March 15, 2017: A. Lee Bentley III, the U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Florida, which is based in Tampa, resigned on Monday, March 13, 2017, after U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions and President Trump on Friday, March 10, 2017, asked dozens of U.S. Attorneys across the country to resign from office. Bentley was nominated as the U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Florida by former President Obama on June 19, 2014. Bentley was confirmed to the post by the U.S. Senate on Dec. 16, 2014. Bentley was previously the Florida Middle District’s Assistant U.S. Attorney from 2000 to 2014.