Press Release

For Immediate Release
February 18, 2010

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

Michael Morehart Named Special Agent in Charge of the Richmond Division

FBI Director Robert S. Mueller, III has named Michael Morehart special agent in charge of the FBI’s Richmond Division. Mr. Morehart most recently served as deputy assistant director of the Security Division at FBI Headquarters.

Mr. Morehart entered on duty as a special agent with the FBI in October 1986. Upon completion of training at the FBI Academy in Quantico, Virginia, he was assigned to the Columbia Division. He served there until February 1992, when he was transferred to the Houston Division. He was promoted to supervisor in the Inspection Division’s Audit Unit at FBI Headquarters in September 1995. In February 1998, he returned to the field, where he served as the supervisor of a white collar crime squad in the Memphis Division. 

In February 2001, Mr. Morehart was promoted to assistant special agent in charge of the El Paso Division. While in El Paso, he was responsible for oversight of the counterterrorism, counterintelligence, violent crime, public corruption, civil rights, and white collar crime programs. In March 2004, Mr. Morehart was promoted to chief of the Terrorist Financing Operations Section in the Counterterrorism Division at FBI Headquarters.

Mr. Morehart was named special agent in charge of the Administrative Division for the FBI’s Washington Field Office in January 2007. In this role, he had direct oversight of the budget, personnel, hiring, facilities management, and the protective detail for the FBI Director and the attorney general. In 2008, he returned to FBI Headquarters as deputy assistant director of the FBI’s Security Division.

Born in Wurzburg, West Germany, Michael Morehart was raised in Petersburg, Virginia, where he received his early education. In 1980, he graduated cum laude with an Associate Degree in business administration from John Tyler Community College in Chester, Virginia. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration from Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond in 1983. In 1986, he became a certified public accountant. He served as a senior auditor for the Commonwealth of Virginia, Office of the Auditor of Public Accounts, from May 1984 through October 1986.

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