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National Security Threat Landscape

Fri, 04/26/2019 - 04:02
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.

2018 IC3 Report Released

Mon, 04/22/2019 - 03:34
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.

Opioid Takedown

Wed, 04/17/2019 - 07:05
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.

The Flying Bank Robber

Mon, 04/15/2019 - 06:45
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.

Bombing Plotters Sentenced

Fri, 04/12/2019 - 06:18
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.

Billion-Dollar Bust

Tue, 04/09/2019 - 05:05
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.

A Rapid Deployment Team for Victims

Sun, 04/07/2019 - 22:51
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.

The Pizza Connection

Fri, 04/05/2019 - 03:28
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.

Sexual Assault Kit Initiative

Tue, 04/02/2019 - 03:07
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.

The First African-American Female Special Agent

Thu, 03/28/2019 - 00:19
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.

Operation SaboTor

Tue, 03/26/2019 - 01:30
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.

The Melissa Virus

Mon, 03/25/2019 - 03:57
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 Marks 20 Years of Training at the ‘Body Farm’

Wed, 03/20/2019 - 05:00
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.

Flooring Company Fined

Mon, 03/18/2019 - 05:56
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.

Mortgage Fraud

Fri, 03/15/2019 - 04:55
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.

‘Remember This Day’

Wed, 03/13/2019 - 04:03
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.

Elder Fraud

Thu, 03/07/2019 - 06:30
The FBI joined federal partners in announcing the results of a yearlong targeted effort to capture and prosecute fraudsters who prey on the elderly.

Foiling an Elder Fraud Scam

Thu, 03/07/2019 - 04:38
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.

Addressing the Cyber Threat

Wed, 03/06/2019 - 07:24
At the RSA Conference in San Francisco, Director Christopher Wray discussed the FBI’s approach to combating cybercrime through expertise, technology, and partnerships.