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FBI Names New Deputy Director

FBI Director Robert S. Mueller, III has named Timothy P. Murphy the new deputy director, a role in which he will be succeeding John S. Pistole who left the agency to service as administrator of the Transportation Security Administration. Murphy has served as associate deputy director since January 2008, overseeing …

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Richard DesLauriers to Lead FBI’s Boston Office

Richard DesLauriers, who serves as deputy assistant director of the counterintelligence division at FBI Headquarters, has been tapped to lead the agency’s Boston office. The Massachusetts native joined the FBI in January 1987. After completing training at the FBI Academy, DesLauriers was assigned to the Birmingham division, where he worked …

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FBI Names New Assistant Director in Charge for NY Division

Janice K. Fedarcyk has been named as assistant director in charge of the FBI’s New York division, the agency announced yesterday. “Jan Fedarcyk brings both a strong national security and criminal investigative background from her current assignment as head of the Philadelphia division and from her work at FBI Headquarters, …

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Interagency Effort to Combat IP Theft

The Department of Justice has joined forces with other government departments and agencies as part of the Obama administration’s effort to combat theft of intellectual property, Attorney General Eric Holder announced yesterday. Together with administration officials, DOJ has developed key aspects of the first-ever Joint Strategic Plan on Intellectual Property …

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Operation Stolen Dreams Cracks Down on Mortgage Fraud

FBI’s “Operation Stolen Dreams” has recovered more than $147 million stolen from mortgage fraudsters throughout the country since its start date March 1. The sweep was a coordinated Financial Fraud Enforcement Task Force effort to investigate and prosecute those allegedly involved in financial crimes for mortgage fraud. Director Robert Mueller, …

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DOJ Releases WMD Report

The U.S. Department of Justice yesterday released a report titled “Review of the Department’s Preparation to Respond to a Weapons of Mass Destruction Incident,” which outlines five different recommendations for the department to better respond to any potential WMD incident. A WMD is defined in the report as “any weapon …

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FBI Announces New Assistant Director of Resource Planning Office

The FBI announced last week that David Schlendorf will serve as the new assistant director of the Resource Planning Office, where he will lead the formulation and execution of enterprise-wide performance management and strategic planning efforts. Schlendorf joined the agency in 2003 as a special adviser to the chief financial …

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FBI Names Robert Anderson Jr. SAC of Intelligence Division

FBI Director Director Robert S. Mueller has appointed Robert Anderson Jr. as intelligence division special agent in charge for the agency’s Washington, D.C. field office Anderson previously served as chief of the counterespionage section in the counterintelligence division at FBI Headquarters. He joined the FBI in 1995 as a special …

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FBI Warns Public about Oil-Spill Scammers

Whenever there is a natural disaster, there is a criminal waiting for the opportunity to cash in. The FBI yesterday announced that an existing fraud tip line is now accepting information from the public about suspected fraud associated with the Gulf of Mexico oil spill. As seen with Hurricane Katrina …

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