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  • Looking for Asha

    Looking for Asha

    February 14, 2020

    Twenty years after the mysterious disappearance of 9-year-old Asha Degree from her home in North Carolina, the FBI and local investigators continue to actively search for clues in the case.

  • 2019 Internet Crime Report Released

    2019 Internet Crime Report Released

    February 11, 2020

    Last year, the Internet Crime Complaint Center received 467,361 complaints, recorded more than $3.5 billion in losses to victims, and saw criminals deploying new tactics and techniques to carry out scams—with no signs of letting up.

  • A New Partnership with Kenya

    A New Partnership with Kenya

    February 10, 2020

    The FBI and State Department have partnered to bring Kenyan police and intelligence officers to the FBI Academy, where they will undergo training in preparation for the establishment of the first Joint Terrorism Task Force outside of the U.S.

  • Chinese Hackers Charged in Equifax Breach

    Chinese Hackers Charged in Equifax Breach

    February 10, 2020

    Four Chinese military-backed hackers were indicted in connection with the 2017 cyberattack against Equifax, which led to the largest known theft of personally identifiable information ever carried out by state-sponsored actors.

  • Confronting the China Threat

    Confronting the China Threat

    February 6, 2020

    FBI Director Christopher Wray described the economic espionage threat from China as one of the most serious threats to the economic and national security of the U.S. and called for a whole-of-society response to combat the problem.

  • Stopping Domestic Terrorism

    Stopping Domestic Terrorism

    January 31, 2020

    An Ohio couple who planned a mass shooting are now serving prison sentences thanks in part to a concerned citizen who shared a tip with law enforcement.

  • Sentence in BEC Scheme

    Sentence in BEC Scheme

    January 28, 2020

    A leader of a business email compromise ring that stole more than $120 million from two American companies is spending time behind bars. Learn how to protect yourself from this growing crime.

  • The Bureau and the Great Experiment

    The Bureau and the Great Experiment

    January 24, 2020

    A century after the Volstead Act authorized the U.S. government to carry out the 18th Amendment, we look back at the Bureau’s role in pursuing violators of the new federal prohibition laws.

  • 2019 Preliminary Crime Statistics Released

    2019 Preliminary Crime Statistics Released

    January 21, 2020

    According to the FBI's Preliminary Semiannual Uniform Crime Report, both violent crime and property crime decreased in the first half of 2019 compared to the same time frame in 2018.

  • Casino Cheaters Caught

    Casino Cheaters Caught

    January 16, 2020

    With help from a casino employee, a baccarat player cheated his way to more than $1 million in winnings from two Maryland casinos before the men’s scheme was unraveled and justice was served.

  • Air Base Shooting an aAct of Terrorisma

    Air Base Shooting an ‘Act of Terrorism’

    January 13, 2020

    FBI and DOJ officials released new details about a terrorist shooting last month at Naval Air Station Pensacola and highlighted a significant hurdle in the investigation—the inability to extract information from the deceased shooter’s encrypted phones.

  • National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month

    National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month

    January 10, 2020

    This month—and year-round—the FBI and its partners work to stop human trafficking, as illustrated by a case in Mississippi where a teenager was rescued from her trafficker thanks to an observant police officer.

  • Asylum Seekers Extorted

    Asylum Seekers Extorted

    January 8, 2020

    Four men who ran a kidnapping and extortion scheme that targeted recent immigrants have been sentenced to prison after one brave victim came forward to law enforcement.

  • Sentence in Staged Accident Scheme

    Sentence in Staged Accident Scheme

    December 31, 2019

    One of the leaders of a staged accident ring will be spending time behind bars for her role in faking car and home accidents in exchange for $5.6 million in insurance payments.

  • In Your Community

    In Your Community

    December 23, 2019

    The FBI's Knoxville Field Office and its Citizens Academy Alumni Association spent time with children in the pediatric hematology/oncology clinic at East Tennessee Children’s Hospital.

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