December 15, 2015

Douglas A. Leff Named Special Agent in Charge of San Juan Division

FBI Director James B. Comey has named Douglas A. Leff as the special agent in charge of the San Juan Division. Mr. Leff most recently served as an inspector assigned to FBIHQ. In this capacity, Mr. Leff had global responsibility for reviewing cases and operations across all FBI programs.

Mr. Leff entered on duty with the FBI in 1996 and was assigned to the New York Field Office. Throughout his career he has specialized in organized crime, money laundering, terrorist financing, and asset forfeiture investigations.

Mr. Leff was promoted to supervisory special agent of a squad in the New York Field Office Organized Crime Branch in 2007. Between 2003 and 2009, Mr. Leff was also cross-designated as a special assistant United States attorney in the Eastern District of New York. During this time, he litigated organized crime, narcotics trafficking, Internet fraud, and terrorist financing prosecutions.

In 2005, Mr. Leff received an Attorney General’s Award for his work on a series of complex money laundering and terrorist financing prosecutions.

In 2009, Mr. Leff was promoted to unit chief of the Asset Forfeiture and Money Laundering Unit in the Financial Crimes Section at FBI Headquarters in Washington, D.C.

In 2012, Mr. Leff was promoted to assistant special agent in charge of the New York Field Office, where he was responsible for the Complex Financial Crimes Branch, which includes several squads responsible for investigating securities fraud, financial institution fraud, corporate fraud, money laundering, identity theft, Internet fraud, and asset forfeiture.

Mr. Leff continues to provide regular instruction on criminal and terrorist financing investigations for the Department of Justice and other state and local law enforcement agencies.

Prior to joining the FBI, Mr. Leff served as an assistant district attorney in New York, where he handled the investigation and prosecution of white collar and violent crime cases.

Mr. Leff reports to San Juan in late January.