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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

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

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 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.

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.

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