Robert E. O' Neill, U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Florida, announced Thursday morning that he plans to resign this summer. He's leaving his post to take a job with the Freeh Group International Solutions, a global risk management firm with corporate offices in Washington, DC, New York and Wilmington, Del.
In 2010, O'Neill was an assistant U.S. attorney based in Tampa when President Barack Obama recruited him for his current job. The U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Florida is the top prosecutor for more than half of the state, including Jacksonville, Orlando, Tampa and Fort Myers. It's one of the busiest such offices in the country.
Here's the text of O'Neill's resignation statement, as posted on the United States Department of Justice website: