Miami Herald: “Trump Muslim ban denounced by former federal prosecutors from South Florida”

Three dozen former federal prosecutors — many Democrats, but some Republicans — issued a statement Thursday denouncing President Donald Trump’s executive order temporarily banning people from the predominantly Muslim countries of Iraq, Syria, Iran, Sudan, Libya, Somalia and Yemen from entering the United States. “If we were called upon to defend the executive order, could […]

Miami Herald: “Former state lawmaker Dan Gelber will run for Miami Beach mayor”

Former state Sen. Dan Gelber filed paperwork Tuesday to run for mayor. He went to City Hall with his family, including his father, former Beach Mayor Seymour Gelber. The filing puts Gelber, a former federal prosecutor, into contention with Michael Grieco, a former state prosecutor. So far, the two are the only mayoral candidates in […]

He should have simply said “no comment.”

When I was a federal prosecutor in South Florida, one of my roles was to field inquiries from the media about potential investigations pending in our office. My response was always some version of “no comment.” It got to the point where most reporters would simply call and ask “can I go ahead and put […]