Iolani School alumna confirmed by U.S. Senate to be Hawaii federal judge

Updated: Aug. 1, 2018 at 10:15 PM HST
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HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - The U.S. Senate has unanimously confirmed prosecutor Jill Otake to be a federal judge in Hawaii.

She was appointed by President Donald Trump in December to fill the vacant seat by judge Susan Oki Molloway, who retired two years ago.

Otake is an Iolani School alumna and a graduate of Georgetown and the University of Washington Law School.

Her resume includes three years as an assistant U.S. attorney in Honolulu. She also previously worked as a prosecutor in King County, Washington.

Back in Hawaii, she also headed up the Special Crimes Section.

For the same position, President Barack Obama nominated Clare Connors in 2015, but the Senate never voted on her nomination.

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