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Hawaii's U.S. Attorney among those dismissed by Trump administration

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HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) -

Hawaii U.S. Attorney Florence Nakakuni has officially left her position as Hawaii’s top federal prosecutor, her office confirmed Monday. 

Her departure was effective at 12:01 a.m. Saturday.

Nakakuni was among the 46 U.S. attorneys ordered to step down last week by new Attorney General Jeff Sessions. The 46 were holdovers from the Obama Administration.  

Most were expected to be replaced eventually, but Sessions' decision to ask them all to step down immediately was considered unusually blunt. 

In New York City, U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara said he was fired immediately after refusing the order.

Nakakuni, a graduate of Kaimuki High School and the University of Hawaii's William S. Richardson Law School, was appointed by President Obama in 2009. She had been with the Hawaii District U.S. Attorney’s Office since 1985.

Her years of service likely make her eligible for retirement, though her office was unable to confirm her plans.

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