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Bill L. Lewis Named Assistant Director in Charge of Los Angeles Division

Washington, D.C. October 16, 2012
  • FBI National Press Office (202) 324-3691

Director Robert S. Mueller, III has named Bill L. Lewis assistant director in charge of the FBI’s Los Angeles Division. Mr. Lewis most recently served as deputy assistant director in the Human Resources Division at FBI Headquarters in Washington, D.C.

Mr. Lewis began his career as a special agent with the FBI in August 1988 and reported to the Lincoln Resident Agency of the Omaha Division. In February 1991, Mr. Lewis was transferred to the Atlanta Division, where he investigated domestic terrorism and drug matters. He was promoted to supervisory special agent in September 1997, with responsibilities including management of the 1996 Centennial Olympic Park bombing investigation. He was subsequently assigned to supervise the Eric Rudolph fugitive investigation, and he spent over a year coordinating that effort in Andrews, North Carolina.

In November 1999, Mr. Lewis was assigned as a supervisory special agent in the Violent Crimes/Fugitive Unit in the Criminal Investigative Division at FBI Headquarters. He was designated the unit chief of the FBI’s Transfer Unit in December 2000.

Mr. Lewis was assigned as assistant special agent in charge of the Mobile Division in August 2004, with oversight responsibilities for the FBI’s counterintelligence, counterterrorism, and intelligence programs. From April to October 2008, he was the Counterterrorism Division’s on-scene commander in Iraq, and from January 2009 to January 2010, he served as legal attaché for the FBI in Baghdad, Iraq. In February 2010, Mr. Lewis was promoted to special agent in charge of the Criminal Division in Los Angeles.

Before joining the FBI, Mr. Lewis was a deputy sheriff with the Escambia County Sheriff’s Department in Pensacola, Florida, for seven years. He has a degree in criminal justice from Troy State University and is married with two children.