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Director Robert S. Mueller, III named David Cuthbertson assistant director of the FBI’s Criminal Justice Information Services Division. Mr. Cuthbertson most recently served as special agent in charge of the El Paso Division.
Mr. Cuthbertson entered on duty as a special agent in 1988 and was assigned to the Cincinnati Division working motorcycle and violent street gangs and drug trafficking matters. In 1992, he transferred to the Dallas Division, where he investigated Mexican drug trafficking organizations. He was also assigned to the Plano Resident Agency, where he investigated white-collar crime, drug trafficking, and violent crime.
In 1997, Mr. Cuthbertson was promoted to a supervisory position in the Criminal Investigative Division. He also served as acting unit chief of the Latin American Unit and was later promoted to serve as field supervisor of the Denver Division’s Metro Gang Task Force. He eventually assumed program coordinator responsibilities for the organized crime and drug programs and supervised a criminal enterprise squad that was co-located with three multi-agency task forces.
Mr. Cuthbertson transferred to the Chicago Division in 2002, where he served as assistant special agent in charge of the Criminal Enterprise Branch. In 2004, he was given responsibility for the division’s international terrorism and domestic terrorism programs.
In 2003, Mr. Cuthbertson was designated as inspector in place and subsequently served as such during the inspections of the Cleveland, Buffalo, Laboratory, and Philadelphia Divisions.
Mr. Cuthbertson was promoted to section chief in the Criminal Justice Information Services Division in 2005. Shortly after, in 2006, he was promoted to deputy assistant director within the division.
Prior to the start of his FBI career, he graduated magna cum laude from William Jewel College, where he earned a Bachelor of Science in business administration and economics. He worked in the private industry as a staff accountant and accounting manager.