special agent


: an agent who works for the FBI

Examples of special agent in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The staff will include 14 BCA agents, two criminal intelligence analysts, two crime victim/witness coordinators and 11 taskforce officers from a dozen local law enforcement agencies, said Jake May, the BCA special agent in charge of the new unit who also led the previous initiative. Mara H. Gottfried, Twin Cities, 20 May 2024 This happened June 3, 2023 around 2 a.m. in Bell Gardens, a city in Los Angeles County, according to an affidavit written by an FBI special agent that was filed in support of a criminal complaint filed April 22. Julia Marnin, Sacramento Bee, 7 May 2024 As arrests for card draining began piling up around the country, Parks and special agent Dariush Vollenweider saw the need for a national response. Craig Silverman, ProPublica, 10 Apr. 2024 Good Samaritan injured in Rockford, Illinois, stabbing spree speaks out The investigation began in November 2022, Georgia Department of Corrections special agent Gregg Phillips told Atlanta ABC affiliate WSB. Meredith Deliso, ABC News, 29 Mar. 2024 Three witnesses testified on Monday, including two school employees and an ATF special agent who spoke about the family’s firearms. Nicki Brown, CNN, 11 Mar. 2024 But their life together has challenges, not the least of which is the potential for conflicts between Jack’s job as a criminal defense attorney and Andie’s career as an FBI special agent. Oline H. Cogdill, Sun Sentinel, 10 Jan. 2024 Even though Kang was arrested and prosecuted, packages continued to be sent to Tin and intercepted in Torrance, the Fish and Wildlife Service special agent wrote in the affidavit. Phil Helsel, NBC News, 11 Mar. 2024 McGonigal was special agent in charge of the counterintelligence division of the FBI’s New York City office from 2016 to his retirement in September 2018. Spencer S. Hsu, Washington Post, 16 Feb. 2024

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special agent

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