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The #FBI is turning 110! Follow along as we remember 11 decades in 11 days. Today we will highlight some of our milestones and significant cases from the early 2000s. #FBI110
In 2000 the #FBI's first Regional Computer Forensics Laboratory opened in San Diego. Today RCFLs across the country provide law enforcement agencies with technical support and training in support of criminal investigations. #FBI110
In 2001, following the 9/11 terrorist attacks, the #FBI dedicated 7,000 of its 11,000 Special Agents and thousands of support personnel to the PENTTBOM investigation. It remains the largest investigation in FBI #history. #FBI110
In 2001, just 10 days after the attacks on 9/11, the #FBI arrested Ana Belen Montes, a Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) employee who was indicted for conspiring to deliver U.S. national defense information to Cuba. #FBI110
In December 2001, Director Mueller announced the indictment of Zacharias Moussaoui on charges related to 9/11. Moussaoui pleaded guilty in 2005 and was later sentenced to life in prison. Read Director Mueller’s full statement here: #FBI110
In May 2002 Director Mueller announced the reorganization of the #FBI and a new set of priorities in response to the attacks on 9/11. Today protecting the United States from terrorist attacks remains our #1 priority. #FBI110
In 2002 @FBIHouston arrested former #Enron CFO Andrew Fastow on charges of fraud and money laundering. Fastow was one of 22 people convicted for actions related to the fraud. #FBI agents conducted 1,800+ interviews and collected 3,000+ boxes of evidence.…
In 2002, 400+ #FBI personnel helped identify two men responsible for sniper murders in AL, VA, MD, & DC. FBI intelligence analyst Linda Franklin was among 10 victims killed by the “Beltway Snipers” when she was shot outside a store in VA. #FBI110
The #FBI helped arrest "Beltway Snipers" John Allen Muhammad & Lee Boyd Malvo at a rest stop in MD, ending the 3-week, random killing spree. Muhammad was sentenced to death in 2004. Malvo received multiple life sentences w/out parole. Photo shows hole in their car trunk. #FBI110
In 2003 #FBI Ten #MostWanted Fugitive Eric Robert Rudolph was arrested in NC, accused of bombings in GA and AL including the 1996 Summer Olympics. Rudolph later told authorities where he’d stashed 250 lb of dynamite. Read more about the case here: #FBI110
In 2005 the #FBI created a Top Ten #Art Crimes list to elicit help from the public to recover stolen masterworks. Learn more about our role in combating art and cultural property crimes with losses that value billions of dollars annually. #FBI110…
In 2006 the #FBI created a National Security Branch to include the Directorate of Intelligence, Counterintelligence Division, Counterterrorism Division and Weapons of Mass Destruction Directorate. #FBI110
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