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Host Jerri Williams is a retired FBI agent and author on a mission to show you who the FBI is and what the FBI does by interviewing retired agents, her former colleagues, about their most intriguing and high-profiled cases, as well as fascinating but not as well-known FBI investigations. She also reviews how the Bureau is portrayed in books, TV, and movies. Photos and links to articles about the cases and topics discussed can be found at https://jerriwilliams.com/

Host Jerri Williams is a retired FBI agent and author on a mission to show you who the FBI is and what the FBI does by interviewing retired agents, her former colleagues, about their most intriguing and high-profiled cases, as well as fascinating but not as well-known FBI investigations. She also reviews how the Bureau is portrayed in books, TV, and movies. Photos and links to articles about the cases and topics discussed can be found at https://jerriwilliams.com/

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Host Jerri Williams is a retired FBI agent and author on a mission to show you who the FBI is and what the FBI does by interviewing retired agents, her former colleagues, about their most intriguing and high-profiled cases, as well as fascinating but not as well-known FBI investigations. She also reviews how the Bureau is portrayed in books, TV, and movies. Photos and links to articles about the cases and topics discussed can be found at https://jerriwilliams.com/

Language:

English


Episodes

251: Kurt McKenzie – Pill Mill Case, Operation Oxy Alley

1/26/2022
Retired agent Kurt McKenzie reviews Operation Oxy Alley, a multi-agency investigation of pill mill clinics illegally distributing pain killers. Christopher and Jeffrey George, twin brothers, operated, managed and financed pain management clinics in Broward and Palm Beach Counties in Florida. The four clinics prescribed more than twenty million pills and profited more than $40 million. It was the first large-scale investigation to target pill mills as an act of organized criminal conspiracy....

Duration:01:03:44

250: Richard DesLauriers – Boston Marathon Bombing

1/12/2022
Retired agent Richard “Rick” DesLauriers reviews the Boston Marathon Bombing investigation which he led as the Special Agent in Charge of the Boston Division. He provides a day-by-day timeline of the Boston FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Force’s successful efforts to first identify and then capture the bombers, brothers Tamerlan Tsarnaev and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev who were responsible for the deaths of three spectators, the injury of more than two hundred attendees, and the murder of a police...

Duration:01:16:02

249: Masayo Halpin – Human Trafficking, Commercial Sexual Exploitation

1/5/2022
Retired agent Masayo Halpin reviews the case of a 14-year-old girl, who, through manipulation and daily beatings, was forced into sex work. Although initially reluctant to cooperate with law enforcement, Lucy (not her real name) stayed in contact with Masayo with and after five years was finally ready to testify against her trafficker. Masayo served as a Crimes Against Children Coordinator and created the Portland Innocence Lost Task Force, now known as the Child Exploitation Task Force....

Duration:00:59:12

248: Jennifer Coffindaffer – 32 Razor Blades on an Airplane,

12/29/2021
In this episode of FBI Retired Case File Review, retired agent Jennifer Coffindaffer reviews a case she worked on in 2003 when assigned as the Senior Resident Agent at the Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport. She arrested Fazal Karim, a Canadian of Pakistani origin, for trying to board a flight with 32 razor blades concealed in his carry-on luggage. He had flown into the country from Dubai and Paris earlier that day and, after arriving in Dallas, was attempting to travel on to Houston....

Duration:00:59:18

247: Michael De La Pena - Polygraph Examiner, Boston Marathon Bombing Associate

12/15/2021
Retired agent Michael De La Pena reviews his polygraph examination of Robel Phillipos, a friend of one of the Boston Marathon bombers, convicted of lying to authorities investigating the terrorist act. During the bombings, orchestrated by brothers Tamerlan Tsarnaev and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, three people were killed and more than 260 injured. Mike also reviews the training and duties of a good polygraph examiner. Check out episode show notes, photos, and related articles....

Duration:01:08:15

Bonus Episode: G-Man Honors: Salute to FBI Heroes

12/8/2021
The 8th Annual G-Man Honors: A Salute to FBI Heroes dinner was held on November 18, 2021 at the Four Seasons Hotel in Washington, DC. Tickets to the elegant gala sold out quickly. Luckily, the event was recorded so you can hear the featured presenters. This year's event was held in special remembrance on the 20th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. The 2021 G-Man Honors event featured a special message from FBI Director Christopher A. Wray and keynote remarks from FBIAA...

Duration:01:11:10

246: Josh Mayers – Sinovel Wind Turbine, Trade Secret Theft

12/1/2021
Retired agent Josh Mayers reviews his seven-year-long investigation of Sinovel Wind Group, an 18% Chinese state-owned wind turbine manufacturer, and three individuals for conspiracy and the theft of trade secrets and proprietary software from American Superconductor Corp. (AMSC), a US company headquartered in Devens, MA, with offices in Wisconsin, Beijing, and Austria. AMSC estimated the economic harm from this theft was approximately $1.2 billion and 600 jobs. Josh Mayers served with the...

Duration:01:15:40

245: Charlie Price – Artful Interviews, Confessions and Signed Statements

11/17/2021
Retired agent Charlie Price reviews several artful interviews and techniques he used to obtain confessions and signed statements from white collar, counterintelligence, and enemy combatant subjects. He developed an expertise and was asked by his fellow agents and Bureau management (both in the field and at FBIHQ) to conduct subject interviews on other agents' cases (not an everyday occurrence). Charlie obtained confessions that led to the convictions of three sitting members of congress,...

Duration:01:28:13

244: Jerri Williams – Loan Shark, Check Cashing Extortion Case

11/3/2021
Retired agent and podcast host Jerri Williams interviews the victims of a loan shark and extortion investigation, a spin-off case of her Group II business-to-business telemarketing undercover case. During a proffer meeting, brothers Andy and Gary Last Name Unused (LNU) who were the subjects of her fraud case, confide that they had been getting short-term loans from the owner of a check cashing agency at interest rates exceeding 500 percent per year. They further revealed they were the...

Duration:00:58:12

243: Peter Lapp - Ana Montes Espionage Case, FISA Warrants

10/20/2021
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...

Duration:01:36:46

242: Julia Cowley - Golden State Killer, BAU Profiler

10/6/2021
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,...

Duration:01:43:19

241: Richard Velasquez – Texcot, Disney Theme Park Fraud

9/22/2021
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...

Duration:01:32:25

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

9/8/2021
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,...

Duration:01:08:54

FBIAA - Distinguished Service Honoree Announcement

9/1/2021
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...

Duration:00:09:21

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

8/25/2021
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...

Duration:01:46:30

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

8/11/2021
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...

Duration:01:09:08

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

7/28/2021
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...

Duration:01:16:25

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

7/14/2021
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,...

Duration:01:41:41

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

6/30/2021
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,...

Duration:01:12:06

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

6/30/2021
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...

Duration:01:00:55