A Florida screening committee submitted three finalists for Middle District U.S. Attorney to the state’s senators, The Florida Times-Union reported last night.
The finalists are:
-Harry Shorstein: He is a partner at Jacksonville law firm Shorstein & Lasnetski where he works on white-collar crimes cases. He previously served as a Florida state attorney. He has also worked as a general counsel for Jacksonville and as a Naval judge advocate. Read his full bio here.
-Robert O’Neill: He was interim U.S. Attorney for the Middle District in 2008 and currently leads the office’s criminal division.
-Roger Handberg: He is an Assistant U.S. Attorney who in charge of the Middle District Orlando office.
Eight candidates were eliminated during the screening process, The Tampa Tribune reported. They are:
-Herbert M. Berkowitz
-Marcus A. Christian
-Thomas K. Equels
-John Z. Pare
-Michael L. Seigel
-Sandra J. Wiseman
Sens. Bill Nelson (D) and Mel Martinez (R) will likely recommend one or more of the U.S. Attorney finalists to President Obama. The president will then pick a nominee, who would replace Bush-holdover A. Brian Albritton. The Senate must approve Obama’s appointee before the nominee can become a U.S. Attorney.
The screening panel has also named finalists for the Florida Southern District. Read our post here.