Broken Trust: Greed, Mismanagement & Political Manipulation at America's Largest Charitable Trust

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University of Hawaii Press, 2006 - History - 324 pages
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Princess Bernice Pauahi Bishop was the largest landowner and richest woman in the Hawaiian kingdom. Upon her death in 1884, she entrusted her property--"known as Bishop Estate--"to five trustees in order to create and maintain an institution that would benefit the children of Hawai'i: Kamehameha Schools. A century later, Bishop Estate controlled nearly one out of every nine acres in the state, a concentration of private land ownership rarely seen anywhere in the world. Then in August 1997 the unthinkable happened: Four revered kupuna (native Hawaiian elders) and a professor of trust-law publicly charged Bishop Estate trustees with gross incompetence and massive trust abuse. Entitled "Broken Trust," the statement provided devastating details of rigged appointments, violated trusts, cynical manipulation of the trust's beneficiaries, and the shameful involvement of many of Hawai'i's powerful. No one is better qualified to examine the events and personalities surrounding the scandal than two of the original "Broken Trust" authors.Their comprehensive account together with historical background, brings to light information that has never before been made public, including accounts of secret meetings and communications involving Supreme Court justices.
 

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Review: Broken Trust: Greed, Mismanagement, & Political Manipulation at America's Largest Charitable Trust (Latitude 20 Books)

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Just started it but fascinating so far. A true human interest story that was recommended by my estate planner husband:) Read full review

Review: Broken Trust: Greed, Mismanagement, & Political Manipulation at America's Largest Charitable Trust (Latitude 20 Books)

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Whenever I travel to Hawaii I like to read books that teach me about this beautiful place that I grew up in from 3rd through 5th grade. It is like coming home to me whenever I visit as it is where my ... Read full review

Contents

Princess for a New Hawaii
11
A Culture Suppressed
31
Where Are All the HawaiianLooking Ones?
43
Newfound Wealth Cultural Rebirth Seeds of Discontent
53
The Trust Plays Politics as Activism Grows
65
ShellShocked Lottery Winners
81
The Black and Blue Panel
89
Five Fingers One Hand
97
Mistrust and Paranoia
185
A World Record for Breaches of Trust
195
Thats Just the Way You Do It
211
Public Pressure Forces a Political Shift
219
Trustees Surrounded
229
End of the Line
245
Healing and Closure
267
chapter 21? Eternal Vigilance
283

The Education Trustee
105
We Must March
125
A Tinderbox Waiting for a Match
143
Time to Say No More
151
Like Investigating the CIA
167
Afterword
299
The Charitable Trust Provisions of Princess Pauahis Will and Two Codicils
301
Credits for Photograph and Editorial Cartoons
305
Index
307
Copyright

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