Latest U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation News

FBI: 'American Taliban' Lindh meets with released extremist

Jan. 26, 2023 17:06 PM EST

FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AP) — A northern Virginia man convicted nearly a decade ago of supporting the Islamic State group as a teenager has now been accused of violating his terms of release by meeting with convicted Taliban supporter John Walker Lindh. According to court documents, the...

US infiltrates big ransomware gang: 'We hacked the hackers'

Jan. 26, 2023 16:14 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The FBI and international partners have at least temporarily disrupted the network of a prolific ransomware gang they infiltrated last year, saving victims including hospitals and school districts a potential $130 million in ransom payments, Attorney General Merrick Garland and...

Prosecutor: After killing 8 on bike path, motorist was happy

Jan. 24, 2023 19:16 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The man who killed eight people on a Manhattan bike path five years ago in a bid to impress a terrorist group was happy and proud when he met FBI agents later that day, a prosecutor told jurors in a closing argument on Tuesday. Assistant U.S. Attorney Jason Richman...

EXPLAINER: Comparing Trump, Biden, Pence classified papers

Jan. 24, 2023 18:39 PM EST

Classified documents keep showing up where they shouldn't be. The discovery of documents with classified markings at former Vice President Mike Pence's home in Indiana follows the revelation of classified materials at President Joe Biden's Delaware home and former office — and the...

Cops took 5 hours to warn that dance hall shooter was loose

Jan. 24, 2023 18:23 PM EST

Lost in the aftermath of the Monterey Park, California, ballroom dance hall shooting that left 11 people dead is an alarming fact: It took five hours for authorities to alert the public that the gunman was on the loose. Even after the 72-year-old shooter brought a submachine...

Exec: Utility bled cash before alleged Ohio speaker bribes

Jan. 24, 2023 15:28 PM EST

CINCINNATI (AP) — An arm of FirstEnergy Corp. was “bleeding cash” as it explored options for the two aging nuclear plants eventually rescued by Ohio House legislation that federal prosecutors say former Speaker Larry Householder championed in exchange for corporate bribes, a utility executive...

Jamaica: FBI to help probe massive fraud case targeting Bolt

Jan. 24, 2023 10:17 AM EST

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Jamaica’s government has turned to the FBI for help as it investigates a massive fraud case involving a private investment firm where $12.7 million belonging to renowned sprinter Usain Bolt has gone missing. The fraud lasted 13 years and also ensnared elderly...

Legal, political strategy in letting FBI search Biden's home

Jan. 23, 2023 20:58 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden’s decision allowing the FBI to search his home in Delaware last week is laying him open to fresh negative attention and embarrassment following the earlier discoveries of classified documents at that home and a former office. But it’s a legal and...

US: Ex-FBI counterintelligence agent aided Russian oligarch

Jan. 23, 2023 17:59 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A former high-ranking FBI counterintelligence official who investigated Russian oligarchs has been indicted on charges he secretly worked for one, in violation of U.S. sanctions. The official was also charged, in a separate indictment, with taking cash from a former foreign...

Atlanta officer wants murder case moved to federal court

Jan. 23, 2023 15:14 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — A now-retired Atlanta police officer who was indicted last month in the 2019 fatal shooting of a man hiding in a closet after running from authorities wants the case moved from state to federal court. Sung Kim was assigned to an FBI fugitive task force when he shot...