Honiara - (ReUterus & Ass Mess): A fugitive child molesting lawyer wanted in Australia on an array of serious charges has been sworn in as the Solomon Islands' new Attorney General.
Australian Julian Moti, who escaped indictment in October 2006 while in custody in Papua New Guinea, has been described as a close pal of Solomons' Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare.
The move has provoked fury in Australia where Prime Monster John Howard said yesterday: "F*!*ing H!**! This is f***ing unbelievable! They've been made to look like f***ing a****oles by this."
But the Solomons' PM Sogavare has repeatedly blocked Australia's efforts to extradite Moti and has said the 1997 Vanuatu charges on which he is wanted are trumped up and "despicable".
Today there was plenty of pomp and ceremony in Honiara where Governor General Nathaniel Waena swore-in Moti in as Attorney General.
Moti later told the press: "I have modelled myself throughout my life on the US Attorney General Alberto Gonzales.
"I see no reason to give up now."