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Obama taps Amos Rojas, Jr. to be South Florida's U.S. Marshal

Amos Rojas Jr., who heads anti-money-laundering efforts for the Miami-Dade State Attorney's Office, was nominated Thursday by President Barack Obama to serve as the U.S. Marshal for the Southern District of Florida.

Rojas was nominated along with Gary L. Blankinship (Texas Southern), Robert L. Hobbs (Texas Eastern) and Peter C. Tobin (Southern Ohio).

“These nominees have spent their careers risking their own safety to protect their fellow Americans,” President Obama said in a statement.  “Their courage and selfless dedication to the public good are unparalleled, and I am honored to nominate them today to continue their work as U.S. Marshals.”

It should be noted that some deputy marshals don't match Obama's description. Some are like the two badge-heavy cops who stopped innocent black men on Memorial Day in Miami Beach and then threatened and swore at a reporter trying to simply take a picture of it all. We can't list the names because the U.S. Marshals office refuses to comment.

Rojas isn't one of them. His bio:

Amos Rojas Jr. currently works for the Miami-Dade State Attorney’s Office, serving as the Deputy Director of the South Florida Money Laundering Strike Force.  He previously worked for 24 years in the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE), including serving for eight years as the Special Agent in Charge of the Miami Regional Operations Center of the FDLE.  Prior to joining the FDLE, he served as an Investigative Supervisor in the Miami-Dade State Attorney’s Office, and he has also served on the Huntsville (Alabama), South Miami, and Miami-Dade Police Departments.  He received his undergraduate degree in 1983 from the University of Alabama in Huntsville.