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March 23, 2016

Michael DeLeon Named Special Agent in Charge of the Phoenix Division

FBI Director James B. Comey has named Michael DeLeon as the special agent in charge of the Phoenix Division. Mr. DeLeon most recently served in the National Clandestine Service, Counterintelligence Center as the chief of the Counterespionage Group at the Central Intelligence Agency.

Mr. DeLeon joined the FBI in 1999. He began his career in the Tampa Division’s Fort Myers Resident Agency, where he worked criminal, counterterrorism, and counterintelligence matters. Following the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001, Mr. DeLeon served as the Joint Terrorism Task Force coordinator for the Fort Myers Resident Agency.

Mr. DeLeon has served as a unit chief in the Espionage Section of the Counterintelligence Division, the senior supervisory resident special agent of the Greensboro Resident Agency-Charlotte Division, and the assistant special agent in charge in the Counterintelligence Branch of Washington Field Office.

Prior to joining the FBI, Mr. DeLeon served with the Delaware State Police.

Mr. DeLeon will assume this new role in late April.