Anderson is interim US Attorney


The NMI District Court Chief Judge Ramona Manglona swore in Shawn Anderson yesterday as interim U.S. Attorney.

Anderson, who has been doing the job in an acting capacity since March 2017, was appointed yesterday by the U.S. Attorney General to serve as interim U.S. Attorney to both the NMI and Guam for the next 120 days or until a presidential appointment occurs.

“It’s really a privilege to continue on like this and its even more of a privilege to have the blessing of the attorney general of the United States. Its just pretty amazing,” said Anderson.

Manglona is appreciative of the leadership that Anderson has practiced in his time with the NMI District Court.

Anderson was assistant U.S. attorney during the time of former U.S. Attorney to NMI and Guam Alicia Limtiaco and part-time criminal chief to the NMI District Court.

A federal prosecutor since 2003, Anderson has been on the island for two years now.

Kimberly Bautista Esmores | Reporter
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