Report: White House Vetting Potential Nominee in Florida
By Andrew Ramonas | December 18, 2021 1:23 pm

President Obama is closer to nominating the next U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Florida, the Daily Business Review reported, according to the Southern District of Florida blog.

The White House is vetting Wifredo “Willy” Ferrer for the Miami-based post. He is an assistant Dade County, Fla., attorney. Read Ferrer’s full bio here.

He would succeed R. Alexander Acosta, who resigned last summer to become the dean of Miami’s Florida International University law school. Jeffrey Sloman is the acting U.S. Attorney for the Southern District.

Ferrer came out of a pool of three finalists who were submitted to the White House for consideration last summer. We reported last month that Dade County judge Daryl Trawick and former Assistant U.S. Attorney David Buckner were also receiving special scrutiny in Florida.

Trawick once helped put phony court documents in the public docket at the request of state prosecutors, which could be a violation of state law. As for Buckner, he played a role in a controversial terrorism case.

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