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Pam Bondi names Tampa's Nick Cox as statewide prosecutor



Attorney General-Elect Pam Bondi today announced that Nick Cox will serve as Florida's next statewide prosecutor.

 “Nick Cox is an accomplished courtroom lawyer with the ideal judgment, temperament, and experience to lead the Office of Statewide Prosecution,” Bondi said in a news release.  "I have known Nick for nearly two decades, and I have complete confidence in his work ethic and personal integrity.”

Cox, 47, previously worked nine years as an assistant state attorney in Hillsborough County and six years as an attorney in the Office of the Attorney General.  Cox has tried approximately 150 criminal jury cases, including numerous homicides and capital cases, and has served as a chief of felony and economic crimes units.  Since 2007, Cox has served as the regional director of Department of Children and Families for west central Florida. In that role, Cox has supervised over 1,700 employees and managed operations with a budget of over $450 million.

Under Florida law, the attorney general appoints the statewide prosecutor from among nominees forwarded by the Supreme Court Judicial Nominating Commission.  The statewide prosecutor serves for a term of four years that runs concurrently with the term of the attorney general.  The Office of Statewide Prosecution has jurisdiction over multi-circuit crimes.

[Last modified: Tuesday, December 28, 2010 5:13pm]


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