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Federal Bureau of Investigation

J. Edgar Hoover

G. Gordon Liddy

Robert Hanssen

Ruby Ridge Incident, Waco Incident

Behavioral Science Unit studies serial killers.


10 May 1924 Attorney General Harlan Fiske Stone appoints J. Edgar Hoover Acting Director of the Bureau of Identification. Calvin Coolidge is President.
22 Oct 1934 Notorious bank robber Pretty Boy Floyd dies of multiple gunshot wounds in the back, after a shootout with the FBI at the Conkle Farm in East Liverpool, Ohio.
2 May 1972 J. Edgar Hoover dies in his sleep.
19 Oct 1982 Maverick carmaker John DeLorean is arrested in Los Angeles with $24M worth of cocaine in his suitcase. The case is later thrown out of court when a judge rules that the FBI sting operation constituted entrapment. DeLorean dealers nationwide discontinue "snow tires" as an option.
14 Jul 1986 Former FBI counterintelligence agent Richard W. Miller is convicted of espionage. He receives 20 years for passing state secrets to the Soviet Union.
23 Jun 1996 Former FBI agent Eugene Bennett, armed and wearing a ski mask, enters the Prince of Peace Church in Manassas, Virginia. Then he handcuffs Reverend A. J. Edwin Clever to a chair and holds the priest hostage until Bennett's wife (another former FBI agent) arrives and scares away her spouse by shooting at him.
18 Dec 1996 FBI agent Earl Edwin Pitts is arrested at the FBI Academy in Quantico, Virginia for conspiracy to commit espionage, attempted espionage, communication of classified information, and conveyance without authority of government property.
22 Dec 1999 Former FBI agent John Connolly is arrested in his Lynnfield, Massachusetts home for conspiring with Mobsters.
9 Oct 2000 Former FBI agent John Connolly is charged with fingering Mob informants who were helping authorities investigate a 1981 mob hit against business executive Roger Wheeler.
18 Feb 2001 FBI agent Robert P. Hanssen is arrested for espionage.
25 Jun 2001 Former FBI agent Michael Levin pleads guilty to stealing and selling Bureau files.
16 Jul 2001 FBI agents arrest Russian software programmer Dmitry Skylarov in Las Vegas for violating the DMCA.
4 Sep 2001 Former FBI security analyst James Hill pleads guilty to conspiracy to sell Bureau files.
11 Sep 2001 Former FBI counterterrorism expert John P. O'Neill is killed in the World Trade Center attacks. During his final years at the Bureau, O'Neill was preoccupied with capturing Osama bin Laden.
1 Mar 2002 In a case of mistaken identity, FBI agent Christopher Braga shoots unarmed 20-year-old Eagle Scout Joseph Charles Schultz in the face during a traffic stop in Pasadena, Maryland.
May 2002 The Professional Association of Diving Instructors voluntarily furnishes the FBI with a list of the roughly 2 million Americans who learned how to scuba dive over the preceding 3 years.
21 May 2002 FBI agent Colleen Rowley sends a 13-page memo to Director Robert Mueller criticizing the Bureau's response to terrorism.
28 May 2002 A jury finds former FBI agent John Connolly guilty of racketeering and obstruction of justice.
16 Sep 2002 Former FBI agent John Harrison shoots himself and two coworkers in his office at the Empire Blue Cross and Blue Shield insurance building in New York.
9 Apr 2003 Former FBI agent James J. Smith is arrested for careless handling of government secrets around the Chinese double agent he was fucking.
15 May 2003 At the Barbary Coast casino in Las Vegas, FBI agent John T. Hanson III walks into the kitchen and fires two rounds into the walk-in freezer. Hanson later pays $12,517 in restitution to the casino and a $105 fine for discharging a weapon in public.
17 Jun 2003 Former FBI metallurgist Kathleen Lundy pleads guilty to falsifying evidence for a Kentucky murder trial.
17 Jul 2003 FBI translator Mario Castillo is arrested for making false statements, illegally accessing Bureau computer files, and personally profiting from the contents.
19 Sep 2003 Former FBI translator Mario Castillo pleads guilty to illegally accessing Bureau computer files and personally profiting from the contents.
9 Oct 2003 Former FBI agent H. Paul Rico is arrested at his Florida home for arranging a 1981 mob hit against business executive Roger Wheeler.
16 Oct 2003 FBI Director Robert Mueller publicly acknowledges that the identity of several of the 9-11 hijackers is in doubt.
13 Nov 2003 Justice Department inspector general Glenn Fine releases a report outlining instances of FBI managers perpetrating inappropriate sexual behavior and questionable racial and sexual comments, who generally received light reprimands.
12 Feb 2004 In a Ft. Worth, Texas courtroom, retired FBI agent John H. Conditt, Jr. receives 12 years for molesting a 6-year-old girl at least 10 times in 2002.
18 Feb 2004 Senator Charles Grassley releases a four-year-old report revealing that one in 1,000 FBI agents between 1986 and 1999 were fired for misconduct.
18 May 2004 In Washington, DC, former FBI crime lab scientist Jacqueline A. Blake pleads guilty to making false statements. In doing so, Blake admits having falsified more than a hundred reports regarding her DNA tests over a three-year period.
24 May 2004 Portland, Washington SAIC Robert Jordan apologizes for having detained Muslim attorney Brandon Mayfield for two weeks under the 1984 Material Witness Act, based on a fingerprint mismatch. "The FBI regrets the hardships that this has placed on Mr. Mayfield and his family."
2 Jul 2004 Former FBI agent Eugene Harding pleads guilty to receiving stolen personal data from Social Security and IRS computer databases. Harding had been employed as a security consultant to some Las Vegas hotel resorts at the time.
11 Aug 2004 Former FBI employee Rosana Frederick is arrested in Brooklyn for allegedly scamming 11 immigrants out of $43,500. Frederick stands accused of offering to obtain green cards and U.S. citizenship for the alleged victims. Previously, Frederick had been convicted of extorting money from immigrants in December 1992, for which she received 18 months in prison.

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