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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 234 Assistant United States Attorneys (AUSAs) and 227 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.










April 16, 2014

Former CFO of Rothstein, Rosenfeldt and Adler, P.A. Charged with Conspiracy to Launder Money and to Defraud a Financial Institution

April 15, 2014

Miami Attorney Charged with Not Filing Income Tax Returns

April 14, 2014

Naples Resident Pleads Guilty in Treasury Check Cashing and Stolen Identity Scheme

Idaho Aquarium Sentenced for Illegal Trafficking of Marine Life

Michigan Aquarium Employee Sentenced for Illegal Trafficking of Marine Life

Broward County Resident Sentenced in Identity Theft Tax Refund Fraud Scheme Involving Theft of Hundreds of TIAA-CREF Clients' Personal Identifying Information

April 11, 2014

Final Two Defendants Sentenced in Identity Theft Tax Refund Fraud Scheme Involving Thousands of Patients' Personal Identity Information

West Palm Beach Police Officer Charged with Selling Controlled Substances While in Uniform and On Duty

Two Tax Preparers Sentenced in Stolen Identity Tax Refund Fraud Scheme and Other Types of Tax Fraud

April 10, 2014

Loxahatchee Pair Sentenced in Government Benefit Fraud Case

Two Defendants Charged with Defrauding Sony Open

April 9, 2014

Miami-Dade Resident Sentenced in Identity Theft Scheme

April 8, 2014

Coral Gables Physician Sentenced for Tax Fraud

Miami Resident Sentenced in Identity Theft Tax Refund Fraud Scheme

Jesse Lewis Detained on Charges of Violently Forcing Women to Engage in Acts of Prostitution

United States Attorney and SEC Act Cooperatively to Shut Down Alleged Investment Fraud

Ten Individuals Indicted for Medicare Fraud Scheme

April 4, 2014

Vero Beach Resident Charged in Series of Armed Robberies

Eight Defendants Charged in Identity Theft Fraud Scheme Involving Personal Identifying Information from AT&T Customer Files

Russell Adler Pleads Guilty to Conspiracy to Violate the Federal Election Campaign Act

Broward Resident Charged for Filing Over $439,000 in False Claims for Income Tax Refunds

April 3, 2014

25 Defendants Charged in Separate Schemes that Resulted in Thousands of Identities Stolen and Millions of Dollars in Identity Theft Tax Filings

April 1, 2014

Defendants Plead Guilty to Tax Fraud Scheme

Former Mutual Benefits Corporation Trustee Sentenced to Ten Years for His Role in $1 Billion MBC Scheme

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