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Timothy A. Gallagher Named Special Agent in Charge of the Criminal Division, Washington Field Office

Washington, D.C. October 09, 2012
  • FBI National Press Office (202) 324-3691

Director Robert S. Mueller, III named Timothy A. Gallagher special agent in charge of the Criminal Division at the Washington Field Office (WFO). In this capacity, he will be in charge of criminal and cyber investigations in the District of Columbia and northern Virginia. He most recently served as chief of the Financial Crimes Section at FBI Headquarters, where he was the national program manager of the White-Collar Crime program, which addresses health care fraud, corporate/securities fraud, and financial institution/mortgage fraud.

Mr. Gallagher began his career as a special agent in May 1996 in the Cleveland Division’s Canton Resident Agency and investigated all criminal programs. He was a member of the Evidence Response Team and responded to the crash site of United Flight 93 in Somerset, Pennsylvania, on September 11, 2001.

Among his other FBI Headquarters assignments, Mr. Gallagher served as a supervisory special agent in the Financial Crimes Section, where he specialized in combating identity theft and mortgage fraud. In 2004, he coordinated a national mortgage fraud takedown to call attention to the growing threat.

As a supervisory special agent in the Kansas City Division, he oversaw the White-Collar Crime Squad, which focused on public corruption, mortgage fraud, and civil rights violations. From 2006 to 2008, Mr. Gallagher was a team leader in the Inspection Division, where he conducted programmatic reviews, audits, and investigations of FBI operations.

In 2008, Mr. Gallagher became the assistant special agent in charge of WFO’s Intelligence Division. During his tenure, he was responsible for the integration of intelligence into operations at WFO, served as the Intelligence program manager, and provided daily operational oversight of the Analytical and Language Services Branches.

Mr. Gallagher was promoted to chief of the Cyber Division’s Strategic Outreach and Initiatives Section in 2010. In this role, he oversaw the Innocent Images National Initiative, a multi-agency investigative program to combat the proliferation of child pornography and other child exploitation crimes facilitated by computers.

Mr. Gallagher was born and raised in New York. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics from St. Peter’s College in New Jersey and the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Walsh University in Ohio. Before joining the FBI, Mr. Gallagher spent five years investigating allegations of fraud and corruption in technology transfer programs at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration and the Department of Defense.