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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/

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English


Episodes

260: John Anticev – 1993 World Trade Center Bombing

5/18/2022
In part one of this two-part episode of FBI Retired Case File Review, retired agent John Anticev reviews his investigation into the 1990 murder of Rabbi Meir Kahane and his operation of an FBI confidential source who infiltrated an operational cell of Egyptian Islamic radicals. The cell’s spiritual leader was Sheik Omar Abdel Rahman, also known as the Blind Sheik. Members of this group, including Ramzi Yousef, were later found to be responsible for the 1993 bombing of the World Trade Center....

Duration:00:58:16

259: Dave Nadolski – Child Kidnapping Murder of Jeffrey Curley

5/4/2022
In this episode, retired agent Dave Nadolski reviews the 1997 multi-agency investigation of the disappearance of 10-Year-old Jeffrey Curley from in front of his grandmother’s home in Cambridge, Massachusetts and the failed polygraph exam that lead to a confession from one of the two predators responsible for the kidnapping and murder of the little boy. Dave Nadolski served in the FBI for 21 years. Check out episode show notes, photos, and related...

Duration:00:42:14

258: Listener Q & A – SA and Analyst Positions, FBI Academy Training

4/21/2022
On this episode, Special Agent Cerena Coughlin, an FBI Applicant Coordinator and recruiter for the Philadelphia Division and first office agent Special Agent Cassandra Winkel, provide answers to over 40 questions sent in by FBI Retired Case File Review listeners. This is part 2 of this two-part recruitment episode. Also check out Part 1 - 257: FBI Special Agent Hiring and Training Update, where Special Agents Coughlin and Winkle take us through all phases of the FBI special agent hiring...

Duration:01:35:00

257: FBI Special Agent Hiring and Training Update

4/20/2022
Special Agent Cerena Coughlin, an FBI Applicant Coordinator and recruiter for the Philadelphia Division and first office agent Special Agent Cassandra Winkel, update us on all phases of the FBI special agent hiring process and the training program at the FBI Academy. This is part 1 of this recruitment episode. Also check out Part 2 – Episode 258: Listener Q & A – FBI Special Agent and Intelligence Analyst Positions, where SAs Coughlin and Winkel provide detailed answers to listener...

Duration:01:48:35

256: Tommy MacDonald – Top Ten Fugitive, Cop Killer Donald Webb

4/6/2022
Retired Agent Tommy MacDonald reviews the thirty-seven-year manhunt for Top Ten Most Wanted Fugitive cop killer Donald Eugene Webb, wanted for the December 1980 murder of Saxonburg, Pennsylvania Chief of Police Gregory Adams. His multiple interview sessions with Webb's wife, Lillian, were a major component of the many tools and techniques used to resolve the mystery case. Tommy MacDonald served as a Special Agent with the FBI for twenty-five years, 21 as a special agent and four as an...

Duration:01:07:02

255: Katherine Schweit – School Shootings, Active Shooter Program

3/23/2022
Retired agent Katherine Schweit reviews three school shootings, Columbine H.S., Virginia Tech University, and Sandy Hook Elementary, which she studied extensively for the FBI’s initial research project she authored. The report, A Study of Active Shooter Incidents in the United States Between 2000 and 2013, focused both on research and operational needs. During the episode, also explains the “Run. Hide. Fight." safety campaign. Katherine Schweit served in the FBI for twenty years. Her last...

Duration:01:16:15

254: Dan DeSimone – NY Mob, Las Vegas Escort Industry

3/9/2022
In this episode of FBI Retired Case File Review, Retired agent Dan DeSimone reviews "Operation Thin Crust," a long-term undercover operation (UCO) conducted in 1998. He played the undercover role of the manager of an escort service, covertly set up by the FBI to gather evidence of attempts by associates of the New York Gambino crime family to enter the lucrative Las Vegas escort industry, also known as the outcall industry. Dan and the case agent had to act quickly when, while monitoring...

Duration:01:29:38

253: Charles Stuber – NC Speaker Jim Black, Public Corruption

2/23/2022
Retired agent Charles Stuber reviews his bribery and public corruption investigation of North Carolina Speaker of the House Jim Black. At the time, Black was serving his eleventh term in the House of Representatives and was the most powerful politician in the state. Chuck Stuber served in the FBI for 28 years. Check out episode show notes, photos, and related articles. https://jerriwilliams.com/episode-253-charles-stuber-nc-speaker-jim-black-corruption/ Buy me a coffee -...

Duration:01:09:29

252: Charlie Cunningham – Military Hero, Cocaine Case

2/9/2022
Retired agent Charlie Cunningham reviews his investigation of David Lindsay for cocaine trafficking. Lindsay was a highly decorated war hero who had retired from the military after about 21 years in the Marine Corps and the Army. As reflected on Lindsay's DD-214 military record, he had earned over twenty medals of bravery. A pre-trial evaluation determined that, based on his combat missions and time as a POW, he suffered from a severe case of Post-Traumatic Stress Syndrome (PTSD). He used...

Duration:01:11:12

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