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FBI News
Mar 16, 2020

Corruption Ring Disrupted
A county executive in Missouri and one of his campaign donors have been convicted and sentenced for their roles in a pay-to-play bribery scheme.

FBI News
Mar 12, 2020

FBI Top Ten List Turns 70
The FBI looks back at seven decades of the Ten Most Wanted Fugitives program—from the creation of the famous list in 1950 to the modern-day ways we're reaching out to the public about dangerous offenders.

FBI News
Mar 02, 2020

Robbers Sentenced
A man and woman who targeted and violently robbed seven senior citizens in West Virginia, Virginia, and Tennessee have been convicted and sentenced to lengthy prison terms.

FBI News
Feb 25, 2020

Real Estate Ponzi Scheme
A Rhode Island woman who targeted friends, family, and neighbors in a dubious investment scheme that fleeced her victims of nearly $5 million was sentenced to eight years in prison.

FBI News
Feb 20, 2020

Romanian Hackers Sentenced
For nearly a decade, the Bayrob Group infected thousands of computers with malware and stole millions of dollars from victims. But with help from private sector and law enforcement partners, the FBI shut down their criminal operation.

FBI News
Feb 14, 2020

Looking for Asha
Twenty years after the mysterious disappearance of 9-year-old Asha Degree from her home in North Carolina, the FBI and local investigators continue to actively search for clues in the case.

FBI News
Feb 11, 2020

2019 Internet Crime Report Released
Last year, the Internet Crime Complaint Center received 467,361 complaints, recorded more than $3.5 billion in losses to victims, and saw criminals deploying new tactics and techniques to carry out scams—with no signs of letting up.

FBI News
Feb 10, 2020

A New Partnership with Kenya
The FBI and State Department have partnered to bring Kenyan police and intelligence officers to the FBI Academy, where they will undergo training in preparation for the establishment of the first Joint Terrorism Task Force outside of the U.S.

FBI News
Feb 10, 2020

Chinese Hackers Charged in Equifax Breach
Four Chinese military-backed hackers were indicted in connection with the 2017 cyberattack against Equifax, which led to the largest known theft of personally identifiable information ever carried out by state-sponsored actors.

FBI News
Feb 06, 2020

Confronting the China Threat
FBI Director Christopher Wray described the economic espionage threat from China as one of the most serious threats to the economic and national security of the U.S. and called for a whole-of-society response to combat the problem.

FBI News
Jan 31, 2020

Stopping Domestic Terrorism
An Ohio couple who planned a mass shooting are now serving prison sentences thanks in part to a concerned citizen who shared a tip with law enforcement.

FBI News
Jan 28, 2020

Sentence in BEC Scheme
A leader of a business email compromise ring that stole more than $120 million from two American companies is spending time behind bars. Learn how to protect yourself from this growing crime.

FBI News
Jan 23, 2020

The Bureau and the Great Experiment
A century after the Volstead Act authorized the U.S. government to carry out the 18th Amendment, we look back at the Bureau's role in pursuing violators of the new federal prohibition laws.

FBI News
Jan 21, 2020

2019 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 2019 compared to the same time frame in 2018.

FBI News
Jan 16, 2020

Casino Cheaters Caught
With help from a casino employee, a baccarat player cheated his way to more than $1 million in winnings from two Maryland casinos before the men's scheme was unraveled and justice was served.

FBI News
Jan 13, 2020

Air Base Shooting an ‘Act of Terrorism'
FBI and DOJ officials released new details about a terrorist shooting last month at Naval Air Station Pensacola and highlighted a significant hurdle in the investigation—the inability to extract information from the deceased shooter's encrypted phones.

FBI News
Jan 10, 2020

National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month
This month—and year-round—the FBI and its partners work to stop human trafficking, as illustrated by a case in Mississippi where a teenager was rescued from her trafficker thanks to an observant police officer.

FBI News
Jan 08, 2020

Asylum Seekers Extorted
Four men who ran a kidnapping and extortion scheme that targeted recent immigrants have been sentenced to prison after one brave victim came forward to law enforcement.

FBI News
Dec 31, 2019

Sentence in Staged Accident Scheme
One of the leaders of a staged accident ring will be spending time behind bars for her role in faking car and home accidents in exchange for $5.6 million in insurance payments.

FBI News
Dec 23, 2019

In Your Community
The FBI's Knoxville Field Office and its Citizens Academy Alumni Association spent time with children in the pediatric hematology/oncology clinic at East Tennessee Children's Hospital.

FBI News
Dec 16, 2019

Attorney Sentenced for Scam
A trusted attorney with deep ties to his community is spending time behind bars after investigators discovered he stole more than $2 million from his clients' estates for more than a decade.

FBI News
Dec 12, 2019

Swindler Sentenced
A scammer who stole properties from vulnerable homeowners—often elderly people or people who did not speak English—has been convicted and sentenced.

FBI News
Dec 08, 2019

2018 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 05, 2019

Charges Announced in Malware Conspiracy
Two Russian nationals have been charged for their roles in a cybercrime spree that stole from thousands of individuals and organizations in the U.S. and abroad.

FBI News
Dec 04, 2019

Your Bank Account Could Be Fueling Crime
If you're moving money for someone you don't know, you are likely helping launder money for online criminals who steal from individuals and small businesses.

FBI News
Dec 01, 2019

African-American Agents Reflect on 100-Year Anniversary
The anniversary of the first African-American FBI agent provided an opportunity for current and former African-American special agents to reflect on how far the Bureau has come in the past century—and where it still needs to go.

FBI News
Nov 27, 2019

Avoid Holiday Shopping Scams
When shopping online during the holiday season—or any time of year—always be wary of deals that seem too good to be true, and do your part to avoid becoming a scammer's next victim.

FBI News
Nov 22, 2019

100 Years of FBI-RCMP Partnership
The FBI marks a century of collaboration with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police this year, and we look forward to continuing this invaluable partnership for many more years to come.

FBI News
Nov 19, 2019

Hacker Sentenced
A hacktivist who overwhelmed the websites of a city and its police department with DDoS attacks has been convicted and sentenced to prison.

FBI News
Nov 13, 2019

Lone Offender Terrorism
An FBI study of lone offender terrorist attacks in the U.S. looks at the backgrounds, behavioral characteristics, and circumstances surrounding 52 attacks since 1972.

FBI News
Nov 12, 2019

2018 Hate Crime Statistics Released
The number of hate crime incidents reported to the FBI decreased slightly from 2017 to 2018, according to the Uniform Crime Reporting Program's annual Hate Crime Statistics report.

FBI News
Nov 08, 2019

Events Mark 100 Years of African-American Agents
Current and former African-American special agents joined the FBI Director in celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Bureau's first African-American special agent, who was appointed in 1919 and set the course for generations to follow.

FBI News
Nov 08, 2019

Serving with STEM
Science, technology, engineering, and math are integral to nearly every FBI investigation. One FBI cryptanalyst who uses STEM skills daily to decipher codes and help solve cases is also hard at work promoting forensic science to the next generation.

FBI News
Nov 07, 2019

No Average Call
The FBI's National Threat Operations Center works day and night to ensure each of the calls and electronic tips it receives is evaluated rapidly and handled appropriately.

FBI News
Nov 06, 2019

The Case of the Stolen Lemur
A man who broke into a California zoo after hours and stole an endangered ring-tailed lemur—the oldest in captivity in North America—will be spending time in prison.

FBI News
Oct 31, 2019

Curbing Car Crimes
On the 100th anniversary of the passage of the Dyer Act, which made interstate car theft a federal crime, we look back at how the law led to the FBI of today.

FBI News
Oct 29, 2019

Director Addresses IACP
At the International Association of Chiefs of Police annual conference, Director Christopher Wray discussed how the FBI's commitment to work collaboratively with its law enforcement partners is one of four key leadership principles driving the Bureau's work.

FBI News
Oct 25, 2019

FBI Course ELEVATEs Victim Services
A mass casualty exercise culminated a new 10-week course designed to show what it takes to start and operate an effective and sustainable victim services program inside a law enforcement agency.

FBI News
Oct 23, 2019

Protecting Every Voice
The FBI's Protected Voices initiative provides a suite of resources to help political campaigns—and the American public—understand the current methods and tactics being used by foreign adversaries to influence U.S. elections and how to protect against them.

FBI News
Oct 18, 2019

Hate Crime Perpetrator Sentenced
An Ohio tenant who painted racial slurs and imagery on his former rental home is now serving a federal prison sentence for hate crimes.

FBI News
Oct 15, 2019

Phishing the Famous
A Georgia man who used phishing techniques to steal celebrities' credit card numbers and use them fraudulently has been sentenced to prison for his crimes.

FBI News
Oct 10, 2019

Leo James McClairen: An Unheralded Pioneer
As the FBI's first African-American special agent in the Deep South, Leo James McClairen served with distinction and paved the way for future generations of minority investigators and professional staff.

FBI News
Oct 06, 2019

Samuel Little: Confessions of a Killer
The FBI is seeking the public's help in identifying some of the victims of Samuel Little, who has been confirmed as the nation's most prolific serial killer after confessing to 93 murders between 1970 and 2005.

FBI News
Oct 04, 2019

The Need for Lawful Access
FBI Director Christopher Wray joined officials at the Department of Justice in asking technology firms to work with law enforcement to find solutions that balance online privacy and security with the need to protect children and communities from harm.

FBI News
Oct 01, 2019

National Cybersecurity Awareness Month
Held every October, National Cybersecurity Awareness Month is collaborative effort between government and industry to ensure every American has the resources they need to stay safer and more secure online.

FBI News
Sep 30, 2019

2018 Crime Statistics Released
According to the FBI's annual Crime in the United States report, both violent crime and property crime decreased in 2018 when compared to statistics from the previous year.

FBI News
Sep 27, 2019

Practiced and Prepared
FBI Hostage Rescue Team trainees tested and honed their skills in a land, water, and air-based exercise alongside state and local partners in Charleston, South Carolina.

FBI News
Sep 24, 2019

Theft Leads to Foster Care Agency's Closure
FBI agents and forensic accountants found the leader of an Oregon foster care agency stole nearly $1 million while employees went without pay and children without basic necessities.

FBI News
Sep 17, 2019

The Killing Fields
The FBI and local police are seeking clues in the unsolved murders of four women whose bodies were discovered in a remote wooded field in a small Texas town between Houston and Galveston.

FBI News
Sep 13, 2019

Fingerprint Technology Helps Solve Cold Case
Advancements in fingerprint technology helped the FBI and state law enforcement partners find and bring to justice a man who kidnapped and sexually assaulted a young girl in Pennsylvania two decades ago.

FBI News
Sep 11, 2019

Remembering 9/11
Eighteen years after the 9/11 attacks, a woman recalls her interaction with the FBI in the wake of her brother's death on United Flight 93 in Shanksville, Pennsylvania. The FBI also continues to encourage 9/11 first responders to register for health benefits.

FBI News
Sep 10, 2019

Operation reWired
The FBI worked with partner agencies domestically and in multiple countries around the world in a large-scale, coordinated effort to dismantle international business email compromise (BEC) schemes.

FBI News
Sep 05, 2019

Safe Online Surfing Challenge Opens
The FBI's Safe Online Surfing (SOS) Internet Challenge, which had record participation in 2018-2019, is reopening for the start of the new school year to help students navigate the web securely.

FBI News
Aug 29, 2019

Stopping Public Corruption
A Dallas city councilman who accepted bribes in exchange for his vote in support of school bus stop-arm cameras is among those who have been convicted and sentenced in connection with a public corruption scheme.

FBI News
Aug 26, 2019

Laser Striker Sentenced
A Florida man is serving time in prison after pointing a laser at a police helicopter, which is a serious safety risk—to those in the air and on the ground—and a federal crime.

FBI News
Aug 22, 2019

Fake Bail Bondsman Busted
An Ohio man who pretended to be a bail bondsman and law enforcement officer assaulted and kidnapped suspected bail jumpers—and is now serving time in prison.

FBI News
Aug 19, 2019

A Thief by Many Names
An alert bank employee in Georgia helped catch a prolific thief who defrauded banks and individuals using multiple stolen identities.

FBI News
Aug 16, 2019

Operation Summer
This year's outgoing FBI honors interns share their experiences and advice as the application period opens for the summer 2020 program.

FBI News
Aug 12, 2019

RCFLs Follow the Modern Evidence Trail
The FBI supports a nationwide network of Regional Computer Forensics Laboratories that help state, local, and federal law enforcement retrieve and analyze evidence from computers, phones, and other digital tools.

FBI News
Aug 09, 2019

Retirement Reunion
At his retirement ceremony, the outgoing special agent in charge of the Knoxville Field Office was able to meet the man he recovered as an infant following a 1997 kidnapping in Washington state.

FBI News
Aug 06, 2019

Operation Independence Day
A monthlong FBI-led operation to identify and arrest sex traffickers and recover child victims has resulted in dozens of arrests across the country and the identification and recovery of more than 100 juveniles.

FBI News
Jul 31, 2019

Military Fraudster Sentenced
A South Carolina charity that purported to send military families on vacations to Disney World simply lined the pockets of its founder, who has been sentenced to prison.

FBI News
Jul 25, 2019

ICCS 2019
FBI Director Christopher Wray discussed cyber threats—including foreign influence and foreign investment—as well as the Bureau's cyber capabilities at the International Conference on Cyber Security in New York.

FBI News
Jul 23, 2019

Stolen Trust
A Tennessee attorney is spending time behind bars for stealing more than $1 million from a trust set up on behalf of the daughter of a fallen law enforcement officer.

FBI News
Jul 19, 2019

Family Fraudsters
A father and son who carried out a loan fraud scheme that caused more than 100 unsuspecting investors in their advertising company to lose $63 million have been convicted and sentenced.

FBI News
Jul 16, 2019

The Homegrown Threat
A list of nearly four dozen indicators that someone might be planning to commit an act of extremist violence is contained in a newly updated publication released by the country's foremost counterterrorism organizations.

FBI News
Jul 11, 2019

The Bureau's First Director
In 1908, Stanley W. Finch became the head of the organization that would eventually become the Federal Bureau of Investigation, giving it a strong start in key areas of the FBI's responsibilities that continue to this day.

FBI News
Jul 08, 2019

Airport Terrorist Sentenced
The FBI and Royal Canadian Mounted Police teamed up to investigate the the stabbing of an airport police officer in Michigan, which led to a terrorism conviction and life sentence for the Canadian perpetrator.

FBI News
Jul 02, 2019

Workers' Compensation Fraud
For years, a San Diego-based fraud ring cheated the California workers' compensation system and private insurance out of millions of dollars. The conspirators are now serving prison sentences.

FBI News
Jun 28, 2019

Early Terrorism Investigation
A series of bombings in 1919 had a profound impact on the young Bureau, with the organization gaining new resources and valuable experience in addressing national security threats as it evolved into the modern-day FBI.

FBI News
Jun 25, 2019

Fighting for the Dogs
Civil forfeiture laws are helping the FBI and its partners get dogs rescued from dogfighting rings positioned to be treated, rehabilitated, and moved into better situations.

FBI News
Jun 24, 2019

No Safe Haven
A recent case shows Cuba will seize property and bank accounts that criminals attempt to illegally shelter on the island.

FBI News
Jun 20, 2019

Protecting Faith Communities
The FBI invited faith leaders to FBI Headquarters for a discussion on keeping houses of worship safe.

FBI News
Jun 17, 2019

Terrorist Thwarted
Thanks to a multi-agency investigation, a bomber who placed six hoax and real bombs around a rural South Carolina community has been sentenced to federal prison.

FBI News
Jun 13, 2019

Gone Phishing
A fraudster who conducted a text message-based phishing scam to steal bank information—and used that information to steal thousands of dollars from victims—is now behind bars.

FBI News
Jun 10, 2019

Cyberstalker Sentenced
A man who conducted a relentless campaign of online harassment against a law school interviewer after not being accepted to the school is now serving a federal prison sentence.

FBI News
Jun 07, 2019

New National Academy Grads
Director Christopher Wray and Attorney General William Barr emphasized coordination and communication between federal, state, local, and international agencies in remarks today to more than 250 law enforcement officers graduating from the FBI's National Academy.

FBI News
Jun 07, 2019

National Academy Fetes 256 Graduates
Director Christopher Wray and Attorney General William Barr emphasized coordination and communication between federal, state, local, and international agencies in remarks today to more than 250 law enforcement officers graduating from the FBI's National Academy.

FBI News
Jun 07, 2019

National Academy Student Marks Milestone
Belize Police Department Inspector Sherlet Ramclam, a single mother of four and the country's first female delegate to the FBI National Academy, hopes her experience will shape the future of her country's national law enforcement agency.

FBI News
Jun 07, 2019

Belize Student Marks a Milestone
Belize Police Department Inspector Sherlet Ramclam, a single mother of four and the country's first female delegate to the FBI National Academy, hopes her experience will shape the future of her country's national law enforcement agency.

FBI News
Jun 06, 2019

Stolen Secrets Saved
A Chinese national who stole medical device research trade secrets from his employer in California—with the goal of creating a competing Chinese company—has been convicted and sentenced.

FBI News
Jun 03, 2019

The Neighborhood Spy
Though it occurred decades ago, the case of American engineer William Holden Bell, who betrayed his country through espionage, still provides lessons and warning signs for today.

FBI News
May 30, 2019

Stop Sextortion
The FBI is seeing a growing number of cases involving young people who are manipulated, threatened, or coerced into creating explicit content by an adult online.

FBI News
May 24, 2019

Still in the Fight
The FBI and Marine Corps Wounded Warrior Regiment joined for a networking and training event to celebrate their long-standing partnership and expose the Marines to career opportunities in law enforcement and national security agencies.

FBI News
May 24, 2019

National Missing Children's Day 2019
In recognition of National Missing Children's Day—observed annually on May 25—the FBI reaffirms its year-round commitment to reuniting missing and kidnapped children with their families and asks the public for help in bringing them home.

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.

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