For Immediate Release
July 1, 2010
FBI National Press Office
Richard DesLauriers Named Special Agent in Charge of the FBI’s Boston Division
Director Robert S. Mueller, III has named Massachusetts native Richard DesLauriers to lead the FBI’s Boston Office. Since March 2008, Mr. DesLauriers served as deputy assistant director of the Counterintelligence Division at FBI Headquarters. He was responsible for nationwide counterintelligence operations and espionage investigations.
Mr. DesLauriers entered on duty as a special agent with the FBI in January 1987. Upon completion of training at the FBI Academy in Quantico, Virginia, he was assigned to the Birmingham Division, where he worked violent crime and fugitive matters and then began his career in counterintelligence. He was transferred to the New York Division in December 1990, where he continued to work counterintelligence matters. In 1995, Mr. DesLauriers was promoted to supervisory special agent within the Eurasian Section of the National Security Branch at FBI Headquarters.
In December 1997, he transferred to the Boston Division, where he supervised counterintelligence cases and served as the division’s counterintelligence program coordinator. Mr. DesLauriers was designated as an assistant special agent in charge of the division in 2003, overseeing counterintelligence programs in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Maine, and New Hampshire, as well as the division’s administrative programs.
Mr. DesLauriers was promoted to section chief of the Global Section, Counterintelligence Division in February 2005. In this capacity, he was responsible for national program management of counterintelligence and espionage investigations. In April 2006, he was designated as special agent in charge of the Counterintelligence Division in the New York Division.
Mr. DesLauriers is a native of Longmeadow, Massachusetts. He graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts from Assumption College and a Juris Doctor degree from The Catholic University of America’s Columbus School of Law. He is married and has a son.
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