New FBI leader named for Maine’s region

Posted July 01, 2010, at 5:52 p.m.

BOSTON — A veteran FBI counterintelligence and espionage investigator from western Massachusetts has been named to lead the agency’s Boston office that oversees Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire and Rhode Island.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation on Thursday announced the appointment of Richard DesLauriers, a native of Longmeadow, to succeed Warren Bamford. Bamford retired this month after leading the Boston FBI office since 2007.

DesLauriers, a 23-year FBI veteran, has been deputy assistant director of the Counterintelligence Division at FBI headquarters in Washington since 2008.

He supervised counterintelligence cases in the Boston Division from 1997 until taking a similar national position in 2005. He headed the New York FBI counterintelligence division from 2006 until 2008.

DesLauriers is a graduate of Assumption College and has a law degree from The Catholic University of America.