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Society of Former Special Agents Recognizes Louis E. Peters Memorial Award Recipient

Washington, D.C. September 08, 2011
  • FBI National Press Office (202) 324-3691

In a ceremony today, the Society of Former Special Agents recognized Mohamed Elibiary, recipient of the Louis E. Peters Memorial Award. The award is presented to private citizens who selflessly dedicate their time and service to assist the FBI in uncovering criminal activity.

Mr. Elibiary, of Dallas, Texas, was selected as a result of his extraordinary contributions to specific cases in support of the FBI’s counterterrorism mission. He has also been a consensus builder between the national Islamic community and the numerous agencies dedicated to the prevention of terrorism.

His assistance to the Dallas Division and their community relations efforts dates back to 2003, under the tenure of Special Agent in Charge Guadalupe Gonzales. Over the years, Mr. Elibiary has worked with Texas Muslim community leaders to expand relationships in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, Houston, Austin, and San Antonio.   

The award was first presented in 1982 as a way of paying tribute to Louis E. Peters, who gave the last years of his life helping the FBI to obtain evidence on the reputed head of an organized crime family. This award, the FBI’s highest public service award, is presented jointly by the FBI and the Society of Former Special Agents to recognize individuals who assist the FBI without thought of personal gain.