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January 26, 2017

Vadim Thomas Named Special Agent in Charge of the Albany Division

FBI Director James B. Comey has named Vadim Thomas as the special agent in charge of the Albany Division. Mr. Thomas most recently served as an inspector in the Inspection Division at FBI Headquarters in Washington D.C.

Mr. Thomas entered on duty with the FBI in 1995 and was first assigned to the New York Field Office, where he investigated complex Russian organized crime matters. Following the September 11, 2001 terror attacks, Mr. Thomas participated in the rescue and recovery operations and assisted with victim identification.

Throughout his career, Mr. Thomas has held leadership positions in the Criminal Investigative Division, the New York Field Office, as a team leader in Afghanistan, and in the Albany Division.

Mr. Thomas received the FBI Shield of Bravery for his actions on September 11, 2001; the FBI Combat Theater Award for his work in Afghanistan; and the 2015 FBI Director’s Award for Excellence in Compliance and Integrity.

Mr. Thomas will assume this new role in March.