LAWFUEL – The Legal Newswire – Pedro D. “Pete” Ruiz has been named Special Agent in Charge of the Intelligence Division of the FBI’s New York Office. Director Robert S. Mueller, III, appointed him to this position, which was recently created for several field offices due to the increased importance of intelligence matters within the FBI. Most recently, Mr. Ruiz served as the section chief of the FBI’s Criminal Intelligence Section.
Mr. Ruiz entered on duty as a special agent of the FBI in September 1985, and was later posted in El Paso, Texas; New York; and Newark, New Jersey. As a case agent, Mr. Ruiz investigated a wide array of criminal matters, including organized crime, violent crime, property crime, and drug trafficking. While assigned to the New York Office, Mr. Ruiz spent six years investigating major South American drug trafficking organizations. Thereafter, he spent the next four years supervising the Genovese La Cosa Nostra Family Organized Crime Task Force.
In May 1995, Mr. Ruiz was promoted to the drug section of the Criminal Investigative Division at FBI Headquarters. He served for three years as the Deputy Special Agent in Charge of the Special Operations Division, a multi-agency intelligence center hosted by DEA.
In July 1999, Mr. Ruiz was promoted to Assistant Special Agent in Charge of the Newark Division, where he was responsible for the cyber crime, white collar crime, public corruption, and civil rights programs. In June 2005, Mr. Ruiz returned to FBI Headquarters as section chief of the Criminal Intelligence Section in the Criminal Investigative Division. As section chief, Mr. Ruiz was responsible for managing the daily operations of the intelligence component of the Criminal Investigative Division.
Born and raised in Jamestown, New York, Mr. Ruiz earned a Bachelor of Science degree from State University of New York in Saratoga Springs in 1983, and attended Centenary College in Hackettstown, New Jersey. He was employed as a police officer in Jamestown prior to joining the FBI. Mr. Ruiz and his wife, Pamela, are the parents of twin daughters.