Director Robert S. Mueller, III has named Diego Rodriguez special agent in charge (SAC) of the FBI’s Dallas Division. Mr. Rodriguez most recently served as SAC of the Criminal Division in New York.
Mr. Rodriguez began his career as a special agent with the FBI in May 1990. He first reported to the New York Division, where he was a member of the SWAT team and Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF). OCDETF was a combined effort with the New York City Police Department that was responsible for investigations involving South American and Mexican drug trafficking/money laundering organizations.
In August 1997, he was transferred to the San Juan Division. Mr. Rodriguez was a SWAT team member and was also assigned to a drug/money laundering task force with the Police of Puerto Rico targeting corrupt Caribbean and South American organizations.
He was promoted to supervisory special agent in the Criminal Investigative Division at FBI Headquarters in January 1999 and detailed to the Special Operations Division.
In February 2001, Mr. Rodriguez transferred to the Miami Division, where he supervised the High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area Squad. In November 2002, he supervised the FBI’s first Joint Terrorism Task Force in the West Palm Beach Resident Agency.
Mr. Rodriguez returned to FBI Headquarters in June 2003 as chief of the Field Oversight Unit in the Directorate of Intelligence. In this role, he was responsible for Field Intelligence Groups in the 56 field offices. In April 2006, he was promoted to assistant special agent in charge in the Washington Field Office, where he managed the criminal, counterterrorism, and intelligence programs. Mr. Rodriguez was then promoted to section chief of the Domain and Collection Management Section in the Directorate of Intelligence at FBI Headquarters.
In June 2010, Mr. Rodriguez was named SAC of the Criminal Division in the FBI’s New York Division. As an SAC in New York, he oversaw major complex financial crime and insider trading investigations, numerous public corruption arrests, violent gang round-ups, and the largest La Cosa Nostra takedown in FBI history.
Mr. Rodriguez received his Bachelor of Science degree from St. John’s University in 1988. Prior to his employment with the FBI, he was a school teacher for the New York City Board of Education.
Mr. Rodriguez and his wife have four daughters.