A former head of the
The appointment of Cory B. Nelson is expected to be announced early next week, the source said.
Nelson will succeed Robert Grant, who retired from the FBI in September after 7 ½ years in charge of the Chicago office.
The 21-year FBI veteran had headed the San Antonio office for about two years until leaving earlier this year for a post at FBI headquarters in Washington.
Nelson began his career in New York, where he worked on investigations into the Genovese crime family, according to the FBI website. In 1995, while stationed in San Antonio, he responded to the
He was appointed special agent in charge of San Antonio in June 2010.
Nelson graduated from the