Tuesday, December 03, 2013

DBR covers AUSAs getting bought out


Five veteran South Florida federal prosecutors are taking buyouts, the Daily Business Review has learned.
The assistant U.S. attorneys who have opted to take the buyouts are Grisel Alonso, Kerry Baron, Carole Fernandez, Aloyma Sanchez and William White, according to sources.
Alonso, who served for 26 years, and Sanchez, who worked in the office for 23 years, were in the civil financial litigation unit when they took early retirement. Baron was a criminal prosecutor, White was in the national security section, and Fernandez was in the civil division handling most Freedom of Information Act litigation.
All were in the Miami office except for Baron, who worked in West Palm Beach.
Sanchez said the Justice Department offers buyouts on an irregular basis. The assistant U.S. attorneys who spoke to the Daily Business Review didn't want to talk financial specifics but said it included a $25,000 bonus.
The USAO, however, is in much better shape than the Federal Public Defender's Office, which has had its budget slashed, which has forced defenders to take lengthy unpaid furloughs, and which has had buyouts for an office one quarter the size of the USAO.


Anonymous said...

Why no coverage of the Daddy Yankee trial?

Anonymous said...

Baron was a fine prosecutor; reasonable, honest and with great jury appeal. He never got the credit he deserved in his office.

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Anonymous said...

Aloyma Sanchez will be missed.