8 episodes

On a balmy evening in late September 1983, a 25-year-old armored truck driver set in motion one of the largest cash heists in U.S. history. White Eagle is the story of that robbery. Join investigative journalist and bestselling true crime author M. William Phelps as he untangles one of the most fascinating crimes in modern history and searches for a man who’s eluded federal authorities for nearly four decades.

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    • 3.5 • 2 Ratings

On a balmy evening in late September 1983, a 25-year-old armored truck driver set in motion one of the largest cash heists in U.S. history. White Eagle is the story of that robbery. Join investigative journalist and bestselling true crime author M. William Phelps as he untangles one of the most fascinating crimes in modern history and searches for a man who’s eluded federal authorities for nearly four decades.

    6. Where is Victor Gerena?

    6. Where is Victor Gerena?

    In the final episode, President Clinton’s decision to grant clemency to members of the Macheteros and the FALN ignites a firestorm on Capitol Hill and spells trouble for the First Lady’s Senate bid. A top Macheteros leader meets a violent end, Puerto Rico struggles under U.S. leadership, and Phelps completes his search for Victor Gerena.
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    • 31 min
    Introducing: Crossing the Line with M. William Phelps

    Introducing: Crossing the Line with M. William Phelps

    From the team that brought you Paper Ghosts.

    • 1 min
    5. Lawyers, Guns and Money

    5. Lawyers, Guns and Money

    A series of FBI raids send more than a dozen Macheteros back to Connecticut to stand trial in the Wells Fargo robbery case. Plus, an attorney for the group unpacks the government’s “sloppy” legal strategy, Juan’s former lover testifies in court, and a key player jumps bail and returns to clandestinity.
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    • 36 min
    4. Aguila Blanca

    4. Aguila Blanca

    A top Macheteros soldier explains exactly what happened the night of the Wells Fargo heist, including where Victor took the cash in the days that followed. Plus, internal dissent and hubris threatens to derail the entire operation, and we dive deep into a Cuban connection.
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    • 31 min
    3. Epiphany

    3. Epiphany

    After Victor Gerena surfaces to take credit for the robbery, money starts showing up in the heart of Hartford’s Puerto Rican community. Then, a missile strike thousands of miles away reveals an unassuming piece of evidence that provides investigators with a huge break – and a new suspect. 
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    • 32 min
    2. Be On The Lookout

    2. Be On The Lookout

    A nationwide manhunt takes a turn after police recover the car used in the heist. Then, law enforcement learns what a key witness knows about Victor Gerena’s movements the morning of the robbery. This, as Phelps digs into the 25-year-old security guard’s background and uncovers a potential motive.
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    • 30 min

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