Head of FBI Chicago office retiring; taking security job

CHICAGO (AP) — The head of the FBI in Chicago is retiring after more than 20 years with the agency.

Michael J. Anderson has led the Chicago office since October 2015. A Monday FBI statement says his retirement takes effect Sept. 30. It didn’t name a replacement.

Anderson will take a corporate security job in Arizona after leaving the FBI next month.

His name surfaced briefly in May as a possible candidate to serve as interim director of the FBI until a permanent director was named.

Anderson’s career included a stint in Washington supervising the investigation of lobbyist Jack Abramoff. Abramoff was later convicted in a bribery and influence-peddling scandal.

Anderson began working for the FBI in 1995. He’s also headed the agency’s New Orleans office.