Timothy A. Gallagher has been tapped to take over as the FBI’s Special Agent in Charge of the Criminal Division in the bureau’s Washington Field Office, the FBI announced Tuesday.
Gallagher joins the field office from FBI headquarters, where he served as chief of the Financial Crimes Section. In that capacity he oversaw fraud crimes involving health care, corporations and housing. Gallagher previously worked in the Washington Field Office’s Intelligence Division. Before his most recent post, Gallagher worked as chief of the Cyber Division’s Strategic Outreach and Initiatives Section, which tackled child pornography and child exploitation.
He has also worked as a special agent in the Kansas City Division and in the Inspection Division, an internal FBI auditing unit. Gallagher began his 16 year career with the FBI in the Cleveland Division, where served on the evidence response team working at the crash site of United Flight 93 in Somerset, Pa., during the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. Before joining the bureau, Gallagher investigated fraud and corruption in technology transfer programs at NASA and the Department of Defense.
Gallagher earned a bachelor’s degree in economics from St. Peter’s College and an equivalent bachelor’s degree in accounting from Walsh University.
Correction 10/19/2012: This article previously incorrectly stated that Timothy Gallagher would be taking over as the FBI’s Special Agent in Charge of the Washington Field Office. Gallagher is the new Special Agent in Charge of the Criminal Division in the Washington Field Office.