|Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Puerto Rico|
September 27, 2006
|Appointed by||George W. Bush|
|Preceded by||Juan Manuel Perez-Gimenez|
|Born||1949 (age 65–66)
San Juan, Puerto Rico
|Spouse(s)||Enid Martínez Moya|
|Alma mater||Brown University
Georgetown University Law Center
Francisco Augusto Besosa Stubbe, (born 1949) is a Federal district judge of the United States District Court for the District of Puerto Rico.
Born in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Besosa received an A.B. from Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island in 1971, then served for six years in the United States Army before receiving a J.D. from the Georgetown University Law Center in Washington, D.C. in 1979.
After a long career as an attorney, including a stint as Assistant U.S. Attorney from 1983 to 1986, he was appointed by President George W. Bush to the federal bench on May 16, 2006, to fill the vacancy on the United States District Court for the District of Puerto Rico created by Juan Manuel Pérez-Gimenez taking on senior status as a Senior District Court Judge. Besosa was confirmed by the United States Senate on September 25, 2006 and received his commission two days later.
The judge has handled several prominent cases during his judicial career. On May 17, 2011 he sentenced former Senate of Puerto Rico Majority Leader Jorge De Castro Font to five years in prison and three years probation after convicting him for numerous public corruption cases. Previously, he presided over the trial of former senator Héctor Martínez, whom he sentenced to a four-year federal prison term.
- Francisco Besosa at the Biographical Directory of Federal Judges, a public domain publication of the Federal Judicial Center.