FBI Retired Case File Review with Jerri Williams

FBI Retired Case File Review with Jerri Williams

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Retired FBI agent writing crime fiction inspired by actual FBI investigations about fraud, corruption and greed.

Episodes

Episode 050: The FBI in Books, TV and Movies - 10 Clichés and Misconceptions  

I’m excited to be celebrating my 50th episode of FBI Retired Case File Review this week, along with the success of my crime novel Pay To Play. While producing and hosting my true crime – crime fiction podcast over the last year, I’ve conducted interviews with my retired FBI colleagues about the high-profiled cases they […]

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Episode 049: Todd Hulsey - Nuclear Weapons, Mascheroni Spy Case (Part 2)  

Show Notes: Retired agent Todd Hulsey served with the FBI for 15 and a half years. However, he has, in total, 21 years of federal law enforcement service. Prior to obtaining his law degree and joining the Bureau, Hulsey worked for five years as a special agent with the United States Customs Service, now known as Immigration and Customs […]

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Episode 048: Todd Hulsey - Nuclear Weapons, Mascheroni Spy Case (Part 1)  

Show Notes: Retired agent Todd Hulsey served with the FBI for 15 and a half years. However, he has, in total, 21 years of federal law enforcement service. Prior to obtaining his law degree and joining the Bureau, Hulsey worked for five years as a special agent with the United States Customs Service, now known as Immigration and Customs […]

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Episode 047: Richard Marquise - Lockerbie Bombing of Flight 103  

Show Notes: Retired agent Richard “Dick” Marquise served with the FBI for 31 years. He is an expert in the fields of counter terrorism and crisis management, both as an investigator and as a manager. Marquise is interviewed about Pan Am Flight 103, blown out of the skies over Lockerbie, Scotland on December 21, 1988, four days before Christmas. Two […]

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Episode 046: Joe Pistone - Infiltrating the Mafia, Being Donnie Brasco  

Show Notes: Retired agent Joe Pistone served in the FBI for nearly 27 years.  However, he is primarily known world-wide for the six years he spent infiltrating one of the New York mafia families as Donnie Brasco, his undercover alter ego. This was a mission so secret only a handful of agents knew what he was doing and where he […]

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Episode 045: Geoff Doyle - Operation Whitemare, Chinese Heroin Bust  

Show Notes: Retired agent Geoff Doyle served 20 years with the FBI.  He joined the Bureau after 8 and a half years in the military.  Early in his career, Geoff worked a variety of assignments in the Richmond and New York Divisions, including SWAT, bank robberies and investigating Italian organized crime.  He was later assigned to a […]

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Episode 044: Karl LNU - Cooperating Witness, Telemarketing Fraud  

Show Notes: Karl LNU, who asked that I not use his last name (LNU stands for last name unknown – or in this case unused), was investigated, charged and convicted of bribing corrupt purchasing agents to approve invoices for over-priced and inferior lighting and maintenance supplies. The scam was operated by phone. Karl, his business partner and their employees made […]

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Episode 043: Scott Moritz -  Mob Guys, Garbage Men, and Forfeiture  

Show Note: Former agent Scott Moritz served with the FBI for nearly ten years. During his time in the Bureau, he focused on white collar crime, domestic and international corruption and money laundering investigations. While assigned to the New York Division, he was on an Asset Forfeiture Squad where he conducted parallel financial investigations alongside agents working organize crime and drug […]

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Episode 042: Doug Hess – Stolen Gold Coins and Fake Silver Bars  

Show Notes: Retired agent Doug Hess served with the FBI for nearly 21 years. He was assigned for a short time to a satellite office out of the Tampa Division, but spent most of his career in the Philadelphia Division. As a licensed pilot, Hess was initially assigned to the surveillance squad, Special Operations Group (SOG). Later, he […]

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Episode 041:  FBI Special Agent - A Career Like No Other  

Show Notes: In this special episode, Special Agents Greg Branch and Bill Toland are interviewed about the qualifications and requirements needed to become a special agent with the FBI. Greg joined the FBI in 1995 and has been assigned to squads handling reactive matters, such as drugs and bank robberies and to white-collar crime investigations. For […]

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Episode 040: Bob Cromwell - Hunting Fugitives, Wrongful Convictions  

Show Notes: Retired agent Bob Cromwell served 22 years with the FBI. In the early part of his career, Bob was assigned cases under the Violent Crimes Program and investigated dangerous fugitive matters. Bob is interviewed specifically about his investigation and capture of two fugitives wanted for Unlawful Flight to Avoid Prosecution (UFAP). One was a rapist and the other the murderer of […]

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Episode 039: Stan Regan - Evidence Response, Continuity of Operations  

Show Notes: Retired agent Stan Regan served in the FBI for 29 years. During his career, he was a member of SWAT, the coordinator of the Evidence Response Team (ERT), and worked Crisis Management matters—both as an agent and squad supervisor. Due to his involvement with these programs, Stan participated in many of the major investigations handled by the New York Office. In particular, […]

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Episode 038: Toni Chrabot - Kidnapped Grandma, Hostage Negotiations  

Show Notes: Retired special agent Toni Chrabot served more than 24 years with the FBI.  Her investigative specialties were public corruption, organized crime, and money laundering.  As a crisis negotiator she responded to a number of kidnappings and barricade situations and as an instructor at the FBI Academy she was designated a subject matter expert in intelligence, […]

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Episode 037: Dell Spry - CIA Betrayal, Aldrich Ames  

Show Notes: Retired agent Dell Spry served in the FBI for twenty years. During his career, he primarily worked counterintelligence, counterespionage, and counterterrorism investigations. While assigned to FBIHQ, Dell was a member of the National Security Council Counterterrorism Working Group. He was liaison to the CIA Counterintelligence Center, Counterespionage Group and was the lead investigator […]

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Episode 036: Vince McNally - Critical Incidents and LEO Suicide Prevention  

Show Notes: Retired Agent Vincent McNally served in the FBI for 31 years. He was first hired as a clerical employee and two years later received an appointment to the special agent position. During his agent career, he conducted and led investigations in general criminal violations, espionage, terrorism, white-collar crime, organized crime, and drug violations. He later […]

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Episode 035: Keith Kelly - Bernie Madoff, Ponzi Scheme  

Show Notes: Retired agent Keith Kelly served with the FBI for twenty-seven years. Keith, a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), worked a variety of assignments during his career, including being a member of the New York Division SWAT Team, extensive experience as an undercover agent, following the money trail of international drugs cases and other criminal […]

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Episode 034: Ed Hino - Kidnapped Baby, Kidnapped Motorist  

Show Notes:
Retired agent Ed Hino served in the FBI for 21 years. Ed, who has been retired for more than 26 years, takes us back in time to the era of the G-Man and discusses two very different kidnapping cases. The first case is about a kidnapped baby, a 24-hours-old newborn snatched from the arms of his mother who was resting in her hospital room. The second case involves a kidnapped motorist ordered by his captors to drive them from Ohio to Alabama. Ed also talks about proudly witnessing the Bureau's transition from investigating primarily criminal cases, like the ones he used to work, to focusing approximately half of the agency's manpower and resources to the counterterrorism mission.

 
Supervisory Special Agent (Retired)
Edward J. Hino
9/23/1968 - 8/15/1989

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ed worked criminal matters for most of his Bureau career. A highlight was his investigation involving a kidnapped baby taken from the maternity ward of Grandview Hospital in Sellersville, PA by a mystery woman. The following are newspaper articles about the high-profiled case:

Newborn Abducted From Hospital

Together Again Kidnapped Bucks Infant Is Returned To His Parents    

Woman Gets 18 Years In Baby Kidnap

Family focuses on positives years after abduction

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jerri Williams, a retired FBI agent, author and podcaster, attempts to relive her glory days by writing crime fiction and hosting FBI Retired Case File Review, a true crime podcast available for subscription on iTunes and Stitcher. Her novel—Pay To Play— about a female agent investigating corruption in the Philadelphia strip club industry will be released on September 20, 2016.

 

This episode was sponsored by FBIRetired.com - the only on-line directory made available to the general public featuring “retired” FBI AGENTS / ANALYSTS interested in showcasing their skills to secure business opportunities.

 

 

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Episode 033: Jane Rhodes Wolfe - Puffer Fish Poison Threat  

Show Notes:
Retired agent Jane Rhodes Wolfe served 20 years with the FBI.  Early in her career, she was assigned to the New York Field Office, where she worked financial investigations. As a member of the Evidence Response Team (ERT), a collateral duty, she was deployed to Yemen following the bombing of the USS Cole, and, on 9/11, responded to the World Trade Center attacks and aided victims. Jane became a member of the PENTTBOM investigative team and also worked on the investigation of terrorist Zacarias Moussaoui.  In addition to management assignments at FBI Headquarters in Congressional Affairs and the Inspection Division, Jane began to concentrate on national security matters.  She supervised a Joint Terrorism Task Force in Chicago and oversaw the intake and analysis of suspicious activity reports. In this episode, she is interviewed about one of those reports which resulted in the investigation of an attempted purchase of a restricted toxin, known as the puffer fish poison case. During the interview, she also provides tips for the public regarding potential threat indicators of suspicious activities that should be reported to law enforcement. Jane’s last assignment, prior to her retirement, was Section Chief of the Exploitation Threat Section, Counterterrorism Division.

 
Section Chief (Retired)
Jane Rhodes Wolfe
2/4/1996 - 3/31/2016
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

When Jane supervised the Joint Terrorism Task Force in Chicago, her squad was responsible for responding to tips from the public regarding suspicious and threatening activity, such as the one received about an attempted purchase of a restricted puffer fish poison toxin. The following are links to several newspaper articles about the case:

FBI: Fake doctor held in toxin Sting

"Puffer Fish Poisoning" WMD investigation in Chicago

Man who bought puffer fish toxin sentenced in plot to kill wife

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jerri Williams, a retired FBI agent, author and podcaster, attempts to relive her glory days by writing crime fiction and hosting FBI Retired Case File Review, a true crime podcast available for subscription on iTunes and Stitcher. Her novel—Pay To Play— about a female agent investigating corruption in the Philadelphia strip club industry will be released on September 20, 2016.

 

This episode was sponsored by FBIRetired.com - the only on-line directory made available to the general public featuring “retired” FBI AGENTS / ANALYSTS interested in showcasing their skills to secure business opportunities.

 

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Episode 032: Brig Barker - Arabic and Blood Diamonds  

Show notes:
Retired agent Brig Barker served in the FBI for twenty years. As a combat veteran and a highly respected linguist with full fluency in Arabic and a professional working proficiency in German, during his Bureau career Brig was frequently deployed overseas to work on major counterterrorism matters. From 1998 until his recent retirement, Brig was assigned to operational investigations in Nairobi, Kenya; Kampala, Uganda; Cairo, Egypt; London, England; Freetown, Sierra Leone; and Tunis, Tunisia; to name a few. During his deployment to Sierra Leone, he was tasked with officially opening the FBI Attaché office there and establishing liaison with local leaders and diamond merchants. He initiated the investigation in to allegations that profits from the sale of blood diamonds were being funneled to terrorist organizations. Allegedly, diamonds were being used for this purpose due to the gem's high value and portability. Brig now operates his own global security consulting company, Counterterrorism Consultants International (ct-consultants.com).

 

(My crime fiction recommendation is The Poor Boy's Game by Dennis Tafoya)

 
Special Agent (Retired)
Brig Barker
7/9/1995 - 3/23/3016

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Brig was deployed to Freetown, Sierra Leone in 2006 to establish the FBI's presence in the country. The following are links to major news articles about the illicit blood diamond trade:

Al Qaeda Cash Tied to Diamond Trade

Why the Blood Diamond Trade Won’t Die

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jerri Williams, a retired FBI agent, author and podcaster, attempts to relive her glory days by writing crime fiction and hosting FBI Retired Case File Review, a true crime podcast available for subscription on iTunes and Stitcher. Her novel—Pay To Play— about a female agent investigating corruption in the Philadelphia strip club industry will be released on September 20, 2016.

 

This episode was sponsored by FBIRetired.com - the only on-line directory made available to the general public featuring “retired” FBI AGENTS / ANALYSTS interested in showcasing their skills to secure business opportunities.

 

 

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Episode 031: Mike Rochford -  FBI Betrayal, Robert Hanssen  

Show Notes:
Retired agent Mike Rochford served in the FBI for 30 years, five years as a clerical employee and Russian translator, and 25 as a special agent. Prior to his retirement, Mike was Section Chief of the Espionage Section. Based on his language skill, Mike worked Foreign Counter Intelligence (FCI) cases for most of his career. While assigned as a supervisor at FBI Headquarters and in the field, he oversaw such cases as Aldrich Ames and Earl Pitts, and worked to identity six unknown subjects, government spies the FBI and CIA had been for years trying to uncover. One of those "unsubs" was eventually identified as FBI agent Robert Hanssen. Hanssen is considered the most damaging spy in FBI history. Mike recruited the source, a Russian agent of the KGB/SVR, who provided the information that led to Hanssen's identification. For this effort, Mike received the National Intelligence Medal of Achievement from the CIA.

 
Section Chief (Retired)
Michael T. Rochford
6/24/1974 – 8/4/2004

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The following are links to a FBI overview of the Robert Hanssen investigation and a video of Mike speaking about the Hanssen case at the International Spy Museum in Washington, D. C.

FBI Website Famous Cases and Criminals - Robert Hanssen

International Spy Museum - Investigation of Robert Hanssen (video)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jerri Williams, a retired FBI agent, author and podcaster, attempts to relive her glory days by writing crime fiction and hosting FBI Retired Case File Review, a true crime podcast available for subscription on iTunes and Stitcher. Her novel—Pay To Play— about a female agent investigating corruption in the Philadelphia strip club industry will be released on September 20, 2016.

 

This episode was sponsored by FBIRetired.com - the only on-line directory made available to the general public featuring “retired” FBI AGENTS / ANALYSTS interested in showcasing their skills to secure business opportunities.

 

 

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