Interim US attorney in Hawaii nominated for permanent job

February 16, 2018

HONOLULU (AP) — President Donald Trump wants his interim U.S. attorney in Hawaii to take the job permanently.

Kenji Price is among a slew of U.S. attorney nominations the White House announced on Friday.

The U.S. attorney serves as the chief federal law enforcement officer in a federal judicial district.

Price is a former Army Ranger who graduated from Mililani High School. He previously focused on white collar criminal defense and commercial litigation at a Honolulu firm.

He’s also a former federal prosecutor. He has two Bronze stars.

U.S. Brian Schatz says Price’s Hawaii roots give him a keen understanding of the community.

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