Touch of Guilt
Three school ballplayers rape a waitress, she stabs one, another is the son of a U.S. Senator who has the whole thing quieted down.
A lawyer is dispatched from Washington to hire a fall guy with a rap sheet for the stabbing elsewhere. After an arrest, the charges are dropped.
McGarrett has seen ballot boxes stuffed, but this trick he finds “terrifying” because it’s designed to defeat the justice system.