Press Release

For Immediate Release
March 14, 2007

Washington D.C.
FBI National Press Office
(202) 324-3691

LEONARD C. BOYLE NAMED DIRECTOR OF THE TERRORIST SCREENING CENTER

Washington, D.C. – Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Director Robert S. Mueller, III has named Leonard C. Boyle Director of the FBI's Terrorist Screening Center (TSC). Mr. Boyle previously served as Commissioner of Connecticut’s largest law enforcement agency, the Connecticut Department of Public Safety. In his new position with the FBI, Mr. Boyle will oversee and direct all TSC operations.

In 1986, Mr. Boyle began his 17 year term with the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Connecticut. He was appointed supervisor of the Hartford Branch Office in 1992 and Chief of the Criminal Division in 1994. Heading this division, he supervised approximately 30 federal prosecutors and all criminal prosecutions in the state. In 1998, he left the U.S. Attorney’s Office for 15 months to work as a partner in the Hartford law firm of Murtha, Cullina, Richter and Pinney. He resumed his career as a federal prosecutor in 1999 before his appointment as Commissioner of the Connecticut Department of Public Safety in 2004.

Mr. Boyle served as a Special Attorney to the Attorney General of the United States. In this role, he investigated and prosecuted law enforcement officials who had corrupt relationships with criminal figures in Boston, Massachusetts. Mr. Boyle received the U.S. Attorney General’s Award for Exceptional Service for his work in the Boston case. He received the U.S. Department of Justice’s Director’s Award in 2001 for his prosecution of civil rights cases involving members of the Hartford Police Department, and in 2002 for his racketeering prosecution of organized crime figures. In 1990, he received the U.S. Attorney General’s Distinguished Service Award for his prosecution of United States v. Gerena, et.al.

Since 1994, Mr. Boyle has been an Adjunct Professor at the University Of Connecticut School Of Law and an instructor at the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of Legal Education and National Advocacy Center.

In 1980, Mr. Boyle graduated from the University of Hartford and in 1983, earned a law degree from the University Of Connecticut School Of Law. Immediately following law school, Mr. Boyle clerked for Chief Justice John A. Speziale of the Connecticut Supreme Court and served as an associate at the law firm of Tyler, Cooper and Alcorn in New Haven, Connecticut.

The TSC was established on September 16, 2003 by Homeland Security Presidential Directive 6, which directed the institution of a center to consolidate the government’s approach to terrorism screening. The TSC serves as the single point of accountability for ensuring the merging and appropriate sharing of terrorist information by maintaining a thorough, accurate, and current secure list of terrorist identities information.

The TSC is a multi-agency center administered by the FBI with support from the Department of Homeland Security, the Department of State, the Department of Justice, the Department of Defense, the Department of the Treasury, and the Office of the Director of National Intelligence. For more information on the TSC, visit http://www.fbi.gov/terrorinfo/counterrorism/tsc.htm.

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