Vincent A. Citro is an
attorney with The Law Offices of Mark L. Horwitz, P.A. This Orlando criminal
defense lawyer focuses on representing individuals, executives, and legal
entities in criminal and related civil and administrative matters, including
grand jury and internal investigations. Mr. Citro has represented clients in state
and federal courts and has extensive experience in complex federal criminal and
national security matters.Prior to returning to private practice, Mr. Citro was
a federal prosecutor with the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), both in
Washington, D.C., and Orlando, Florida. During his tenure in DOJ's U.S.
Attorney's Office (USAO) from 2002 until 2010, Mr. Citro prosecuted the panoply
of federal crimes, including national security, drug trafficking, firearms,
cyber, export, violent, economic, public corruption, and child exploitation
offenses. The complexity of Mr. Citro's cases caused him to work with law
enforcement officers throughout the world. From 2011 until 2015, Mr. Citro
served as a criminal division supervisor in the Orlando and Ocala offices. In this
position, he approved proposed indictments and plea agreements; oversaw grand
jury practices; acted as liaison to the judiciary, federal and state agencies,
and the DOJ; and evaluated and supervised attorneys and professional support
staff. In addition, Mr. Citro was appointed as a Special Assistant U.S.
Attorney for investigations in South Florida. Also, from 2011 until 2015, Mr.
Citro supervised the USAO's national security program. As the USAO's first
National Security Cyber Specialist and its Anti-Terrorism Advisory Council
Coordinator, Mr. Citro oversaw and prosecuted matters in coordination with
DOJ's Counterterrorism Section and Counter Espionage and Export Control
Section. He also held a top secret security clearance. Mr. Citro last held the
position of Senior Litigation Counsel before joining the Law Offices Mark L.
Horwitz, P.A.In addition, Mr. Citro held two positions in the nation's capital.
As a result of abilities he demonstrated as a federal prosecutor, including
prosecuting homicides, Mr. Citro was appointed to serve on the Attorney
General's Capital Case Review Committee. As a committee member, he analyzed
cases throughout the United States in which the death penalty was authorized by
law, and made recommendations to DOJ's leadership about whether the death
penalty should be sought. Finally, from 2015 to 2016, Mr. Citro served as a
Trial Attorney in DOJ's National Security Division, Counterterrorism Section,
where he advised and guided federal prosecutors, law enforcement agencies, and
the intelligence community on cases affecting the United States' national
security, including DOJ-priority cases involving international, domestic, and
cyber terrorism. He also developed and managed national security cases for