06/24/2014 02:13 pm ET Updated Jun 24, 2014

Honolulu Ethics Commission Complains Of Affronts To Its Independence

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Honolulu’s Ethics Commission, tasked with ferreting out government corruption, hoped to purchase a $600 GPS tracking device last month to investigate city employees suspected of getting paid for work that they didn’t do.

The alleged scheme is believed to be costing the city a quarter of a million dollars a year, according to a letter the Ethics Commission intends to send to Mayor Kirk Caldwell.

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