In a deposition, former Hawaii Director of Taxation, Kurt Kawafuchi, said that former Governor Lingle quashed a probe into the unpaid tax liabilities of online travel companies such as Expedia and Travelocity.
In response, Lingle’s former chief of staff defends the former governor by claiming that it was “100%” the decision of the former Tax Director, Kurt Kawafuchi. Maybe so. But its hard to believe that Governor Linlge was not at least consulted on a $500 million tax decision. Whether this hurts Lingle’s US Senate campaign remains to be seen, but it can’t be good for her.