- Associated Press - Tuesday, February 10, 2015

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - In a story Feb. 9 about the new head of the FBI’s Newark office, The Associated Press misreported the new appointee’s first name. He is Richard Frankel, not James.

A corrected version of the story is below:

Frankel named to lead FBI’s Newark division

Veteran FBI agent Frankel named to lead bureau’s Newark division

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - A veteran FBI agent who began his career investigating organized crime in New York and oversaw terror investigations at home and abroad will now lead the bureau’s Newark, New Jersey division.

FBI Director James Comey announced the appointment of Richard Frankel on Monday. Frankel replaces Aaron Ford, who retired this month.

Frankel started with the FBI in New York in the mid-1990s, investigating the Gambino organized crime family. He later steered investigations of a plot to bomb synagogues in the Bronx and plots to explode bombs in the New York City subway system and Times Square.

Frankel also was involved in overseas investigations, including the terror attack at the Westgate mall in Kenya.

Before joining the FBI, Frankel was assistant district attorney for Suffolk County on New York’s Long Island.


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