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Archive for June 20th, 2022

Special Agent in Charge of FBI’s Miami Field Office George Piro Retires

By Steve Neavling

George Piro, special agent in charge of the FBI’s Miami Field Office, is retiring following allegations that he improperly transferred a case involving a Florida sheriff to South Carolina, FloridaBulldog.org reports.

Piro, who’s known for interrogating former Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein, is a 23-year FBI veteran who led the Miami Field Office between 2014 and 2017 and November 2018 to date. He also served as director of the International Operations Division at FBI headquarters and held a variety of other positions since joining the bureau in 1999. 

His official retirement date is June 30. 

According to sources who spoke with FloridaBulldog, a subordinate complained that Piro improperly transferred his office’s probe of Broward Sheriff Gregory Tony to South Carolina. 

A source said Piro made the decision because he didn’t want his office to be responsible for arresting Broward’s first Black sheriff and that making an arrest would harm his office’s relationship with the sheriff’s office. 

Tony was accused of fraud, kickbacks and bid-rigging. 

Neither Piro nor the FBI commented for the story. 

Pittsburgh man Pleads Guilty to Shooting ATF Agent During Raid

By Steve Neavling

A Pittsburgh man who shot an ATF agent during a raid at his home in June 2021 has pleaded guilty to assaulting a federal agent with a dangerous weapon. 

Dion William, 46, will be sentenced in federal court on Oct. 27, TribLive reports.

Williams was indicted by a federal grand jury after authorities say he shot the agent during a raid following a wiretap investigation into cocaine trafficking.

The agent was taken to a hospital in stable condition. 

Williams and 11 others were arrested and charged with possession and conspiracy to distribute cocaine. The investigation is connected to a larger drug-trafficking probe involving the “11 Hunnit” street gang.