Wednesday, February 22, 2006

More Departures From U.S. Attorney's Office

Kenneth Blanco, Deputy Chief of the U.S. Attorney's Office is off to D.C. He has been named Chief of the Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs Section at the Department of Justice. Ken has been at the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Miami since 1998 and had recently applied for the position of the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Florida.

AUSA David Buckner is also moving on. After 8 years with the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Miami he is entering private practice. David’s last case was a memorable one as he argued the en banc appeal in the case of the five Cuban spies.

It goes without saying that Miami is losing two very good federal prosecutors with lots of experience. Yet strangely, it appears that they have been hiring mostly younger prosecutors as of late with a lot less trial experience. Thoughts?

More on this topics in an article by Julie Kay in Tuesday’s Daily Business Review.

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