FBI agent with expertise in organized crime activity will lead New Orleans office

Published: Oct. 20, 2015 at 2:27 AM CDT|Updated: Oct. 20, 2015 at 2:41 AM CDT
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NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) - FBI Director James B. Comey has named Jeffrey S. Sallet as the special agent in charge of the New Orleans Division.

Mr. Sallet most recently served as the section chief of the public corruption and civil rights section in the Criminal Investigative Division, where he had oversight and responsibility over the public corruption, international corruption, international human rights, and civil rights investigative programs.

According to a Monday news release from the FBI, Mr. Sallet entered on duty with the FBI in 1997 and was assigned to the New York Division, where he investigated organized crime, public corruption, labor racketeering, and counterterrorism matters.

From 1998 to 2005, Mr. Sallet was the case agent on the investigation of Joseph Massino, the Bonanno La Cosa Nostra family boss.

This investigation led to the indictment and conviction of Massino and over 100 organized crime figures as well as the successful resolution of over 30 cold case murders.

For his efforts on this investigation, Mr. Sallet received the Executive Office for United States Attorneys Director's Award in 2005.

After the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, Mr. Sallet was selected as a financial investigator, responsible for identifying the funding for the attacks and tracking Al Qaeda's financial assets.

From 2005 to 2007, Mr. Sallet served as the supervisory special agent in the transnational organized crime – eastern hemisphere section at FBI Headquarters where he managed La Cosa Nostra investigations in the northeast United States.

In 2007, Mr. Sallet was promoted to supervisory special agent in the Boston Division, Providence, Rhode Island Resident Agency, where he was responsible for narcotics, organized crime, gangs, and violent crime investigations.

In 2008, Mr. Sallet was promoted to supervisory senior resident agent of the Providence Resident Agency. In this position he was responsible for all counterterrorism, public corruption, civil rights, government fraud, and organized crime investigations in the state of Rhode Island.

Mr. Sallet was also the program coordinator for all organized crime investigations for the Boston Division.

During this time, Mr. Sallet led a collaborative law enforcement effort which resulted in the indictment and conviction of long time New England La Cosa Nostra boss, Luigi "Baby Shanks" Manocchio.

In 2012, Mr. Sallet was promoted to assistant special agent in charge of the Boston Division, where he was responsible for all white collar crime, public corruption, healthcare fraud, and civil rights matters.

Subsequent to the Boston Marathon Bombings, Mr. Sallet was selected to manage the Boston Division's counterterrorism and crisis management program, where he led the coordinated law enforcement response and investigation of the terrorist attacks.

Before joining the FBI, Mr. Sallet worked for two different world wide professional services firms, first as an auditor and then as a forensic accountant. Mr. Sallet is a Certified Public Account (CPA) and a Certified Financial Forensics (CFF).

He has lectured extensively throughout the world on organized crime, FCPA, civil rights, public corruption, forensic accounting, and crisis response.

Mr. Sallet reports to New Orleans in the middle of next month.

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