UPDATE -- I have it confirmed that Ferrer has stepped down.
UPDATE 2 (1:15pm) -- Willy was kind enough to speak with me and confirm the news. He is a very good guy and we should all wish him the best. His resignation is effective on March 3, and Ben Greenberg already has been approved to be the acting U.S. Attorney starting March 4. Willy announced the news at an office-wide meeting today after serving our community for 7 years as U.S. Attorney. He previously worked as an AUSA for 6 years. He had this to say:
I really like the sentiment, especially the opening line about his parents coming to this country, which welcomed them with open arms.
There has been no greater honor than to serve and protect the same community that opened its arms to my parents when they immigrated to this country. For almost seven years, I have been blessed to work alongside remarkable men and women in the U.S. Attorney’s Office, community leaders, and our federal, state and local law enforcement partners who strive tirelessly to combat crime and promote a safer, stronger and more united district. I am incredibly proud of all that we have been able to accomplish together, in and out of the courtroom, including building meaningful bonds of trust with the diverse community we serve.