Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Director Robert Mueller has named a new special agent in charge of FBI’s Omaha Division, FBI announced this week.
Thomas Metz will now oversee FBI activity in Nebraska and Iowa, FBI said in a news release.
Metz’s career as an FBI agent began in 1989 when he served as a HARDCRUST investigation case agent in the New Orleans Field Office. The HARDCRUST investigation resulted in the indictments and convictions of more than 60 affiliates of the Gambino, Genovese and Marcello crime families after La Cosa Nostra (LCN) infiltrated the Louisiana video poker industry.
In 1997, Metz was promoted to supervisory special agent of the LCN Unit of Criminal Investigative Division (CID) at FBI Headquarters. Several years later, Metz was appointed supervisory special agent of the Criminal Enterprise Squad, Kansas City Division, where he was charged with overseeing the criminal enterprise program, the High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas task force and the Kansas City Division applicant program, FBI said.
Metz was later promoted to assistant section chief of the Organized Crime Section (OCS) of CID, where he handled administrative, financial and investigative issues at OCS. Metz also served as acting section chief of OCS for part of 2006.
Metz transferred to the Columbia Division in 2007 to serve as assistant special agent in charge. While there, he was responsible for all criminal investigative and administrative programs in the jurisdiction of the division. In 2009, Metz transferred to the Organized Crime Section of the Criminal Investigative Division, where he served as section chief and oversaw domestic and international investigations.
Most recently, Metz served as section chief of FBI’s Organized Crime Section at FBI Headquarters.
Metz graduated from Millsaps College in 1985 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in history and earned a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Mississippi Law School in 1989.