Press Release

For Immediate Release
December 4, 2009

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

Bill L. Lewis Named Criminal Division Special Agent in Charge for FBI Los Angeles

Director Robert S. Mueller, III has appointed Bill L. Lewis as special agent in charge for the FBI’s Criminal Division in Los Angeles. Most recently, Mr. Lewis served as the FBI’s legal attaché in Baghdad, Iraq.

Mr. Lewis entered on duty as a special agent with the FBI in August 1988, and was assigned to the Omaha Division’s Lincoln Resident Agency. In February 1991, Mr. Lewis was transferred to the Atlanta Division, where he worked domestic terrorism and drug matters. He was promoted to supervisory special agent (SSA) in Atlanta in September 1997, with responsibilities including management of the 1996 Centennial Olympic Park bombing investigation. He was subsequently assigned to supervise the Eric Rudolph fugitive investigation, and he spent over one year coordinating that effort in Andrews, North Carolina.

In November 1999, Mr. Lewis was assigned as an SSA in the Violent Crimes/Fugitive Unit within the Criminal Investigative Division at FBI Headquarters. He was designated the unit chief of the FBI's Transfer Unit in December 2000.

Mr. Lewis was assigned as assistant special agent in charge (ASAC) of the Mobile Division in August 2004. As ASAC, he had oversight responsibilities for the FBI’s counterintelligence, counterterrorism, and intelligence programs there. From April to October 2008, he was the Counterterrorism Division’s on-scene commander in Iraq. In January 2009, he began serving as legal attaché for the FBI in Baghdad, Iraq.

Mr. Lewis was raised in northwest Florida and was a deputy sheriff with the Escambia County Sheriff's Department in Pensacola, Florida for seven years. Mr. Lewis received a degree in criminal justice from Troy State University in August 1987. He is married and has two children.

 

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