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Albany FBI gets new top agent; also serves VT


ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - The FBI has named a new agent in charge of its Albany Division responsible for investigations in northern New York and Vermont.

Andrew Vale, most recently special assistant to the deputy director at FBI Headquarters in Washington, D.C., follows Clifford Holly in the Albany post.

Vale, a former immigration inspector and detention officer in Buffalo, joined the bureau in 1991 and began by investigating terrorism and civil rights cases in Newark, N.J.

He transferred to Washington in 2001 with the Domestic Terrorism Operations Unit, where he became unit chief of the director's research group.

Vale transferred to Albany in 2006 as assistant special agent in charge of its National Security Branch, with oversight of counterterrorism, counterintelligence and intelligence programs.

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