The FBI has appointed Timothy Delaney, a former accountant with two decades’ experience investigating white-collar crime, including healthcare fraud and political corruption, as the new head of its criminal division in Los Angeles, reports the city’s Times. Delaney, one of four special agents in charge, will oversee about 400 agents and other investigators on criminal inquiries, including drug and gang cases, organized crime, white-collar crime and civil rights violations.
Delaney previously oversaw white-collar crime, cyber crime and civil rights investigations in Miami. He also headed the healthcare fraud unit at FBI headquarters from 2000 to 2004, overseeing more than 400 investigators. A native of Queens in New York City, Delaney comes from a law enforcement family: his father and his brother were with the New York Police Department. He graduated with a degree in accounting from Siena College in Albany, N.Y., and worked in investment banking in New York City before joining the FBI.