April Brooks First Woman to Head FBI’s New York Criminal Division

April Brooks
Steve Neavling

April Brooks will become the first woman to head the criminal division of the FBI’s New York office, Business Week reports.

FBI DIrector Robert Mueller named Brooks, 45, as special agent in charge of the office’s criminal division, which has handled terrorism and insider-trading cases.

Brooks replaces Diego Rodriguez, who was promoted to head the Dallas office in June, according to Business Week.

Brooks, who has a bachelor’s degree in sociology from Oklahoma Baptist University, began her career as an agent in the Los Angeles office in 1990 and has investigated white-collar crime, drugs and violence.

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