Miami-Dade Circuit Judge Ariana Fajardo Orshan. Courtesy photo

A real estate portfolio and wide-ranging investment funds highlight the mandatory financial disclosures of Miami-Dade Circuit Judge Ariana Fajardo Orshan, President Donald Trump’s nominee for U.S. attorney in the Southern District of Florida.

Fajardo is a Cuban-American former state prosecutor who specialized in narcotics and organized crime case. If the U.S. Senate confirms her nomination, she would be the first woman to be the top federal prosecutor in South Florida.


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The judge listed her holdings on a disclosure form for potential federal executive branch appointees, who must give a dollar range for assets, income, retirement accounts, employment agreements and arrangements, liabilities, compensation exceeding $5,000 per year and a spouse’s assets as part of the vetting process.

Fajardo’s real estate assets include investment properties in Florida and a home in North Carolina. She listed a Miami home valued at $250,000 to $500,000, a Miami condominium and a Coral Gables asset valued at $1 million to $5 million each, a Miami Beach condo worth less than $500,000 and a North Carolina vacation home worth $100,001 to $250,000.

The filing also provides insight into the operations of Orshan, Spann & Fernandez-Mesa, the Coral Gables family law firm founded by the judge’s husband, managing partner Robert D. Orshan. Firm salary and distributions are in the $1 million-$5 million range for Orshan, an attorney for nearly 40 years.

The judge’s state salary is $176,167. Her debts include a mortgage of $50,001 to $100,000, an exercised line of credit in the $10,001-$15,000 range with Space Coast Credit Union, a student loan of up to $50,000 and a mortgage of $250,001-$500,000 on a personal residence.

Fajardo’s investment portfolio includes shares in Chevron Corp., Facebook Inc., FedEx Corp., Philip Morris International Inc., Johnson & Johnson and Comcast Corp.

She also listed Vanguard and T. Rowe Price investment funds. Her husband’s larger funds are with BlackRock, JPMorgan, Morgan Stanley, Dodge & Cox and DFA International.

Other assets include an art collection valued at $100,001-$250,000.


Read the full financial disclosure: