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United States Attorney Leaves Office

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Hawaii

HONOLULU – The United States Attorney for the District of Hawaii, Florence T. Nakakuni, retired from federal service effective Saturday, March 11, after receiving a request for her resignation as part of the transition in administrations in Washington, D.C. Appointed by President Obama in 2009, she became the first woman to serve as the Presidentially appointed United States Attorney in this district. The appointment came after having been in the office as an Assistant U.S. Attorney since 1985, including roles as Chief of the Drug and Organized Crime Section and Chief of the Organized Crime Strike Force Unit.

Pursuant to the Federal Vacancies Reform Act, First Assistant U.S. Attorney Elliot Enoki became Acting United States Attorney upon her retirement.

Updated March 13, 2017

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