Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)

If you were charged with terrorism, spying, cyber-crimes, public corruption, civil rights violations, organized crime or drug offenses, white-collar crimes, bank robbery and violent crimes, or a national security crime, you may have been investigated by the FBI.

Who Is The FBI

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is a Federal Law Enforcement agency of the U.S. Department of Justice, with jurisdiction over violations of more than 200 categories of federal law with both intelligence and law enforcement responsibilities. And pursuant to 18 U.S.C. § 3052 employs approximately 13,598 Special Agents classified as Federal Law Enforcement officers, and operates 56 large city field offices and 380 smaller resident agency offices, several specialized field installations, and more than 60 liaison offices in other countries known as legal attachés.

Pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 533, Federal law authorizes the FBI authority to investigate all federal crimes not assigned exclusively to another federal agency. The FBI’s investigative priorities focus on protecting the United States from terrorist attacks, combating espionage and organized crime, the detection and prevention of white collar crime and public corruption, the prevention of civil rights and combating cyber crime and violent crimes.

FBI Powers of Enforcement

Title 18 U.S.C. § 3052 and Title 18 U.S.C. § 3107 authorizes and empowers special agents of the FBI to:

  • Carry firearms for the purpose of performing the duties;
  • Make arrests without warrant for offenses against the U.S. committed in his presence;
  • Obtain and execute search, arrest warrants, administrative warrants and subpoenas;
  • Make property seizures authorized by the Attorney Genera
  • Perform such other law enforcement duties as the Attorney General may designate.

FBI National Security Responsibilities

  • Investigate International and Domestic Terrorism
  • Expose, prevent and investigate foreign intelligence activities on U.S. soil
  • Combat economic espionage and protect American’s trade secrets
  • Investigation of Cyber Crimes and Internet Fraud
  • Investigation of Identity Theft Crimes
  • Investigation of Government Fraud
  • Investigation of Election Fraud
  • Investigation of Foreign Corrupt Practices

Civil Rights Crimes

  • Investigation of Hate Crimes
  • Investigation of Human Trafficking
  • Investigate False arrest and fabrication of evidence
  • Investigate denial of Freedom of Access to Clinics

White Collar Crime

  • Investigation of Bankruptcy Fraud and Corporate Fraud
  • Investigation of Financial Institution Fraud & Failures
  • Investigation of Health Care Fraud and Insurance Fraud
  • Investigation of Money Laundering and Mortgage Fraud
  • Investigation of Securities and Commodities Fraud
  • Investigation of Mass Marketing Fraud
  • Investigation of Piracy and Intellectual Property Theft

Organized Crime

  • Investigation of Italian Organized Crime
  • Investigation of Asian Criminal Enterprises
  • Investigation of Middle Eastern Criminal Enterprises
  • Investigation of Balkan Criminal Enterprises
  • Investigation of Eurasian Criminal Enterprises
  • Investigation of Sports Bribery Program

Violent Crimes

  • Investigation of Bank Robbery
  • Investigation of Gangs
  • Investigation of Kidnappings
  • Investigation of Murder for Hire
  • Investigation of Serial Killings
  • Investigation of Sports Bribery Program

Major Thefts

  • Investigation of Art Theft
  • Investigation of Cargo Theft
  • Investigation of Jewelry Theft
  • Investigation of Organized Retail Theft
  • Investigation of Auto Theft