Sunday, September 17, 2006

The true "Miami Mafia"

Fidel and Raul call the Cuban-American exile community the "Miami Mafia," and some criminal case defendants in town are referred to as members of an actual Miami mafia, but the true "Miami Mafia" is located at the Department of Justice in Washington, D.C. These former colleagues from the US Attorney's Office in Miami have carried that moniker for years and risen to top posts, prompting Abbe Lowell to joke at last week's NACDL white collar crime conference in Washington that the Miami Mafia has taken over the department. It may appear that way, as, among others, Ed Nucci is Acting Chief of the Public Integrity Section, Mike Mullaney is Acting Chief of the Counterterrorism Section, Paul Pelletier is Acting Chief of the Fraud Section, Barry Sabin is one of the Deputy Assistant Attorney Generals for the Criminal Division, Andrew Oosterbaan is Chief of the Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section, Ken Blanco is Chief of the Narcotic and Dangerous Drug Section, Steve Tyrrell did important work as Deputy Chief of the Counterterrorism Section, and Mary Butler is doing a great job in the Abramoff corruption probe (you can read her plea agreement in the Bob Ney case here). My apologies to those I missed. Congratulations to these fine public servants, and remember them when you need to grovel up at DOJ for any of your clients. Your new guest blogger (blame Markus), Marcos Daniel Jimenez

15 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hopefully all of these great Miami lawyers will be back home after the next Presidential election.

Anonymous said...

rah-rah-sis-boom-bah. From US Attorney to cheerleader. Does the new job come with pom poms?

Anonymous said...

Under whose watch did all those prosecutors leave town?

Anonymous said...

why the nasty comments about our guest blogger, the former u.s. attorney? he can't seem to catch a break, even when he says something nice abour our alum - not very classy from the anonymous masses, but that is your problem, not his

Anonymous said...

He "caught a break" when he was appointed although he wasn't deserving, then got paid to stay long after it was obvious the job was more than he could handle.

Anonymous said...

sounds like somebody never even made it out of committee

Alexandra said...

Indeed, our anonymous crowd seems to be quite enlightening.

If only the above comments were not anonymous to begin with ... this blog would be far more interesting.

After all we all seem to agree that Jimenez is quite the cheerful cup cake, pom poms and all.

Ciao,
Alex

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Anonymous said...

Birds of a feather flock together.

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