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Episode 150: Bill Plunkett – 1929, Suicide or Murder? The G-Men and the Nurse

1/23/2019
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Retired agent William “Bill” Plunkett served in the FBI for 27 years. During his FBI career, he was assigned to the joint Counterintelligence operations with the Central Intelligence Agency and investigated National Security and Cybercrime matters. In this episode of FBI Retired Case File Review, Bill Plunkett reviews the 1929 Bureau of Investigation case featuring the mysterious death of Virginia McPherson; attractive young nurse found semi-nude in her apartment with a pajama cord around...

Duration:00:49:08

Episode 149: Bob Herndon – The Informant, Price Fixing Case, Book, Movie (Part 2)

1/16/2019
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Retired agent Robert Herndon served in the FBI for 28 years. Before joining the Bureau, he was employed as a CPA. In this episode of FBI Retired Case File Review, Herndon reviews an anti-trust corporate fraud investigation involving Archer Daniels Midland, a global food processing corporation operating a price-fixing scheme to steal millions of dollars from its customers. Herndon also discusses Mark Whitacre, his rogue cooperating witness who had a hidden agenda that nearly destroyed the...

Duration:01:34:08

Episode 148: Bob Herndon – The Informant, Price Fixing Case, Book, Movie (Part 1)

1/9/2019
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Retired agent Robert Herndon served in the FBI for 28 years. Before joining the Bureau, he was employed as a CPA. In this episode of FBI Retired Case File Review, Herndon reviews an anti-trust corporate fraud investigation involving Archer Daniels Midland, a global food processing corporation operating a price-fixing scheme to steal millions of dollars from its customers. Herndon also discusses Mark Whitacre, his rogue cooperating witness who had a hidden agenda that nearly destroyed the...

Duration:01:31:59

Bonus Episode: Jerri Williams on Unstructured Podcast

1/2/2019
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Surprise! I know you weren't expecting to hear from me this week. As planned, I'm not posting an episode of FBI Retired Case File Review. However, Eric Hunley, the podcast host of Unstructured, interviewed me on his show in November 2018 and was kind enough to allow me to post the episode on my FBI Retired Case File Review podcast feed. Eric and I talk about a variety of topics. We had a great time. I hope you enjoy learning a little more about my FBI career and interests. On Unstructured,...

Duration:01:03:07

Episode 147: Judy Tyler and Jack Saltarelli – Meth Lab Fugitive

12/19/2018
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Retired agent Judy Tyler served 31 years with the FBI. In this episode of FBI Retired Case File Review, Judy Tyler reviews her hunt for fugitive Jack Saltarelli, fleeing a 20-year sentence for distribution of methamphetamine in Mississippi and his subsequent cooperation in the take-down of a farmhouse meth lab in the Pocono mountains, resulting in the arrest of nine individuals. (In Episodes 3 and 102 of FBI Retired Case File Review, Judy was interviewed about some of her other Philadelphia...

Duration:01:34:25

Episode 146: Eugene Casey – Operation Utah Powder, Drug Cartel Money Laundering

12/12/2018
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Retired agent Eugene Casey served 21 years with the FBI. As a special agent, he used skills acquired from his prior employment as a compliance officer on Wall Street to work white collar crime matters in the FBI. In this episode of FBI Retired Case File Review, Eugene Casey reviews Operation Utah Powder, a Colombian drug money laundering investigation that resulted in numerous international convictions and for which he received a distinguished service medal from the Salt Lake City Police...

Duration:01:05:36

Episode 145: Bill Vanderpool – Guns of the FBI, Firearms Training

12/5/2018
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Retired agent Bill Vanderpool served in the FBI for twenty years. He was initially assigned to the Dallas Division and to the Washington Field Office where he was a sniper on the SWAT team, before being transferred to the FBI Academy at Quantico, Virginia as an instructor in the Firearms Training Unit. In this episode of FBI Retired Case File Review, Bill Vanderpool reviews his experience and years of research regarding the evolution of the bureau’s firearms, equipment, training facilities,...

Duration:01:06:21

Episode 144: Dennis Lormel – Terrorist Financing, Money Laundering

11/28/2018
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Retired agent Dennis Lormel served in the FBI for 28 years. During his career, he gained extensive major case experience as a street agent, supervisor and senior executive, particularly in complex financial related investigative matters. In this episode of FBI Retired Case File Review, Dennis Lormel reviews terrorist financing and money laundering. Shortly before the 9/11 attacks, he was promoted to Chief of the FBI’s Financial Crimes Program. After the attacks, he immediately established an...

Duration:01:04:21

Episode 143: Michael McGowan – Ghost, Working Undercover

11/21/2018
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Retired agent Michael McGowan served with the FBI for more than 30 years. During his career he was assigned to the Philadelphia and Boston Divisions. In this episode of FBI Retired Case File Review, Retired agent Michael McGowan reviews his memoir, Ghost – My Thirty Years as an FBI Undercover Agent, that recaps his experience working undercover against some of the most dangerous, sophisticated, and notorious criminal organizations and individuals throughout the world, participating in more...

Duration:01:15:07

Episode 142: Asha Rangappa – Russian Interference, Counterintelligence

11/14/2018
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Former agent Asha Rangappa served in the FBI for three years. She was assigned to the New York Division and specialized in counterintelligence investigations. In this episode of FBI Retired Case File Review, Asha Rangappa reviews Russian interference and how the FBI’s counterintelligence agents, along with the entire intelligence community, is addressing the threat. During her time in the Bureau, Asha Rangappa assessed threats to national security, conducted classified investigations on...

Duration:01:08:49

Episode 141: Bill Kinane – FBI in Moscow, First Russian LEGAT

11/7/2018
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Retired agent Bill Kinane served in the FBI for 34 years. He spent most of his career in San Francisco, but also served in the Seattle, New York, and Chicago Divisions, and the Moscow Office. In this episode of FBI Retired Case File Review, Bill Kinane reviews the five years he served as the Assistant Legal Attaché (ALAT) and the Legal Attaché (LEGAT) of the FBI’s Office in Moscow, Russia, the first-ever official Bureau presence in the country. The office was opened at the invitation of...

Duration:01:05:36

Episode 140: Timothy Tracy – Mortgage Fraud, Obstruction of Justice

10/31/2018
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Retired agent Timothy Tracy served in the FBI for 32 years, two as a budget analyst at FBI Headquarters and 30 as a special agent. His first assignment was in the Cincinnati Division. Later, he was assigned to the House Appropriations Committee at the Washington Field Office, the Attorney General’s Security Detail, and finally to the Louisville Division where he spent the last 17 years of his career in the Covington, Kentucky Resident Agency. In this episode of FBI Retired Case File Review,...

Duration:01:06:51

Episode 139: Ray Morrow and Dan Estrem - Cleveland Police Corruption, Undercover Sting (Part 2)

10/24/2018
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In this episode of FBI Retired Case File Review, retired agents Ray Morrow and Dan Estrem review their Cleveland Police Corruption case where Ray served as the undercover agent, and Dan was the case agent. The major undercover operation was developed to gather evidence on corrupt police officers who were accepting payments to act as lookouts and protect illegal gambling dens. Ray and Dan set up two casinos which were actually part of an FBI sting. The case resulted in the indictment and...

Duration:01:15:54

Episode 138: Ray Morrow and Dan Estrem - Cleveland Police Corruption, Undercover Sting (Part 1)

10/17/2018
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In this episode of FBI Retired Case File Review, retired agents Ray Morrow and Dan Estrem review their Cleveland Police Corruption case where Ray was the undercover agent, and Dan was the case agent. The major undercover operation was developed to gather evidence on corrupt police officers accepting payments to act as lookouts and protect illegal gambling dens. Ray and Dan set up two casinos which were actually part of an FBI sting. The case resulted in the indictment and conviction of 30...

Duration:01:27:48

Episode 137: Mark Thundercloud – Negotiating Philippine Kidnapping, Captain Phillips

10/10/2018
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Retired agent Mark Thundercloud served in the FBI for nearly 28 years. Early in his career, he was trained as a crisis negotiator and was eventually promoted to the FBI Critical Incident Response Group (CIRG), in the Crisis Negotiation Unit. In this episode of FBI Retired Case File Review, Mark Thundercloud reviews the case of an American mother and son, Gerfa and Kevin Lunsmann, kidnapped by terrorist organization Abu Sayyaf while visiting relatives in the Philippines. Thundercloud also...

Duration:01:33:40

Episode 136: Michael McGowan - Falsely Accused, Pakistani Heroin

10/3/2018
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Retired agent Michael McGowan served with the FBI for more than 30 years. Early in his career, while assigned to the Philadelphia Division, he worked major drug investigations. In this episode of FBI Retired Case File Review, Michael McGowan reviews a Pakistani drug investigation where he was falsely accused and investigated for the theft of $200 million dollars of heroin and cocaine from a secured FBI evidence vault. His reputation and integrity were temporarily destroyed by the false...

Duration:01:31:11

Episode 135: Michael Tabman – Drug Cartel Money Laundering

9/26/2018
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Retired agent Michael Tabman served in the FBI for 24 years. During his early career, he was assigned to an FBI – NYPD Drug Task Force were he gained invaluable investigative experience. In this episode of FBI Retired Case File Review, Michael Tabman reviews the case of Stephen Saccoccia, a coin dealer who was convicted of laundering Colombian drug cartel money by creating phony invoices and buying and reselling the same bars of gold. Saccoccia was sentenced to 660 years in prison. After the...

Duration:00:56:18

Episode 134: Michael J. Anderson - Juror Bribery, Obstruction of Justice

9/19/2018
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Retired agent Michael J. Anderson served in the FBI for 22 years. During his Bureau career, he worked primarily Public Corruption cases. In this episode of FBI Retired Case File Review, Michael Anderson reviews a case from early in his career when he investigated Miguel Moya, a jury foreman suspected of accepting a $500,000 bribe to vote to acquit Salvador Magluta, and Willy Falcon, two Miami drug kingpins on trial for smuggling cocaine. Later in his career, Michael Anderson served in...

Duration:01:16:10

Episode 133: Kevin Barrows – Identity Theft, Credit Report Fraud

9/12/2018
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Former agent Kevin Barrows served with the FBI for six years. He was assigned to the New York Division where he investigated white-collar crime. In this episode of FBI Retired Case File Review, he reviews a major identity theft case involving a group of individuals who stole more than 30,000 identities through the unauthorized computer-based accessing of information from personal credit reports. Kevin Barrows was also the lead agent on a multi-jurisdictional, multi-agency securities fraud...

Duration:00:49:44

Episode 132: Dan Craft – Jeffrey Dahmer, Interrogating Serial Killers

9/5/2018
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Retired agent Dan Craft served in the FBI for 31 years. During his Bureau career, he was primarily assigned to violent crime investigations and was trained as a criminal profiler and polygraph examiner. In this episode of FBI Retired Case File Review, Dan Craft reviews his investigation of Jeffrey Dahmer who he interviewed on four separate occasions, each time developing a comprehensive behavioral profile of the serial killer. Dan Craft also provides tips for interrogating violent criminals....

Duration:01:30:18