Press Release

For Immediate Release
November 3, 2006

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


Washington, D.C. - Director Robert S. Mueller announced the appointment of George C. Venizelos, a 15-year veteran of the FBI, as the Special Agent in Charge (SAC) of the FBI's New York Field Office's Administrative Division. In his new role, SAC Venizelos will lead a diverse team of professionals covering a region composed of New York City, Long Island, and the counties of Westchester, Rockland, Dutchess, Orange, Putnam, and Sullivan.

Mr. Venizelos was appointed an FBI Special Agent in April, 1991, and assigned to the FBI's Boston Division where he worked White Collar Crime matters. In August 1997, he was promoted to Supervisory Special Agent in the Russian Organized Crime Unit within the Criminal Investigative Division at FBI Headquarters in Washington, DC.

In September1999, Mr. Venizelos was named Supervisory Senior Resident Agent, Harrisburg Resident Agency, in the FBI's Philadelphia Field Office. His office was responsible for all FBI programs in the State Capitol of Pennsylvania and the surrounding eight counties.

In August 2002, Mr. Venizelos was promoted to Assistant Special Agent in Charge in the Criminal Division of the FBI's New York Field Office where he managed the Drug program. In 2003, Mr. Venizelos was designated the Assistant Special Agent in Charge in the Counterterrorism Division of the New York Field Office where he managed the Domestic Terrorism Program and Terrorism Threats to New York City and it's surrounding territory. During his assignment in New York, Mr. Venizelos had management responsible for several major special events to include the 2004 Republican National Convention.

In September 2005, Mr. Venizelos was promoted to FBI Headquarters as an Inspector where he led inspection teams to FBI Field offices and overseas Legal Attache offices.

Mr. Venizelos is a graduate of Fordham University in Bronx, New York, where he earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting in 1982.

Mr. Venizelos is married and has three sons and a daughter.

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