Rachel Rojas ’89
Her current responsibilities include the direct supervision of 15 special agents, the financial and intelligence analysts of the program, and the support activities of several federal, state and local task force members who conduct financial investigations regarding mortgage fraud and financial institution fraud.
Rachel joined the F.B.I. in 1996 in the special surveillance group, which specialized in surveillance of foreign agents involved in espionage and terrorism. In May 2000, she was assigned as a special agent of the F.B.I. in the New York office. This assignment to the violent crime division, drug squad, primarily
A leading investigation which Rachel and two other case agents participated in was the three-year inquiry of Khalid Q. Awan and his support of Al Qaeda ideology and financing. This investigation resulted in Awan being charged and convicted on two counts of material support to terrorism and one count of money laundering. Awan was sentenced to 14 years.
In late 2008, as a result of a shift in agency priorities and finance knowledge, Rachel was transferred to the white collar division to work mortgage fraud. Rachel is currently the mortgage fraud coordinator for the New York office. The successes of the mortgage fraud program and its agency partners: Housing
Rachel has a bachelor of arts in communications and journalism from Boston University and a master’s in international relations from Manhattanville College. She is happily married to a F.B.I. employee and has a stepson.