HONOLULU (AP) — A Honolulu businessman accused of leading a violent organized crime ring was segregated from other inmates at a detention center beyond the 14-days of quarantine to protect against the spread of COVID-19, until a U.S. judge intervened. 

Michael Miske Jr. was being held in a special housing unit, known in the federal detention system as the “SHU,” without any explanation, one of his attorneys, Lynn Panagakos, said at a hearing Thursday. 

Miske was the alleged boss of a ring that committed acts including murder, kidnapping, drug trafficking, extortion, money laundering and chemical weapons attacks, U.S. authorities have said.

Michael Miske Jr.