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Raj Rajaratnam

New Yorker rises from school teacher to FBI boss

The first Hispanic to run the FBI's largest field office almost never got there. As a school teacher in the late 1980s, Diego Rodriguez applied to join the FBI. But when it called hoping to recruit a Spanish speaker as part of a diversity drive, his response was, "I'm really happy teaching. Thanks, but no thanks." Rodriguez eventually gave in and became a G-man mostly working drug cases. More than 25 years later, as assistant director in charge of the FBI's New York office, he's overseeing about 2,000 agents and some the nation's most important terrorism, insider trading, cyber fraud and public corruption cases. It's a potentially high-profile role....

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