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November 16, 2022
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George Piro

George Piro is an Assyrian-American special agent in charge (SAC) at the Federal Bureau of Investigation's Miami Field Office. He was the Team Leader and Lead Interrogator of the Saddam Hussein Interrogation Team in 2004. As a relatively new agent (he only had 5 years of experience with the Bureau before being given the assignment to interrogate Saddam), Special Agent Piro's fluency in Arabic opened high-level opportunities for him during the Iraq War, at a time when approximately 1 in 1000 FBI special agents spoke the language. By 2007, Special Agent Piro was serving as Supervisor of the FBI's Joint Terrorism Task Force in the Washington Field Office. He was listed as being a Special Agent in Charge of the FBI Field Office in Miami in January 2017 when he served as the agency's spokesman concerning the FBI's investigation of the Fort Lauderdale airport shooting. On October 18, 2017, FBI Director Christopher Wray announced the appointment of George Piro as the Assistant Director of the International Operations Division at FBI Headquarters in Washington, D.C.

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