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Archive for February 17th, 2022

Wray Names 3 Agents to Help Lead Important Divisions at FBI Headquarters

By Steve Neavling

FBI Director Christopher Wray has named three agents to help lead important divisions at the bureau’s headquarters.

Luis M. Quesada was named assistant director of the Criminal Investigative Division. Quesada had been serving as deputy assistant director of the Critical Incident Response Group.

Quesada joined the bureau as a special agent in 1995, investigating violent crimes out of the Miami Field Office. 

Raymond P. Duda was named assistant director of the International Operations Division. Most recently, Duda had been serving as the assistant-director level another agency in the U.S. intelligence Community.

Duda joined the bureau as a special agent in 1991, working banks and insurance fraud causes, along with other white-collar crimes, out of the Charlotte Field Office in North Carolina. 

Suzanne Turner was named assistant director of the Inspection Division. Most recently, Turner had been serving as the special agent in charge of the San Diego Field Office.

Turner joined the bureau as a special agent in 1998, working violent crime cases out of the San Diego Field Offie. 

Texas Man Sentenced to 1 Year in Prison for Impersonating FBI Agent to Obtain Fentanyl

By Steve Neavling

A Texas man who impersonated an FBI agent to obtain fentanyl patches was sentenced to one year in prison Wednesday.

Johnathan Jefferson Ferris, 53, of Cedar Park, repeatedly went to a pharmacy between July and August 2019 to fill out an out-of-state prescription for fentanyl patches. Each time, he identified himself as an out-of-town FBI agent on temporary assignment. He wore a fake FBI identification card and used fraudulent documentation that he said was from the FBI. 

In June 2021, a federal jury found Ferris guilty to two counts of impersonating a federal officer. 

The FBI investigated the case, which was prosecuted by U.S. Attorney Ashley C. Hoff of the Western District of Texas.