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(AP) HONOLULU - Interim Hawaii Health Director Dr. Neal Palafox abruptly quit Wednesday, the first of new Gov. Neil Abercrombie's Cabinet appointees to leave.
The reason for Palafox's resignation was a mystery, and he wouldn't say whether he was asked to resign.
Abercrombie's office said Palafox asked the Democratic governor to withdraw his nomination.
"Gov. Abercrombie accepted Dr. Palafox's request and will make a new appointment for the Health Director as soon as possible," spokeswoman Donalyn Dela Cruz said in a statement.
The Governor’s office announced this afternoon that Dr. Neal Palafox has asked Abercrombie to withdraw his nomination as director of the state Department of Health.
Palafox, 58, had not gone before a legislative committee to have is appointment approved. He was one of several appointments announced by Abercrombie on Dec. 18 as the Governor put his cabinet together.
Hawaii News Now, quoting unnamed sources, reported Palafox was involved in a criminal investigation by state Attorney General David Louie into medical reimbursement fraud.
Star for that I laughed my ass off.
Something smells and many times when something smells you look to see who has the BO right? Guess who does here..