About William Sweeney

William Sweeney entered on duty with the FBI in 1998. He was assigned to a public corruption squad at the Newark Field Office, where he conducted investigations in the Hudson County area. In 2004, he transferred to the al Qaeda squad on the division’s Joint Terrorism Task Force (JTTF) and was later promoted to squad supervisor.  In March 2009, Mr. Sweeney was promoted to assistant section chief of the FBI’s Counterterrorism Division, International Terrorism Operations Section 1, at the National Counterterrorism Center in Northern Virginia.  In October 2010, Mr. Sweeney returned to Newark as an assistant special agent in charge and was initially responsible for overseeing the division’s criminal enterprise branch, with investigations targeting violent crime, gangs, drug trafficking, organized crime, and international criminal enterprises.  From February 2013 to March 2014, Mr. Sweeney was the special assistant to the FBI’s deputy director at FBI Headquarters in Washington, D.C. In March 2014, Mr. Sweeney was named special agent in charge of the Counterterrorism Division of the New York Field Office, and in 2016 Director James B. Comey named William F. Sweeney, Jr. assistant director in charge of the FBI’s New York Field Office.  FBIjobs.gov

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