FBI names new special agent in charge in Buffalo

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — Buffalo’s FBI field office has kept busy, between monitoring and making arrests on terrorist threats, monitoring local security and more.

With recent successes, like the capturing and indictment of alleged ISIL sympathizer Arafat Nagi, the FBI has brought in a new special agent to head up the field office.

The FBI’s national press office announced the promotion of Adam Cohen as the special agent in charge. He comes to Buffalo from his previous role as a section chief for the FBI’s Counterterrorism Internet Operations Section. Cohen entered the FBI in 1997 and rose through the ranks while combating terrorism in various regions.

Cohen replaces Brian Boetig, who came to Buffalo in 2013. Boetig also received the promotion to special agent in charge after heading up a similar office where he served as the director of the National Cyber Investigative Joint Task Force.

Boetig will be transferring to a different position within the FBI to work on relationships with foreign partners.

 

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