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


  • 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

Yeti Buyers Beware

Yeti Buyers Beware We have reason to believe that several shipments of counterfeit YETI products have been introduced into our local stream of commerce. Please pay close attention to the products you are purchasing and make sure that you are only purchasing name brand items from a trusted source. Check […]

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Student Loan Discharges for Totally and Permanently Disabled Veterans

Student Loan Discharges for Totally and Permanently Disabled Veterans CNMI Attorney General Edward Manibusan joins 51 Attorneys General of the 56 states and territories in a letter to Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos supporting the student loan discharge of veterans who are totally and permanently disabled. “As the Attorneys General […]

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OAG welcomes two new AAG’s

The Office of the Attorney General welcomes two new Assistant Attorneys General The Office of the Attorney General is pleased to announce the addition of two new assistant attorneys general, Deanna M. Ogo and Benjamin K. Petersburg. Deanna and Benjamin join the litigation team of the civil division. “On behalf […]

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