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Archive for February 4th, 2021

Man Killed and Deputy U.S. Marshal Wounded in Shootout in Baltimore

By Allan Lengel

A 34-year-old man was killed and a deputy U.S. Marshals was critically wounded Thursday morning in gunfight in Baltimore while serving an arrest warrant, the Baltimore Sun reports.

Press conference after the shooting.

U.S Marshals Commander Don Snider said the deputies were trying to arrest Dontae Green around 6:45 a.m. He said Green opened fire from inside a closet, the Sun reports. Deputies returned fire.

 Green was the grocery store security guard who on Saturday exchanged gunfire with police and was able to get away. He was facing charges of attempted murder and robbery, the Sun reports.

FBI Agents Shot in Florida Were ‘Heroes’ Who Protected Children from Sexual Predators

FBI Special Agents Daniel Alfin and Laura Schwartzenberger

The two FBI agents were fatally shot while serving a search warrant at an apartment in Florida were remembered as heroes who were dedicated to protecting children from sexual predators. 

FBI Special Agents Daniel Alfin, 36, and Laura Schwartzenberger, 43, specialized in investigating child pornography and crimes against children and worked out of the Miami Field Office, The USA Today reports.

“Special Agent Alfin and Special Agent Schwartzenberger exemplified heroism today in defense of their country,” Wray said in a statement. “The FBI will always honor their ultimate sacrifice and will be forever grateful for their bravery.”

Alfin, a New York native, was first assigned to the FBI’s Albany Field Office office in 2009. Over the past six years, he investigated crimes against children. He had a wife and child.  

Schwartzenberger, 43, joined the bureau’s Albuquerque Field Office in 2005 and was transferred to Miami in 2010. She tracked suspects accused of exploiting children online. She had a husband and two children. 

“They will forever be heroes,” George Piro, special agent in charge of the Miami Field Office, said. “We are saddened by the loss as we struggle to come to terms with what happened.”

Three other FBI agents were shot outside the Sunrise, Fla., apartment of David Lee Huber, a 55-year-old systems engineer who was suspected of possessing child pornography. 

Two of the agents were hospitalized and later released, and the third agent was not taken to the hospital. 

The shooting was one of the deadliest in FBI history. 

Jeffrey S. Sallet Named Associate Deputy Director of FBI

FBI Special Agent Jeffrey S. Sallet

By Steve Neavling

Jeffrey S. Sallet has been tapped to serve as the associate deputy director of the FBI. 

Sallet will oversee the bureau’s employees, budget, administration, and infrastructure, as well as the inspections and insider threat programs. 

He most recently served as the executive assistant director of the Human Resources Branch.

Sallet launched his career with the FBI as a special agent in 1997 in the New York Field Office. During the 9/11 investigation, he was tasked with investigating al Qaeda’s finances.

In 2005, Sallet joined the Criminal Investigative Division at FBI headquarters, where he managed La Cosa Nostra investigations in the northeastern U.S. 

In 2007, he was transferred to the Providence Resident Agency in Rhode Island. A year later, he was promoted to supervisory senior resident agent, in charge of all counterterrorism, public corruption, civil rights, government fraud, and organized crime investigations in Rhode Island.

In 2012, Sallet became assistant special agent in charge in the Boston Field Office, overseeing white-collar crime, public corruption, health care fraud, and civil rights matters. He also led the Boston Marathon bombing investigation in April 2013.

In 2014, Sallet moved to FBI headquarters to serve as chief of the Public Corruption/Civil Rights Section in the Criminal Investigative Division. 

A year later, Sallet was promoted to special agent in charge of the New Orleans Field Office and then led the Chicago office in 2017. 

He was promoted to associate executive assistant director of the Finance and Facilities Division in 2019.

Sallet became executive assistant director of the Human Resources Branch in 2020. 

Before joining the FBI, Sallet was an auditor and forensic accountant in the private sector. He is a certified public accountant and a certified financial forensics professional.