   Thank you.
















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        They have been neutered or spayed, and they are litter box trained.   Now, all  they need is your love.  Who can resist a new kitten?


        To adopt, call Carroll at 782-6627, or email carroll@carrollcox.com.     

        Carroll continues his discussion about local issues on O'lelo Public Television, Channel 54.  
        Link here to a list of his shows.  They can also be viewed on  O'lelo video on demand