March 15, 2017: Florence T. Nakakuni retired from her post as the U.S. Attorney for the Hawaii District on Saturday, March 11, 2017, after U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions and President Trump asked Nakakuni and forty-five other U.S. Attorneys who were nominated by former President Obama’s administration to leave office. Obama nominated Nakakuni in 2009, making her the first woman to work as a presidentially-appointed U.S. Attorney for the Hawaii District. Before her nomination, she was an Assistant U.S. Attorney, a post she held since 1985. During her career, she also held positions of Chief of the Drug and Organized Crime Section and Chief of the Organized Crime Strike Force. After her retirement, which was effective on March 11, 2017, First Assistant U.S. Attorney Elliot Enoki was appointed as the Acting U.S. attorney for the Hawaii District.