Latest U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation News

Man guilty in Black transgender woman's killing in 1st federal hate crime trial over gender identity

Feb. 24, 2024 12:49 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina man was found guilty Friday of killing a Black transgender woman after the exposure of their secret sexual relationship in the nation’s first federal trial over a hate crime based on gender identity. After deliberating for roughly four...

Two Navy SEALs drowned in the Arabian Sea. How the US charged foreign crew with smuggling weapons

Feb. 23, 2024 18:00 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Two Navy SEALs drowned last month while trying to board a vessel that was intercepted by U.S. naval forces in the Arabian Sea. On Thursday, federal prosecutors unsealed a criminal complaint against four foreign nationals they say were transporting suspected Iranian-made...

Judge to hold hearing Monday considering detention of ex-FBI source accused of lying about Bidens

Feb. 23, 2024 15:39 PM EST

A federal judge in California will consider whether a former FBI informant charged with lying about a multimillion-dollar bribery scheme involving President Joe Biden’s family must remain behind bars while he awaits trial after prosecutors pushed to have him locked up over fears that he would...

Ex-FBI source accused of lying about Bidens and having Russian contacts is returned to US custody

Feb. 22, 2024 20:55 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A former FBI informant who claims to have links to Russian intelligence and is charged with lying about a multimillion-dollar bribery scheme involving President Joe Biden's family was again taken into custody Thursday in Las Vegas, two days after a judge released him. ...

A man accused of stabbing another passenger on a Seattle to Las Vegas flight charged with assault

Feb. 22, 2024 17:39 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A man who witnesses say stabbed another passenger on an airline flight and told authorities he intended to kill the victim has been charged with assault with a dangerous weapon. The man made an improvised weapon by wrapping rubber bands around several pens. ...

How is an ex-FBI informant charged with lying about Bidens allegedly linked to Russian intelligence?

Feb. 21, 2024 20:09 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The explosive allegations at the center of an impeachment inquiry into President Joe Biden were false, federal prosecutors said, and came from an ex-FBI informant who said he was in touch with Russian intelligence. The informant, Alexander Smirnov, is “actively...

James Biden tells GOP lawmakers that Joe Biden had no involvement in the family's business dealings

Feb. 21, 2024 19:04 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden “never had any involvement” in the business dealings of other members of his family, his brother James Biden testified Wednesday when he appeared for a voluntary private interview on Capitol Hill as part of House Republicans' impeachment inquiry. ...

A search is underway for a missing 3-year-old Wisconsin boy

Feb. 21, 2024 14:06 PM EST

Police and eastern Wisconsin residents were searching Wednesday for a missing 3-year-old boy who was last seen Tuesday morning at a home by a caregiver. An Amber Alert issued Tuesday in Manitowoc County for Elijah Vue remained active Wednesday, the FBI's Milwaukee office said in a...

Ex-FBI informant charged with lying about Bidens had Russian intelligence contacts, prosecutors say

Feb. 20, 2024 21:46 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A former FBI informant charged with making up a multimillion-dollar bribery scheme involving President Joe Biden, his son Hunter and a Ukrainian energy company had contacts with Russian intelligence-affiliated officials, prosecutors said Tuesday. Prosecutors...

Hunter Biden's lawyers suggest his case is tainted by claims of ex-FBI informant charged with lying

Feb. 20, 2024 21:19 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hunter Biden ’s lawyers suggested Tuesday that claims made by a former FBI informant charged with fabricating a bribery scheme involving the presidential family may have tainted the case against the president’s son. The gun and tax charges against Hunter Biden...