5 Veteran Local Assistant U.S. Attorneys Taking Buyouts
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.
Both Sanchez and Alonso entered the University of Miami School of Law at the same and retired from public service together Nov. 30.
Sanchez said she plans to dedicate herself to teaching law, while Alonso said she will got into consulting, among other things.
The last workday for the five attorneys was Wednesday.