James B. Nicholson, Trustee vs. Harmon
(Formerly Woo vs. Harmon)
CV05-00030 DAE KSC
U.S. District Court For the District of Hawaii
Judges: David A. Ezra; Kevin S. Chang
HEARING ON MOTION FOR CONTEMPT OF COURT
DATE: January 16, 2007, 10:30 AM
(Hearing cancelled without notice)
JUDGE: Hon. David Ezra
The Honorable John Peyton
4th Floor, City Hall at St. James
117 W. Duval St.
Jacksonville, FL 32202
Republican Mayor of Jacksonville, Florida. Former Hawaii Director of Public Safety; former chief litigator for the Central Intelligence Agency; former Assistant U.S. Attorney and prosecutor in the Ronald Rewald fraud case; reportedly helped the U.S. Government establish a legal system in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
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April 6, 2007
Ex-prosecutor John Peyton, 62, dies in car crash
By Ken Kobayashi, Honolulu Advertiser
John Peyton, a former longtime federal prosecutor here who later served as head of the state Department of Public Safety, died this week in a car crash in Africa.
Peyton, 62, who was helping the legal system in Malawi in southeast Africa, and his wife, Eileen, were on vacation on their way to Victoria Falls when they were involved in the car crash, first assistant U.S. attorney Elliott Enoki said.
Peyton's wife was hospitalized, but did not suffer life-threatening injuries, Enoki said.
Federal and state officials expressed sadness upon learning of Peyton's death.
"I know Hawai'i is going to miss this true leader," U.S. Attorney Ed Kubo said. "I know he served the people of Hawai'i to the best of his ability. He loved Hawai'i and always wanted to come back and visit."
Kubo said Peyton's leadership as a supervisor in the U.S. attorney's office was "exemplary."
Kubo himself worked under Peyton before becoming U.S. attorney....
Peyton worked at the U.S. attorney's office for two decades, starting in 1983. His most famous case was prosecuting Ronald Rewald, who was imprisoned in 1985 for defrauding victims of millions of dollars through the bogus firm of Bishop, Baldwin, Rewald, Dillingham & Wong.
Peyton's tenure also included an assignment to the U.S. Embassy in Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina, as its legal adviser.
In 2003, Gov. Linda Lingle appointed Peyton to head the Department of Public Safety. He resigned the following year to return to Bosnia and help the nation's legal system. He later worked for the United States Agency for International Development to help with the Republic of Malawi's legal system.
Lingle described Peyton as "a good man and a dedicated public servant."...
Kubo said services are pending.
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This witness is expected to testify regarding his business, professional, political and personal relationships with Michael Chertoff, Jack Abramoff, Linda Lingle, Jeremy Harris, Mufi Hannemann, Mark Bennett, Bob Awana, Gary Rodrigues, United Public Workers, Faye Kurren, Ben Cayetano, Earl Anzai, Colleen Hanabusa, Micah Kane, Peter Carlisle, William Casey, William Colby, Robert Gates, Porter Goss, Central Intelligence Agency, Ronald Rewald, Calvin Gunderson, Scott Barnes, George Ariyoshi, John Waihee, Kenneth Starr, Jack Lord, Air America, Barry Seal, Bird Air, Frank Carlucci, Carlyle Group, Henry Kissinger, Mitch McConnell, Otter Creek Correctional Center, Corrections Corporation of America, Wackenhut, Henry Paulson, Goldman Sachs, AIG, Chubb Group, Marsh & McLennan, Investcorp, BCCI, Blackstone Group, V.K. Durham, Barack Obama, Rodney Stich, and others to be named upon discovery.
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