By: L.N. Reklai
President Tommy E. Remengesau Jr. accepted Special Prosecutor Steven Killelea’s resignation effective April 5, 2018 but cited that he was disappointed that he was leaving early, only two years into his five-year contract. [restrict]
“I must express my disappointment that you are leaving so early into a five-year commitment….I cannot help but feel that you are leaving as you just settled into the position,” stated Remengesau in his letter.
Despite his disappointment, Remengesau expressed appreciation for what Mr. Killelea had contributed within his short tenure.
Furthermore, Remengesau expressed appreciation of Mr. Killelea’s wife’s Nicole Fagan for her contribution to the Palau Legacy Project as one of its founders.
In the letter, Remengesau granted repatriation costs except for cost of personal belongings.
Killelea first served as Interim Special Prosecutor in 2016 until he was finally confirmed as Special Prosecutor in 2016.
It took over 5 years to fill the position of Special Prosecutor as previous Senate had rejected nominees to the controversial position. [/restrict]
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