Dallas FBI chief retires after 6-year tenure

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Associated Press

Posted on April 30, 2012 at 9:31 AM

DALLAS (AP) — The head of the FBI in Dallas is retiring after nearly six years overseeing the agency's operations from the Panhandle to North Texas.

During Robert E. Casey's tenure, agents thwarted a plot to blow up a downtown Dallas office building and used an emergency cellphone wiretap to help bring down a band of bank robbers known as the "Scarecrow Bandits."

Casey says he's had to grow into the job and make tough decisions, some of which will stay under wraps.

Casey is special agent in charge for a field office supervising more than 120,000 square miles in Texas.

The 54-year-old Casey's last day is Monday. He's heading to his hometown of Indianapolis to become head of global security for the pharmaceutical company Eli Lilly.

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