For Immediate Release
FBI National Press Office
E. SPANGENBERG NAMED SAC IN SPRINGFIELD
D.C.Karen E. Spangenberg, a 27-year veteran of the
FBI, has been named Special Agent in Charge (SAC) of the
FBI's Springfield Office. Most recently, Ms. Spangenberg
served as the Section Chief of the FBI's Criminal Investigative
Division at FBI Headquarters (FBIHQ) in Washington, DC.
Spangenberg entered on duty as a Special Agent of the FBI
in 1980. Following training at the FBI's Academy in Quantico,
Virginia, she investigated white collar crime matters in
the FBI's Buffalo Division. In 1982, Ms. Spangenberg transferred
to the Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Division where she worked
bank failure cases. She transferred to the Chicago Division
in 1986 where she worked public corruption matters.
1988, the FBI transferred and promoted Ms. Spangenberg to
FBIHQ as a Supervisor in the Criminal Investigative Division,
White Collar Crime Section, Financial Crimes Unit. In 1990,
Ms. Spangenberg transferred to the Tampa, Florida, Division
as the Supervisory Senior Resident Agent (SSRA) of the Pinellas
County and Sarasota, Florida, Resident Agencies. As SSRA,
she had supervisory responsibility for all
programs. She also served as an Inspector's Aide-In-Place
during this assignment.
In 1995, Ms. Spangenberg returned to Washington, DC, for
a second tour where the FBI named her lead investigator
to the Office of Independent Counsel David Barrett. In this
position, she had oversight for the investigation of former
Housing and Urban Development Secretary Henry Cisneros.
Spangenberg returned to FBIHQ in 1998 as Unit Chief of the
Bank Fraud and Embezzlement Unit in the Financial Crimes
Section, CID. In 1999, the FBI named her Deputy Legal Attaché
for the FBI's London, England Legal Attaché, where
she supervised all FBI programs and had territorial responsibility
for the Channel Islands and the Republic of Ireland.
July 2003, Director Mueller promoted Ms. Spangenberg to
Assistant Special Agent in Charge (ASAC) of the FBI's Buffalo,
New York, Office, where she provided program oversight for
all investigative and administrative operations in the Division.
Spangenberg was born and raised in Buffalo, New York. In
1978, she graduated from Clarkson College, in Potsdam, New
York, with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting. Upon
graduation, she worked in Buffalo, New York, as an auditor
at Marine Midland Bank and then at M&T Bank as a financial
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