Steven M. D’Antuono, who was named chief of the Detroit FBI office a year ago, has been promoted to head the Washington Field Office, a coveted post in the bureau.
FBI Director Christopher Wray made the announcement Tuesday, just several days after D'Antuono's agents and state police busted up a plot to abduct Gov. Gretechen Whitmer. His official new title is assistant director in charge.
During D'Antuono's short reign, he saw FBI cases lead to indictments, including ex-UAW presidents Dennis Williams and Gary Jones and ex-Macomb County officials.
The top D.C. FBI Field Office is one of the biggest in the bureau's network. It gets involved in public corruption cases on Capitol Hill, as well as investigating counterterrorism locally and overseas.
D’Antuono joined the FBI as a forensic accountant in 1996 and was assigned to the Providence, R.I. office. In 1998, he became a special agent.
His replacement in Detroit has not been announced.