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Inside the FBI: New York – From hunting bank robbers and mobsters to fighting the war on terror

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has undergone quite a few changes in its 109-year existence. Starting out investigating mostly white-collar crimes, it made its name hunting infamous bank robbers and cemented its legacy as a crime busting force with its crackdown on the Italian American Mafia. But in recent decades, the mob has taken a backseat to a much graver threat facing America.

That threat, of course, is terrorism. Even before 9/11, the FBI devoted many agents to investigating terrorist acts, but it wasn’t until planes flew into the World Trade Center in New York and the Pentagon in Washington that the Bureau made a significant change of course. From that point on, its federal agents would take on a big role in the war on terror.

This new role is highlighted in the new documentary series Inside the FBI: New York, which offers a never-before-seen look at the New York field office of the FBI. Starting April 27, the USA Network will air the new series by Emmy-winning creator of Law & Order, Dick Wolf, and Peabody- and Emmy-winning filmmaker Marc Levin.

The first episode focuses on the New York office's Counter Terrorism unit and later episodes will show its Gang units, Cyber Crime unit, and Human Trafficking unit.

Check out the trailers below:

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