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Hafa Adai, Tirow, and Welcome to the Office of the Attorney General.

 

Mission Statement

The Office of the Attorney General provides legal counsel and representation to the Commonwealth government and its agencies on many issues vital to the people’s interest.  These issues include the protection of children from abuse and neglect, preservation of the environment, protecting the Commonwealth’s financial assets, the protection of consumers, and public safety.

The Office of the Attorney General welcomes your ideas on ways that we can serve you and the community.

The Office at a Glance

The Attorney General:

  • Is the Chief Legal Officer for the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands
  • Represents the Commonwealth in all legal matters
  • Advises Executive Departments, Autonomous Agencies, and Public Corporations
  • Takes Legal Action on behalf of its citizens
  • Prosecutes violations of law

Goals

  • Combat graft and corruption, domestic violence, child abuse and neglect, drugs and violent crimes
  • Build and improve relationships / partnerships, enforcement of laws and to promote proper training
  • Ensure criminal cases are thoroughly investigated and reviewed before charges are filed
  • Ensure the safety and security of the people of the Commonwealth
  • Work in partnership with the Executive Branch, Legislature, Courts, Law Enforcement Agencies such as Customs, Police, Fish & Wildlife, Probation, Parole, and Federal counterparts
  • Increase enforcement of consumer protection laws

Recent News

OAG completes independent review

Office of the Attorney General completes independent review into the use of deadly force Attorney General Edward Manibusan reports the completion of a review of the March 12, 2020, shooting incident that involved the death of Gordon Castro and Keisha King and the use of deadly force by law enforcement. […]

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AG issues alert of COVID-19 scams

********CONSUMER ALERT******** AVOID COVID-19 SCAMS Attorney General Edward Manibusan issues alert of Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) scams Attorney General Edward Manibusan is alerting CNMI residents to a wave of COVID-19 scams occurring worldwide as a result of the global Coronavirus pandemic. These scams focus on all areas of consumer vulnerability in […]

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