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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.

FBI News
May 17, 2018

A Pyramid of Lies
A Tennessee man who took advantage of the implicit trust of friends, neighbors, and family members in his small town will be spending time behind bars for his $43 million investment scheme.

FBI News
May 15, 2018

National Police Week
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 10, 2018

2017 LEOKA Line-of-Duty Death Statistics Released
A total of 93 officers were killed in the line of duty last year, according to a portion of the FBI's Law Enforcement Officers Killed and Assaulted, 2017 (LEOKA) report released today.

FBI News
May 07, 2018

2017 Internet Crime Report Released
The IC3 has released its 2017 Internet Crime Report, which includes a wide range of information on common scams, crime trends, victims, financial losses, and IC3 support for law enforcement.

FBI News
May 03, 2018

Drug Trafficking/Gambling Ring Dismantled
A former California college athlete charged with running an international drug trafficking and illegal gambling organization was sentenced to more than 21 years in federal prison.

FBI News
Apr 30, 2018

Obstruction of Justice
A Missouri lawyer was sentenced for obstruction of justice after embezzling funds given to him by his criminal client that were supposed to be used for the client's court-ordered restitution payment.

FBI News
Apr 26, 2018

Sexual Assault Aboard Aircraft
The FBI is alerting the public to a serious federal crime that is on the rise—sexual assault aboard aircraft—and encouraging people to immediately report these incidents.

FBI News
Apr 23, 2018

$20 Million Investment Fraud
An Atlanta businessman and his business manager were recently sentenced to federal prison terms for defrauding a wealthy investor and several banks out of millions of dollars.

FBI News
Apr 20, 2018

Director's Community Leadership Awards
In a ceremony at FBI Headquarters, Director Christopher Wray formally recognized 57 individuals and organizations from around the country for their efforts to build stronger, safer, and more cohesive communities.

FBI News
Apr 17, 2018

Child Sex Tourism
A 56-year-old Florida man who frequently traveled to the Philippines to have sex with young girls was sentenced to 330 years in prison for crimes related to child sex tourism.

FBI News
Apr 12, 2018

New Top Ten Fugitive
Rafael Caro-Quintero, considered a godfather of Mexican drug trafficking and wanted for the 1985 murder of a U.S. federal agent, has been named to the FBI's Ten Most Wanted Fugitives list.

FBI News
Apr 12, 2018

Stolen Art Returned
A 1911 painting by Marc Chagall stolen from an elderly couple's Manhattan home in 1988 is being returned to the family's estate after being hidden in a Maryland attic for nearly 30 years.

FBI News
Apr 10, 2018

National Crime Victims' Rights Week 2018
During National Crime Victims' Rights Week—and every day—the FBI's victim specialists work to support federal crime victims and their families during some of the most difficult times in their lives.

FBI News
Apr 05, 2018

Fugitive Sought in 1996 ValuJet Crash
The FBI announced a reward and released age-progressed images of fugitive Mauro Ociel Valenzuela-Reyes in connection with the 1996 fatal crash of ValuJet Flight 592 in the Florida Everglades.

FBI News
Apr 03, 2018

Operation Disarray
The nationwide law enforcement action was part of a recently launched DOJ initiative to disrupt the sale of opioids online and was the first operation of its kind to occur simultaneously in all 50 states.

FBI News
Mar 29, 2018

Stolen Identities
Four men who hacked the computer servers of mortgage brokers used the personal information they stole from customers to open unauthorized lines of credit and drain victims' retirement accounts.

FBI News
Mar 27, 2018

Terrorists Thwarted
Two New York men who planned to travel to Syria to fight with ISIS—or conduct attacks domestically if they could not get there—were arrested by the FBI and sentenced on terrorism charges.

FBI News
Mar 23, 2018

State-Sponsored Cyber Theft
Nine Iranian citizens working at the behest of the government of Iran have been indicted in a computer hacking campaign that compromised universities, private companies, and government entities.

FBI News
Mar 19, 2018

Drug Ring Dismantled
Members of a violent drug trafficking organization will be spending decades behind bars thanks to the efforts of an FBI-led Safe Streets Task Force in North Carolina's Triangle region.

FBI News
Mar 16, 2018

Phantom Secure Takedown
Phantom Secure, an encrypted communication service that facilitated organized criminal activity and drug traffickers, has been shut down thanks to an international law enforcement effort.

FBI News
Mar 12, 2018

Pill Mill Doctor Sentenced
A Detroit-area doctor, eventually stripped of his medical license, received prison time for his role in an illegal drug distribution operation and multi-million-dollar health care fraud scheme.

FBI News
Mar 08, 2018

Terror Plot Dismantled
An Ohio man who traveled to Syria for terrorist training—and planned to use that training to conduct attacks in the United States—was sentenced to 22 years in federal prison.

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