By Steve Neavling
Michael J. Anderson, the special agent in charge of the FBI’s Chicago office, announced Monday that he’s retiring at the end of September and will join the private sector.
After joining the FBI in Miami in July 1995, Anderson lead a successful career by combating public corruption and overseeing the investigations of lobbyist Jack Abramoff, former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin and Louisiana Congressman William Jefferson, the Chicago Sun-Times reports.
Anderson was in charge of the Chicago office since October 2015.
Anderson was among a number of special agents who were interviewed to serve as interim FBI director after President Trump fired James Comey.
Anderson will join the private sector in corporate security with Arizona Public Service in Phoenix.
“It was truly an honor and a privilege to lead the tirelessly dedicated and professional men and women of the Chicago Division, a flagship office of the FBI in both national security and criminal law enforcement,” Anderson said in a statement.