- Associated Press - Wednesday, December 17, 2014

NEW YORK (AP) - The FBI has named Diego G. Rodriguez as the assistant director in charge of its New York field office.

He succeeds George Venizelos (veh-nih-ZAY’-lohs), who’s retiring.

Rodriguez had served as special agent in charge of the Dallas field office since 2012.

Before joining the FBI, the St. John’s University graduate was a teacher in New York City.

He began his FBI career in 1990 at the New York field office.

In 2010, he became the special agent in charge of the New York office. He oversaw investigations of financial crime and insider trading, public corruption arrests and gang roundups.

During a stint at FBI headquarters, he was responsible for the development of intelligence groups in 56 field offices.

Rodriguez also worked in Puerto Rico and Miami.

His appointment was announced Tuesday by FBI Director James Comey (KOH’-mee.)

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