17 May 2013

Former CNMI attorney general arrested in Colorado

7:16 am on 17 May 2013

A former Northern Marianas attorney general, Edward Buckingham, who has been declared fugitive from justice, has been arrested in Colorado.

A lawyer at the CNMI's Office of the Public Auditor, George Hasselback, has told the Saipan Tribune the Lakewood Police Department in Colorado has Mr Buckingham in custody.

The lawyer says Mr Buckingham will be brought before a judge in Jefferson County Court for his initial hearing this morning.

Mr Hasselback says the Lakewood Police executed an arrest warrant issued by Superior Court Associate Judge David Wiseman.

He says it is the very first step in the extradition process.

Mr Buckingham facing several criminal charges filed by the Office of the Public Auditor.