Federal Bureau of Investigation

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Federal Bureau of Investigation

Governmental agency belonging to the United States Department of Justice that serves as both a federal criminal investigative body and an internal intelligence agency add

Category: Justice-Crime

Founded in 1897.

Countries: United States (65%), (15%), United Kingdom (2%)

Main connections: United States Department of Justice, Alan Lomax, Jewish Defense League

Linked to: United States Department of Justice, Central Intelligence Agency, The Denver Post, Communist Party USA

 

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1901

The 1901 assassination of President McKinley created an urgent perception that America was under threat from anarchists add something


1908

The agency was established in 1908 as the Bureau of Investigation add something

 

On May 27, 1908, Congress forbade this use of Treasury employees by the Justice department, citing fears that the new agency would serve as a secret police add something

 

The Bureau of Investigation was created on July 26, 1908, after Congress had adjourned for the summer add something


1910

The bureau's first official task was visiting and making surveys of the houses of prostitution in preparation for enforcing the "White Slave Traffic Act," or Mann Act, passed on June 25, 1910 add something


1911

Special Agents of the FBI HRT , and regional SWAT teams are issued the Springfield Operator or Professional Model 1911A1 add something


1920

Additionally, through the work of Edwin Atherton, the FBI claimed success in apprehending an entire army of Mexican neo-revolutionaries along the California border in the 1920s add something

 

Created in the 1920s, the UCR system has not proven to be as "uniform" as its name implies add something

 

Hoover began using wiretapping in the 1920s during Prohibition to arrest bootleggers add something

 

In the 1920s, the FBI began issuing crime reports by gathering numbers from local police departments add something


1922

John M. Parker - In 1922, Governor Parker sent the Federal Bureau of Investigation a message begging for help in fighting the Ku Klux Klan, which had grown so powerful in Louisiana that it not only controlled the northern half of the state but had kidnapped, tortured, and killed two people who opposed it


1924

J. Edgar Hoover, appointed by Calvin Coolidge in 1924, was by far the longest-serving FBI Director, serving until his death in 1972 add something

 

The FBI Laboratory helped develop DNA testing, continuing its pioneering role in identification that began with its fingerprinting system in 1924 add something


1925

The Officer Down Memorial Page provides the biographies of 58 FBI agents killed in the line of duty from 1925 to 2011 add something


1927

A 1927 case in which a bootlegger was caught through telephone tapping went to the United States Supreme Court, which ruled that the FBI could use wiretaps in its investigations and did not violate the Fourth Amendment as unlawful search and seizure as long as the FBI did not break in to a person's home to complete the tapping add something


1930

During the "War on Crime" of the 1930s, FBI agents apprehended or killed a number of notorious criminals who carried out kidnappings, robberies, and murders throughout the nation, including John Dillinger, "Baby Face" Nelson, Kate "Ma" Barker, Alvin "Creepy" Karpis, and George "Machine Gun" Kelly add something

 

The FBI has been frequently depicted in popular media since the 1930s add something


1932

In 1932, it was renamed the United States Bureau of Investigation add something


1933

Thomas J. Dodd - He served as a special agent for the Federal Bureau of Investigation in 1933 and 1934, the highlight of his career there being his participation in an unsuccessful attempt to capture John Dillinger at Little Bohemia Lodge


1934

After Prohibition's repeal, Congress passed the Communications Act of 1934, which outlawed non-consensual phone tapping, but allowed bugging add something


1935

Its name was changed to the Federal Bureau of Investigation in 1935 add something

 

The following year it was linked to the Bureau of Prohibition and rechristened the Division of Investigation before finally becoming an independent service within the Department of Justice in 1935 add something


1936

Harry Brunette - He was declared a national "public enemy" by the Federal Bureau of Investigation when he and partner Merle Vandenbush robbed a series of banks in the New York City area and kidnapped New Jersey state trooper William A. Turnbull during 1936


1937

William T. Cahill - In 1937 and 1938, Cahill was a special agent of the Federal Bureau of Investigation


1938

Don Lash - Having married Margaret Mendenhall in 1938, Lash began a law-enforcement career with the Indiana State Police, became an agent with the Federal Bureau of Investigation in 1941


1939

In another Supreme Court case, the court ruled in 1939 that due to the 1934 law, evidence the FBI obtained by phone tapping was inadmissible in court add something

 

Stephen L.R. McNichols - After graduating in 1939, he joined the Federal Bureau of Investigation as a field officer in Baltimore and Boston

 

Robert Vernon Denney - He practiced law in Fairbury, Nebraska from 1939 to 1940 and became a special agent for Federal Bureau of Investigation from 1940 to 1941, serving in Washington, D.C. and Chicago

 

William Kinsey Hutchinson - In 1939 he was the Bureau Chief of the International News Service in Washington, D.C. In late 1949, during a game of hearts, FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover and Bill came up with the idea for a list of names, photographs, and descriptions of the ten worst criminals wanted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation


1940

Beginning in the 1940s and continuing into the 1970s, the Bureau investigated cases of espionage against the United States and its allies add something

 

Don Edwards - Edwards was a special agent for the Federal Bureau of Investigation from 1940 to 1941, when he joined the United States Navy as a naval intelligence and gunnery officer during World War II

 

Hubert Irving Teitelbaum - He was a special agent for the Federal Bureau of Investigation from 1940 to 1943

 

Herbert Hill - Research published in "Labor History" by historian Christopher Phelps holds that Hill was an informer for the Federal Bureau of Investigation on socialists he knew in the 1940s

 

J. Robert Oppenheimer - The &Federal_Bureau_of_Investigation recorded that J. Robert Oppenheimer attended a meeting in the home of self-proclaimed Communist Haakon Chevalier, that the Communist Party's California state chairman William Schneiderman, and Isaac Folkoff, West Coast liaison between the Communist Party and NKVD, attended in Fall 1940, during the Hitler-Stalin pact.

 

Whittaker Chambers - Berle notified the Federal Bureau of Investigation of Chambers's information in March 1940


1942

Wilbur Frank Pell, Jr. - He was a special agent in the Federal Bureau of Investigation in, Philadelphia , Pennsylvania and Birmingham, Alabama , Alabama from 1942 to 1945, returning to private practice in Shelbyville, Indiana from 1946 to 1970

 

Giovanni Rossi Lomanitz - The Federal Bureau of Investigation had placed a listening device in the residence of Communist Party activist Steve Nelson, and in October 1942 overheard a man referred to as "Joe", whom the FBI suspected of being Lomanitz's close friend Joe Weinberg, describing to Nelson the significance and technical outlines of the secret nuclear research done at Berkeley


1943

John Abt - In late 1943, the Federal Bureau of Investigation opened an investigation of Abt. Its surveillance showed frequent meetings in the early months of 1944 between Abt and a man known as Alexander Stevens, one of the several pseudonyms used by the shadowy J. Peters, a party 'enforcer' who at one time headed the CPUSA's secret apparatus, and was involved in clandestine Soviet intelligence activities in the U.S., until his deportation to Hungary in 1948

 

James P. McGranery - In November 1943, he was appointed assistant to the Attorney General of the United States and was responsible for supervising the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Immigration and Naturalization Service, Bureau of Prisons and various divisions


1944

Allan O. Hunter - After being admitted to the bar the same year, he became a special agent for the Federal Bureau of Investigation until 1944

 

Robert Hanssen - "'Robert Philip Hanssen"' is a former American Federal Bureau of Investigation agent who spied for Soviet and Russian intelligence services against the United States for 22 years from 1979 to 2001


1945

Maurice Halperin - In 1945, defecting Soviet espionage courier Elizabeth Bentley told agents of the Federal Bureau of Investigation that from 1942 to 1944, when he was an official of the OSS, Haperin delivered "to MARY PRICE and later to myself mimeographed bulletins and reports prepared by OSS on a variety of topics and supplied excerpts from State Department cables to which he evidently had access


1947

Raul G. Salinas - "'RaÃēl GonzÃĄlez Salinas"' is a private security consultant, a businessman, and a retired Federal Bureau of Investigation agent who was elected mayor of Laredo, Texas, Texas, on June 17, 2006


1948

Laurence Duggan - In 1948, Duggan fell to his death from the window of his office in New York, ten days after being questioned by the Federal Bureau of Investigation about whether he had had contacts with Soviet intelligence


1950

During the 1950s and 1960s, FBI officials became increasingly concerned about the influence of civil rights leaders, whom they believed had communist ties or were unduly influenced by them add something

 

Eldon Rudd - After a brief period in private practice, Rudd became a special agent for the Federal Bureau of Investigation in 1950

 

Frank E. Denholm - He was elected to the position of Day County sheriff in 1950, and served in that capacity through 1952, and later joined the Federal Bureau of Investigation in 1956, serving there through 1961


1951

Dashiell Hammett - On July 2, 1951, their appeals exhausted, four of the convicted men fled rather than surrender themselves to Federal agents and begin serving their sentences


1953

Mary Pinchot Meyer - Their social circle included CIA-affiliated people such as Richard M. Bissell, Jr., high ranking counter-intelligence official James Angleton and Mary and Frank Wisner, Meyer's boss at CIA. In 1953 Senator Joseph McCarthy publicly accused Cord Meyer of being a communist and the Federal Bureau of Investigation was reported to have looked into Mary's political past

 

In response to organized crime, on August 25, 1953, the FBI created the Top Hoodlum Program add something


1954

Dominick Montiglio - In 1954, 7-year old Dominick was present at the house when Federal Bureau of Investigation agents forced their way in and arrested Gaggi

 

Clinton Jencks - He went to trial in federal court in January 1954 and was convicted, largely on the testimony of Harvey Matusow, a paid informant for the Federal Bureau of Investigation


1955

Helen Thomas - After 1955, she covered federal agencies such as the Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare

 

John Allen Kendrick - Kendrick was tracked down by the Federal Bureau of Investigation within a month and was arrested by federal agents in Chicago on December 5, 1955


1956

In 1956, for example, Hoover sent an open letter denouncing Dr. T.R.M. Howard, a civil rights leader, surgeon, and wealthy entrepreneur in Mississippi who had criticized FBI inaction in solving recent murders of George W. Lee, Emmett Till, and other blacks in the South add something


1957

Another notable case is the arrest of Soviet spy Rudolf Abel in 1957 add something

 

Johnny Dio - In February 1957, the Select Committee released Federal Bureau of Investigation wiretaps which showed Hoffa and Dioguardi allegedly discussing the establishment of a paper local to organize New York City 's 30,000 taxi cab drivers and use the charter as a means of extorting money from a wide variety of employers


1962

Harold Montgomery - In 1962, Montgomery introduced a resolution in the state Senate which condemned the activities of the Federal Bureau of Investigation in Louisiana


1963

Carmine Lombardozzi - In 1963, Daniel Marino and other Gambino associates assaulted a Federal Bureau of Investigation agent at the funeral of Lombardozzi's father


1964

The FBI's chief tool against organized crime is the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act. The FBI is charged with the responsibility of enforcing compliance of the United States Civil Rights Act of 1964 and investigating violations of the act in addition to prosecuting such violations with the United States Department of Justice add something

 

Ed Bethune - He served as a special agent for the Federal Bureau of Investigation from 1964-1968

 

Reuben Sturman - The first problems with the authorities started in 1964, when Federal Bureau of Investigation agents raided a Cleveland warehouse, confiscating copies of a magazine entitled "Sex Life of a Cop"


1965

While protecting an informant in March 1965, the FBI allowed four innocent men to be convicted of murder add something

 

Robert Edward Chambliss - A May 13, 1965 memo to Federal Bureau of Investigation director J. Edgar Hoover identified Chambliss, Bobby Frank Cherry, Herman Frank Cash and Thomas E. Blanton, Jr. as suspects in the 16th Street Baptist Church bombing which resulted in the death of four young African-American girls


1967

After a 1967 Supreme Court decision overturned the 1927 case which had allowed bugging, Congress passed the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act, allowing public authorities to tap telephones during investigations as long as they obtain a warrant beforehand add something


1968

Coretta Scott King - Coretta Scott King was under surveillance by the Federal Bureau of Investigation from 1968 until 1972

 

In 1968, Congress passed legislation as part of the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act , June 19, 1968, that specified a 10-year limit, a maximum of two 5-year terms, for future FBI Directors, as well as requiring Senate confirmation of appointees add something


1969

Mike Oxley - From 1969 to 1972, Oxley worked for the Federal Bureau of Investigation and became active in the Ohio Republican Party, serving as a delegate numerous times in the 1970s

 

Bill Ayers - Larry Grathwohl, a Federal Bureau of Investigation informant in the Weatherman group from the fall of 1969 to the spring of 1970, stated that "Ayers, along with Bernardine Dohrn, probably had the most authority within the Weatherman"

 

Mumia Abu-Jamal - He was a party member from May 1969 until October 1970 and was subject to Federal Bureau of Investigation COINTELPRO surveillance from until about 1974


1970

The FBI shares concurrent jurisdiction with the Drug Enforcement Administration in the enforcement of the Controlled Substances Act of 1970 add something

 

Anthony Peraino - Anthony and Louis used profits from Deep Throat to build a vast financial empire in the 1970s that included, according to the Federal Bureau of Investigation , "ownership of garment companies in New York and Miami and investment companies"


1971

John Huggins - In 1971, documentation of the Federal Bureau of Investigation's counterintelligence program, COINTELPRO, came to light, revealing that the tensions that existed between the Panthers and the US Organization were intentionally created, or at least aggravated, by the FBI. An FBI memo dated November 29, 1968 described a letter that the Los Angeles FBI office intended to mail to the Black Panther Party office

 

In March 1971, the residential office of an FBI agent in Media, Pennsylvania was robbed; the thieves took secret files and distributed them to a range of newspapers, including "The Harvard Crimson" add something


1973

Anthony Russo (whistleblower) - Judge William M. Byrne, Jr. dismissed the case in May 1973 before it reached a jury, after the office of Ellsberg's psychiatrist had been burglarized and the Federal Bureau of Investigation had lost records of what may have been illegally taped telephone conversations


1974

Roddy McDowall - In 1974, the FBI raided the home of McDowall and seized the actor's collection of films and television series in the course of an investigation of film piracy and copyright infringement


1975

Martin Luther King, Jr. - According to the Church Committee, a 1975 investigation by the US Congress, "From December 1963 until his death in 1968, Martin Luther King, Jr. was the target of an intensive campaign by the Federal Bureau of Investigation to 'neutralize' him as an effective civil rights leader

 

Walter Mondale - In 1975 Mondale served on Frank Church's Committee to Study Governmental Operations with Respect to Intelligence Activities, which investigated alleged abuses by the Central Intelligence Agency and the Federal Bureau of Investigation


1976

John Seigenthaler - On May 5, 1976, Seigenthaler dismissed Jacque Srouji, a copy editor at "The Tennessean", after finding that she had served as an informant for the Federal Bureau of Investigation for much of the previous decade


1979

It was later learned that Hanssen, who had reached a high position within the FBI, had been selling intelligence since as early as 1979 add something

 

John Sidney Garrett - Johnson was defeated for a second House term in the 1979 nonpartisan blanket primary by fellow Democrat Loy F. Weaver, a banker and former agent of the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Drug Enforcement Administration from Homer, the man who had succeeded her in 1976


1980

From the end of the 1980s to the early 1990s, the FBI reassigned more than 300 agents from foreign counter-intelligence duties to violent crime, and made violent crime the sixth national priority add something

 

In the early 1980s, Senate hearings were held to examine FBI undercover operations in the wake of the Abscam controversy, which had allegations of entrapment of elected officials add something


1981

Murder of Stephen Tibble - Quinn was arrested in California by the Federal Bureau of Investigation in 1981 after the U.S. government approved an extradition request from British authorities


1983

Peter Matthiessen - Shortly after the 1983 publication of "In The Spirit of Crazy Horse", Matthiessen and his publisher Viking Penguin were sued for libel by David Price, a Federal Bureau of Investigation agent, and William J. Janklow, the former South Dakota governor

 

John Y. Brown, Jr. - When the Federal Bureau of Investigation probed the matter in 1983, Brown claimed he withdrew the money to cover gambling debts he ran up during "one bad night gambling" in Las Vegas


1984

Also formed in 1984 was the "Computer Analysis and Response Team" add something


1985

Anthony Provenzano - In 1985, Briguglio was identified as a prime suspect in Hoffa's disappearance in a 1985 Federal Bureau of Investigation memo

 

Anthony Corallo - On February 25, 1985, Federal Bureau of Investigation agents and New York City Police went to Corallo's Oyster Bay home to arrest him on racketeering charges


1988

The FBI profiled Jack the Ripper in 1988 but his identity still remains unproven today add something


1989

Mike Rogers (Michigan politician) - He worked as a Special Agent with the Federal Bureau of Investigation in its Chicago office, specializing in organized crime and public corruption, 1989–1994.


1990

In the early and late 1990s, the FBI role in the Ruby Ridge and Waco incidents caused a public uproar in the government's role in the killings add something

 

Sylvestro Carolla - At the time of his arrest and conviction in the Federal Bureau of Investigation's "Hardcrust" sting in the mid 1990s, Anthony Carollo had become the boss of the family

 

Karl Rove - One notable aspect of the 1990 election was the charge that Rove had asked the Federal Bureau of Investigation to investigate major Democratic officeholders in Texas


1991

Organized beginning in 1991, the office opened in 1995 as the youngest agency division add something

 

The FBI frequently investigated Martin Luther King, Jr. In his 1991 memoir, "Washington Post" journalist Carl Rowan asserted that the FBI had sent at least one anonymous letter to King encouraging him to commit suicide add something

 

Stephen C. Robinson - In 1991, he was managing director & associate general counsel for Kroll Associates before moving to the Federal Bureau of Investigation in 1993 where he was principal deputy general counsel & special assistant to the director


1992

Bill Gaede - In 1992, Gaede turned himself over to the Central Intelligence Agency , which placed him in contact with the Federal Bureau of Investigation

 

Ruben Barrales - This was needed in East Palo Alto, a city that the Federal Bureau of Investigation considered the homicide capital of the United states in 1992, after 42 killings took place that year


1993

Between 1993 and 1996, the FBI increased its counter-terrorism role in the wake of the first 1993 World Trade Center bombing in New York,_New_York (New_York_City); the Oklahoma City bombing in 1995; and the arrest of the Unabomber in 1996 add something


1994

After Congress passed the "Communications Assistance for Law Enforcement Act" , the "Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act" , and the "Economic Espionage Act" , the FBI followed suit and underwent a technological upgrade in 1998, just as it did with its CART team in 1991 add something


1995

Bob Barr - The National Review described Barr as one of the few people able to "ask effective questions and make clear points" while questioning government witnesses during the 1995 House Waco siege hearings on the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and Federal Bureau of Investigation actions against the Branch Davidians in 1993, sponsored by subcomittees of the House Judiciary Committee and Government Reform and Oversight Committee


2000

In 2000, the FBI began the Trilogy project to upgrade its outdated information technology infrastructure add something

 

Under the roof of the CJIS are the programs for the "National Crime Information Center" , "Uniform Crime Reporting" , "Fingerprint Identification", "Integrated Automated Fingerprint Identification System" , "NCIC 2000", and the "National Incident-Based Reporting System" add something

 

Francois Pinault - In February 2000, A. Alfred Taubman, majority shareholder of rival company Sotheby's stepped down amidst a scandal after the Federal Bureau of Investigation had investigated commission-fixing between the two companies


2001

The current FBI Director is Robert Mueller, who was appointed in 2001 by George W. Bush add something

 

Within months of the September 11 attacks in 2001, FBI Director Robert Mueller, who had been sworn in a week before the attacks, called for a re-engineering of FBI structure and operations add something

 

In February 2001, Robert Hanssen was caught selling information to the Russian government add something

 

Ayman al-Zawahiri - On October 10, 2001, al-Zawahiri appeared on the initial list of the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation's top 22 Most Wanted Terrorists, which was released to the public by U.S. President George W. Bush


2002

He pleaded guilty to treason and received a life sentence in 2002, but the incident led many to question the security practices employed by the FBI. There was a claim that Robert Hanssen might have contributed information that led to the September 11,_2001_attacks (September_11_attacks) add something

 

Nicholas D. Kristof - In 2002 Kristof wrote a series of columns indirectly suggesting that Steven Hatfill, a former US Army germ-warfare researcher named a "person of interest" by the Federal Bureau of Investigation , might be a "likely culprit" in the 2001 anthrax attacks


2003

In 2003 a congressional committee called the FBI's organized crime informant program "one of the greatest failures in the history of federal law enforcement add something

 

In 2003, its National Research Council published a report whose conclusions called into question 30 years of FBI testimony add something

 

The report said that between 2003 and 2005, the FBI had issued more than 140,000 national security letters, many involving people with no obvious connections to terrorism add something

 

Robert Blume - In 2003 an agent working for the Federal Bureau of Investigation was posing as a buyer when two people attempted to sell two Medals of Honor to him

 

Semion Mogilevich - In 2003, the United States Federal Bureau of Investigation put Mogilevich on the "Wanted List" for participation in the scheme to defraud investors in Canadian company YBM Magnex International Inc. Frustrated by their previous unsuccessful efforts to charge him for arms trafficking and prostitution, they had now settled on the large-scale fraud charges as their best hope of running him to ground

 

Weedon Osborne - Osborne's Medal of Honor, a rare "Tiffany Cross" version, is held by the U.S. Navy Museum in Washington, D.C. The museum acquired the medal in 2003 from the Federal Bureau of Investigation, which had confiscated it the year before after someone had attempted to sell the medal in South Carolina


2004

As of 2004, 5,271 law enforcement agencies submitted NIBRS data add something

 

David Price (anthropologist) - His 2004 book "Threatening Anthropology" used tens of thousands of Federal Bureau of Investigation files released under the Freedom of Information Act to examine how the FBI harassed anthropologists that were activists in issues of racial equality during the McCarthy era

 

Michael Berg - Berg's son Nick, a telecommunications contractor, was detained in Iraq for 13 days in March 2004 by U.S. military and the Federal Bureau of Investigation

 

Alberto Gonzales - On that same day, Federal Bureau of Investigation Director Robert S. Mueller III seemed to dispute the accuracy of Gonzales's Senate Judiciary Committee testimony of the previous day regarding the events of March 10, 2004 in his own sworn testimony on that subject before the House Judiciary Committee

 

Rita Lavelle - On September 24, 2004, a jury in Los Angeles federal court found Lavelle guilty of one count of wire fraud and two counts of making false statements to the Federal Bureau of Investigation


2005

Pat Buchanan - When the actual identity of the press leak was revealed as Federal Bureau of Investigation Associate Director Mark Felt in 2005, Buchanan called him "sneaky," "dishonest," and "criminal

 

Ken W. Clawson - Woodward's source was conclusively identified in 2005 as being Mark Felt, a high-ranking Federal Bureau of Investigation official

 

In January 2005, more than two years after the software was originally planned for completion, the FBI officially abandoned the project add something

 

The Associated Press reported in mid-January 2005 that the FBI essentially abandoned the use of Carnivore in 2001, in favor of commercially available software, such as NarusInsight add something

 

In March 2005, the FBI announced it is beginning a new, more ambitious software project, code-named Sentinel, expected for completion by 2009 add something

 

Russell Crowe - On 9 March 2005, Crowe revealed to GQ magazine that &Federal_Bureau_of_Investigation agents had approached him prior to the 73rd Academy Awards on 25 March 2001 and told him that the Islamist terrorist group al-Qaeda wanted to kidnap him.

 

Bob Woodward - For over 30 years, only Woodward, Bernstein, and a handful of others knew the informant's identity until it was claimed by his family to "Vanity Fair" magazine to be former Federal Bureau of Investigation Associate Director W. Mark Felt in May 2005


2006

Morrissey - In February 2006, Morrissey said he had been interviewed by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and by British intelligence after having spoken out against the American and British governments

 

James E. West (politician) - On February 16, 2006 the Federal Bureau of Investigation issued its report closing its investigation of West

 

Abd Al Aziz Awda - For that indictment, Awda and Shallah became two of six alleged and indicted terrorist fugitives among the second and most recent group of indicted fugitives to be added to the United States Federal Bureau of Investigation's Most Wanted Terrorists list on February 24, 2006

 

Preliminary Annual "Uniform Crime Report" for 2006 was released on June 4, 2006 add something

 

Joseph Bruno - In December 2006, Bruno disclosed that the Federal Bureau of Investigation had been looking into business associates of Bruno's who had received state grants


2007

A March 2007 report by the inspector general of the Justice Department described the FBI's "widespread and serious misuse" of national security letters, a form of administrative subpoena used to demand records and data pertaining to individuals add something

 

In July 2007, U.S. District Judge Nancy Gertner in Boston found the bureau helped convict the four men of the March 1965 gangland murder of Edward "Teddy" Deegan add something

 

National Basketball Association - On July 19, 2007, the Federal Bureau of Investigation investigated allegations that veteran NBA referee Tim Donaghy bet on basketball games he officiated over the past two seasons and that he made calls affecting the point spread in those games

 

John Aristotle Phillips - Vanity Fair online, December 13, 2007 Nevertheless, the Federal Bureau of Investigation confiscated Phillips's term paper and a mockup he had constructed in his dormitory room


2008

Department of State and Office of Personnel Management," 2008 M.S.P.B. 146, preference-eligible veterans may apply after age 37 add something

 

Bank of America - In March 2008, it was reported that the Federal Bureau of Investigation was investigating Countrywide for possible fraud relating to home loans and mortgages

 

Ashley Massaro - In May 2008, "Rolling Stone" alleged that Massaro was employed by a Los Angeles escort agency, which was being investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation

 

UBS - In June 2008, the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation made a formal request to travel to Switzerland to probe a multi-million-dollar tax evasion case involving UBS. The investigation had, in part, been prompted by disclosures made by Brad Birkenfeld, a former UBS banker in Switzerland, who testified to the US Department of Justice, the US Securities and Exchange Commission, and the US Internal Revenue Service

 

Bruce Edwards Ivins - On Tuesday, July 29, 2008, he died of an overdose of Tylenol in an apparent suicide after learning that criminal charges were likely to be filed against him by the Federal Bureau of Investigation for an alleged criminal connection to the 2001 anthrax attacks

 

Jorge de Castro Font - On August 23, 2008, the Federal Bureau of Investigation raided the Senator's Capitol office, a San Juan, Puerto Rico gas station at which he was a client and his Hato Rey apartment after obtaining a search warrant from U.S. District Court Judge Francisco Besosa


2009

Chris Christie - Christie has stated that his distant familial connection to Genovese crime family leader Tino Fiumara never came up during his Federal Bureau of Investigation background check for his position as a U.S. Attorney; he told "The New York Times" in 2009 that he had assumed that investigators were aware of the connection

 

Dara Torres - In December 2009, "The New York Times" reported that a sports medicine doctor, Anthony Galea, with whom Torres had previously consulted, was under investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation for allegedly distributing human growth hormone and the drug Actovegin to professional athletes

 

As of December 31, 2009, the FBI had a total of 33,852 employees add something


2010

Vincent Leibell - After a long career in the New York State Legislature, Leibell ran for and was elected County Executive-elect in Putnam County in 2010, but resigned prior to taking office following an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation which led to his arrest and subsequent conviction on Federal corruption charges

 

Jeremy Fogel - In 2010, he presided over the perjury case of Federal Bureau of Investigation employee Rachelle Thomas-Zuill, who pled guilty

 

Mansoor Alam - In early 2010, Alam spoke before members of the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the National Security Agency regarding radicalization in Islam, as well as effective, constitutional legislation

 

Shawn Hogan - On 24 June 2010, based on the same allegations and following an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation , a grand jury indicted Hogan on charges of wire fraud and criminal forfeiture

 

Gregory R. Ball - In July 2010, State Senator Vincent Leibell blamed Ball for a raid of the Senator's home which was conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation

 

Mike Godwin - When the Federal Bureau of Investigation demanded in July 2010 that its seal be removed from Wikipedia, Godwin sent a "whimsically written letter" in response, denying the demand and describing the FBI's interpretation of the law as "idiosyncratic

 

Jack Tarpley Camp Jr. - On October 1, 2010, Camp, who is married with two grown children, was arrested by the Federal Bureau of Investigation


2011

Dzhokhar and Tamerlan Tsarnaev - In early 2011, Russia's Federal Security Service told the Federal Bureau of Investigation that Tamerlan was a follower of radical Islam and a strong believer

 

Boston Marathon bombings - The FBI was informed by the Russian Federal Security Service in 2011 that he was a "follower of radical Islam

 

Daniel Pearl - According to an investigative report published in January 2011 by Georgetown University, the Federal Bureau of Investigation used vein matching to determine that the perpetrator in the video of the killing of Pearl was most likely Mohammed, notably through a "bulging vein" running across his hand


2012

Megaupload - On 19 January 2012, Anonymous released a statement on Pastebin.com claiming responsibility for the mass attacks on websites including those of RIAA, MPAA, BMI, FBI, and others

 

Jim Renacci - In May 2012, a Renacci campaign contributor was the subject of a Federal Bureau of Investigation probe into over $200,000 in campaign contributions made by employees of an Ohio-based direct marketing corporation, Suarez Corporation Industries, to Renacci's campaign.

 

Megaupload - The defence has drawn on procedural errors by the prosecution to challenge the case and in a judgement at the end of May 2012, NZ Judge David Harvey granted the defendants the right to the disclosure of evidence held by the FBI in preparation for the extradition trial


2013

The current FBI Director is James B. Comey, who was appointed in 2013 by Barack Obama add something

 

On June 12, 2013, Bulger went on trial for 32 counts of racketeering, money laundering, extortion, and weapons charges; including his complicity in 19 murders add something

 

On August 12, 2013, he was found guilty on 31 counts, including both racketeering charges, and was found to have been involved in 11 murders add something

 

On November 14, 2013, Bulger was sentenced to two consecutive life terms plus five years add something


2014

IN 2014, that conviction was overturned on a technicality add something


2016

On July 5, 2016, FBI Director Comey announced the bureau's recommendation that the United States Department of Justice file no criminal charges relating to the Hillary Clinton email controversy add something

 

On July 7, 2016, Comey was questioned by a Republican-led House committee during a hearing regarding the FBI's recommendation add something

 

On October 28, 2016, less than two weeks before the presidential election, Director Comey, a long-time Republican, but currently unaffiliated, announced in a letter to Congress that additional emails potentially related to the Clinton email controversy had been found and that the FBI will investigate "to determine whether they contain classified information as well as to assess their importance to our investigation add something

 

On October 30, 2016, Richard Painter, chief White House ethics lawyer in the George W. Bush Administration, published an op-ed piece in the NY Times, stating that he had filed a complaint against the FBI with the Office of Special Counsel, which investigates possible Hatch Act violations, and with the Office of Government Ethics with respect to the sending of the letter add something

 

On November 6, 2016, in the face of constant pressure from both Republicans and Democrats, Comey conceded in a second letter to Congress that through the FBI's review of the new e-mails, there was no wrongdoing by Clinton add something


2017

On January 12, 2017, the Department of Justice's Office of Inspector General announced a formal investigation into whether the FBI followed proper procedures in its investigation of Clinton or whether "improper considerations" were made by FBI personnel add something

 

On May 9, 2017, President Trump dismissed FBI Director Comey after Comey had misstated several key findings of the email investigation in his testimony to the Senate Judiciary Committee add something

 

With Comey's dismissal, Deputy Director Andrew G. McCabe became Acting Director On August 1, 2017, President Trump's nominee for FBI director Christopher A. Wray was officially confirmed by the Senate in a 92-5 vote and was sworn in as Director the next day add something

 

In December 2017, following a US court appearance, a judge ruled in favor of the AP in a lawsuit against the FBI for fraduently impersonating a member of the news media add something


2018

In January 2018, the Department of Justice announced the initiation of an internal probe to investigate missing text messages sent between FBI agent Peter Strzok and FBI lawyer Lisa Page, sent during a five-month period ending in May 2017 add something

 

As of January 27, 2018, however, only a small portion of the lost text messages have been recovered by the DOJ and turned into Congress add something

 

On February 4, 2018, Trey Gowdy said the release of the Nunes memo "did not have any impact" on the Russia probe add something

 

On February 5, 2018, the House Intelligence Committee approved the release of a Democratic memo, which reportedly discredits any claims by the Nunes memo of surveillance abuse by the FBI and DOJ. add something

 

On February 16, 2018, two days after the Stoneman Douglas High School shooting, the FBI released a statement detailing information the organization's Public Access Line had received a month prior, on January 5, from a person close to Nikolas Cruz, the suspected shooter add something

 

On March 16, 2018, Attorney General Jeff Sessions fired Andrew McCabe, former FBI deputy director, for allowing FBI officials to leak information to the media surrounding the Clinton Foundation investigation and misleading investigators about the incident add something

 

On March 21, 2018, FBI Director Christopher Wray said the firing of McCabe was done "by the book" and was not politically motivated add something

 

On April 13, 2018, Horowitz publically released the Department of Justice watchdog report add something

 

On April 19, 2018, the Justice Department inspector general had referred the findings of McCabe's alleged misconduct to a Washington federal prosecutor for potential criminal charges, according to media reports add something

 

On April 20, 2018, an investigation by the Department of Justice internal watchdog surrounding alleged leaks of classified memos written by former FBI Director James Comey was reported by the Wall Street Journal add something

 

On June 14, 2018, Michael E. Horowitz, the Inspector General of the Department of Justice, released a report of a year-long investigation into misconduct at the DOJ and FBI over its probe of Hillary Clinton's private email server add something

 

On September 6, 2018, it was disclosed to the media that a grand jury had begun investigating McCabe and summoning witnesses to determine if criminal charges should be filed for having misled the bureau add something