Latest U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation News

How clean is the dirt on Hunter Biden? A key Republican source is charged with lying to the FBI

Mar. 02, 2024 15:38 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Alexander Smirnov was cast by Republicans as one of the FBI’s most trusted informants, offering a “highly credible” account of brazen public corruption by Joe Biden that formed a pillar of the House impeachment investigation of the Democratic president. ...

Writer for conservative media outlet surrenders to face Capitol riot charges

Mar. 01, 2024 19:06 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Texas-based writer for a conservative media outlet surrendered to authorities Friday on charges that he joined a mob's attack on the U.S. Capitol more than three years ago. Steve Baker, who has written articles about the Jan. 6, 2021, riot for Blaze News, faces...

FBI raids 2 homes owned by top aide to New York City Mayor Eric Adams

Mar. 01, 2024 15:09 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Federal agents searched two properties owned by a top adviser to New York City Mayor Eric Adams on Thursday. An FBI spokesperson confirmed that agents carried out morning raids at two Bronx addresses, which records show are owned by Winnie Greco, a former fundraiser...

Career US diplomat abruptly admits to spying for communist Cuba for decades

Feb. 29, 2024 18:00 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — A former career U.S. diplomat told a federal judge Thursday he will plead guilty to charges of working for decades as a secret agent for communist Cuba, an unexpectedly swift resolution to a case prosecutors called one of the most brazen betrayals in the history of the U.S. foreign...

The US is bracing for complex, fast-moving threats to elections this year, FBI director warns

Feb. 29, 2024 14:06 PM EST

McLEAN, VA. (AP) — The United States expects to face fast-moving threats to American elections this year as artificial intelligence and other technological advances have made interference and meddling easier than before, FBI Director Christopher Wray said Thursday. “The U.S. has...

South Carolina's push to be next-to-last state with hate crimes law stalls again

Feb. 28, 2024 17:28 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Supporters who want to make South Carolina the next-to-last U.S. state to pass a hate crimes law increasing penalties for some crimes fueled by race, gender or sexual orientation are running out of time to get what could be a decisive vote in the state Senate. ...

FBI offers $15,000 reward in case of missing Wisconsin boy

Feb. 27, 2024 19:39 PM EST

TWO RIVERS, Wis. (AP) — The FBI has offered a reward of up to $15,000 in the case of a 3-year-old Wisconsin boy who vanished last week, a police chief said Tuesday. Elijah Vue was last seen Feb. 20 at a residence in Two Rivers, where prosecutors said his mother had sent him to stay...

Captain of ship carrying Iranian-made missile components to remain behind bars pending trial

Feb. 27, 2024 18:44 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A Pakistani national who U.S. officials say was the captain of a ship carrying Iranian-made missile components to Houthi rebels in Yemen was ordered Tuesday to remain behind bars as he awaits trial on charges of attempting to smuggle a warhead and other weapons, and lying to...

Deleted texts helped convince jurors man killed trans woman because of gender ID, foreperson says

Feb. 26, 2024 17:28 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — When jurors first began weighing the fate of a man charged with murdering the transgender woman he’d been seeing secretly, they had little problem concluding that he fired the gun, the jury foreperson said. The most difficult task was determining that he was...

Ex-FBI informant charged with lying about Bidens to remain jailed while he awaits trial, judge rules

Feb. 26, 2024 16:28 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A former FBI informant charged with fabricating a multimillion-dollar bribery scheme involving President Joe Biden’s family must remain behind bars while he awaits trial, a judge ruled Monday, reversing an earlier order releasing the man. U.S. District Judge...