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 Name for 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. Boston: Top Ten Fugitive James “Whitey” Bulger Arrested       FBI_Hostage_Rescue

    FBI agents arrested Top Ten Fugitive, James J. “Whitey” Bulger, and his companion, Catherine Greig, in California. Recent publicity produced a tip which led agents to Santa Monica, Calif., where they located the two. Full Story

  2. Seattle: Two Men Charged in Plot to Attack Seattle Military Processing Center

    Two men were arrested and charged by criminal complaint with terrorism and firearms related charges. The complaint alleges that Abu Khalid Abdul-Latif and Walli Mujahidh took possession of machine guns that they purchased and planned to use in an attack on the Military Entrance Processing Station. Full Story

  3. Headquarters/Multiple Field Offices: Department of Justice Disrupts International Cyber Crime Rings Distributing Scareware

    The Department of Justice and the FBI, along with international law enforcement partners, announced the indictment of two individuals from Latvia and the seizure of more than 40 computers, servers and bank accounts as part of Operation Trident Tribunal. The operation targeted international cyber crime rings that caused more than $74 million in total losses.Full Story

  4. New York: Man Charged with Murdering Members of U.S. Air Force in Germany

    Arid Uka, aka “Abu Reyyan,” was charged with murdering and attempting to murder United States Air Force personnel in Frankfurt, Germany, on March 2, 2011. Full Story

  5. Washington Field: Alexandria Man Charged with Shooting at Military Buildings in Northern Virginia 

    Yonathan Melaku was charged with destruction of property and firearm violations involving five separate shootings at military installations in Northern Virginia between October and November 2010. Full Story

  6. Atlanta: Seven Indicted for Supplying Iran with U.S. Military Aircraft Components 

    Seven individuals and five corporate entities based in the United States, France, the United Arab Emirates and Iran were indicted for their alleged roles in a conspiracy to illegally export military components for fighter jets and attack helicopters from the United States to Iran. Full Story

  7. Detroit: Former Police Officer Pleads Guilty to Divulging Federal Wiretap

    A former Hamtramck police officer, and federal DEA task force officer, Randall Hutchinson pled guilty to one count of providing notice of a federal wiretap to the former Downriver Chapter President of the Highwaymen Motorcycle Club during the FBI’s investigation into that organization. He is one of 91 indicted as part of the United States Attorney’s Office’s case against the Detroit Highwaymen. Full Story

  8. Newark: Hacker Pleads Guilty to Infiltrating AT&T Servers, iPad Data Breach

    Daniel Spitler, a computer hacker who helped write the malicious code behind a breach of AT&T’s computer servers admitted to conspiring to hack into the servers, steal information regarding iPad subscribers and publicize the crime. Full Story

  9. Phoenix: Real Estate Investor Pleads Guilty to $50 Million Mortgage Fraud Scheme 

    Brett Matheson pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit wire fraud in a $50 million mortgage fraud scheme based in Phoenix. Full Story

  10. Portland: Three Defendants, Including a CPA and an Attorney, Charged with Conspiracy to Commit Wire Fraud and Conspiracy to Commit Money Laundering Related to Summit Accommodators

    Three individuals were indicted on charges of conspiring to defraud customers of their former business, Summit Accommodators, Inc. The fraud scheme took place from 1999 through 2008, and allegedly involved the misuse of over $44 million of customer funds, causing 91 customers to lose $13.7 million. Full Story