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Biden nominates U.S. attorney for Florida Mar-a-Lago district

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Posted at 4:43 PM, Sep 15, 2022
and last updated 2022-09-15 16:43:10-04

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden has nominated a Miami litigator and longtime government lawyer to serve as U.S. attorney for the Southern District of Florida, the office currently involved in the search warrants at the Mar-a-Lago home of former President Donald Trump.

Markenzy Lapointe would replace Tony Gonzalez, who has been appearing on behalf of the government in the Southern District of Florida in the debate over a special master to review the documents taken by FBI in the search. It wasn’t clear why Gonzalez would be replaced.

He had been named by Attorney General Merrick Garland to the job but not formally nominated, as he must be to become a U.S. attorney.