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James McJunkin, FBI Washington Office Head, Retiring Without Regrets

11:37 AM, Oct 24, 2012   |    comments
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WASHINGTON (AP) - The head of the FBI's Washington field office says he's leaving the bureau without any regrets.

James McJunkin is retiring next month after about 25 years. He's leaving to take a corporate security job at a financial services firm in Chicago.

He spoke to The Associated Press this week about some of his memorable cases, including the arrest last February of a Moroccan man who wanted to blow himself up inside the U.S. Capitol.

McJunkin downplayed the void in counterterrorism expertise created by his departure, though he acknowledged he would personally miss being involved in those cases.

His agents have also been involved in high-profile corruption investigations, including one looking into the 2010 campaign of Mayor Vincent Gray. He says the public should be patient because those cases take time.

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