Frank Figliuzzi Named Assist. Director of FBI’s Counterintelligence Division

C. Frank Figliuzzi/fbi photo
By Allan Lengel

WASHINGTON — C. Frank Figliuzzi, deputy assistant director of the FBI Counterintelligence Division at headquarters, gets a bump up to the assistant director spot.

“Frank is a seasoned investigator and an experienced manager, and he knows the threats the FBI and our country face,” FBI Director Robert S. Mueller III said in a statement. “He’s well-suited to lead our Counterintelligence Division.”

Figliuzzi, who headed up the Cleveland FBI from 2006 to 2010, joined the FBI in 1997, and was first assigned to the Atlanta office where he worked terrorism and foreign counterintelligence.

In 1992, he was promoted to the National Security Division at headquarters, and was responsible for oversight of economic espionage matters.

In 1995, he was named supervisory senior resident agent of the Palo Alto, Calif. Resident Agency.

Two years later, he was headed up on of the FBI’s first squads exclusively devoted to crimes against children.

In 1998, it was back to the mothership, where he became unit chief in the Office of Professional Responsibility.

In 1999, he was named assistant special agent in charge of the FBI’s Miami Division, where he led the white-collar crime branch and public corruption investigations.

After Sept. 11, 2001, he was picked to head FBI Miami’s new counterterrorism branch. He was the on-scene commander after the anthrax murder in Boca Raton, Fla.

In August 2004, Mr. Figliuzzi was promoted to inspector and in and led teams that assessed FBI operations around the world. In December 2005, Mr. Figliuzzi became the FBI’s chief inspector. From 2006 to 2010, he headed up the Cleveland division before returning to headquarters.

He has a law degree from the University of Connecticut School of Law and is a graduate of  the John F. Kennedy School of Government’s program for senior executives in national and international security at Harvard University.

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