Latest U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation News

AP source: Prison staff members subpoenaed in Epstein probe

Aug. 22, 2019 4:50 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Federal prosecutors have subpoenaed up to 20 staff members at the jail where Jeffrey Epstein killed himself, amid mounting evidence that guards failed to keep watch on the financier as he awaited trial on charges of sexually abusing teenage girls, a person familiar with the investigation...

Audit: Some felons got IDs to work for Iowa security firms

Aug. 22, 2019 2:13 PM EDT

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — An Iowa agency granted professional licenses to more than 5,800 private security workers without conducting mandatory criminal background checks, including at least two dozen who had records that should have disqualified them, auditors said Thursday. Ineligible applicants received...

Feds arrest former state police union leader and lobbyist

Aug. 21, 2019 4:56 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The former president of the Massachusetts State Police labor union and the union's former lobbyist were arrested Wednesday and charged with misusing union funds for their own personal gain. FBI and Internal Revenue Service agents arrested Dana Pullman, the former head of the State Police...

FBI investigating University of Kansas research complex

Aug. 20, 2019 5:14 PM EDT

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Federal authorities are conducting an investigation at a research facility on the University of Kansas campus in Lawrence. FBI spokeswoman Bridget Patton confirmed the FBI and Lawrence police were at the Life Sciences Research Laboratories complex Tuesday but said she could not...

Medical examiner rules Epstein death a suicide by hanging

Aug. 16, 2019 10:11 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City's medical examiner ruled Jeffrey Epstein's death a suicide Friday, confirming after nearly a week of speculation that the financier faced with sex trafficking charges hanged himself in his jail cell. Epstein, 66, was found dead at the Metropolitan Correctional Center on Aug....

The Latest: Epstein lawyers dissatisfied with autopsy result

Aug. 16, 2019 7:53 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the aftermath of Jeffrey Epstein's death (all times local): 7:50 p.m. Lawyers for financier Jeffrey Epstein say they're dissatisfied with the medical examiner's conclusions and plan to view prison videos themselves from a facility operating under "medieval conditions." Three...

The Latest: Epstein guards suspected of falsifying logs

Aug. 14, 2019 4:16 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the aftermath of Jeffrey Epstein's death (all times local): 10:05 p.m. A person familiar with the probe of Jeffrey Epstein's death at a federal jail says guards are suspected of falsifying log entries to show they were checking on inmates in his unit every half hour, when they...

2 guards suspended and warden reassigned after Epstein death

Aug. 13, 2019 10:58 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The warden at the federal jail where Jeffrey Epstein took his own life over the weekend was removed Tuesday and two guards who were supposed to be watching the financier were placed on leave while federal authorities investigate the death. The move by the Justice Department came amid...

Mexican, US officials meet on probe into Walmart shootings

Aug. 13, 2019 9:03 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican prosecutors have met with U.S. diplomats and representatives of the FBI to share information on investigations into the Aug. 3 mass shooting at a Walmart in the Texas border city of El Paso. The shooting killed 22 people, including eight Mexican nationals, and police have said...

Judge orders FBI informant to wear a disguise in terror case

Aug. 13, 2019 5:59 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A Montana judge has ordered an FBI informant to wear a wig or hat, false eyeglasses and fake facial hair when testifying against a man who prosecutors say wanted to avenge the death of Muslims killed in shootings at two New Zealand mosques. The confidential informant, who helps the FBI...