Acting Honolulu Prosecutor Dwight Nadamoto has officially joined the race to keep the job.
Nadamoto, who became acting prosecutor a year ago when his boss, Keith Kaneshiro, went on paid leave after receiving a target letter in a federal corruption probe, announced his intention to run at a press conference Monday.
He joins five other candidates: retired judge Steve Alm, former deputy prosecutor RJ Brown, public defender Jacquelyn Esser, former deputy prosecutor Megan Kau and defense attorney Tae Kim.
“We have already started to introduce safeguards against what has happened,” Nadamoto said. “I mean, the office is changing.”
He said his office has set up an anonymous tip line that members of the public and staff members can use to report wrongdoing or suspicious activity.
Nadamoto was also served with a subpoena from federal officials in November last year, which he said he has fully complied with.
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