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Lingle Chief of Staff Awana Resigns

Gov. Linda Lingle Gov. Linda Lingle

June 29, 2007 11:12 AM

HONOLULU (KHNL) Governor Linda Lingle announced Friday morning that she has accepted the resignation of her chief of staff, Bob Awana.

"Late yesterday afternoon Chief of Staff Bob Awana and I discussed his current situation, and we mutually concluded it was in the best interest of all that he resign his position effective immediately." said Lingle in a written statement.

"It is with deep personal and professional regret that I make this statement. The State has benefited tremendously from Bob's service.  I will miss his wise counsel, and I thank him for his leadership and the professionalism he brought to his job.  I wish Bob and his family all the best in the future."

Awana has recently been questioned by federal authorities regarding bribery accusations related to a company he owns in Saipan. Awana denies these accusations.

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