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FBI Director Mueller Announces Bruce J. Gebhardt as Executive Assistant Director for Criminal Investigations

Washington, D.C. February 27, 2002
  • FBI National Press Office (202) 324-3691

Today, FBI Director Robert S. Mueller, III made the following statement:

"I am pleased to announce the appointment of Bruce J. Gebhardt as executive assistant director (EAD) for Criminal Investigations. He will replace Ruben Garcia, who retires next month, and will have primary oversight responsibilities for the Criminal Investigative and Cyber Crime Divisions, which represent a significant portion of the FBI's investigative programs.

"Bruce's 27 years as a special agent have seen him investigating general criminal and organized crime matters in the Denver and San Francisco Field Offices, supervising drug cases in the Los Angeles Field Office and the Criminal Investigative Division, and completing two appointments in the Inspection Division. He has previously served as assistant special agent in charge of the Newark Field Office and special agent in charge of the field offices in Phoenix and San Francisco.

"This combination of Headquarters and field experience and proven ability both as an investigator and as a manager make Bruce well suited for one of the most senior leadership positions in the FBI. As EAD for Criminal Investigations, he will also serve as acting Director in my absence. I have great confidence that Bruce will keep the FBI on the cutting edge of criminal and cyber crime investigations."