US attorney Robert O’Neill stepping down this summer

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Robert O’Neill, the US attorney for the Middle District of Florida, on Thursday announced that he will resign this summer to join Freeh Group International Solutions.

President Barack Obama nominated O’Neill, who has been a federal prosecutor for most of his career, for the Middle District post in Tampa in 2011. The district encompasses 35 counties.

The Freeh Group position is “an extremely unique opportunity,” O’Neill said in a statement regarding his resignation plans.

A native of the Bronx, O’Neill will open a new office for the company in Miami.

Based in New York City, the company is described on its website as a global risk management firm focused on business integrity and compliance, safety and security, and investigations and due diligence.

Peter Schorsch is the President of Extensive Enterprises and is the publisher of some of Florida’s most influential new media websites, including SaintPetersBlog.com, FloridaPolitics.com, ContextFlorida.com, and Sunburn, the morning read of what’s hot in Florida politics. SaintPetersBlog has for three years running been ranked by the Washington Post as the best state-based blog in Florida. In addition to his publishing efforts, Peter is a political consultant to several of the state’s largest governmental affairs and public relations firms. Peter lives in St. Petersburg with his wife, Michelle, and their daughter, Ella.