President Donald Trump has nominated a Miami-Dade Circuit Court judge to be the next U.S. attorney for South Florida.
The White House said in a news release Thursday that Judge Ariana Fajardo Orshan was the president's choice to be the top federal prosecutor in a sprawling district stretching along Florida's southeast coast from Vero Beach to Key West and includes Trump's Palm Beach resort, Mar-a-Lago, and his Doral resort.
The position requires Senate confirmation. She would be the first woman in the position.
Fajardo Orshan was appointed to the bench in 2012 by Gov. Rick Scott, currently handling family matters. Before that, she was in private practice and previously served as an assistant Miami-Dade state attorney where she specialized in narcotics and organized crime prosecutions, according to the White House.