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Famous Cases & Criminals

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John Dillinger. Al Capone. The KKK. The Unabomber. John Gotti. Bonnie and Clyde.

The FBI has investigated them all… and many more spies, terrorists, and criminals besides. Listed below, grouped according to our top investigative priorities and related categories, are many of our famous and most significant cases over the past century.

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In Depth

Terrorism
- 9/11 Investigation
- Anthrax/Amerithrax
- Beltway Snipers: Part 1| Part 2
- East African Embassy bombings
- Eric Rudolph: Part 1 | Part 2
- Millennium Plot/Ahmed Ressam
- Oklahoma City bombing
- Palmer Raids
- Pan Am 103 bombing
- Unabomber
- USS Cole Bombing
- Wall Street bombing 1920
- Weather Underground bombings
- World Trade Center bombing 1993
- Fawaz Younis

Counterintelligence/Espionage
- Aldrich Ames
- Alger Hiss
- Atom Spy Case/Rosenbergs
- Black Tom 1916 bombing
- Duquesne Spy Ring
- Espionage in the Defense Industry
- Hollow Nickel/Rudolph Abel
- Iva Toguri d’Aquino and “Tokyo Rose”
- Maksim Martynov
- Nazi Saboteurs and George Dasch
- ND-98: Case of the Long Island Double Agent
- Pearl Harbor Spy
- Robert Hanssen
- Thwarted Sabotage in Zambia
- Vasilli Zubilin
- Velvalee Dickinson, the “Doll Woman”
- Vonsiatsky Espionage
- Year of the Spy (1985)

Cyber Crime
- Operation Innocent Images

Public Corruption
- ABSCAM
- Operation Greylord
- Operation Illwind
- Tennessee Waltz
- William Jefferson

Civil Rights
- Baptist Street Church bombing
- Emmett Till
- Medgar Evers
- Mississippi Burning
- KKK series

Organized Crime/Gangsters
- Al Capone
- Barker/Karpis Gang
- Bonnie and Clyde
- Joe Pistone, Undercover Agent
- John Dillinger
- John Gotti
- Kansas City Massacre/“Pretty Boy” Floyd
- Lester Gillis (“Baby Face” Nelson)
- “Machine Gun” Kelly
- Roger “The Terrible” Touhy
- The Brady Gang
- The Fur Dressers case

White Collar Crime
- Enron
- Hurricane Katrina Fraud
- Operation Senior Sentinel
- Operation Stolen Dreams

Violent Crime/Major Thefts/
Bank Robberies

- Brinks Robbery
- Charles Ross Kidnapping
- D.B. Cooper Hijacking
- Durkin - Murder of an FBI Agent
- Frank Sinatra, Jr., Kidnapping
- Greenlease Kidnapping
- Jack Gilbert Graham
- James Edward Testerman
- JFK Assassination
- John Elgin Johnson
- Jonestown
- Joseph Edward Earlywine
- Judge Vance Murder
- Krupp Diamond Theft
- Lindbergh Kidnapping
- Murder and Mayhem in the Osage Hills
- Nussbaum and Wilcoxson
- Patty Hearst
- Richard Floyd McCoy, Jr.
- The Black Dahlia
- Weinberger Kidnapping
- Weyerhaeuser Kidnapping

Historical Ten Most Wanted
- Billie Austin Bryant
- Gerhard Arthur Puff
- Willie Sutton

Notorious: Profiles in Crime
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