UPDATE: DOM has a pic of Luis on his blog and this information about the service tomorrow (Thursday): St Thomas the Apostle http:/church.stamiami.org/ live-streamed at 1:00p p.m., no physical attendance (the new normal).
Donations can me made in honor of Luis at Sylvester Cancer Canter.
We lost one of the good guys yesterday. Luis Perez who was a long time ASA and AUSA passed away after a courageous battle against pancreatic cancer.
Luis was always happy. He had an infectious laugh and a bonhomie- a love of life and his profession as a prosecutor. The FACDL Listserv is full of remembrances and admiration of Luis. One of the things any defense attorney, or judge for that matter, who knew Luis was this- he was always fair, his word was his bond, and he worked for justice- a word that was more than a concept for him.
You do not meet people like Luis Perez every day. He was special and anyone who was lucky enough to know him knew that.
Rest In Peace dear friend.
NB This is a common name. So unless the Luis Perez you are thinking of was ONLY a state and federal prosecutor during his career, then you are not thinking of the correct person. If anyone has a picture they could share it would help.
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