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Jerri Williams is a retired FBI agent and author on a mission to show the public who the FBI is and what the FBI does by conducting interviews with retired FBI agents about their most intriguing and high-profiled cases, reviewing how the FBI is portrayed in books, TV, and movies, and recommending cr…

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    • Oct 21, 2021 LATEST EPISODE
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    243: Peter Lapp - Ana Montes Espionage Case, FISA Warrants

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 21, 2021 96:47


    In this episode of FBI Retired Case File Review, Retired agent Pete Lapp reviews the espionage investigation of Ana Belen Montes, who was arrested ten days after 9/11 for espionage, and sentenced to 25 years for spying for the Cuban Intelligence Service while she worked at the U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency. Peter Lapp served in the FBI for 22-years. Assigned to the Washington Field Office and FBI Headquarters, he specialized in counterintelligence, espionage, economic espionage, and trade secret theft matters. Check out episode show notes, photos, and related articles here:  https://jerriwilliams.com/243-peter-lapp-ana-montes-espionage-case-fisa-warrants/   Donate to the FBI Agents Association here: https://www.fbiaa.org/ways-to-donate or text FBIAA to 50155. Join my Reader Team to get the FBI Reading Resource - Books about the FBI, written by FBI agents, the 20 clichés about the FBI Reality Checklist, and keep up to date on the FBI in books, TV, and movies via my monthly email. Join here: http://eepurl.com/dzCCmL   Jerri Williams, a retired FBI agent, author and podcaster, attempts to relive her glory days by writing and blogging about the FBI and hosting FBI Retired Case File Review, a true crime/history podcast. Visit her website to check out her books, available as audiobooks, ebooks and paperbacks wherever books are sold. https://jerriwilliams.com/books/


    242: Julia Cowley - Golden State Killer, BAU Profiler

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 6, 2021 103:20


    In this episode of FBI Retired Case File Review, Julia reviews her detailed analysis of the then unknown subject, referred to as the Golden State Killer and East Area Rapist. This individual, between 1976 and 1986, was responsible for approximately 45 rapes, 12 homicides, and multiple residential burglaries in California, from Sacramento to Orange County. As a member of the BAU, Julia joined the working group of local law enforcement agencies and FBI agents from the Sacramento Division, seeking to identify and apprehend this violent offender and create a behavioral profile to help them in their investigation. Thirty-two years after his last known brutal attack, Joseph James DeAngelo, a 74-year-old California man and former police officer, was identified as the serial rapist and killer and arrested. Julia Cowley is the host of The Consult, a new true crime podcast.  Check out episode show notes, photos, and related articles.  https://jerriwilliams.com/242-julia-cowley-golden-state-killer-bau-profiler/   Donate here to the FBI Agent's Association or text FBIAA to 50155. Join my Reader Team to get the FBI Reading Resource - Books about the FBI, written by FBI agents, the 20 clichés about the FBI Reality Checklist, and keep up to date on the FBI in books, TV, and movies via my monthly email. Join here. http://eepurl.com/dzCCmL  Jerri Williams, a retired FBI agent, author and podcaster, attempts to relive her glory days by writing and blogging about the FBI and hosting FBI Retired Case File Review, a true crime/history podcast. Visit her website to check out her books, available as audiobooks, ebooks and paperbacks wherever books are sold. https://jerriwilliams.com/books/


    241: Richard Velasquez – Texcot, Disney Theme Park Fraud

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 23, 2021 92:26


    In this episode of FBI Retired Case File Review, retired agent Richard Velasquez reviews his Disney theme park fraud case against Thomas Lucas Jr., who concocted a story that the Disney Company would build a theme park called Frontier Disney DFW in North Texas. Lucas Jr. used this false information to solicit doctors, lawyers, professional athletes and others into investing in the land surrounding the alleged Disney site, assuring them that when Disney announced plans for the theme park, the new landowners would become instant millionaires. Investors lost over $60 million in the scheme. Rick is the author of Texcot: Dreams, Lies and Fraud, his account of the FBI investigation that finally brought Lucas Jr. to justice. Check out episode show notes, photos, and related articles.  https://jerriwilliams.com/241-richard-velasquez-texcot-disney-theme-park-fraud-case/   My open letter to CBS. https://jerriwilliams.com/blog/an-open-letter-to-cbs-writers-producers-and-cast-of-the-fbis/ Join my Reader Team to get the FBI Reading Resource - Books about the FBI, written by FBI agents, the 20 clichés about the FBI Reality Checklist, and keep up to date on the FBI in books, TV, and movies via my monthly email. Join here. http://eepurl.com/dzCCmL  Jerri Williams, a retired FBI agent, author and podcaster, attempts to relive her glory days by writing and blogging about the FBI and hosting FBI Retired Case File Review, a true crime/history podcast. Visit her website to check out her books, available as audiobooks, ebooks and paperbacks wherever books are sold. https://jerriwilliams.com/books/


    240: Richard Marx – Fresh Kills 9/11 Recovery Operation, Mass Casualties

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 8, 2021 68:55


    In this episode of FBI Retired Case File Review, SSA Richard Marx reviews the FBI Recovery Team he lead at the Fresh Kills Landfill on Staten Island, where a multi-agency team carefully sifted through tons of World Trade Center debris to recover criminal evidence and the remains and belongings of the victims of September 11. The work at Fresh Kills, miles from Ground Zero and closed to the general public, is an important part of the 9/11 story most people don't know about. From September 12, 2001 to August 9, 2002, Richard was in charge of the site, along with New York Police Department Inspector James Luongo and New York Bureau of Waste Disposal Deputy Director Dennis Diggins. During the 11-month operation, the forensic recovery effort sifted the 1.8 million tons of World Trade Center debris and recovered over 4,500 human remains and over 75,000 personal effects and processed over 1,300 vehicles. SSA Richard Marx is currently assigned to the Evidence Response Team Unit at the FBI Laboratory, Quantico, VA. He has been involved in support efforts following many of the mass casualty events and disasters both domestic and abroad that have occurred during his nearly 25 years in the FBI. Check out episode show notes, photos, and related articles.  https://jerriwilliams.com/240-richard-marx-fresh-kills-9-11-recovery-operation-mass-casualties/   The FBI Agents Association's Memorial College Fund and the Membership Assistance Fund provide financial support to the children and spouses of fallen Agents, and those struck by unforeseen tragedy. Currently, the FBIAA Memorial College Fund supports over 50 children, 20 of them children of Agents who passed away due to the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Ways you can donate:  https://www.fbiaa.org/ways-to-donate Or text FBIAA to 50155 Join my Reader Team to get the FBI Reading Resource - Books about the FBI, written by FBI agents, the 20 clichés about the FBI Reality Checklist, and keep up to date on the FBI in books, TV, and movies via my monthly email. Join here. http://eepurl.com/dzCCmL  Jerri Williams, a retired FBI agent, author and podcaster, attempts to relive her glory days by writing and blogging about the FBI and hosting FBI Retired Case File Review, a true crime/history podcast. Visit her website to check out her books, available as audiobooks, ebooks and paperbacks wherever books are sold. https://jerriwilliams.com/books/


    FBIAA - Distinguished Service Honoree Announcement

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 1, 2021 9:22


    Special Agent Brian O'Hare, President of the FBI Agents Association (FBIAA) announces that retired agent Jerri Williams (that's me) will be recognized as the FBIAA G-Man Honors - Distinguished Service Honoree for her/my continued support of the FBI Family through her/my podcast and books at the “G-Man Honors: A Salute to Heroes” banquet to be held on November 18, 2021, in Washington, DC. This is one of the best "because of my podcast" stories ever! Visit https://www.fbiaa.org/ways-to-donate to learn more about the FBIAA and "ways you can donate." Check out the show notes for this special announcement. https://jerriwilliams.com/fbiaa-distinguished-service-honoree-award-announcement/   Jerri Williams, a retired FBI agent, author and podcaster, attempts to relive her glory days by writing and blogging about the FBI and hosting FBI Retired Case File Review, a true crime/history podcast. Visit her website to check out her books, available as audiobooks, ebooks and paperbacks wherever books are sold. https://jerriwilliams.com/books/     Join my Reader Team to get the FBI Reading Resource - Books about the FBI, written by FBI agents, the 20 clichés about the FBI Reality Checklist, and keep up to date on the FBI in books, TV, and movies via my monthly email. Join here. http://eepurl.com/dzCCmL 


    239: TV Industry Tips - Lessons Learned From Retired Agents Producing, Writing, and Consulting

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 26, 2021 106:31


    In this episode of FBI Retired Case File Review, I'm sharing everything I'm learning about the TV industry. I want to thank Jim Clemente (timestamp 3:33), Jim Fitzgerald (timestamp 34:37), Bobby Chacon (timestamp 1:04:38), and Scott Garriola (timestamp 1:33:27), all previous guests on FBI Retired Case File Review, for letting me pick their brains about producing, writing and developing stories, and consulting, and for generously sharing their advice with us.  It's every author's dream to have their story made into a TV show or movie, and streaming services are looking for creative content to develop. Books have traditionally been an excellent source of materials and now, podcasts are too. I may know about publishing books and producing a podcast, but this TV stuff is a brand new entertainment medium for me. It's wonderful to know I can call on former colleagues for guidance.   Check out episode show notes, photos, and related articles. https://jerriwilliams.com/239-tv-industry-tips-lessons-learned-from-retired-agents-producing-writing-and-consulting/ Join my Reader Team to get the FBI Reading Resource - Books about the FBI, written by FBI agents, the 20 clichés about the FBI Reality Checklist, and keep up to date on the FBI in books, TV, and movies via my monthly email. Join here. http://eepurl.com/dzCCmL  Jerri Williams, a retired FBI agent, author and podcaster, attempts to relive her glory days by writing and blogging about the FBI and hosting FBI Retired Case File Review, a true crime/history podcast. Visit her website to check out her books, available as audiobooks, ebooks and paperbacks wherever books are sold. https://jerriwilliams.com/books/


    Episode 238: Judy Tyler – Drug Kingpin Maurice Phillips, Death Penalty Case

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 11, 2021 69:10


    In this episode of FBI Retired Case File Review, retired agent Judy Tyler reviews the long-term Philadelphia based drug trafficking investigation of Maurice Phillips and his girlfriend and business partner Chanell Cunningham under the federal drug kingpin stature. Phillips was charged and convicted of money laundering and murder-for-hire for ordering and orchestrating the killing of Chinetta Glanville to stop her from testifying against him. Chinetta's godson, Dane King, an innocent bystander, was also shot and killed during the murder plot. Maurice narrowly escaped a death penalty conviction. Judy also explains the special procedures and phases of a death penalty trial. Judy Tyler served 31 years with the FBI. Check out episode show notes, photos, and related articles.  https://jerriwilliams.com/episode-238-judy-tyler-drug-kingpin-maurice-phillips-death-penalty-case/ Join my Reader Team to get the FBI Reading Resource - Books about the FBI, written by FBI agents, the 20 clichés about the FBI Reality Checklist, and keep up to date on the FBI in books, TV, and movies via my monthly email. Join here. http://eepurl.com/dzCCmL  Jerri Williams, a retired FBI agent, author and podcaster, attempts to relive her glory days by writing and blogging about the FBI and hosting FBI Retired Case File Review, a true crime/history podcast. Visit her website to check out her books, available as audiobooks, ebooks and paperbacks wherever books are sold. https://jerriwilliams.com/books/


    Episode 237: Paul Letersky – Assisting J. Edgar Hoover, COINTELPRO

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 28, 2021 76:26


    In this episode of FBI Retired Case File Review, former agent Paul Letersky reviews his memoir, The Director: My Years Assisting J. Edgar Hoover, in which Paul offers a unique inside look at one of the most powerful law enforcement figures in American history. In 1965, twenty-two-year-old Paul Letersky was assigned to assist the legendary FBI Director Hoover who'd just turned seventy and had, by then, led the Bureau for an incredible forty-plus years. Paul's is a rare account from someone who, for a period of years, spent hours with the Director on a daily basis. Paul Letersky served in the FBI for eight years, three as a support employee and five as a special agent.   Check out episode show notes, photos, and related articles.  https://jerriwilliams.com/episode-237-paul-letersky-assisting-j-edgar-hoover-cointelpro/ Join my Reader Team to get the FBI Reading Resource - Books about the FBI, written by FBI agents, the 20 clichés about the FBI Reality Checklist, and keep up to date on the FBI in books, TV, and movies via my monthly email. Join here. http://eepurl.com/dzCCmL  Jerri Williams, a retired FBI agent, author and podcaster, attempts to relive her glory days by writing and blogging about the FBI and hosting FBI Retired Case File Review, a true crime/history podcast. Visit her website to check out her books, available as audiobooks, ebooks and paperbacks wherever books are sold. https://jerriwilliams.com/books/


    Episode 236: Giovanni Rocco and Anthony Zampogna – Taking Down the Real Sopranos, DeCalvacante Mob Family

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 15, 2021 101:42


    In this episode of FBI Retired Case File Review, retired agent Anthony Zampogna and retired task force officer (TFO) Giovanni Rocco review Operation Charlie Horse, their long term undercover operation (UCO) investigating mafia capo Charlie Stango and the New Jersey DeCavalcante Mafia family, known as “the real Sopranos.” Giovanni, a New Jersey police officer, using his undercover name “Giovanni Gatto,” infiltrated the crime family and the Newark Division's Organized Crime Task Force, supervised by Anthony, charged and convicted ten members and DeCavalcante associates.  Anthony Zampogna served 22 years with the FBI. Giovanni Rocco served over twenty-six years working in law enforcement. He was assigned as a TFO for over twenty years with both the DEA and FBI.  Giovanni is the author of Giovanni's Ring – My Life Inside the Real Sopranos detailing his infiltration of the DeCavalcante mob family.    Check out episode show notes, photos, and related articles. https://jerriwilliams.com/episode-236-giovanni-rocco-and-anthony-zampogna-taking-down-the-real-sopranos-decavalcante-mob-family/ Join my Reader Team to get the FBI Reading Resource - Books about the FBI, written by FBI agents, the 20 clichés about the FBI Reality Checklist, and keep up to date on the FBI in books, TV, and movies via my monthly email. Join here. http://eepurl.com/dzCCmL  Jerri Williams, a retired FBI agent, author and podcaster, attempts to relive her glory days by writing and blogging about the FBI and hosting FBI Retired Case File Review, a true crime/history podcast. Visit her website to check out her books, available as audiobooks, ebooks and paperbacks wherever books are sold. https://jerriwilliams.com/books/


    Episode 235: Kathy Canning-Mello and Jim Beasley – BAU, Child Abduction, Trenton Duckett

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 1, 2021 72:07


    In this episode of FBI Retired Case File Review, retired agents Kathy Canning-Mello and Jim Beasley, former FBI profilers assigned to the FBI Behavioral Analysis Unit in Quantico, Virginia, review the false allegation case wherein Melinda Duckett, a young single mother claimed a stranger had entered the bedroom of her 2-year-old son, Trenton Duckett , via the window screen and abducted him. On 8/29/06, Kathy and Jim as members as representatives of the Critical Incident Response Group, National Center for the Analysis of Violent Crime (NCAVC), Behavioral Analysis Unit (BAU-3), deployed to Leesburg, Florida to assist members of the Child Abduction Rapid Deployment (CARD)Team who had responded to the alleged child kidnaping investigation concerning Trenton. The purpose of the BAU's assistance was to conduct a comprehensive behavioral assessment of Trenton's mother, Melinda, focusing specifically on her personality and behavior, as well as to evaluate the interpersonal dynamics associated with the extended circle of family and acquaintances and their possible relationship to the victim's disappearance. After appearing on a national TV news/talk show, Melinda committed suicide. Trenton was never recovered. Check out episode show notes, photos, and related articles. https://jerriwilliams.com/episode-235-kathy-canning-mello-and-jim-beasley-bau-child-abduction-trenton-duckett/   Join my Reader Team to get the FBI Reading Resource - Books about the FBI, written by FBI agents, the 20 clichés about the FBI Reality Checklist, and keep up to date on the FBI in books, TV, and movies via my monthly email. Join here. http://eepurl.com/dzCCmL  Jerri Williams, a retired FBI agent, author and podcaster, attempts to relive her glory days by writing and blogging about the FBI and hosting FBI Retired Case File Review, a true crime/history podcast. Visit her website to check out her books, available as audiobooks, ebooks and paperbacks wherever books are sold. https://jerriwilliams.com/books/


    Episode 234: Jim Beasley and Kathy Canning-Mello – BAU, Serial Killer Gary Ray Bowles

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 30, 2021 60:56


    In this episode of FBI Retired Case File Review, retired agents Jim Beasley and Kathy Canning-Mello, former FBI profilers assigned to the FBI Behavioral Analysis Unit in Quantico, Virginia, review their research interview of Gary Ray Bowles, a convicted serial killer who targeted gay men. Bowles was executed in 2019 for murdering six men in 1994. Jim and Kathy spoke with Bowles as part of a behavioral analysis project involving the assessment of serial murderers and child abductors who had murdered their victims. Kathy and Jim also discuss the importance of their research as it relates to the investigation of these types of crimes. Check out episode show notes, photos, and related articles. https://jerriwilliams.com/episode-234-jim-beasley-and-kathy-canning-mello-bau-serial-killer-gary-ray-bowles/ Join my Reader Team to get the FBI Reading Resource - Books about the FBI, written by FBI agents, the 20 clichés about the FBI Reality Checklist, and keep up to date on the FBI in books, TV, and movies via my monthly email. Join here. http://eepurl.com/dzCCmL  Jerri Williams, a retired FBI agent, author and podcaster, attempts to relive her glory days by writing and blogging about the FBI and hosting FBI Retired Case File Review, a true crime/history podcast. Visit her website to check out her books, available as audiobooks, ebooks and paperbacks wherever books are sold. https://jerriwilliams.com/books/


    Episode 233: Kathy Stearman – FBI in India and China, Women in the FBI, It's Not About the Gun

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 17, 2021 89:29

    In this episode of FBI Retired Case File Review, retired agent Kathy Stearman reviews her time overseas as Legal Attaché, in charge of FBI offices in south-central Asia and China and discusses her memoir, It's Not About the Gun: Lessons from My Global Career as a Female FBI Agent where she examines the influence of attitude and gender in her journey to becoming FBI Legal Attaché, the most senior FBI representative in a foreign office. Kathy Stearman served in the FBI for more than 26 years. During her career, she was the FBI Legal Attaché (Legat) in India, based out of New Delhi, from 2006 through 2008, where she was responsible for oversight of all FBI interests and concerns in India, Nepal, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Sri Lanka and the Maldives. She was Legat China in Beijing from 2008 through 2011, with oversight of all FBI interests and concerns in the People's Republic of China and Mongolia. Check out episode show notes, photos, and related articles. https://jerriwilliams.com/episode-233-kathy-stearman-fbi-in-india-and-china-women-in-the-fbi-its-not-about-the-gun/ Join my Reader Team to get the FBI Reading Resource - Books about the FBI, written by FBI agents, the 20 clichés about the FBI Reality Checklist, and keep up to date on the FBI in books, TV, and movies via my monthly email. Join here. http://eepurl.com/dzCCmL  Jerri Williams, a retired FBI agent, author and podcaster, attempts to relive her glory days by writing and blogging about the FBI and hosting FBI Retired Case File Review, a true crime/history podcast. Visit her website to check out her books, available as audiobooks, ebooks and paperbacks wherever books are sold. https://jerriwilliams.com/books/  

    Episode 232: Scott Garriola – Chippendales, Murder-For-Hire

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 2, 2021 105:58


    On this episode of FBI Retired Case File Review, Scott reviews his investigation of Steve Banerjee, the owner of the Chippendales, who hired a hitman to murder his choreographer and business partner Nick De Noia. Chippendales is a touring dance troupe best known for its male striptease shows and for the dancers' display of their chiseled chests and defined pectoral muscles accented by bow ties, collars, and shirt cuffs similar to those worn by Playboy bunnies. Scott, a relatively new agent, at the time, worked this international murder-for-hire case with veteran agent Andrew Stefanak, now deceased.  Check out episode show notes, photos, and related articles.  https://jerriwilliams.com/episode-232-scott-garriola-chippendales-murder-for-hire/ Join my Reader Team to get the FBI Reading Resource - Books about the FBI, written by FBI agents, the 20 clichés about the FBI Reality Checklist, and keep up to date on the FBI in books, TV, and movies via my monthly email. Join here. http://eepurl.com/dzCCmL  Jerri Williams, a retired FBI agent, author and podcaster, attempts to relive her glory days by writing and blogging about the FBI and hosting FBI Retired Case File Review, a true crime/history podcast. Visit her website to check out her books, available as audiobooks, ebooks and paperbacks wherever books are sold. https://jerriwilliams.com/books/


    Episode 231: Lance Leising - Jason Derek Brown, FBI Most Wanted Fugitive

    Play Episode Listen Later May 19, 2021 85:50


    FBI case agent and sister of a fugitive wanted for the execution murder and robbery of an armored car guard discuss the active investigation. In this episode of FBI Retired Case File Review, retired agent Lance Leising reviews his FBI Ten Most Wanted fugitive investigation of Jason Derek Brown. Jason Brown is wanted for the execution-style murder and armed robbery of Keith Palomares, a 24-year-old armored car guard, carrying the weekend deposits of a movie theater in Phoenix, Arizona in November 2004. Brown fled with the money and is still at large. The FBI is offering a reward for up to $200,000 for information leading directly to the arrest of Jason Brown. Lance Leising served in the FBI for nearly 23 years. Thank you to the Phoenix Division and current case agents for allowing Lance to speak with me about this active fugitive investigation. Check out episode show notes, photos, and related articles.  https://jerriwilliams.com/episode-231-lance-leising-jason-derek-brown-fbi-most-wanted-fugitive/ Join my Reader Team to get the FBI Reading Resource - Books about the FBI, written by FBI agents, the 20 clichés about the FBI Reality Checklist, and keep up to date on the FBI in books, TV, and movies via my monthly email. Join here. http://eepurl.com/dzCCmL  Jerri Williams, a retired FBI agent, author and podcaster, attempts to relive her glory days by writing and blogging about the FBI and hosting FBI Retired Case File Review, a true crime/history podcast. Visit her website to check out her books, available as audiobooks, ebooks and paperbacks wherever books are sold. https://jerriwilliams.com/books/


    Episode 230: Walter Lamar and Stephen Chenoweth – Sleepover Bank Robbers, Part 2

    Play Episode Listen Later May 5, 2021 85:05


    In this episode of FBI Retired Case File Review, retired agents Walter Lamar and Stephen Chenoweth review how a new emergency wiretap authorization for pay phones aided in the nationwide manhunt and capture of FBI Top Ten Most Wanted fugitives Terry Lee Conner and Joseph William Dougherty. Conner and Dougherty met in prison and in the 1980s began working together in one of the most professional bank robbery operations in U.S. history. They would identify the bank manager and where he lived, hold him hostage the night before, and forcibly escort him to the bank where they would empty the vault. Known as the sleepover bandits, their well-planned and methodical robberies netted them more than $1 million. After their daring escape from custody, Conner and Dougherty earned a place on the FBI and the U.S. Marshals' top wanted fugitives lists. Check out episode show notes, photos, and related articles.  https://jerriwilliams.com/episode-230-walter-lamar-and-stephen-chenoweth-sleepover-bank-robbers-part-2/ Join my Reader Team to get the FBI Reading Resource - Books about the FBI, written by FBI agents, the 20 clichés about the FBI Reality Checklist, and keep up to date on the FBI in books, TV, and movies via my monthly email. Join here. http://eepurl.com/dzCCmL  Jerri Williams, a retired FBI agent, author and podcaster, attempts to relive her glory days by writing and blogging about the FBI and hosting FBI Retired Case File Review, a true crime/history podcast. Visit her website to check out her books, available as audiobooks, ebooks and paperbacks wherever books are sold. https://jerriwilliams.com/books/


    Episode 229: Walter Lamar and Stephen Chenoweth – Sleepover Bank Robbers, Part 1

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 29, 2021 68:48


    In this episode of FBI Retired Case File Review, retired agents Walter Lamar and Stephen Chenoweth review the nationwide manhunt of FBI Top Ten Most Wanted fugitives Terry Lee Conner and Joseph William Dougherty. Conner and Dougherty met in prison and in the 1980s began working together in one of the most professional bank robbery operations in U.S. history. They would identify the bank manager and where he lived, hold him hostage the night before, and forcibly escort him to the bank where they would empty the vault. They were known as the "sleepover bank robbers." Their well-planned and methodical robberies netted them more than $1 million and, after their daring escape from custody, a place on the FBI and the U.S. Marshals' top wanted fugitives lists. Check out episode show notes, photos, and related articles. https://jerriwilliams.com/episode-229-walter-lamar-and-stephen-chenoweth-sleepover-bank-robbers-part-1/   Join my Reader Team to get the FBI Reading Resource - Books about the FBI, written by FBI agents, the 20 clichés about the FBI Reality Checklist, and keep up to date on the FBI in books, TV, and movies via my monthly email. Join here. http://eepurl.com/dzCCmL  Jerri Williams, a retired FBI agent, author and podcaster, attempts to relive her glory days by writing and blogging about the FBI and hosting FBI Retired Case File Review, a true crime/history podcast. Visit her website to check out her books, available as audiobooks, ebooks and paperbacks wherever books are sold. https://jerriwilliams.com/books/


    Episode 228: Frank Figliuzzi – National Security, The FBI Way

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 15, 2021 84:10

    In this episode of FBI Retired Case File Review, retired agent Frank Figliuzzi reviews the Bureau’s National Security Branch, its role in the U.S. intelligence community, and “The Seven C’s” of the FBI’s core values from his book, The FBI Way: Inside the Bureau’s Code of Excellence. Frank Figliuzzi served 25 years in the FBI and held senior FBI leadership positions in major American cities throughout the country. He headed an FBI internal disciplinary unit in the Office of Professional Responsibility and was the FBI’s Chief Inspector, overseeing sensitive internal inquiries, shooting reviews, and performance audits. Before his retirement, he served as the Assistant Director for Counterintelligence, directing all espionage investigations across the U.S. government.  Check out episode show notes, photos, and related articles. https://jerriwilliams.com/episode-228-frank-figliuzzi-national-security-the-fbi-way/  Join my Reader Team to get the FBI Reading Resource - Books about the FBI, written by FBI agents, the 20 clichés about the FBI Reality Checklist, and keep up to date on the FBI in books, TV, and movies via my monthly email. Join here. http://eepurl.com/dzCCmL  Jerri Williams, a retired FBI agent, author and podcaster, attempts to relive her glory days by writing and blogging about the FBI and hosting FBI Retired Case File Review, a true crime/history podcast. Visit her website to check out her books, available as audiobooks, ebooks and paperbacks wherever books are sold. https://jerriwilliams.com/books/

    Episode 227: Patrick Dugan – Serial Bank Robber, America’s Most Wanted

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 31, 2021 56:11


    In this episode, Retired agent Patrick Dugan reviews his investigation of John Grubb, a serial bank robber who had been previously convicted of bank robbery, and began a new spree after his release from prison in 1994. The Grubb’s crimes were a combination of note jobs and armed robberies that took place all around the country. In 1998, Pat Dugan requested that Grubb be featured on America’s Most Wanted. he attended the live broadcast with Delaware State Police Sgt. Mark Hawk and agent Scott Duffey. A live tip was called in to the show, resulting in the quick apprehension of Grubb. At the time, the arrest, which took only 4 or 5 hours from phone call to handcuffs, set a record as the fastest America’s Most Wanted capture. Pat Dugan served in the FBI for 22 years. This episode is a celebration of the return of America’s Most Wanted to TV. Retired agents Jim Clemente and Tim Clemente of X-G Productions, Inc. are the production team behind the AMW reboot. Check out episode show notes, photos, and related articles. https://jerriwilliams.com/episode-227-patrick-dugan-serial-bank-robber-americas-most-wanted/ Join my Reader Team to get the FBI Reading Resource - Books about the FBI, written by FBI agents, the 20 clichés about the FBI Reality Checklist, and keep up to date on the FBI in books, TV, and movies via my monthly email. Join here. http://eepurl.com/dzCCmL  Jerri Williams, a retired FBI agent, author and podcaster, attempts to relive her glory days by writing and blogging about the FBI and hosting FBI Retired Case File Review, a true crime/history podcast. Visit her website to check out her books, available as audiobooks, ebooks and paperbacks wherever books are sold. https://jerriwilliams.com/books/


    Episode 226: Rod Swanson – Las Vegas Mass Shooting, Recovery Assistance

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 18, 2021 54:38


    In this episode of FBI Retired Case File Review, retired agent Roland "Rod" Swanson reviews how, although retired, he used his FBI experience and training to assist FBI Victim Services personnel with the recovery, identification, and return of personal items left behind by victims of the Las Vegas mass shooting. On October 1, 2017, in what was the largest mass shooting incident in US history, 58 concert goers were killed, an additional 422 people were shot (two who died later), and more than 800 people were injured at the Route 91 Harvest Festival in Las Vegas, NV. Rod shares his initial frustration when he realized that his retirement status meant that after years of preparation he could not participate in the investigation of this major crisis event. Rod served in the FBI for 20 years.  Check out episode show notes, photos, and related articles. https://jerriwilliams.com/episode-226-rod-swanson-las-vegas-mass-shooting-recovery-assistance/ Join my Reader Team to get the FBI Reading Resource - Books about the FBI, written by FBI agents, the 20 clichés about the FBI Reality Checklist, and keep up to date on the FBI in books, TV, and movies via my monthly email. Join here. http://eepurl.com/dzCCmL  Jerri Williams, a retired FBI agent, author and podcaster, attempts to relive her glory days by writing and blogging about the FBI and hosting FBI Retired Case File Review, a true crime/history podcast. Visit her website to check out her books, available as audiobooks, ebooks and paperbacks wherever books are sold. https://jerriwilliams.com/books/


    Episode 225: Jack Garcia – Undercover Agent, Making Jack Falcone

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 4, 2021 88:39


    In this episode of FBI Retired Case File Review, retired agent Joaquin "Jack" Garcia reviews several of his early undercover roles and his final role infiltrating the New York mob as "Jack Falcone." During this UCA role, Jack played a self-described Sicilian jewel thief and drug dealer from Miami, Florida. In New York, after gaining the trust of mobster Greg DePalma, Jack was able to penetrate the Gambino crime family for nearly three years. The case resulted in the arrest and conviction of 35 mobsters, including the top members of the Gambino crime family. Jack played his undercover role so convincingly that he was proposed for membership into La Cosa Nostra. Jack served in the FBI for 26 years. During his career, he was assigned to the Newark, San Juan, Philadelphia, and New York Divisions. However, for 24 out of his 26 years of service he traveled all around the country successfully working undercover in over 100 FBI operations. Here's the link to Episode 002: Ray Carr – Tracking Carl Gugasian, FBI's Most Prolific Bank Robber https://jerriwilliams.com/episode-002-ray-carr/   Join my Reader Team to get the FBI Reading Resource - Books about the FBI, written by FBI agents, the 20 clichés about the FBI Reality Checklist, and keep up to date on the FBI in books, TV, and movies via my monthly email. Join here:   http://eepurl.com/dzCCmL  Jerri Williams, a retired FBI agent, author and podcaster, attempts to relive her glory days by writing and blogging about the FBI and hosting FBI Retired Case File Review, a true crime/history podcast. Visit her website to check out episode show notes, photos, and related articles and her books, available as audiobooks, ebooks and paperbacks wherever books are sold. https://jerriwilliams.com/books/  


    Episode 224: Rich Garcia – Miami Vice, Colombian Cartel Undercover Sting

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 18, 2021 96:28

    Retired agent Richard "Rich" Garcia served in the FBI for 25 years. In this episode of FBI Retired Case File Review, Rich Garcia reviews his Group 1 Undercover Operation (UCO), where agents set up a bogus company to sell beepers, cell phones, shortwave radios, and other high-technology devices to Colombian drug smugglers transporting shipping drugs from Central and South America to the United States. The case, code-named "Cat-Com" for Catch Communications, resulted in charges against 93 alleged drug traffickers, including the leaders of three distribution networks. Rich Garcia was a street agent in the Dallas, San Juan, and Miami Divisions. He held management level positions at FBIHQ, Washington Field Office, and the El Paso and Houston Divisions. He retired as the Assistant Director in Charge of the Los Angeles Field Office. Buy your copy of FBI Word Search Puzzles: Fun for Armchair Detectives. Today! https://jerriwilliams.com/books/fbi-word-search-puzzles-fun-for-armchair-detectives/ Join my Reader Team to get the FBI Reading Resource - Books about the FBI, written by FBI agents, the 20 clichés about the FBI Reality Checklist, and keep up to date on the FBI in books, TV, and movies via my monthly email. Join here: http://eepurl.com/dzCCmL   Jerri Williams, a retired FBI agent, author and podcaster, attempts to relive her glory days by writing and blogging about the FBI and hosting FBI Retired Case File Review, a true crime/history podcast. Visit her website to check out her books, available as audiobooks, ebooks and paperbacks wherever books are sold. https://jerriwilliams.com/books/

    Episode 223: Jacques Battiste - Nairobi US Embassy Bombing, WFO JTTF

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 4, 2021 60:29


    In this episode of FBI Retired Case File Review, retired agent Jacques Battiste reviews the FBI's international response to the 1998 attacks in Africa of the Nairobi US Embassy bombing in Kenya and US Embassy bombing in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, and extraterritorial jurisdiction. Battiste served in the FBI for 22 years. He was a member of the Washington Field Office (WFO) Joint Terrorism Task Force (JTTF) as the lead case agent covering National Security Special Events in the Washington metropolitan area. He also served on the FBI Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) Team. Later in his career, he was assigned to the Hazardous Devices Response Unit as a bomb technician/team medic and on the FBI Anti-Terrorism Unit. He was also assigned to the Counterterrorism Division and served as the Program Manager of the Africa Fusion Cell, managing strategies for dismantlement of terrorist groups in Northern and Western Africa.  Join my Reader Team to get the FBI Reading Resource - Books about the FBI, written by FBI agents, the 20 clichés about the FBI Reality Checklist, and keep up to date on the FBI in books, TV, and movies via my monthly email. Join here: http://eepurl.com/dzCCmL  Jerri Williams, a retired FBI agent, author and podcaster, attempts to relive her glory days by writing and blogging about the FBI and hosting FBI Retired Case File Review, a true crime/history podcast. Visit her website to check out her books, available as audiobooks, ebooks and paperbacks wherever books are sold. https://jerriwilliams.com/books/


    Episode 222: John Douglas – Mindhunter, White Supremacist Serial Killer

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 27, 2021 87:03


    In this episode of FBI Retired Case File Review, retired agent and legendary FBI criminal profiler John Douglas reviews his new book, The Killer’s Shadow and his prison conversation with Joseph Paul Franklin, a White Nationalist serial killer responsible for killing more than 20 people and wounding five, to include magazine publisher Larry Flynt and civil rights leader Vernon Jordan. Douglas also discusses the popularity of true crime, and the Netflix series Mindhunter, inspired by his best-selling book of the same name. John Douglas served in the FBI for 25 years. In addition to being the founding father of criminal profiling and modern criminal investigative analysis, he is a true authority on serial killers and violent predators. Douglas has aided law enforcement agencies around the country and overseas; he was also the inspiration for characters in Silence of the Lambs, Criminal Minds, and now Mindhunter. Join my Reader Team to get the FBI Reading Resource - Books about the FBI, written by FBI agents, the 20 clichés about the FBI Reality Checklist, and keep up to date on the FBI in books, TV, and movies via my monthly email. Join here: http://eepurl.com/dzCCmL   Jerri Williams, a retired FBI agent, author and podcaster, attempts to relive her glory days by writing and blogging about the FBI and hosting FBI Retired Case File Review, a true crime/history podcast. Visit her website to check out her books, available as audiobooks, ebooks and paperbacks wherever books are sold. https://jerriwilliams.com/books/


    Episode 221: Jean O’Connor – Evidence Response Teams, ERT

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 21, 2021 67:48


    In this episode of FBI Retired Case File Review, retired agent Jean O’Connor reviews the FBI's Evidence Response Team (ERT) program, the 12 steps of processing a crime scene and a bank burglary case solved with DNA evidence collected by the WFO ERT. Jean O'Connor served in the FBI for 21 years.  Assigned to the Washington Field Office (WFO), she worked undercover specializing in drug diversion cases, investigated complex narcotics trafficking cases, and was to the Extraterritorial Terrorism Squad with deployments around the world. Jean was also a member of the WFO Evidence Response Team (ERT) and was named Senior Team Leader in 2006. Following the 9-11 attacks, Jean was a first responder at the US Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia, in charge of evidence and victim remains recovery. She led forensic teams to process attacks against the US Embassy in Yemen, Turkey, and US Embassy personnel in Beirut, Lebanon. Stateside, Jean has led teams to process numerous "Lone Offender" shooting scenes including the 2009 Holocaust Museum shooting, two separate shooting attacks targeting the US Pentagon, the 2012 White House shooting, and the Washington Navy Yard attack in 2013. She led a team to assist in the investigations of Boston Marathon bomb attacks, where she played a key role in coordinating Evidence Response Team deployments throughout the investigation. Episode 213: Domestic Terrorism, Racially Motivated and Antigovernment Extremists Join my Reader Team to get the FBI Reading Resource - Books about the FBI, written by FBI agents, the 20 clichés about the FBI Reality Checklist, and keep up to date on the FBI in books, TV, and movies via my monthly email. Join here.   Jerri Williams, a retired FBI agent, author and podcaster, attempts to relive her glory days by writing and blogging about the FBI and hosting FBI Retired Case File Review, a true crime/history podcast. Visit her website to check out her books, available as audiobooks, ebooks and paperbacks wherever books are sold. 


    Episode 220: Mark Sewell – Stolen Valor, Military Imposters

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 7, 2021 89:12


    In this episode of FBI Retired Case File Review, retired agent Mark Sewell, a former Marine,  reviews several stolen valor cases, including the investigation of Shane Ladner, a police officer accused of lying about receiving a Purple Heart and benefiting financially from the medal deception.  Mark served in the FBI for 20 years. He spent his career in the Atlanta Division, initially assigned to an organized crime squad for 10 years, before transferring to the Gainesville RA where he worked on the Safe Streets Task Force for another 10 years. He was also a member of the SWAT team. Join my Reader Team to get the FBI Reading Resource - Books about the FBI, written by FBI agents, the 20 clichés about the FBI Reality Checklist, and keep up to date on the FBI in books, TV, and movies via my monthly email. Join here.   Jerri Williams, a retired FBI agent, author and podcaster, attempts to relive her glory days by writing and blogging about the FBI and hosting FBI Retired Case File Review, a true crime/history podcast. Visit her website to check out her books, available as audiobooks, ebooks and paperbacks wherever books are sold.     


    Episode 219: Terry Kerns and Bryanna Fox – Naked Fake Doctor, Sovereign Citizens

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 24, 2020 75:45


    Join my Reader Team to get the FBI Reading Resource - Books about the FBI, written by FBI agents, the 20 clichés about the FBI Reality Checklist, and keep up to date on the FBI in books, TV, and movies via my monthly email. Join here.   Jerri Williams, a retired FBI agent, author and podcaster, attempts to relive her glory days by writing and blogging about the FBI and hosting FBI Retired Case File Review, a true crime/history podcast. Visit her website to check out her books, available as audiobooks, ebooks and paperbacks wherever books are sold.  In this episode of FBI Retired Case File Review, Terry Kerns and Bryanna Fox review their investigation of Rick Van Thiel, accused of practicing medicine without a license. Terry and Bryanna and members of the Las Vegas Joint Terrorism Task Force gathered evidence and witness statements that “Dr. Rick” was performing surgical procedures, including abortions. A former porn actor, he preferred to be nude while treating his patients/victims. He was also a follower of the sovereign citizen movement, which believes members are not subject to any government statutes, laws, or proceedings. The case had a surprising twist ending. Retired agent Terry Kerns served in the FBI for 21 years. Terry, who has a Master's of Science in Nursing and a PhD concentrated in emergency management, worked an array of programs in the FBI; health care fraud, weapons of mass destruction, hazardous materials/bombing, and terrorism investigations. Her last assignment before her retirement was as the supervisor on the Joint Terrorism Task Force in Las Vegas, focusing on domestic terrorism investigations.   Former agent Bryanna Fox served in the FBI for four years, 3 years as a research fellow in the FBI’s Behavioral Science Unit in Quantico, Virginia, and one year as a special agent. As a first office new agent, she completed a rotation that placed her on the Joint Terrorism Task Force and the Transnational Organized Crime Squad in the Las Vegas field office. Currently, Bryanna, who earned her PhD from the University of Cambridge, is an Associate Professor in the Department of Criminology at the University of South Florida in Tampa.


    Episode 218: Darren Mott — Cybercrime, Online Software Piracy

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 10, 2020 63:41


    Retired agent Darren Mott served in the FBI for 20 years. During his first field assignment to the Charlotte Division, he worked on a squad that handled cybercrime cases. In this episode of FBI Retired Case File Review, Darren reviews a software intellectual property theft case code named Operation Sudden Urge. This internet piracy investigation which used a well-placed informant, multiple clandestine computer servers, and undercover identities resulted in search warrants and arrests in over 20 US cities, and across 7 countries, making it, at the time, one of the FBI’s largest online takedowns. Darren is the host of The CyBUr Guy Podcast,  featuring discussions on historical FBI cyber and counterintelligence cases and current cybercrime issues. Join my Reader Team to get the FBI Reading Resource - Books about the FBI, written by FBI agents, the 20 clichés about the FBI Reality Checklist, and keep up to date on the FBI in books, TV, and movies via my monthly email. Join here.   Jerri Williams, a retired FBI agent, author and podcaster, attempts to relive her glory days by writing and blogging about the FBI and hosting FBI Retired Case File Review, a true crime/history podcast. Visit her website to check out her books, available as audiobooks, ebooks and paperbacks wherever books are sold.   


    Episode 217: Kevin Rust – WorldCom, Corporate Fraud

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 26, 2020 63:06


    Retired agent Kevin Rust served 29 years with the FBI. He spent most of his career in Mississippi in resident agencies out of the Jackson Division, including 13 years in a one person office. In this episode of FBI Retired case File Review, Kevin Rust reviews his initial investigation of WorldCom, at the time, the USA’s second largest long-distance telephone company. The company’s senior executives orchestrated a scheme to inflate earnings in order to maintain WorldCom’s stock price. It was a major corporate fraud accounting scandal. During his Bureau career, Kevin Rust also had assignments in Chicago, Budapest, FBI Headquarters and Quantico. He was a crisis negotiator who responded to many incidents both domestically and internationally and taught negotiation concepts to hundreds of state, local and international officers. Kevin Rust, who prior to entering the FBI was a CPA with Price Waterhouse, currently works as a contractor for the FBI’s International Corruption Unit tracing money flows and identifying for seizure assets purchased with money stolen by foreign kleptocrats. Kevin was previously interviewed in Episode 091 and Episode 117 regarding civil rights matters. Join my Reader Team to get the FBI Reading Resource - Books about the FBI, written by FBI agents, the 20 clichés about the FBI Reality Checklist, and keep up to date on the FBI in books, TV, and movies via my monthly email. Join here.   Jerri Williams, a retired FBI agent, author and podcaster, attempts to relive her glory days by writing and blogging about the FBI and hosting FBI Retired Case File Review, a true crime/history podcast. Visit her website to check out her books, available as audiobooks, ebooks and paperbacks wherever books are sold. 


    Episode 216: Joe Robuck – DUI Ticket-Fixing, Bribery

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 12, 2020 81:32


    In this episode of FBI Retired Case File Review, Joe Robuck reviews his DUI ticket-fixing corruption and bribery case involving more than 6000 DUI (Driving Under the Influence) tickets never adjudicated over a 10-15-year period in the 1980s and 1990s. Joe’s investigation proved that Assistant Traffic Court Solicitor, Walter "Ken" London, for bribes between $1500 and $6500 per case made them all disappear. London committed suicide before they could charge him, but his daughter, Jennifer London Wallace, helped convict his accomplices by testifying at the trials of defense attorney Eddie Castleberry and private investigator Carter Summerlin, key players in DUI ticket-fixing scheme. Jennifer is also a guest on this episode, providing her personal insights about the investigation and her decision to cooperate and testify for the prosecution. Joe acknowledges the assistance of other cooperators and law enforcement partners at the Atlanta Police Department (APD) and the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI). Join my Reader Team to get the FBI Reading Resource - Books about the FBI, written by FBI agents, the 20 clichés about the FBI Reality Checklist, and keep up to date on the FBI in books, TV, and movies via my monthly email. Join here.   Jerri Williams, a retired FBI agent, author and podcaster, attempts to relive her glory days by writing and blogging about the FBI and hosting FBI Retired Case File Review, a true crime/history podcast. Visit her website to check out her books, available as audiobooks, ebooks and paperbacks wherever books are sold. 


    Bonus Episode: Q & A, Writing FBI Characters

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 4, 2020 102:33


    Reader Team Meetup - October 2020 Welcome to a bonus episode of FBI Retired Case File Review. This a recording of my live Zoom meetup with members of my FBI true crime - crime fiction Reader Team. On October 29, I had a blast hanging out with Reader Team members and discussing how the FBI is portrayed in books, TV, and movies. Also in attendance were several retired and former agents who have been or will soon be guests on FBI Retired Case File Review. With their assistance, I answered lots of questions about FBI policies and procedures for those members writing stories with FBI characters. It was a fun time with lively conversations about whether writers have a responsibility to get the FBI right in their stories and what limits to creative compromises, if any, should be made. Join my Reader Team to get the FBI Reading Resource - Books about the FBI, written by FBI agents, the 20 clichés about the FBI Reality Checklist, and keep up to date on the FBI in books, TV, and movies via my monthly email. Join here.   Jerri Williams, a retired FBI agent, author and podcaster, attempts to relive her glory days by writing and blogging about the FBI and hosting FBI Retired Case File Review, a true crime/history podcast. Visit her website to check out her books, available as audiobooks, ebooks and paperbacks wherever books are sold. 


    Episode 215: James Kyle - Interviewing Pedophiles, Conversation with Purpose

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 28, 2020 86:22


    How do you seat across from a person who has sexually abused a child and have a conversation with purpose? In this episode of FBI Retired Case File Review, retired agent Jim Kyle reviews several of his child predator cases and the conversation with purpose interview strategy. Using this innovative investigative technique, he successfully investigated several hundred Crime Against Children cases to include eight known Child Victim Identification Program (CVIP) matters and numerous high profile sexual exploitation child pornography production subjects and sex rings, such as the international investigation into the North American Man/Boy Love Association (NAMBLA) and the Pedophile Information Exchange (PIE) that resulted in the dismantling and disruption of 921 subjects in 23 countries and 22 States. Jim traveled overseas to England, Netherlands, Spain, and other countries, to conduct the investigation in cooperation with law enforcement agencies within those countries and Interpol, assisting with cases involving the “Dark-Net” and specifically peer-to-peer targeting.  Join my Reader Team to get the FBI Reading Resource - Books about the FBI, written by FBI agents, the 20 clichés about the FBI Reality Checklist, and keep up to date on the FBI in books, TV, and movies via my monthly email. Join here.   Jerri Williams, a retired FBI agent, author and podcaster, attempts to relive her glory days by writing and blogging about the FBI and hosting FBI Retired Case File Review, a true crime/history podcast. Visit her website to check out her books, available as audiobooks, ebooks and paperbacks wherever books are sold. 


    Episode 214: Andrew Bringuel – Acmar Landfill Case, Clean Water Act Violation

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 15, 2020 75:45


    Retired agent Andrew Bringuel, II, served in the FBI for over 27 years on squads investigating intellectual property theft, industrial espionage, public corruption, white-collar crimes, terrorism, and foreign counterintelligence years. In this episode of FBI Retired Case File Review, Andy reviews his five-year-long Acmar Landfill case where evidence was gathered to prove illegally disposed of solid waste resulted in the discharged of leachate and other pollutants into Big Black Creek in St. Clair County, Alabama. The investigation also involved associates of the Genovese crime family and corrupt public officials. As a result of the case, Andy Bringuel received the Attorney General’s Award for environmental crimes investigation.Later in his career, he was promoted to supervisory special agent (SSA) and managed teams at the FBI Academy’s National Domestic Preparedness Office, Investigative Computer Training Unit, Behavioral Science Unit (BSU) and Behavioral Analysis Unit -5 (BAU-5).  He has instructed police officers and executives at the FBI National Academy as well as in-services around the world at the International Law Enforcement Academies. Join my Reader Team to get the FBI Reading Resource - Books about the FBI, written by FBI agents, the 20 clichés about the FBI Reality Checklist, and keep up to date on the FBI in books, TV, and movies via my monthly email. Join here.   Jerri Williams, a retired FBI agent, author and podcaster, attempts to relive her glory days by writing and blogging about the FBI and hosting FBI Retired Case File Review, a true crime/history podcast. Visit her website to check out her books, available as audiobooks, ebooks and paperbacks wherever books are sold. 


    Episode 213: Tom O’Connor – Domestic Terrorism, Racially Motivated and Antigovernment Extremists

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 30, 2020 95:14


    Retired agent Thomas O’Connor served in the FBI for 22 years. Assigned to the Washington Field Office (WFO) on the Joint Terrorism Task Force, he worked both International and Domestic Terrorism cases during his Bureau career. In this episode of FBI Retired Case File Review, Tom O’Connor reviews investigations involving criminal activity and violence conducted by racially motivated and antigovernment violent extremists, to include neo-Nazi and other hate-based groups, as well as lone actors. He served as the WFO program coordinator for these matters.Tom has provided instruction on Domestic and International Terrorism issues across the United States and overseas. An FBI “Master Police Instructor” and a certified Adjunct Faculty member for the FBI Academy, the Department of Justice awarded him their “Instructor of the Year” award in 2004.  Join my Reader Team to get the FBI Reading Resource - Books about the FBI, written by FBI agents, the 20 clichés about the FBI Reality Checklist, and keep up to date on the FBI in books, TV, and movies via my monthly email. Join here.   Jerri Williams, a retired FBI agent, author and podcaster, attempts to relive her glory days by writing and blogging about the FBI and hosting FBI Retired Case File Review, a true crime/history podcast. Visit her website to check out her books, available as audiobooks, ebooks and paperbacks wherever books are sold. 


    Episode 212: Melissa Osborne – Diluted Trust, Chemo Pharmacy Fraud

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 16, 2020 93:11


    Former agent Melissa Osborne served in the FBI for six years. A licensed pharmacist prior to her appointment, she worked on a White-Collar Crime Squad in the Kansas City Field Office, investigating Healthcare Fraud, Telemarketing Fraud and Intellectual Property Rights during her Bureau career. Melissa was also a member of the Kansas City Field Office Evidence Response Team (ERT). In this episode of FBI Retired Case File Review, Melissa reviews the FBI major case code named Diluted Trust. The investigation involved Robert Courtney, a Kansas City pharmacist who diluted cancer drugs that he prepared for physicians. As a licensed pharmacist, Melissa Osborne lent her expertise to the chemo pharmacy fraud investigation. Robert Courtney pleaded guilty to intentionally diluting 98,000 prescriptions given to 4,200 patients. He was sentenced to 30 years in federal prison.  The Diluted Trust case has been a topic on an episode of “American Greed” called “Deadly Rx for Greed” and a documentary on the Oxygen Network show called “License to Kill.” Join my Reader Team to get the FBI Reading Resource - Books about the FBI, written by FBI agents, the 20 clichés about the FBI Reality Checklist, and keep up to date on the FBI in books, TV, and movies via my monthly email. Join here.   Jerri Williams, a retired FBI agent, author and podcaster, attempts to relive her glory days by writing and blogging about the FBI and hosting FBI Retired Case File Review, a true crime/history podcast. Visit her website to check out her books, available as audiobooks, ebooks and paperbacks wherever books are sold. 


    Episode 211: Billy Ebersole and Ossie DeJesus – Colombian Cocaine Undercover Sting

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 3, 2020 74:11


    In this episode of FBI Retired Case File Review, Billy Ebersole and Ossie DeJesus review the Tratados Quimicos (Chemical Treatments) case, where a Colombian drug trafficking cell had a shipment of 1000 kilograms of cocaine with a street value of $25 million hidden inside big metal chlorine gas containers at Dundalk Terminal near Baltimore. Billy, the case agent, had his informant introduced Ossie, the undercover agent, to the traffickers to arrange for him to transport the cocaine from Baltimore to New York. The case resulted in a very successful Columbian cocaine undercover sting, the arrest of the traffickers, and the seizure of the cocaine.  Join my Reader Team to get the FBI Reading Resource - Books about the FBI, written by FBI agents, the 20 clichés about the FBI Reality Checklist, and keep up to date on the FBI in books, TV, and movies via my monthly email. Join here.   Jerri Williams, a retired FBI agent, author and podcaster, attempts to relive her glory days by writing and blogging about the FBI and hosting FBI Retired Case File Review, a true crime/history podcast. Visit her website to check out her books, available as audiobooks, ebooks and paperbacks wherever books are sold.   


    Episode 210: Victor Hartman – Fraudster Mindset, Three Types of Fraud

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 19, 2020 67:32


    Retired agent Victor E. Hartman served the FBI for 25 years with most of his time overseeing complex white-collar crime cases. In this episode of FBI Retired Case File Review, Hartman reflects on the mindset of the white-collar crime defendant. He takes us through the three types of fraud – misappropriation of assets, corruption, and financial statement fraud. Hartman makes the distinction of a predatory fraudster versus situational fraudster by comparing the Enron and WorldCom cases. Hartman played a leadership role in the early phases of both investigations. Join my Reader Team to get the FBI Reading Resource - Books about the FBI, written by FBI agents, the 20 clichés about the FBI Reality Checklist, and keep up to date on the FBI in books, TV, and movies via my monthly email. Join here.   Jerri Williams, a retired FBI agent, author and podcaster, attempts to relive her glory days by writing and blogging about the FBI and hosting FBI Retired Case File Review, a true crime/history podcast. Visit her website to check out her books, available as audiobooks, ebooks and paperbacks wherever books are sold. 


    Episode 209: Elaine Smith – Tokyo Joe, Botched Mob Hit

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 6, 2020 64:09


    Retired agent Elaine Smith served in the FBI for 22 years. Elaine, who grew up in the Chicago area, spent her entire career assigned to the Chicago Division. In this episode of FBI Retired Case File Review, she reviews her efforts to convince Ken "Tokyo Joe" Eto, the highest-ranking Asian-American mob associate, to cooperate against the Chicago mob, also known as “The Outfit.” In an attempt to secure his cooperation, Elaine Smith successfully investigated Joe for interstate gambling violations. He turned her down until his mob associates attempted to kill him by shooting him in the head three times. After the botched hit, a 17-year cooperation relationship began between Elaine and Joe. The historical evidence he provided led to arrests, convictions, and long sentences for many of Chicago's top mobsters.  Join my Reader Team to get the FBI Reading Resource - Books about the FBI, written by FBI agents, the 20 clichés about the FBI Reality Checklist, and keep up to date on the FBI in books, TV, and movies via my monthly email. Join here.   Jerri Williams, a retired FBI agent, author and podcaster, attempts to relive her glory days by writing and blogging about the FBI and hosting FBI Retired Case File Review, a true crime/history podcast. Visit her website to check out her books, available as audiobooks, ebooks and paperbacks wherever books are sold. 


    Episode 208: Sterling Owen IV – Butcher Brothers Bank Failure

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 23, 2020 99:42


    Retired agent Sterling Owen served in the FBI for twenty-three years. His first assignment was to the Jacksonville Division. Thereafter, he was transferred to the Chicago Field Office and in 1981, Sterling Owen, an accountant, was transferred to the Knoxville Division. In this episode of FBI Retired Case File Review, Sterling Owen reviews the Butcher Bank failure case, his nearly four-year investigation of Jake and C.H. Butcher Jr., who operated a multi-billion dollar banking empire in Tennessee and Kentucky. The brothers, using a complex loan scam to steal millions of dollars from bank clients, led lives of wealth and the power, but were eventually convicted of fraud and conspiracy and sentenced to twenty years in prison for their crimes. The white-collar crime investigation was designated major case status. Join my Reader Team to get the FBI Reading Resource - Books about the FBI, written by FBI agents, the 20 clichés about the FBI Reality Checklist, and keep up to date on the FBI in books, TV, and movies via my monthly email. Join here.   Jerri Williams, a retired FBI agent, author and podcaster, attempts to relive her glory days by writing and blogging about the FBI and hosting FBI Retired Case File Review, a true crime/history podcast. Visit her website to check out her books, available as audiobooks, ebooks and paperbacks wherever books are sold. 


    Episode 207: Wayne Davis - Director Hoover and FBI Diversity

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 15, 2020 57:36


    Retired Special Agent in Charge (SAC) Wayne Davis served 25 years with the FBI and during his career ran the Detroit and Philadelphia Offices. SAC Davis was among the first group of fully qualified African-American agents hired by the FBI and allowed to attend the FBI Academy in 1962 and 1963. In this episode of FBI Retired Case File Review, he provides a fascinating personal and historical account of diversity in the FBI and his private meeting with Director J. Edgar Hoover in 1965, at which time the Director openly expressed his views about Martin Luther King and the Civil Rights Movement. Wayne died on July 10, 2020.  I'm heartbroken. Early in my career, he and his wife Lois (a former Assistant United States Attorney) mentored me, and I will forever remember their kindness and wisdom. Wayne asked me to be his applicant coordinator, even though I had less than 5 years in the Bureau. He was serious about minority recruitment and knew I would do a good job for him. It was part of his job evaluation and he did not want to fail. I did not let him down! Lois called me a few days before he passed away and let me tell him, once again, how much they both mean to me. Special Agent Wayne Davis was an even more special husband, father, grandfather, boss, and friend. May he rest in peace. This episode is  A Celebration 0f his remarkable life. Join my Reader Team to get the FBI Reading Resource - Books about the FBI, written by FBI agents, the 20 clichés about the FBI Reality Checklist, and keep up to date on the FBI in books, TV, and movies via my monthly email. Join here.   Jerri Williams, a retired FBI agent, author and podcaster, attempts to relive her glory days by writing and blogging about the FBI and hosting FBI Retired Case File Review, a true crime/history podcast. Visit her website to check out her books, available as audiobooks, ebooks and paperbacks wherever books are sold. 


    Episode 206: Sonja Nordstrom – K9 Search and Recovery, Working Dogs

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 9, 2020 98:21


    Retired agent Sonja Nordstrom served in the FBI for 23 years. She was assigned to the Pittsburgh, Los Angeles, and Salt Lake City Divisions and specialized in the investigation of violent crimes and Internet Crimes Against Children. In this episode of FBI Retired Case File Review, Sonja Nordstrom, a certified handler and trainer of Search & Rescue/Recovery K9s, reviews her journey with her dogs, the role the dog plays in a case, how they can best benefit a case, different uses in cases/capabilities of dogs, and highlights some of their successful cases. Since retiring from the FBI, Sonja is now the owner/operator of Heimdallr K9 Services, an international provider of personal and executive protection K9s, and Sonja’s Dog Training which provides local training services and seminars and workshops for SAR and Detection K9s. Her new podcast, K9 Top Tales. Features working K9 case reviews ~ real-life stories of K9 warriors, crime fighters, protectors, and rescuers as told by their Law Enforcement, Military, and Search & Rescue Handlers and Partners. You can learn more about Heimdallr K9 Services and listen to her podcast on her website Sonja's Dog Training. Join my Reader Team to get the FBI Reading Resource - Books about the FBI, written by FBI agents, the 20 clichés about the FBI Reality Checklist, and keep up to date on the FBI in books, TV, and movies via my monthly email. Join here.   Jerri Williams, a retired FBI agent, author and podcaster, attempts to relive her glory days by writing and blogging about the FBI and hosting FBI Retired Case File Review, a true crime/history podcast. Visit her website to check out her books, available as audiobooks, ebooks and paperbacks wherever books are sold.   


    Episode 205: Scott Lobb – Michael Hughes and Suzanne Sevakis Kidnappings

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 25, 2020 92:55


    Retired agent Scott Lobb served with the FBI for more than 15 years. In this episode of FBI Retired Case File Review, Scott, who worked child sex crimes, juvenile prostitution and kidnappings cases in Oklahoma City, reviews his efforts to obtain a confession from convicted murderer and kidnapper Franklin Delano Floyd for the murder of six-year old Michael Hughes. The investigation led to the shocking discovery of the true identity of Michael’s mother, Suzanne Sevakis, also known as Sharon Marshall and Tonya Hughes. Join my Reader Team to get the FBI Reading Resource - Books about the FBI, written by FBI agents, the 20 clichés about the FBI Reality Checklist, and keep up to date on the FBI in books, TV, and movies via my monthly email. Join here.   Jerri Williams, a retired FBI agent, author and podcaster, attempts to relive her glory days by writing and blogging about the FBI and hosting FBI Retired Case File Review, a true crime/history podcast. Visit her website to check out her books, available as audiobooks, ebooks and paperbacks wherever books are sold. 


    Episode 204: Mark Safarik - Spree Killers, Behavioral Analysis

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 10, 2020 116:44


    Retired agent Mark Safarik served in the FBI for 23 years. He spent the last half of his career as a member of the elite Behavioral Analysis Unit (BAU) where he established himself as an internationally recognized expert in the analysis and interpretation of violent criminal behavior. In this episode of FBI Retired Case File Review, Mark Safarik discusses his analytical work on spree killings and the differences between spree, serial, and mass killings. He also talks about his time as a profiler in the BAU, his membership in the Vidocq Society, and the popularity of true crime TV shows, podcasts, and books. Mark’s new book, with co-author Katherine Ramsland, Spree Killers: Practical Classifications for Law Enforcement and Criminology has been hailed as the definitive textbook on this type of multicide. Spree killers are responsible for killing at least three persons at two or more locations due to a precipitating incident that fuels the urge to kill. Read my post - Deprivation of Rights Under Color of Law Investigations Join my Reader Team to get the FBI Reading Resource - Books about the FBI, written by FBI agents, the 20 clichés about the FBI Reality Checklist, and keep up to date on the FBI in books, TV, and movies via my monthly email. Join here.   Jerri Williams, a retired FBI agent, author and podcaster, attempts to relive her glory days by writing and blogging about the FBI and hosting FBI Retired Case File Review, a true crime/history podcast. Visit her website to check out her books, available as audiobooks, ebooks and paperbacks wherever books are sold.   


    Episode 203: Jim Casey – Detroit Auto Theft Ring

    Play Episode Listen Later May 27, 2020 57:50


    Retired agent Jim Casey served in the FBI for 25 years.  Prior to joining the FBI, he was a police officer in Arlington, Virginia, and a Special Agent with the U.S. State Department’s Bureau of Diplomatic Security. In this episode of FBI Retired Case File Review, Jim Casey reviews a Group I undercover case from early in his career when he was in the Detroit Field Office and assigned to investigate a major auto-theft ring stealing Mercedes Benz luxury cars, and equipment and vehicles from the Ford Motor Company. Two of his fugitive subjects were caught after being featured on the TV show "America's Most Wanted." Later in his career, Jim Casey served in the Indianapolis, and Cincinnati Field Offices, as well as two tours at FBI Headquarters. Most of his assignments were in counterterrorism and national security matters. He was a Director of Intelligence Programs on the National Security Council (NSC) at the George W. Bush White House. His Bureau career culminated in his assignment as the Special Agent in Charge (SAC) of the FBI’s Jacksonville Field Office. Currently, Jim Casey is the President of FCS Global Advisors, a brand-new spin-off of the twenty-year-old security firm, First Coast Security Services (FCS). FCS Global Advisors will concentrate on complex and financial investigations; conducting due diligence and deep background investigations; security assessments; crisis management; and cyber investigations and support.  Join my Reader Team to get the FBI Reading Resource - Books about the FBI, written by FBI agents, the 20 clichés about the FBI Reality Checklist, and keep up to date on the FBI in books, TV, and movies via my monthly email. Join here.   Jerri Williams, a retired FBI agent, author and podcaster, attempts to relive her glory days by writing and blogging about the FBI and hosting FBI Retired Case File Review, a true crime/history podcast. Visit her website to check out her books, available as audiobooks, ebooks and paperbacks wherever books are sold. 


    Episode 202: Sierra Stanczyk – Intelligence Analyst, Non-Agent Jobs

    Play Episode Listen Later May 20, 2020 92:28


    In this episode of FBI Retired Case File Review, Supervisory Intelligence Analyst (IA) Sierra Stanczyk answers listeners questions about the IA position, providing details on the qualifications, requirements, and duties of the job. Special Agent (SA) and Applicant Coordinator Cerena Coughlin provides updates on the FBI's current recruitment efforts, and, toward the end of the episode, (Starts at 1:07:55) she discusses other non-agent positions available in the FBI, the Investigative Surveillance Specialists and the Management and Program Analyst (MAPA) positions, and the hundreds of jobs that will soon be open at the FBI's expanded facility in Huntsville, Alabama. SA Coughlin also answers listeners questions about educational requirements for non-agent positions (1:14:32), the availability of internships for high school and college students (1:16:49), the ways the FBI might use expertise in Middle East studies and Arabic (1:21:38), and FBI culture regarding LGBTQ+ employees, particularly special agents (1:24:20). Detailed FBI employment information and applications for all positions are available at FBIJobs.gov. Join my Reader Team to get the FBI Reading Resource - Books about the FBI, written by FBI agents, the 20 clichés about the FBI Reality Checklist, and keep up to date on the FBI in books, TV, and movies via my monthly email. Join here.   Jerri Williams, a retired FBI agent, author and podcaster, attempts to relive her glory days by writing and blogging about the FBI and hosting FBI Retired Case File Review, a true crime/history podcast. Visit her website to check out her books, available as audiobooks, ebooks and paperbacks wherever books are sold. 


    Episode 201: Gina Osborn – Little Saigon, Asian Organized Crime

    Play Episode Listen Later May 13, 2020 76:22


    Retired agent Gina Osborn served in the FBI for 22 years. In this episode of FBI Retired Case File Review, Gina Osborn reviews an assignment from early in her career, when she worked on a Westminster Police Department Task Force targeting Asian Organized Crime in Little Saigon District of Orange County. Gina and her Westminster PD partner, Detective Tommy Rackleff, known by Vietnamese gangsters as “Old Guy and The Blonde,” were successful in dismantling video gambling, extortion, prostitution rings, and gang violence. Later in her career, Gina held management level positions, including supervising counterterrorism investigations in Southeast Asia and leading some of the Bureau’s most significant national security and criminal computer intrusion investigations such as the hack on Sony Pictures Entertainment. Recently, Gina and her cohost Tracy Miller, a Senior Prosecutor, launched Behind the Crime Scene - a True Crime Podcast, which explores the human side of first responders, investigators and prosecutors, focusing on notorious cases which have haunted them their entire careers. Join my Reader Team to get the FBI Reading Resource - Books about the FBI, written by FBI agents, the 20 clichés about the FBI Reality Checklist, and keep up to date on the FBI in books, TV, and movies via my monthly email. Join here.   Jerri Williams, a retired FBI agent, author and podcaster, attempts to relive her glory days by writing and blogging about the FBI and hosting FBI Retired Case File Review, a true crime/history podcast. Visit her website to check out her books, available as audiobooks, ebooks and paperbacks wherever books are sold.   


    Episode 200: Chris Graham - McDonald’s Monopoly Scam

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 29, 2020 100:06


    Retired agent Chris Graham served in the FBI for 26 years. He began his career in the San Antonio office where he worked complex white collar crime cases including public corruption, health care fraud, telemarketing, and housing fraud. He later managed the national program for the FBI’s Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) program. In this episode of FBI Retired Case File Review, Chris reviews the investigation of the long-term compromise of McDonald’s Corporation’s promotional games, which utilized wiretaps, undercover operations, and detailed financial analysis. At the time, he was the White Collar Crime and Healthcare Fraud squad supervisor in Jacksonville Field Office.  The case, officially known as Operation Final Answer, is the subject of the HBO documentary McMillion$. Chris Graham is prominently featured in the TV series. Chris has asked that this episode be dedicated to Special Agent Melissa Morrow. Join my Reader Team to get the FBI Reading Resource - Books about the FBI, written by FBI agents, the 20 clichés about the FBI Reality Checklist, and keep up to date on the FBI in books, TV, and movies via my monthly email. Join here.   Jerri Williams, a retired FBI agent, author and podcaster, attempts to relive her glory days by writing and blogging about the FBI and hosting FBI Retired Case File Review, a true crime/history podcast. Visit her website to check out her books, available as audiobooks, ebooks and paperbacks wherever books are sold. 


    Episode 199: John Iannarelli – Keeping Teens Safe Online

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 14, 2020 59:26


    In this episode of FBI Retired Case File Review, retired agent John Iannarelli reviews safety tips for parents on how to keep teens safe online and on social media. He talks about predators, scams, identity theft, cyber bullying, and sextortion. John served in the FBI for more than 20 years. During his Bureau career, he was the FBI’s National Spokesperson, on the FBI Cyber Division executive staff, an FBI SWAT team member, and the Assistant Special Agent in Charge of the FBI’s Phoenix Division, where he oversaw all Criminal, Cyber, and Counter Intelligence Investigations throughout Arizona. Join my Reader Team to get the FBI Reading Resource - Books about the FBI, written by FBI agents, the 20 clichés about the FBI Reality Checklist, and keep up to date on the FBI in books, TV, and movies via my monthly email. Join here.   Jerri Williams, a retired FBI agent, author and podcaster, attempts to relive her glory days by writing and blogging about the FBI and hosting FBI Retired Case File Review, a true crime/history podcast. Visit her website to check out her books, available as audiobooks, ebooks and paperbacks wherever books are sold. 


    Episode 198: James Gagliano – Going Undercover, Living the Dream

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 1, 2020 80:49


    Retired agent James "Jimmy" Gagliano served in the FBI for nearly 25 years. During his FBI career, Gagliano worked organized crime, was a member of the Hostage Rescue Team (HRT - the FBI’s elite counter-terror unit), participated in numerous overseas deployments, and lead the FBI New York Office SWAT Team. In this episode of FBI Retired Case File Review, James Gagliano reviews his early days in the FBI and his training and assignments as an undercover agent (UCA). He shares stories about those who inspired him, including FBI TV characters, mafia underboss, Sammy "The Bull" Gravano, who he “babysat” during a protection detail, and FBI UCA legends Joe Pistone and Joaquin "Big Jack" Garcia. Join my Reader Team to get the FBI Reading Resource - Books about the FBI, written by FBI agents, the 20 clichés about the FBI Reality Checklist, and keep up to date on the FBI in books, TV, and movies via my monthly email. Join here.   Jerri Williams, a retired FBI agent, author and podcaster, attempts to relive her glory days by writing and blogging about the FBI and hosting FBI Retired Case File Review, a true crime/history podcast. Visit her website to check out her books which are available as audiobooks, ebooks and paperbacks wherever books are sold.   


    Episode 197: Nancy Savage – Robert Levinson, Iranian Hostage RIP

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 29, 2020 50:41


    Retired agent Nancy Savage served in the FBI for 34 years, 28 as a special agent. Prior to graduating from the FBI Academy, she was employed in the Personnel Division at FBI Headquarters. During her agent career, Nancy worked as a street agent in the Louisville, Miami, and Portland Divisions and as a supervisor in the Miami and Portland Divisions, as well as a Unit Chief in the Criminal Investigative Division. In this episode of FBI Retired Case File Review, Nancy Savage reviews the life and career of retired FBI agent Robert Levinson and the 13-year fight to bring “Bob”  home. He had not been publicly seen or heard from since March 9, 2007, when he was kidnapped while visiting Kish Island in Iran. Join my Reader Team to get the FBI Reading Resource - Books about the FBI, written by FBI agents, the 20 clichés about the FBI Reality Checklist, and keep up to date on the FBI in books, TV, and movies via my monthly email. Join here.   Jerri Williams, a retired FBI agent, author and podcaster, attempts to relive her glory days by writing and blogging about the FBI and hosting FBI Retired Case File Review, a true crime/history podcast. Visit her website to check out her books which are available as audiobooks, ebooks and paperbacks wherever books are sold. 


    Episode 196: Doug Davis – FBI Fugitives in Mexico, UFAP

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 19, 2020 73:08


    Retired agent Doug Davis served in the FBI for 29 years. His first two assignments, after New Agent Training, were to the El Paso Division, where he worked mostly Interstate Theft of Stolen Property cases and then to the San Juan Division where he worked Bank Fraud. In 1998, he was transferred to the Sacramento Division where he worked Organized Crime/Drugs, Healthcare Fraud, and International Terrorism. In 2005, he was named Assistant Legal Attaché to the U.S. Embassy in Mexico City, where he was assigned to hunt FBI fugitives in Mexico and kidnapping matters. In this episode of FBI Retired Case File Review, Doug Davis reviews five different fugitive cases, explains the Unlawful Flight to Avoid Prosecution (UFAP) warrant process, and the differences in having a fugitive deported or extradited from Mexico back to the US to face justice. He found the assignment to be one of his most rewarding. His last assignment before retiring was as the Salt Lake City Division’s Chief Division Counsel, where he headed up the office’s in-house legal team. Join my Reader Team to get the FBI Reading Resource - Books about the FBI, written by FBI agents, the 20 clichés about the FBI Reality Checklist, and keep up to date on the FBI in books, TV, and movies via my monthly email. Join here.   Jerri Williams, a retired FBI agent, author and podcaster, attempts to relive her glory days by writing and blogging about the FBI and hosting FBI Retired Case File Review, a true crime/history podcast. Visit her website to check out her books which are available as audiobooks, ebooks and paperbacks wherever books are sold.   


    Episode 195: Joe Bushner – Congressman James Traficant, Bribery and Corruption

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 4, 2020 75:03


    Retired agent Joseph Bushner served with the FBI for 22 years. During his Bureau career, he investigated major public corruption, organized crime and white collar matters, to include corporate fraud, health care fraud and financial institution fraud while working in the Youngstown Resident Agency (RA) out of the Cleveland Field Office and in the Philadelphia Division. In this episode of FBI Retired Case File Review, Joe Bushner reviews his investigation of Congressman James Traficant, who was indicted on 10 charges, including bribery, racketeering and tax evasion. This was the second time Traficant was charged with being corrupt. Although not a lawyer, Traficant, a colorful public official known for his outrageous behavior and  language, represented himself during both federal trials. The first trial, when he was a county Sheriff,  resulted in an acquittal. Joe Bushner’s case resulted in a conviction and an eight-year prison sentence.  Join my Reader Team to get the FBI Reading Resource - Books about the FBI, written by FBI agents, the 20 clichés about the FBI Reality Checklist, and keep up to date on the FBI in books, TV, and movies via my monthly email. Join here.   Jerri Williams, a retired FBI agent, author and podcaster, attempts to relive her glory days by writing and blogging about the FBI and hosting FBI Retired Case File Review, a true crime/history podcast. Visit her website to check out her books which are available as audiobooks, ebooks and paperbacks wherever books are sold. 


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