Monte Richardson

Monte Richardson serves as United States Magistrate Judge for the Middle District of Florida. Judge Richardson received his law degree for the American University in Washington, D.C. and began his legal career as a judicial law clerk with the Honorable Joseph W. Hatchett, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit. He then began a long and distinguished fourteen year career in public service as a federal prosecutor in both Tampa and Tallahassee, serving as Chief Federal Prosecutor for the Northern District of Florida and Executive Assistant United States Attorney for the Middle District of Florida in Tampa. As a prosecutor, Judge Richardson specialized in complicated white collar offenses, violent crime and civil rights investigations. He also served as media spokesperson in both districts.

His experience as a federal prosecutor landed him national assignments in Washington. He has served as an Associate Independent Counsel and as Special Counsel to the U.S. Sentencing Commission.

"Operation New Hope serves a vital role in North East Florida, providing much needed second chances to members of our community and continues to be a critical partner in helping to curb recidivism. I have seen first-hand how this great organization has helped returning citizens lead independent, crime free, productive lives. And by doing so, Operation New Hope remains a vital stake holder, promoting public safety and building a stronger, more cohesive community. I'm honored to serve on the board."

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