Press Release

For Immediate Release
February 13, 2007

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

David A. Cardona Named Special Agent In Charge,
New York Field Office, Criminal Division

Washington, D.C. - FBI Director Robert S. Mueller III has appointed David A. Cardona, a 20 year FBI veteran, to be Special Agent in Charge of the FBI's New York Field Office, Criminal Division. In this position, Mr. Cardona will have oversight and command of all criminal investigations conducted within the New York Field Division, which comprises the five boroughs, Long Island, and the six northern counties. He will serve under the direction of Mark J. Mershon, Assistant Director in Charge.

Mr. Cardona entered on duty with the FBI as a special agent in September 1986. After completing New Agents' Training, he was assigned to the Miami Division. In August 1996, he was promoted to Supervisory Special Agent of a squad in the Miami Division which addressed money laundering and South American cocaine cartels.

In August 2000, he joined the Inspection Division where he served as an Assistant Inspector-Team Leader in the Office of Inspections. In February 2002, Mr. Cardona was promoted to Chief of the Inspection Management Unit, Inspections Division, where he oversaw the scheduling, preparation, and logistical planning of inspections for all field divisions, legal attaché offices and FBI Headquarters. In May 2003, Mr. Cardona was promoted to Assistant Special Agent in Charge of the Miami Division. During the course of this assignment, Mr. Cardona was responsible for the white collar crime, cyber crime, as well as the civil rights programs. Later he became responsible for the Miami Division's Counterterrorism Program. In June 2005, Mr. Cardona was promoted to his most recent position of Section Chief of the Security Division, where he was responsible in overseeing all background investigations conducted by the FBI.

Upon graduation from Case Western Reserve University, Mr. Cardona began his professional career as a staff accountant for the New York State Department of Social Services. He later entered the military and served as a Naval Intelligence Officer. Finally, he served for four years as a Special Agent in the U.S. Naval Investigative Service where he was assigned to both domestic and international posts.


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