Category: FBI Nat’l Press Release

FBI Releases 2019 Hate Crime Statistics

The FBI released its latest Hate Crime Statistics report, an annual compilation of bias-motivated incidents throughout the nation that provides…

Former Elkhart, Indiana Resident Sentenced to Over Six Years in Prison for Financing of Terrorism

Samantha Marie Elhassani was sentenced to 78 months in prison after pleading guilty to providing financial support to individuals who…

Statement by Assistant Director Jill Sanborn on Charges Against Oregon Resident for Providing Material Support to ISIS

Assistant Director Jill Sanborn of the FBI’s Counterterrorism Division released a statement concerning the indictment of Hawazen Sameer Mothafar. Original…

Susan Ferensic Named Special Agent in Charge of the Columbia Field Office

Director Christopher Wray has named Susan Ferensic as the special agent in charge of the Columbia Field Office in South…

Joint CISA-FBI Statement: Iranian APT Actors Obtained Voter Registration Data

Joint CISA-FBI Statement: Iranian APT Actors Obtained Voter Registration Data Original Source

Department of Justice Announces the Use of Body-Worn Cameras on Federal Task Forces

Today, the Justice Department announced that it will permit state, local, territorial, and tribal task force officers to use body-worn…

Statement by FBI Director Christopher Wray on the Use of Body-Worn Cameras on Federal Task Forces

FBI Director Christopher Wray released a statement concerning the Justice Department’s announcement that it will permit state, local, territorial, and…

Eight Individuals Charged with Conspiring to Act as Illegal Agents of the People’s Republic of China

Eight defendants were charged in connection with their roles in a campaign to harass, stalk, and coerce certain residents of…

FBI Director Christopher Wray’s Remarks at Press Conference Regarding China’s Operation Fox Hunt

FBI Director Christopher Wray delivered remarks during a press conference announcing charges against eight defendants in connection with their roles…

Craig Fair Named Special Agent in Charge of the San Francisco Field Office

Director Christopher Wray has named Craig Fair as the special agent in charge of the San Francisco Field Office. Original…

Eugene Kowel Named Special Agent in Charge of the Omaha Field Office

Director Christopher Wray has named Eugene Kowel as the special agent in charge of the Omaha Field Office in Nebraska….

Statement by Assistant Director Jill Sanborn on Sentencing of Enrique Marquez in Connection with 2015 San Bernardino Shooting

Assistant Director Jill Sanborn of the FBI’s Counterterrorism Division released a statement regarding the sentencing of Enrique Marquez in connection…

Russian State-Sponsored Advanced Persistent Threat Actor Compromises U.S. Government Targets

The FBI and CISA are providing information on Russian state-sponsored advanced persistent threat (APT) actor activity targeting various U.S. state,…

Iranian State-Sponsored Advanced Persistent Threat Actors Threaten Election-Related Systems

The FBI and CISA are warning that Iranian advanced persistent threat (APT) actors are likely intent on influencing and interfering…

FBI Director Christopher Wray’s Remarks at Press Conference on Election Security

FBI Director Christopher Wray delivered remarks during a press conference on election security with Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe….

U.S. Space & Rocket Center and FBI Sign MOU in Support of U.S. Cyber Camp

The U.S. Space & Rocket Center and the Federal Bureau of Investigation have entered a joint agreement in support of…

Justice Department Announces Global Resolution of Criminal and Civil Investigations with Opioid Manufacturer Purdue Pharma and Civil Settlement with Members of the Sackler Family

The Department of Justice announced a global resolution of its criminal and civil investigations into the opioid manufacturer Purdue Pharma…

ISIS Militants Charged with Deaths of Americans in Syria

Alexanda Amon Kotey and El Shafee Elsheikh, two militant fighters for ISIS, have been charged for their participation in a…

FBI Director Christopher Wray’s Remarks at Press Conference Announcing Indictments of ISIS Militants

FBI Director Christopher Wray delivered remarks at a press conference announcing the indictments of ISIS members Alexanda Amon Kotey and…

A. Tonya Odom Named Assistant Director of the Office of Equal Employment Opportunity Affairs

Director Christopher Wray has named A. Tonya Odom as the assistant director of the Office of Equal Employment Opportunities Affairs….

Kristi Koons Johnson Named Assistant Director in Charge of the Los Angeles Field Office

Director Christopher Wray has named Kristi Koons Johnson as the assistant director in charge of the Los Angeles Field Office….

Spoofed Internet Domains and Email Accounts Pose Cyber and Disinformation Risks to Voters

The FBI and CISA seek to help the public recognize and avoid spoofed election-related internet domains and email accounts during…

Foreign Actors Likely to Use Online Journals to Spread Disinformation Regarding 2020 Elections

The FBI and CISA are raising awareness of the potential threat posed by foreign-backed online journals that spread disinformation regarding…

The United States Has Repatriated 27 Americans from Syria and Iraq, Including 10 Charged with Terrorism-Related Offenses for Their Support to ISIS

With the recent transfer of custody of four defendants, the U.S. has successfully repatriated all Americans held by the Syrian…

FBI and NCSC Release New Movie to Increase Awareness of Foreign Intelligence Threats on Professional Networking Sites and Other Social Media Platforms

The FBI and the National Counterintelligence and Security Center released a film to increase awareness of how foreign intelligence entities…

Distributed Denial-of-Service Attacks Could Hinder Access to Voting Information, Would Not Prevent Voting

The FBI and CISA are raising awareness that distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks on election infrastructure can hinder access to voting…

FBI Seeking Individual Who May Have Information Regarding the Identity of a Child Sexual Assault Victim

The FBI is asking for the public’s help in identifying John Doe 42, an unknown male who may have critical…

Michael F. Paul Named Special Agent in Charge of the Minneapolis Field Office

Director Christopher Wray has named Michael F. Paul as the special agent in charge of the Minneapolis Field Office. Original…

FBI Report on Crime Shows Decline in Violent Crime Rate for Third Consecutive Year

The FBI released its 2019 edition of Crime in the United States, which showed that violent crime decreased nationwide for…

False Claims of Hacked Voter Information Likely Intended to Cast Doubt on Legitimacy of U.S. Elections

The FBI and CISA are raising awareness of the potential threat posed by attempts to spread disinformation regarding cyberattacks on…