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Misconduct Report: November 2014

Kenneth Marra

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Kenneth Marra
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Current Court Information:
United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida
Title:   Judge
Position:   Seat #17
Station:   West Palm Beach, FL
Service:
Appointed by:   George W. Bush
Active:   09/13/2002 - Present
Preceded by:   114 Stat. 2762
Past post:   Judge, Fifteenth Judicial Circuit Court of Florida
Past term:   1996 - 2002
Personal History
Born:   1951
Hometown:   Queens, NY
Undergraduate:   Stonybrook SUNY, 1973
Law School:   Stetson U. Law, 1977
Kenneth A. Marra is an Article III federal judge for the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida. He joined the Court in 2002 after being nominated by President George W. Bush. Prior to appointment, Marra was a circuit court judge of the Fifteenth Judicial Circuit Court of Florida.[1]

Early life and education

Born in Queens, New York, Marra graduated from State University of New York (SUNY) at Stonybrook with his B.A. in 1973, and received a J.D. from Stetson University College of Law in 1977.[1]

Professional career

Marra was a staff attorney in the United States Department of Justice from 1977 to 1980. Marra worked as an attorney in private practice in Washington, D.C., from 1980 to 1983, and then in Florida from 1984 to 1996. Marra served as a circuit court judge of the Fifteenth Judicial Circuit Court of Florida from 1996 to 2002.[1]

Judicial career

Southern District of Florida

Marra was nominated to the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida by President George W. Bush on January 23, 2002, to a new judgeship created by 114 Stat. 2762, which was approved by Congress. Marra was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on September 9, 2002, on a Senate vote and received commission on September 13, 2002.[2]

Notable cases

Doctor involved in criminal "pill mill" sentenced to 6+ months in jail (2014)

In April 2014, Judge Marra sentenced Dr. Cynthia Cadet to 78 months in prison for her role in a money-laundering scheme related to the writing of opioid painkiller prescriptions for drug addicts and drug dealers. Judge Marra also ordered Cadet to pay $10,000 in fines. In the underlying case, Cadet was acquitted in a July 2013 jury trial of charges having to do with the deaths of nine of her patients. The jury chose to convict her on money laundering charges which stemmed from the criminal "pill mill" with which she had become involved.

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Federal judicial offices
Preceded by:
NA-New Seat
Southern District of Florida
2002–Current
Seat #17
Succeeded by:
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