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Boston FBI Boss in Bomb Probe Steps Down

BOSTON — The head of the FBI's Boston office, one of the main law enforcement figures during the Boston Marathon bombing investigation, announced Tuesday that he's stepping down to take a private-sector job.

Richard DesLauriers, who's been special agent in charge of the office since July 2010, said he would leave next month after more than 26 years with the FBI. He said he had accepted a position as vice president of corporate security with Penske Corp., a transportation services company, in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan.

DesLauriers was one of the main faces of law enforcement during the intense, five-day manhunt that led to the capture of the sole surviving suspect following the April 15 marathon bombing, which killed three people.

DesLauriers, 53, four years younger than the mandatory retirement age for FBI agents, said he first learned of the Penske job in March but delayed his decision because of the bombing investigation.

(AP)

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