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  • African American FBI Special Agents Symposium

    African American FBI Special Agents Symposium

    February 24, 2017

    The inaugural gathering of current and former agents of color celebrated the role they have played in the FBI’s past—and the vital role they continue to play.

  • Financial Fraud with a Sci-Fi Twist

    Financial Fraud with a Sci-Fi Twist

    February 21, 2017

    A man who falsely claimed to be producing a medical device inspired by the popular TV and movie series Star Trek was sentenced to prison for wire fraud and aggravated identity theft.

  • Foreclosure Rescue Scheme

    Foreclosure Rescue Scheme

    February 16, 2017

    A California church pastor is behind bars for his role a long-running scheme that amassed nearly $3 million in illegal fees from distressed homeowners.

  • Romance Scams

    Romance Scams

    February 13, 2017

    A woman who lost $2 million to a con artist who she fell in love with online shares her story in the hopes that others might avoid falling victim to this type of crime.

  • Wine Ponzi Scheme

    Wine Ponzi Scheme

    February 9, 2017

    A California businessman’s long-running scheme involving fictitious wine futures resulted in thousands of victims in the U.S. and overseas losing millions of dollars.

  • New FBI Wanted App

    New FBI Wanted App

    February 6, 2017

    The FBI has launched a free new mobile app to enlist the public’s help in locating and identifying wanted fugitives, missing persons, and others sought by the Bureau.

  • Office of Private Sector

    Office of Private Sector

    February 2, 2017

    Brad Brekke, head of the FBI's Office of Private Sector, explains how the Bureau is working to build partnerships and enhance information-sharing efforts with U.S. businesses to thwart a variety of threats.

  • Super Bowl Security

    Super Bowl Security

    January 30, 2017

    The FBI and its local, state, and federal law enforcement partners have been working hard to make sure the big game and the events leading up to it in Houston are without incident.

  • NCIC Turns 50

    NCIC Turns 50

    January 27, 2017

    Launched on January 27, 1967, the FBI’s National Crime Information Center gives our law enforcement partners access to a computerized index of documented criminal justice information whenever and wherever they need it.

  • Unearthing a Coal Mining Fraud

    Unearthing a Coal Mining Fraud

    January 24, 2017

    A company that falsely claimed to be mining and processing a highly profitable type of coal used to manufacture silicon and computer electronics bilked more than 160 investors out of millions of dollars.

  • Forfeiture as an Effective Law Enforcement Tool

    Forfeiture as an Effective Law Enforcement Tool

    January 17, 2017

    Forfeiture allows law enforcement to accomplish a number of goals—from disrupting and dismantling criminal and terrorist organizations and punishing criminals to compensating victims and protecting communities.

  • Civil Rights Icon Addresses FBI Employees

    Civil Rights Icon Addresses FBI Employees

    January 13, 2017

    Longtime civil rights leader and U.S. Congressman John Lewis recently visited FBI Headquarters and spoke to Bureau employees during a commemorative program heralding the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

  • Payback for a Debt Collector

    Payback for a Debt Collector

    January 13, 2017

    The owner of a debt collection company who used illegal and aggressive tactics to squeeze millions of dollars from thousands of victims is now paying his own debt—to society—in the form of a five-year prison sentence.

  • Volkswagen to Pay Total of $4.3 Billion to Resolve Criminal and Civil Actions

    Volkswagen to Pay Total of $4.3 Billion to Resolve Criminal and Civil Actions

    January 11, 2017

    Volkswagen AG has agreed to plead guilty to three criminal felony counts, and six VW executives and employees have been indicted in connection with a conspiracy to cheat U.S. emissions tests.

  • Preliminary Crime Stats for 2016 Released

    Preliminary Crime Stats for 2016 Released

    January 9, 2017

    The report, which covers January through June 2016, shows an increase in the number of violent crimes and a decrease in the number of property crimes over the same period in 2015.

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