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|Assistant Director for Counterintelligence |
Federal Bureau of Investigation
February 7, 2011 – July 31, 2012
Cesare Frank Figliuzzi
|Alma mater||Fairfield University (B.A.)|
University of Connecticut School of Law (J.D.)
Cesare Frank Figliuzzi is the former Assistant Director for Counterintelligence at the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Figliuzzi was previously the Special Agent in Charge of the Federal Bureau of Investigation's Cleveland Division which includes all of northern Ohio, and the major cities of Cleveland, Toledo, Youngstown, Akron, and Canton. Following his FBI service, Figliuzzi joined General Electric and served for five years as Assistant Chief Security Officer for investigations, insider threat, workplace violence prevention, and special event security for GE's 300,000 employees in 180 countries. He is currently a National Security Contributor for NBC News.
Figliuzzi earned a Juris Doctorate with honors from the University of Connecticut School of Law, and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English Literature from Fairfield University. Mr. Figliuzzi also completed the Harvard University National Security Program for Senior Executives in Government at the John F. Kennedy School of Government.
Figliuzzi joined the FBI as a Special Agent in August 1987 and has worked for the FBI in the Atlanta, Washington, D.C., headquarters, San Francisco, Miami, and Cleveland offices. He was the Assistant Special Agent in Charge of the Miami Field Office, the FBI's fifth largest office. Mr. Figliuzzi also served as the FBI's Chief Inspector from December 2005 until his appointment as head of the Cleveland Division. As Assistant Director, he was based at FBI Headquarters in Washington, D.C. and worked closely with other government executives.
In February 2011 then Director Robert Mueller appointed Figliuzzi Assistant Director of the FBI’s Counterintelligence Division.
As an MSNBC analyst in 2019 Figliuzzi compared supporters of President Donald Trump to members of a terrorist organization, and suggested a conspiracy theory around the Trump Administration's choice to bring flags back to full staff on August 8th, 2019 ("88") as evoking Neo Nazi symbolism suggesting "Heil Hitler".
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- Former FBI Asst Director For Counterintelligence Compares Trump Supporters To Members Of Terrorist Organization Retrieved August 18. 2019
- MSNBC Contributor Frank Figliuzzi Discovers Hidden Nazi Message In White House Statement Retrieved August 18, 2019
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