The FBI focuses on threats that challenge the foundations of American society or involve dangers too large or complex for any local or state authority to handle alone. In executing the following priorities, we will produce and use intelligence to protect the nation from threats and to bring to justice those who violate the law.  

The FBI was established in 1908. See our History website and How the FBI Got its Namefor more details on our evolution and achievements over the years. The FBI motto: “Fidelity, Bravery, and Integrity.” Learn about the origins of this motto.

  1. Headquarters: FBI Releases Bank Crime Statistics for First Quarter of 2011

    During the first quarter of 2011, there were 1,092 reported violations of the Federal Bank Robbery and Incidental Crimes Statue, a decrease from the 1,183 reported violations in the same quarter of 2010. Full Story 

  2. Chicago: Chicago Businessman Convicted in Plot Against Danish Paper FBI_Hostage_Rescue

    Tahawwur Hussain Rana, a Pakistani native who operated a Chicago-based immigration business, was convicted of participating in conspiracy involving a terrorism plot against a Danish newspaper and providing material support to a terrorist organization based in Pakistan. The jury acquitted Rana of conspiracy to provide material support to the November 2008 terrorist attacks in Mumbai, India, that killed more than 160 people, including six Americans. Full Story

  3. Charlotte: North Carolina Man Pleads Guilty to Terrorism Charge

    Zakariya Boyd pled guilty to one count of conspiracy to provide material support to terrorists. Boyd was first charged along with seven other defendants in an indictment returned in 2009.Full Story
  4. Baltimore: Delaware Businessman Pleads Guilty to Campaign Finance Violations and Tax Charges

    Christopher J. Tigani pled guilty to a four-count criminal information charging him with two counts of violating the Federal Election Campaign, and two counts of making a materially false statement on an income tax return. Tigani faces a maximum of 16 years imprisonment.Full Story

  5. Denver: Suspect Sought in Kidnapping and Sexual Assault of an 8-Year-Old Child

    The Denver Police Department and the FBI Rocky Mountain Safe Streets Task Force are continuing their investigation into the kidnapping and sexual assault of an eight-year-old child, and locating the suspect, Bret Lee Luckett Thompson. Full Story

  6. Dallas: City of Dallas to Pay $2.47 Million to Resolve False Claims, Medicaid Fraud Violations

    The city of Dallas agreed to pay the U.S. and Texas $2.47 million and enter into certain compliance obligations to resolve allegations that it violated the civil False Claims Act and Texas Medicaid Fraud Prevention Act. Full Story

  7. Minneapolis: FBI Announces Identity of Somalia Checkpoint Suicide Bomber

    FBI Minneapolis identified Farah Mohamed Beledi as one of the two suicide bombers responsible for the suicide bombing attack at a Transitional Federal Government checkpoint in Mogadishu, Somalia on May 30. Full Story

  8. Atlanta: Georgia Doctor Guilty of Billing Medicare, Medicaid for Sessions with Dead Patients

    Robert Williams pled guilty to health care fraud in connection with a scheme in which he submitted more than $2 million in fraudulent claims for group psychological therapy that he never provided. Full Story

  9. Washington Field: U.S. Subsidiary of Belgian Pharmaceutical Manufacturer Pleads Guilty to Off-Label Promotion

    The U.S. subsidiary of Belgian pharmaceutical manufacturer UCB S.A. pled guilty to the off-label promotion of its epilepsy drug Keppra and will pay more than $34 million to resolve criminal and civil liability arising out of its illegal conduct. Full Story

  10. Los Angeles: Police Officer, Defense Attorney Indicted and Arrested in California on Bribery Charges

    An Inland Empire police officer and an Orange County criminal defense attorney were taken into custody on federal bribery charges. Both surrendered to the FBI after being named in a three-count indictment. Full Story