Milwaukee’s FBI Chief Quietly Transferred Amid Investigation


The recently reassigned head of the Milwaukee FBI is under investigation for trying to improperly influence a subordinate’s testimony in a lawsuit by an Army veteran denied a job as an agent because he is disabled, reports the city’s Journal Sentinel. Teresa Carlson was quietly transferred in the last month from her post as special agent in charge of the Milwaukee office and reassigned to FBI headquarters shortly after she refused to testify in a federal courtroom in Virginia.

Carlson is under potential criminal investigation by the Office of Inspector General after she told agent Mark Crider in April that it would be in his best interest “to come down on the side of the government in this matter,” according to court records in the case. Crider had been called to testify in a lawsuit brought by Justin Slaby, an Army veteran and Oak Creek native, who served two tours in Iraq and one in Afghanistan, and was preparing to deploy again when his hand was blown off in a training accident in Georgia.

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