June 25, 2015 |
Edward J. Hanko, the FBI's top agent in Philadelphia, will retire next month after a 29-year career with the bureau, he announced to agents Tuesday. The Wilkes-Barre native has led the Philadelphia division - the bureau's eighth-largest office - since 2013, and oversaw an investigative force with an expanded focus on counterterrorism, cyber crime and public corruption probes. In an e-mail to colleagues, Hanko, 55, said he had accepted a position as "vice president [for] global security for a Fortune 500 company" and would leave his current post July 31 - two years short of the FBI's mandatory retirement age. Hanko did not respond to calls for comment Tuesday about his future position or his retirement, which had not been officially announced by the bureau.
June 7, 2013 |
There's something inherently fascinating about the double life undercover cops lead. To serve justice, they must lie and deceive. To further the good, they must manipulate and betray people who have come to count on them as friends, allies, even lovers. USA Network makes a strong foray into that shadow world with Graceland , a slick, cinematic, and addictive thriller about undercover feds fighting crime in Southern California. It premieres Thursday with a 12-episode first season.
June 7, 2013 |
* GRACELAND . 10 p.m. today, USA * IN THE FLESH . 10 p.m. today, Friday and Saturday, BBC America USA'S STILL the "blue skies" network, but sea and sun come at a price in its latest drama, "Graceland," which premieres tonight immediately after the final-season opener of "Burn Notice. " Loosely based on actual events involving a government-seized beachfront property used to house federal agents, "Graceland" stars Aaron Tveit ("Les Miserables") as Mike Warren, a rookie FBI agent who finds himself thrown into the deep end when he's assigned to live and work with undercover veteran Paul Briggs (Daniel Sunjata, "Rescue Me")
April 4, 2013 |
Among the first decisions Ed Hanko faced as he settled into his office last week as the FBI's top agent in Philadelphia was where to put the photo. The weathered black-and-white print shows about 60 helmeted coal miners at a plant in Ashley, Pa., just outside Hanko's hometown of Wilkes-Barre. Near the middle stands his father, Joseph, a second-generation Polish immigrant who never made it to high school. When Hanko was 12, his father took him to the mine for the first time. They boarded an elevator and disappeared into the earth, dropping into darkness until the boy could no longer see his hand in front of his face.
March 27, 2013
The FBI has named a veteran agent with Pennsylvania roots to lead its Philadelphia office. Edward J. Hanko started on Monday as special agent in charge of the Philadelphia division, FBI Director Robert S. Mueller announced. In his post, Hanko will lead one of the nation's largest FBI offices, with more than 325 agents and 200 support staff members covering more than half of Pennsylvania and three South Jersey counties. A Wilkes-Barre native, Hanko worked as a Baltimore police officer before joining the FBI in 1986.
March 26, 2013 |
AWILKES-BARRE native with nearly three decades of service in the Federal Bureau of Investigation assumed the top spot in the agency's Philadelphia Division on Monday. Edward J. Hanko, Philadelphia's new special agent in charge, left his post as chief of the FBI's Cincinnati Division to come to Philadelphia. Hanko worked as a police officer in Baltimore from 1981 until joining the FBI in 1986. Hanko has held numerous positions with the FBI, including as an assistant special agent in charge of the Detroit Field Office, a supervisory special agent overseeing drug-trafficking investigations, and an instructor at the FBI Academy in Quantico, Va. Between 2009 and 2011, Hanko, a graduate of the University of Baltimore, worked in the FBI's Criminal Investigative Division, where he oversaw undercover, budget and administrative programs.
April 18, 2011 |
When a group of local investors went to retired FBI agent David A. Gentile last summer with a suggestion that he start his own security business, he was more than flattered. By then, Gentile, well-known for his ability to turn big-name informants in organized-crime cases, was into his second high-profile post-FBI job, as an executive of Cordish Cos., which is building an entertainment complex near the South Philadelphia stadiums. "I saw it as the final chapter of my professional career," Gentile said, "that I was going to be able to leave behind a legacy.
December 8, 2010 |
Agents from an FBI behavioral analysis unit in Quantico, Va., will join the hunt for the man responsible for strangling at least two women in Kensington, an agency spokesman said. The agents will create a profile of the attacker in the cases that are believed linked, said FBI spokesman J.J. Klaver. The profile will assist Philadelphia detectives in their investigation of the sexual predator. "Quantico will get involved," Klaver said, referring to the unit at the FBI Academy. Klaver said the FBI would provide forensic assistance to the investigation, and he emphasized that the Philadelphia Police Department would remain the lead law enforcement agency on the case.
October 4, 2009 |
Worldwide travel was not on the radar of the fledgling Chester County police officer in the mid-'60s. In fact, Michael J. Carroll, West Goshen Township's police chief for the last 21 years, had no inkling that his decision to stay in a scenic, suburban locale would generate jet lag decades later. On Wednesday, at a conference in Denver, Carroll will be sworn in as head of the International Association of Chiefs of Police, a nonprofit, 106-year-old organization that promotes professionalism in global policing.