FBI Names Rodriguez to Head Its NY Office

NEW YORK (AP) -
Diego G. Rodriguez. (FBI)
Diego G. Rodriguez. (FBI)

The FBI named Diego G. Rodriguez as the assistant director in charge of its New York field office, succeeding George Venizelos.

Rodriguez had served as special agent in charge of the Dallas field office since 2012. Before joining the FBI in 1990 he was a teacher in New York City. In 2010, he became the special agent in charge of the New York office. He oversaw investigations of financial crime and insider trading, public corruption arrests and gang roundups.

During a stint at FBI headquarters, he was responsible for developing intelligence groups in 56 field offices.