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EX-FBI Agent Mike Clark Running for Congress in Conn.


By Allan Lengel
ticklethewire.com

An ex-FBI agent who led the investigation into then-Conn. Gov. John Rowland, is jumping into the political race for Congress, NBC Connecticut is reporting.

Michael Clark, a 22-year veteran of the FBI who retired in 2004, is currently on the Town Council in Farmington, Conn., the station reported. He is running as a Republican.

“I am running for Congress because I love and respect this country and am proud to serve it,” Clark said. “I believe we need a smaller, more efficient government that delivers core services to its citizens and respects the fact that we are a nation founded on free market principles.”

Gov. Rowland, who served from 1995 to 2004,  eventually resigned and pleaded guilty to a federal corruption charge.

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E2mhi9L1O4E

FBI Names Michelle Ann Jupina Assist. Dir. of Records Management Division

Michelle Ann Jupina/fbi photo

By Allan Lengel
ticklethewire.com

WASHINGTON — Michelle Ann Jupina, the deputy assistant director for operations support in the FBI’s Counterintelligence Division, has been named assistant director of the agency’s Records Management Division at headquarters.

Prior to her stint at headquarters, Jupina served for two years as special agent in charge of the Washington Field Office’s Intelligence Division.

“Michelle has served in numerous leadership roles during her 20 years with the FBI. As a manager, she has strengthened the FBI’s intelligence programs, and I am confident she will effectively lead the Records Management Division,” FBI Director Robert S. Mueller III said in a statement.

Jupina joined the FBI  in 1996 as a special agent and was first assigned to the Washington Field Office, where she investigated cyber, white-collar crime, criminal, and counterintelligence matters, the agency said.  She later became a supervisory special agent in the National Infrastructure Protection Center and then in the FBI’s Cyber Division.

Over the years, she has held positions as special assistant to the executive assistant director (EAD) of the National Security Branch (NSB), the EAD of intelligence, and the deputy EAD of administration.  The FBI said she played an integral role in strengthening the FBI’s intelligence program.

Jupina also served as section chief of the NSB executive staff.  Prior to joining the FBI, she worked for the Department of Defense.

Ex-FBI Agent Who Worked Espionage Authors Spy Novel

Tom Stutler

By Allan Lengel
ticklethewire.com

Ex-FBI agent Thomas R. Stutler, a newly minted author, says he likes fiction readers to get a sense authors know what they’re  talking about.

“My goal when writing fiction is always to make sure the reader can tell the book was written by somebody who was in the game… Every sentence, every paragraph and every chapter should feel real and alive and most importantly… Possible!,” he writes on his website.

Stutler, a former Florida state’s attorney turned FBI agent, who worked espionage and counterterrorism in California and at FBI headquarter from 1995 to 2004, has authored  “The Consulate”, a spy novel about a CIA-trained FBI agent and the Chinese government’s efforts to compromise a classified project by the White House that impacts all the American people. The book is edited by author Bob Andelman, whose name appears as a co-author.

Stutler told ticklethewire.com that he self-published the book and got a distributor to arrange for downloads at Amazon, Amazon UK, Barnes and Noble and iTunes. Though the book was first available in February, he said he just started marketing it the other day because of some glitches with the download.

A second book — part of the series — has just been completed, he said. But that’s not all. Someone has offered a letter of intent for the movie rights, he said.

“I love writing,” said Stutler, who has been a consultant for the Kevin J. Anderson, the best selling author of the X-Files.

Stutler lives in Tampa and has a consulting and private investigative agency.

Brenda Heck Named Head of Counterterrorism at FBI’s Washington Field Office

Brenda Heck/fbi photo

By Allan Lengel
ticklethewire.com

WASHINGTON — Brenda L. Heck, deputy assistant director of the Counterterrorism Division at headquarters, has been named special agent in charge of the FBI’s Washington Field Office’s Counterterrorism Division.

Prior to entering the FBI, she was a special agent with the Naval Criminal Investigative Service from 1985-88. In 1988,  Heck  joined the FBI and started in the New York division, where she spent 14 years working a variety of cases including fugitives, crimes against children, and civil rights. She was a member of the New York Field Office Scuba Team and was awarded the medal of merit.

In 2002, she was promoted to supervisory special agent in the Criminal Investigative Division, Violent Crimes/Major Offenders Section, at headquarters.

In October 2009, she received the Director’s Award for Excellence in intelligence analysis for her work on the Strategic Execution Team initiative, a two-year project to realign FBI intelligence functions, the FBI said.

Head of FBI’s Roanoke Office to Work For Va. Tech


By Allan Lengel
ticklethewire.com

Kevin Foust, head of the Roanoke, Va. FBI office, is a little nervous.

After a quarter century with the FBI, Foust, 50, is leaving to become deputy chief of Virginia Tech’s police department, according to the Roanoke Times.

His $80,000 a year job will be to assess security for the university across Virginia and overseas, the paper reported. The university faced tragedy four years ago when a gunman opened fire, killing  32 and wounded many others.

“I’m very nervous about going down there because it’s something I’ve never done before,” Foust told the Roanoke Times.  “I pray that they’re patient.”

President Chips Away at Fed Law Enforcement Nominations: The latest Being U.S. Atty for Ala. and U.S. Marshal for NY

George Beck Jr./law firm photo

By Allan Lengel
ticklethewire.com

WASHINGTON — After more than two years in office, President Obama is still chipping away at appointments for U.S. Attorney and U.S. Marshal.

The latest: President Obama nominated private attorney George Lamar Beck, Jr., a former Deputy Attorney General in Alabama from 1971 to 1979,  for the U.S. Attorney post for the Middle District of Alabama. He’s currently  a shareholder with the firm Capell & Howard. He would replace Leura Garrett Canary, who was appointed by President Bush in 2001.

President Obama also nominated David L. McNulty,  a major in the New York State Police, for U.S. Marshal for the Northern District of New York. McNulty rose through the ranks in the New York State Police. He first joined in 1978.

James F. Yacone Who Was Portrayed in Movie “Black Hawk Down” to Head FBI’s Denver Office

James Yacone/fbi photo

By Allan Lengel
ticklethewire.com

WASHINGTON — James F. Yacone, a decorated Army combat veteran who was portrayed in  the movie “Black Hawk Down”, and who last served as section chief in the Critical Incident Response Group for the FBI, has been named head of the bureau’s Denver office, the FBI and the Denver Post reported.

Under his post as section chief, Yacone was involved in managing the national tactical program, crisis negotiation program and a variety of mobility and crisis response assets, the FBI said.

A West Point graduate, the Denver Post reported that he served eight years in the U.S. Army and flew a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter in Somalia in 1993. The paper reported that he later became the subject of a book and film.

The New York native joined the FBI in 1995 and was first assigned to the Philly office where he worked violent drug trafficking organizations, organized crime and financial institution fraud.

In 2006, he was appointed as the chief of the FBI’s Aviation and Surveillance Branch.

In 2007 to 2009, he became assistant special agent in charge of the FBI Richmond Division’s National Security Branch.

FBI Dir. Robert Mueller Gives Out Community Leadership Awards

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Wr8YjpHW1A

Here are some examples of the individuals and organizations selected to receive the award.

  • An Arkansas woman who became a tireless advocate for the elderly after members of her family experienced nursing home abuse;
  • An organization in Buffalo that provided resources and assistance to victims who came to light during an FBI human trafficking investigation;
  • A former NASA astronaut and successful businessman in Houston who established a foundation that invests in community-based initiatives that empower individuals, particularly minorities and the economically disadvantaged;
  • A former deputy fire chief from Louisville who promotes emergency preparedness among first responders and members of the public;
  • A St. Louis doctor who risked his career to help uncover massive Medicare and Medicaid fraud being perpetrated by the health care company he worked for; and
  • A county school employee in Tampa who created a program for at-risk young males that is now used by the state attorney’s office as a diversion program for first-time offenders

To see photos of award winners click here and then click on the individual states on the right hand side of the page.