Catholic University law school graduate Richard DesLauriers, Class of 1986, is leading the massive FBI probe into the April 15 bombings at the finish line of the Boston Marathon, an attack that killed three people and injured and maimed at least 150 more.
DesLauriers was named Special Agent in Charge of the FBI’s Boston division in 2010, after serving as deputy assistant director of the Counterintelligence Division at FBI Headquarters. DesLauriers leads more than 500 FBI agents, intelligence analysts and professional support personnel responsible for the investigation of terrorism, espionage and criminal matters in New England.
According to an FBI press release, DesLauriers entered on duty as a special agent with the FBI in January 1987. Over the course of his career, he has worked in Birmingham and New York, and in 1997 transferred to the Boston Division, where he supervised counterintelligence cases and served as the division’s counterintelligence program coordinator.
DesLauriers was promoted to section chief of the global section, Counterintelligence Division in February 2005. In recent days DesLauriers has been the subject of media profiles, such as from NBC News, among other outlets.
DesLauriers is married and has a son. He is scheduled to give the commencement address to Assumption College’s Class of 2013 on May 11 in Worcester, MA. DesLauriers is an undergraduate alumnus of the college.