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Mission Statement

The mission of the United States Attorney's Office, Southern District of Florida, is to enforce and defend the laws of the United States of America through the prosecution of criminal cases brought by the Federal government; the prosecution and defense of civil cases in which the United States is a party; and the collection of debts owed to the Federal government that are administratively uncollectible.

The United States Attorney for the Southern District of Florida is the chief federal law enforcement officer for the District. The Southern District of Florida encompasses a geographical area of approximately 15,197 square miles extending south to Key West, north to Sebastian and west to Sebring. The Southern District includes the counties of Miami-Dade, Broward, Monroe, Palm Beach, Martin, St. Lucie, Indian River, Okeechobee and Highlands.

The United States Attorney's Office (USAO) has a staff of approximately 222 Assistant United States Attorneys (AUSAs) and 170 support personnel. The main office is located in Miami, Florida. There are three staffed branch offices located in Fort Lauderdale, West Palm Beach and Fort Pierce, and one unstaffed branch office located in Key West. There is also a High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) office in West Miami-Dade and Broward, and a District-Wide Health Care Fraud Facility in Miramar.

It is the policy of the Office of the United States Attorney, Southern District of Florida, to provide equal opportunity in employment on the basis of merit and to prohibit discrimination because of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability (physical or mental), sexual orientation, status as a parent, or protected genetic information. Our goal is to continue to promote the full realization of equal employment opportunity through a continuing affirmative employment program that will eliminate discrimination based on factors irrelevant to job performance.










Oct 31 2014

Miami-Dade Resident Convicted in Identity Theft Tax Refund Fraud Scheme

Oct 30 2014

Another Defendant Sentenced in Identity Theft Fraud Scheme Involving Personal Identifying Information from AT&T Customer Files

U.S. Attorney Ferrer Announces District Election Officer in Connection with the Justice Department's Nationwide Election Day Program

Miami-Dade Resident Sentenced in Treasury Check Cashing and Stolen Identity Scheme

Bahamian Smuggler in Fatal Capsizing Sentenced to 14 Years in Prison

Oct 29 2014

Five Charged In $16 Million Investment Fraud

Oct 27 2014

Return Preparer Sentenced in Identity Theft Tax Refund Scheme Involving Personal Identification Information of Miami-Dade County Public School Students

Oct 24 2014

Miami Resident Sentenced for Identity Theft Schemes Involving Fraudulent Social Security Benefits and Income Tax Refunds After Initially Failing to Appear

Medical Assistant Sentenced For Stealing Patients' Identities from the Memorial Healthcare System Database

Four Defendants Charged in Conspiracy to Distribute Testosterone and Human Growth Hormones To Underage High School and Professional Athletes

Oct 23 2014

Attorney Pleads Guilty in Connection with Rothstein Case

Miami-Dade Resident Sentenced in Stolen Identity Unemployment Insurance Fraud Scheme

Miami-Dade Residents Convicted in $8 Million Investment Fraud Scheme

Oct 22 2014

Hollywood Man Sentenced to Over 12 Years for Identity Theft Tax Refund Fraud Case Involving Theft of Over 5,000 Identities

Miami Resident Pleads Guilty to Unauthorized Possession of Stolen Identities

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