The federal judge who signed the search warrant used by the FBI to raid Mar-a-Lago on Monday reportedly has finally been identified as Bruce Reinhart.
Judge Bruce Reinhart, who signed off on the sealed search warrant allowing the FBI to raid Trump’s property, quit his job as a U.S. attorney in 2008 and went to work for Epstein, according to reports from the Miami Herald.
Reinhart spent ten years in private practice after leaving his government position before becoming a federal magistrate in 2018, his official government biography notes.
Find out more about Bruce Reinhart below.
Who is Bruce Reinhart?
Bruce Reinhart is a nationally recognized trial attorney and distinguished former federal prosecutor.
Also, he is a magistrate judge on the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida.
He was appointed to the court on March 19, 2018, and his current term will expire on March 18, 2026
Bruce is a member of McDonald Hopkins, LLC, a business advisory and advocacy law firm, where he is Co-Chair of the firm’s White Collar and Government Compliance Practice Group.
Bruce defends corporations and individuals in federal criminal investigations and regulatory
He conducts internal investigations and provides compliance counseling for businesses of all sizes in a wide range of industries.
Bruce also represents corporations and individuals in asset forfeiture proceedings, including, in one case, successfully reacquiring over $1 million in property for a Fortune 500 company.
He has also sought civil enforcement and injunctions to protect client’s intellectual property.
Bruce’s extensive experience includes having served as an Assistant United States Attorney in the
Southern District of Florida for over 11 years, as Senior Policy Advisor to the Undersecretary for
Enforcement at the U.S. Treasury Department, and as a Trial Attorney in the Public Integrity Section of the U.S. Department of Justice in Washington, D.C.
Bruce attended Princeton University, B.S.E., cum laude (1984) and the University of Pennsylvania Law School, J.D., cum laude (1987).
Bruce’s background includes:
•Over 50 jury trials to verdict in federal court.
•More than 100 federal grand jury investigations including complex financial crimes, health care
fraud, tax fraud, violent crimes, narcotics, and public corruption.
•Conducting internal investigations of multi-million dollar employee embezzlements.
•Hundreds of contested hearings in federal courts throughout the United States.
•Pursuing and defending qui tam actions under the False Claims Act.
•Over 200 federal sentencing hearings under the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines.
•Oral arguments before three U.S. Courts of Appeals.
•Asset forfeiture, restitution, and post-conviction litigation.
•Training other lawyers in trial advocacy, criminal practice, and ethics.