THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary (New Orleans, Louisiana) ________________________________________________________________________ For Immediate Release July 20, 1998
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES JAMES A. TASSONE AS UNITED STATES MARSHAL FOR THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF FLORIDA AT THE DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
The President today announced his intent to nominate James A. Tassone to serve as United States Marshal for the Southern District of Florida at the Department of Justice.
Mr. James A. Tassone, of Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, has extensive law enforcement experience in the management of field operations, including Judicial security, building security, and budget preparation and control. He has served for 24 years with the United States Marshals Service in Florida, New York, and Wisconsin. Since 1985, Mr. Tassone has served as Chief Deputy United States Marshal for the Southern District of Florida. Mr. Tassone served in the United States Army from 1969 to 1972, and received a B.S. degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
The United States Marshals Service is responsible for providing support and protection for the Federal courts, apprehending Federal fugitives, operating the Federal Witness Security program, maintaining custody of and transporting Federal prisoners, and responding to emergency crisis situations.