Acting Attorney General Maya Kara has announced the appointment of Philip G. Goodwin as chief of the AG’s Investigation Unit. This fills the vacancy in that office which has existed for some time.
Goodwin is a 28-year veteran of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, having served in the mainland offices of Springfield, Illinois; Indianapolis, Indiana; Columbia, South Carolina; and Miami, Florida.
Prior to the FBI, Goodwin was a US Air Force pilot and saw combat service in Vietnam. His last post of duty was special agent at the FBI office on Saipan.
Goodwin retired from the FBI to accept this job with the AGO.
The Investigation Unit is a very important part of the AGO and requires a special investigative expertise and confidentiality beyond that of the traditional investigator model. This unit is involved in the investigation of sophisticated white collar crime, organized crime, and public corruption within the government sector, as well as providing assistance to other CNMI law enforcement agencies on request.
Kara said that Goodwin’s addition to the staff will greatly enhance the quality of investigative resources already on board. “I have complete confidence in Mr. Goodwin and look forward to working with him.”