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County prosecutor’s removal sought by mayor

Don Guzman

Mayor Michael Victorino is seeking the removal of Don Guzman as prosecuting attorney in a resolution submitted to the Maui County Council.

The resolution, which will be heard by the council Governance, Ethics and Transparency Committee, refers to a letter sent by Victorino to the council Monday.

The resolution doesn’t give a reason for seeking Guzman’s removal.

Guzman, who is on administrative leave from his job, couldn’t be reached for comment Friday.

First Deputy Prosecuting Attorney Robert Rivera has been serving as acting prosecutor.

Victorino appointed Guzman to the position heading the Office of the Prosecuting Attorney in March 2019 after the County Council didn’t approve the reappointment of former Prosecutor John D. Kim.

Guzman had been a candidate for mayor against Victorino in the 2018 election.

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