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FBI News
May 20, 2019

Arson Plot Revealed
A Kentucky couple nearly escaped prosecution for setting a fire that burned their home to the ground and led to the death of a firefighter until a new FBI agent's search for fresh evidence helped bring them to justice.

FBI News
May 16, 2019

National Police Week 2019
The FBI joins the nation in honoring local, state, and federal law enforcement officers—including its own agents—who have made the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty.

FBI News
May 13, 2019

Seeking Tips, Pursuing Justice
During Police Week, the FBI is intensifying its efforts to identify and arrest fugitives believed to be involved in the assault or murder of law enforcement officers.

FBI News
May 10, 2019

Honoring Special Agent Edwin R. Woodriffe
As the FBI celebrates 100 years of African-American special agents, we remember the first African-American FBI agent killed in the line of duty, who was honored during a street renaming ceremony in his native Brooklyn, New York, 50 years after his death.

FBI News
May 08, 2019

New Top Ten Fugitive
Arnoldo Jimenez, an Illinois man wanted for allegedly murdering his new bride less than 24 hours after marrying her, has been named to the FBI's Ten Most Wanted Fugitives list.

FBI News
May 06, 2019

LEOKA Report Released
A total of 106 officers were killed in the line of duty last year—an increase from 2017—according to the FBI's Law Enforcement Officers Killed and Assaulted, 2018 report, released today.

FBI News
May 03, 2019

Director's Community Leadership Awards
In a ceremony at FBI Headquarters, Director Christopher Wray honored 57 individuals and organizations who are meeting a need, answering a call to serve, and working to make communities safer and stronger.

FBI News
May 01, 2019

International Kidnappings
On the rare occasion that an American is kidnapped and held overseas, an FBI-led network of experienced investigators, negotiators, and foreign liaisons are in place to assist.

FBI News
Apr 29, 2019

Help for 9/11 Responders
A looming deadline for 9/11 responders to sign up for health benefits is leading to renewed efforts inside the Bureau to make sure everyone who worked the expansive crime scenes accesses the health resources available to them.

FBI News
Apr 26, 2019

National Security Threat Landscape
During remarks at the Council on Foreign Relations, FBI Director Christopher Wray described a threat landscape ranging from terrorism to cybercrime to espionage, specifically calling out the Chinese government for its sweeping spying and hacking efforts.

FBI News
Apr 22, 2019

2018 IC3 Report Released
Statistics gathered by the FBI's Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) for 2018 show Internet-enabled theft, fraud, and exploitation remain pervasive and were responsible for a staggering $2.7 billion in financial losses last year.

FBI News
Apr 17, 2019

Opioid Takedown
As part of the Appalachian Regional Prescription Opioid Strike Force, the FBI joined partner agencies in announcing the largest law enforcement action to date against illegal opioid prescribers.

FBI News
Apr 15, 2019

The Flying Bank Robber
Frank Sprenz, a former Ten Most Wanted Fugitive and prolific criminal who, among other offenses, stole small planes and flew to various cities to evade the law, was arrested 60 years ago this week.

FBI News
Apr 12, 2019

Bombing Plotters Sentenced
Three men were sentenced to federal prison after being convicted of conspiring to use a weapon of mass destruction against Somali immigrants in a Kansas apartment complex.

FBI News
Apr 09, 2019

Billion-Dollar Bust
Thanks to a multi-agency investigation, the FBI and Department of Justice announced charges against 24 defendants who were allegedly part of a $1.2 billion fraud scheme against Medicare—one of the largest in U.S. history.

FBI News
Apr 08, 2019

A Rapid Deployment Team for Victims
The FBI's Victim Services Response Team, a specially trained cadre of victim specialists, agents, and analysts, was established in 2005 to provide support for victims in mass casualty events.

FBI News
Apr 05, 2019

The Pizza Connection
Thirty-five years after the bust of a vast, long-running Mafia drug conspiracy that touched four continents, the Pizza Connection case continues to pay dividends for partnerships, policing, and public safety.

FBI News
Apr 02, 2019

Sexual Assault Kit Initiative
A nationwide push to test backlogged sexual assault kits is teaching law enforcement about the serial nature of many sexual offenders—and as we mark Sexual Assault Awareness Month, the findings offer important insights into the nation's most underreported violent crime.

FBI News
Mar 28, 2019

The First African-American Female Special Agent
As the FBI celebrates 100 years of African-American special agents and observes Women's History Month, we remember Sylvia Mathis, the first African-American woman to serve as an FBI agent.

FBI News
Mar 26, 2019

Operation SaboTor
The Joint Criminal Opioid and Darknet Enforcement (J-CODE) team is delivering results through coordinated efforts and the commitment of the nation's law enforcement agencies to address opioid sales on the Darknet.

FBI News
Mar 25, 2019

The Melissa Virus
Two decades ago, computer viruses were still relatively new notions to most Americans, but the fast-moving and destructive Melissa virus changed that in a significant way and showed many the darker side of the web.

FBI News
Mar 20, 2019

FBI Marks 20 Years of Training at the ‘Body Farm'
For two decades, members of the FBI's Evidence Response Teams have trained on properly excavating burial sites at the Anthropology Research Facility in Knoxville, Tennessee.

FBI News
Mar 18, 2019

Flooring Company Fined
A company that was investigated for making false statements regarding the levels of formaldehyde in its laminate flooring products has agreed to pay a $33 million penalty for securities fraud.

FBI News
Mar 15, 2019

Mortgage Fraud
A real estate fraudster who targeted victims with limited English proficiency was sentenced for swindling homeowners and would-be homeowners out of more than $1 million.

FBI News
Mar 13, 2019

‘Remember This Day'
FBI Director Christopher Wray has made a visit to the National September 11 Memorial & Museum in New York City a required part of the curriculum for all new special agent and intelligence analyst trainees.

FBI News
Mar 07, 2019

Foiling an Elder Fraud Scam
Former FBI Director William Webster discusses being the target of a Jamaican lottery scam and his role in the ensuing investigation that led to his fraudster's arrest and conviction.

FBI News
Mar 07, 2019

Ex-Director Foils Scam
Former FBI Director William Webster discusses being the target of a Jamaican lottery scam and his role in the ensuing investigation that led to his fraudster's arrest and conviction.

FBI News
Mar 06, 2019

Addressing the Cyber Threat
At the RSA Conference in San Francisco, Director Christopher Wray discussed the FBI's approach to combating cybercrime through expertise, technology, and partnerships.

FBI News
Feb 27, 2019

Art Crime
The FBI's Art Crime Team is seeking to identify the rightful owners of more than 7,000 artifacts recovered from an Indiana farm in 2014 that were taken from locations spanning the globe.

FBI News
Feb 25, 2019

2018 Preliminary Crime Statistics Released
According to the FBI's Preliminary Semiannual Uniform Crime Report, both violent crime and property crime decreased in the first half of 2018 when compared to statistics from the first half of the previous year.

FBI News
Feb 22, 2019

Sentence Scammers Stopped
A group of fraudsters who stole more than $4 million from inmates' families by falsely claiming they could buy sentence reductions are now serving their own prison terms.

FBI News
Feb 19, 2019

Public Corruption
An Alabama state legislator, coal company executive, and lawyer have been sentenced for their roles in a bribery and public corruption scheme aimed at stopping environmental enforcement actions.

FBI News
Feb 15, 2019

Our History, Our Service
This year marks the 100th anniversary of African-American special agents in the FBI, and we honor the countless contributions these agents have made over the last century in making the Bureau stronger and the nation safer.

FBI News
Feb 13, 2019

Espionage, Cyber Charges Announced
A former U.S. Air Force intelligence specialist has been charged with espionage on behalf of Iran in an indictment that also charges four Iranians with a cyber campaign targeting U.S. intelligence personnel.

FBI News
Feb 11, 2019

Cryptocurrency Fraud
A company founder who drew investors into the emerging market of digital currencies with false claims—ultimately defrauding them of more than $9 million—will be spending time in prison.

FBI News
Feb 07, 2019

A Brush with the Law
A prominent New York gallery owner is spending time behind bars for his role in an elaborate scheme to defraud art dealers and collectors out of millions of dollars.

FBI News
Feb 04, 2019

Hackers Targeted Universities
Through strong partnerships with Georgia Tech and Malaysian authorities, the FBI brought to justice two hackers who stole from personnel at U.S. colleges and universities.

FBI News
Jan 31, 2019

Stopping Human Trafficking
January marks National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month, but a recent case illustrates how the FBI works with partners year-round to get traffickers off the streets and help victims rebuild their lives.

FBI News
Jan 28, 2019

Chinese Telecom Firm Indicted
Chinese telecommunications equipment manufacturing giant Huawei has been charged with bank fraud, wire fraud, conspiracy to defraud the United States, and theft of trade secrets, among other crimes.

FBI News
Dec 21, 2018

Pan Am 103 Memorial Service
On the 30th anniversary of the terrorist bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland, family members and officials gathered at Arlington National Cemetery to honor the 270 victims lost in the attack.

FBI News
Dec 20, 2018

Chinese Hackers Indicted
Two hackers associated with the Chinese government have been indicted for infiltrating numerous companies around the globe as well as U.S. government agencies.

FBI News
Dec 17, 2018

Don't Be a Mule
Acting as a money mule, or moving illegally acquired funds at the direction of another person, aids the work of criminals and is itself a crime.

FBI News
Dec 14, 2018

Remembering Pan Am Flight 103
Thirty years after the terrorist bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland, the FBI and its partners are still actively seeking justice for the 270 victims and their families.

FBI News
Dec 10, 2018

2017 NIBRS Crime Data Released
The FBI released information on more than 6 million criminal offenses submitted to its National Incident-Based Reporting System last year, as law enforcement continues transitioning to the more robust system.

FBI News
Dec 06, 2018

Ransomware Abettor Sentenced
A man who profited from the ransomware known as Reveton, which appropriated the FBI logo to scare victims into paying to unlock computers infected with the malware, will be spending time in prison.

FBI News
Dec 03, 2018

Card Cloners Caught
A fraudster and his associates who bought credit card numbers online and used them to buy prepaid gift cards and money orders—stealing thousands of dollars in the process—have been sentenced for their crimes.

FBI News
Nov 28, 2018

Ransomware Suspects Indicted
Two Iranian men were indicted in connection with the deployment of the sophisticated and sinister SamSam ransomware that crippled the operations of critical facilities in the U.S. and Canada.

FBI News
Nov 27, 2018

ViCAP Links Murders to Prolific Serial Killer
Samuel Little has confessed to 90 murders to date, and the FBI's Violent Criminal Apprehension Program is working with partners nationwide to match those confessions to killings that occurred between 1970 and 2005.

FBI News
Nov 26, 2018

Elder Fraud
A Canadian man was sentenced to more than 11 years behind bars for orchestrating a telemarketing credit card scam that defrauded at least 60,000 victims, many of them elderly, out of more than $18 million.

FBI News
Nov 21, 2018

Combating Violent Crime
Prosecutors secured a 35-year prison sentence for an armed robber who hit three Philadelphia corner stores during a violent two-day crime spree in 2016.

FBI News
Nov 19, 2018

Telemarketing Fraudster Sentenced
The owner of a Maryland telemarketing company that defrauded small businesses, schools, churches, non-profits, and others out of millions of dollars will be spending time behind bars.

FBI News
Nov 13, 2018

2017 Hate Crime Statistics Released
The number of hate crime incidents reported to the FBI increased about 17 percent in 2017 compared with the previous year, according to the latest annual Hate Crime Statistics report.

FBI News
Nov 08, 2018

STEM Day 2018
The FBI uses science, technology, engineering, and math in nearly every investigation, and STEM Day serves as an opportunity to highlight career opportunities for individuals with these skill sets.

FBI News
Nov 05, 2018

Festival Founder Sentenced
The creator of the purported luxury music festival Fyre Fest will be spending time behind bars for defrauding investors and customers out of more than $26 million in two separate schemes.

FBI News
Nov 02, 2018

The Morris Worm
Thirty years ago, a graduate student unleashed the first major attack on the Internet and became the first person convicted of a new type of crime.

FBI News
Nov 01, 2018

Combating Economic Espionage
The FBI and Department of Justice jointly announced economic espionage charges against a state-owned Chinese enterprise and other parties, along with a wider effort to combat Chinese economic espionage.

FBI News
Oct 30, 2018

Cyberstalking
Two unrelated sextortion crimes committed months apart and hundreds of miles away from each other illustrate the dangers of compromising personal photos being in the wrong hands.

FBI News
Oct 22, 2018

Terrorist Plot Foiled
An Indiana resident who pledged his support to ISIS was sentenced to 15 years in prison for distributing information on explosives and poisons for use in a terror attack.

FBI News
Oct 19, 2018

Charity Fraud
A man who operated a bogus charity and duped multiple corporations out of hundreds of thousands of dollars in matching donations will be spending time behind bars.

FBI News
Oct 18, 2018

Public Contract Corruption Initiative
A new FBI initiative to help identity public corruption earlier will focus on a primary source of most of the corruption the Bureau sees—public contract corruption.

FBI News
Oct 15, 2018

Bad News for Hacker
The mastermind of a $2 million scareware scheme that targeted readers of a Minneapolis news website has been sentenced to nearly three years in prison.

FBI News
Oct 04, 2018

Russian Hackers Indicted
Seven GRU military intelligence officers have been charged with hacking into the computer networks of U.S. and international organizations, including those cracking down on Russia's state-sponsored doping activities.

FBI News
Oct 01, 2018

National Cybersecurity Awareness Month
Cybersecurity is everyone's responsibility, and this month serves as a reminder that each of us has a part to play in making the Internet safer and more secure.

FBI News
Sep 24, 2018

2017 Crime Statistics Released
Both violent crime and property crime declined in 2017 when compared with 2016 data, according to the FBI's annual Crime in the United States report.

FBI News
Sep 24, 2018

Seeking Info in Cold Case Murder
To spur new leads in the unsolved 1984 murder of Virginia State Police Trooper Johnny Bowman, the FBI is offering a $50,000 reward, hoping for information that will finally lead to a break in the case.

FBI News
Sep 21, 2018

Financial Fraud
A businessman dubbed the godfather of payday lending was sentenced for illegally collecting hundreds of millions of dollars in short-term loans with interest rates that approached 800 percent.

FBI News
Sep 18, 2018

Identity Thief Sentenced
A Nevada man who stole the personally identifiable information of multiple victims from his former employer and used it to open thousands of fraudulent PayPal accounts will be spending time behind bars.

FBI News
Sep 13, 2018

Poisonous Plot
An Oklahoma woman was sentenced for possessing the toxin ricin as part of a plot to have her ex-husband murdered, which was a case that began after a concerned citizen reported potential criminal activity to the FBI.

FBI News
Sep 10, 2018

Remembering 9/11
Seventeen years after 9/11, the FBI is helping to raise awareness about compensation available to first responders who have fallen ill as a result of exposure to toxins in the aftermath of the terrorist attacks.

FBI News
Sep 07, 2018

Safe Online Surfing
The FBI's Safe Online Surfing (SOS) Internet Challenge, designed for third- through eighth-grade students, has opened for the 2018-19 school year and is now available in Spanish.

FBI News
Sep 04, 2018

Ruby Slippers Recovered
A pair of ruby slippers worn by Judy Garland in the 1939 film ‘The Wizard of Oz' and stolen from the actress' namesake museum in Minnesota more than a decade ago has been recovered.

FBI News
Aug 31, 2018

Ensuring Right to Fair Housing
A Florida man was recently sentenced to a federal prison term for a civil rights violation after threatening to burn down a home that a Muslim couple was planning to buy in his neighborhood.

FBI News
Aug 29, 2018

Seeking Victims of Sex Trafficker
The FBI is seeking additional victims of convicted Seattle-area sex trafficker David Delay, who manipulated women into prostitution through promises of fame, money, and love.

FBI News
Aug 23, 2018

Drug Trafficking
A West Virginia man already serving a 20-year federal prison term for his role in a drug distribution conspiracy received an additional 20 years for directing a second drug ring from behind bars.

FBI News
Aug 20, 2018

Interstate Cargo Theft
A two-year investigation by the FBI's Indianapolis Division, in conjunction with local and state law enforcement partners, resulted in the dismantling of a prolific cargo theft ring.

FBI News
Aug 15, 2018

$100 Million Pharmacy Fraud
A group of Florida scammers who set up pharmacies to bilk government and private insurance companies ended up writing themselves a prescription for prison time.

FBI News
Aug 10, 2018

Domestic Terrorism
Joseph Mahmoud Dibee, one of two remaining fugitives linked to a domestic terrorism group in the late 1990s known as The Family, has been apprehended overseas and returned to the United States.

FBI News
Aug 10, 2018

Indian Country Gang Dismantled
The violent Red Skin Kingz gang, led by a mother-son team on the Navajo Nation, has been dismantled and its leaders sent to prison thanks to an investigation by an FBI-led Safe Trails Task Force.

FBI News
Aug 06, 2018

Serial Fraudster Gets 40 Years
A long-time financial predator was recently sentenced following his extradition from Mexico, where he carried out his latest scheme while he was a fugitive from justice in another case.

FBI News
Aug 02, 2018

A Global Approach to Rooting Out Terrorism
At the International Law Enforcement Academy in New Mexico, delegates from six African nations worked with the FBI to explore the underlying causes of terrorism and how to counter violent extremism.

FBI News
Jul 30, 2018

Justice for Murdered Witness
Twelve members of a violent gang operating in the Charlotte, North Carolina area have been sent to prison for their roles in the cold-blooded murders of a robbery witness and his wife.

FBI News
Jul 26, 2018

FBI Turns 110
The friendship of two public servants committed to the rule of law—Theodore Roosevelt and Charles Bonaparte—helped spur the July 26, 1908 creation of the organization now known as the FBI.

FBI News
Jul 23, 2018

FBI Physical Fitness Test App
The FBI's newest free mobile app allows aspiring special agents and fitness enthusiasts alike to test themselves against the benchmarks of the official FBI Physical Fitness Test.

FBI News
Jul 19, 2018

Illegal Lending
The owner of a payday lending enterprise used deceptive tactics, illegally high interest rates, and other illicit practices to steal millions of dollars from financially vulnerable people.

FBI News
Jul 17, 2018

Terrorist Sentenced
A Maryland man was sentenced to 20 years in federal prison for conspiring to provide material support and resources to the terror group ISIS and for engaging in terrorist activity.

FBI News
Jul 13, 2018

Community Outreach Home Run
At an event organized by the FBI and the Chicago White Sox, hundreds of baseballs and bats seized during a sports memorabilia fraud case were donated to inner-city youth baseball leagues.

FBI News
Jul 10, 2018

GI Bill Fraud Scheme
In a bait-and-switch scheme, a group of fraudsters used educational programs for veterans to enrich themselves while cheating service members out of an education they were entitled to under the law.

FBI News
Jul 05, 2018

Malware Creator Sentenced
The developer of a malicious piece of software called NanoCore RAT—which allowed hackers to steal sensitive information and even access the webcams of infected computers—will be spending time behind bars.

FBI News
Jun 29, 2018

Hostage Recovery Fusion Cell
June marks the third anniversary of the Hostage Recovery Fusion Cell, a multi-agency team whose mission is to recover American hostages and support families whose loved ones are being held captive abroad.

FBI News
Jun 28, 2018

National Health Care Fraud Takedown
Federal officials announced the largest health care fraud and opioid takedown in Medicare Fraud Strike Force history, which resulted in 601 defendants charged and more than $2 billion in fraud losses.

FBI News
Jun 22, 2018

Ponzi Fraudster Sentenced
A California man was recently sentenced to a federal prison term for heading up a multi-faceted investment fraud/Ponzi scheme that caused millions of dollars in losses to his investors.

FBI News
Jun 19, 2018

D.C.-Area Hotel Rapist Cold Case
A reward is available for information about an unknown assailant whose DNA profile has been indicted in connection with a series of attacks on women in D.C.-area hotels from 1998 to 2006.

FBI News
Jun 11, 2018

Honors Interns
Hundreds of college students and recent graduates today took an oath promising to support and defend the U.S. Constitution, thus beginning a 10-week summer internship with the FBI.

FBI News
Jun 11, 2018

International BEC Takedown
The FBI partnered with domestic and international law enforcement agencies on Operation WireWire, a large-scale, coordinated effort to dismantle business e-mail compromise schemes.

FBI News
Jun 07, 2018

Justice Finally Served
A fugitive from a 1999 Indiana molestation case was apprehended in Oregon in 2016 through facial recognition software and the efforts of an FBI agent who was an Indiana State Police trooper when the crime occurred.

FBI News
Jun 04, 2018

Gang Member Sentenced
Following a joint FBI/NYPD investigation, a member of a violent, drug-dealing street gang in New York was sentenced to 75 years in prison for the murder of a rival gang member.

FBI News
Jun 01, 2018

Music Thief Sentenced
The owner and operator of a hugely popular—and illegal—download service that provided copyrighted music for free will be spending time behind bars for a scheme that caused estimated losses of more than $6 billion.

FBI News
May 29, 2018

Mortgage Fraud Fugitive Sentenced
A Texas building contractor who was handed a nearly 22-year sentence in absentia for his $16 million mortgage fraud scheme received additional prison time upon his return to the U.S. after fleeing to Mexico.

FBI News
May 25, 2018

National Missing Children's Day
On this day—and every day—the FBI works to reunite missing children with their families and asks the public for help in locating children who have been reported kidnapped or missing.

FBI News
May 23, 2018

Hoax Threats are Crimes
Making a hoax threat against a school or other public place is a serious federal crime that can land you in prison and affect the rest of your life.

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