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Nakakuni On Track To Become Hawaii’s First Female U.S. Attorney

September 24, 2009, 1:34 PM HST
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The Senate Judiciary Committee unanimously reported Assistant U.S. Attorney Florence “Flo” Nakakuni to the full Senate to be the next U.S. Attorney for the District of Hawaii.

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If confirmed by the full Senate, Nakakuni would be Hawaii’s first female U.S. Attorney.

U.S. Senator Daniel Inouye who joined in making the announcement today said, “There is no doubt in my mind that Flo Nakakuni’s extensive legal experience and success as a federal prosecutor will serve her well as she oversees the operations of the U.S. Attorney’s office in Hawaii.”

Fellow U.S. Senator Daniel Akaka announced said, “Flo Nakakuni has proven her sound judgment with a solid record of fighting crime in Hawaii.  I applaud my Senate colleagues on the Judiciary Committee for unanimously approving her nomination, and I look forward to supporting her on the Senate floor.”

Nakakuni was nominated July 14 to replace Edward H. Kubo Jr. who has been U.S. Attorney since 2001.


Nakakuni, a graduate of the William S. Richardson School of Law at the University of Hawaii, has been an assistant U.S. attorney in the District of Hawaii since 1985.  She has worked as chief of the Drug and Organized Crime Section the last four years.


The District of Hawaii includes Hawaii, Saipan, Guam and American Samoa.

(Posted by Wendy Osher; Information provided by the office of U.S. Senator Daniel Inouye)

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