Miami U.S. Attorney Resigns

South Florida may soon be without a top federal prosecutor.

U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Florida Wifredo Ferrer has announced he's submitted his resignation to President Donald Trump and Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

His last day will be March 3rd.

Ferrer was nominated, and unanimously confirmed, by the Senate in 2010.

“There has been no greater honor than to serve and protect the same community that opened its arms to my parents when they immigrated to this country,” stated U.S. Attorney Ferrer.  “For almost seven years, I have been blessed to work alongside the remarkable men and women in the U.S. Attorney’s Office, community leaders, and our federal, state and local law enforcement partners who strive tirelessly to combat crime and promote a safer, stronger and more united District.  I am incredibly proud of all that we have been able to accomplish together, in and out of the courtroom, including building meaningful bonds of trust with the diverse community we serve.”

The Southern District of Florida's U.S. Attorney’s Office is the nation’s third largest.   

In his time in office, the U.S. Attorney’s Office has indicted more than 11,000 cases and charged more than 18,000 people for crimes impacting the Southern District of Florida and worldwide.

(Photo: Kevin Hagen/Getty Images)

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