Former Alexandrian Michael Anderson named special agent in chargeFederal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Director Robert Mueller III named Michael Anderson, formerly of Alexandria, special agent in charge of the FBI’s New Orleans Division.
Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Director Robert Mueller III named Michael Anderson, formerly of Alexandria, special agent in charge of the FBI’s New Orleans Division.
Anderson began as an FBI special agent in July 1995. Reporting to the Miami Division, he investigated public corruption, including a juror bribery case involving more than 75 tons of imported cocaine.
In 2001, he was promoted to supervisory special agent in the Public Corruption Unit of the Criminal Investigation Division, serving as the FBI Washington, D.C. Headquarters’ liaison to numerous investigations. He was later promoted to chief in 2006, overseeing the Hurricane Fraud Initiative addressing Katrina-related public corruption and government fraud.
During tenure at the Washington Field Office in 2003, he supervised the investigation of super-lobbyist Jack Abramoff and Louisiana Congressman William Jefferson.
He launched the International Contract Corruption Initiative (ICCI) targeting Iraq reconstruction-related fraud and corruption. The ICCI is now a permanent unit in Criminal Investigative Division.
In 2007, Anderson reported to the Dallas Division as assistant special agent overseeing intelligence, public corruption, white collar crime, civil rights, covert operations and the foreign language program.
Anderson most recently served as chief of the Employee Services Section in the Human Resources Division. He oversaw the FBI’s performance appraisal and management system, payroll and benefits and the Human Resources Division service center, among other duties.
Anderson received a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Iowa and a juris doctorate degree from Southwestern University in Los Angeles, California.
Anderson is married with one daughter.