The new agent in charge of the FBI in Houston is Richard Powers. The Houston Chronicle says he is inheriting a full plate of cybercrime, terrorism, gangs, corporate crime and public corruption. Powers, 53, a 19-year FBI veteran had been a Chicago police officer, a Florida prosecutor, and a civil litigator. The Chronicle gets a quick rundown of current FBI priorities from Powers.
One offbeat question: what is his favorite professional-related TV program. The answer: “I love Without a Trace. It represents how focused FBI agents are. It’s a little heavy on the interpersonal drama. We’re too busy for all the soap opera stuff, but in terms of how they are just in the hunt and in the chase, I think they show a pretty professional view.”