256 episodes

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/

FBI Retired Case File Review Jerri Williams

    • True Crime
    • 4.7 • 1.2K Ratings

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/

    Richard DesLauriers – Boston Marathon Bombing

    Richard DesLauriers – Boston Marathon Bombing

    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 officer. Rick also recounts the lessons he learned from working with local, state, and federal law enforcement partners during this major investigation and talks about the movie “Patriots Day,” based on the true story of the manhunt for the Boston Marathon bombers. In the film, actor Kevin Bacon portrays Rick DesLauriers. Rick served in the FBI for twenty-six  years.
    Check out episode show notes, photos, and related articles. https://jerriwilliams.com/250-richard-deslauriers-boston-marathon-bombing/


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    Jerri Williams, a retired FBI agent, author and podcaster, attempts to relive her glory days by writing and blogging about the FBI and hosting FBI Retired Case File Review, a true crime/history podcast. Visit her website to check out her books, available as audiobooks, ebooks and paperbacks wherever books are sold. https://jerriwilliams.com/books/

    • 1 hr 16 min
    Masayo Halpin – Human Trafficking, Commercial Sexual Exploitation

    Masayo Halpin – Human Trafficking, Commercial Sexual Exploitation

    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. She served in the FBI for twenty years.
    Check out episode show notes, photos, and related articles.  https://jerriwilliams.com/249-masayo-halpin-human-trafficking-commercial-sexual-exploitation/


     
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    Jerri Williams, a retired FBI agent, author and podcaster, attempts to relive her glory days by writing and blogging about the FBI and hosting FBI Retired Case File Review, a true crime/history podcast. Visit her website to check out her books, available as audiobooks, ebooks and paperbacks wherever books are sold.  https://jerriwilliams.com/books/

    • 59 min
    Jennifer Coffindaffer – 32 Razor Blades on an Airplane,

    Jennifer Coffindaffer – 32 Razor Blades on an Airplane,

    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. They believed he was trying to evade and test airport security. Jennifer Coffindaffer served in the FBI for 25 years.
    Check out episode show notes, photos, and related articles. https://jerriwilliams.com/248-jennifer-coffindaffer-32-razor-blades-on-an-airplane/
     

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    Jerri Williams, a retired FBI agent, author and podcaster, attempts to relive her glory days by writing and blogging about the FBI and hosting FBI Retired Case File Review, a true crime/history podcast. Visit her website to check out her books, available as audiobooks, ebooks and paperbacks wherever books are sold. https://jerriwilliams.com/books/

    • 59 min
    Michael De La Pena - Polygraph Examiner, Boston Marathon Bombing Associate

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

    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.   https://jerriwilliams.com/247-michael-de-la-pena-polygraph-examiner-boston-marathon-bombing-associate/

    Join my Reader Team to get the FBI Reading Resource - Books about the FBI, written by FBI agents, the 20 clichés about the FBI Reality Checklist, and keep up to date on the FBI in books, TV, and movies via my monthly email. Join here. http://eepurl.com/dzCCmL 

    Jerri Williams, a retired FBI agent, author and podcaster, attempts to relive her glory days by writing and blogging about the FBI and hosting FBI Retired Case File Review, a true crime/history podcast. Visit her website to check out her books, available as audiobooks, ebooks and paperbacks wherever books are sold. https://jerriwilliams.com/books/

    • 1 hr 8 min
    Bonus Episode: G-Man Honors: Salute to FBI Heroes

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

    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 Distinguished Service Honoree Special Agent Jerri Williams (Retired) who shares the stories of FBI Agents as an author and podcaster.
    Check out episode show notes and photos from the event here:  https://jerriwilliams.com/bonus-episode-fbiaa-g-man-honors-salute-to-fbi-heroes/
     
    The G-Man Honors event benefits FBIAA’s two charitable funds – the Memorial College Fund and the Membership Assistance Fund. Donations will directly benefit the families of FBI Agents and provide life changing financial assistance to the members of the FBIAA family.
    Support the FBIAA’s two charitable funds by texting FBIAA to 50155 or visit the FBIAA Ways to donate page.
     
    Timestamps for presenters featured in this special podcast episode:
    00:02:36 -  Josh Jive – MC and Representative of Bracewell LLP, general counsel to FBIAA
    00:04:01 -  Director William Webster (Video Message)
    00:05:56 -  SA Brian O'Hare - President FBIAA
    00:17:39 -  FBI Director Christopher Wray
     
    (Video - 9/11 illnesses)
    00:30:02 -  FBI Director Christopher Wray
    00:31:05 -  SA (Retired) Tom O’Connor - Immediate Past President FBIAA
    00:31:42 -  SA (Retired) Jean O'Connor - FBIAA Executive Director
    00:31:48 -  FBI Director Christopher Wray

    00:33:19 -  SA Jen Marrow - FBIAA Northeast Regional Representative
    00:34:28 -  SA Natalie Barra FBIAA Vice President
    (Video - Salute to FBI Heroes)
    00:35:59 -  FBI Director Christopher Wray
    00:36:33 -  SAC (Retired) Rainer Drolshagen - Membership Assistance Fund recipient
    00:39:18 -  SA Lauren Schuler - Membership Assistance Fund recipient
    00:41:07 -  Kyle Roth – Son of SA Bob Roth (FBI Martyr)
    00:41:45 -  SA Melissa Marrow (FBI Martyr) Letters re SA Wesley Yoo (FBI Martyr) read by SA Paige Pinson
    00:45:52 -  SA (Retired) Tom O’Connor- Immediate Past President FBIAA
    00:46:26 -  FBI Director Christopher Wray
    00:47:09 -  Missouri State Highway Patrol End-of Watch Radio Broadcast for SA Melissa Marrow
     
    00:48:21 -  SA Lisa Reiter FBIAA Southeast Regional Representative
    00:50:54 -  SA Brian O'Hare FBIAA President
    00:53:32 -  SA (Retired) Jerri Williams Distinguished Service Honoree

    • 1 hr 11 min
    Josh Mayers – Sinovel Wind Turbine, Trade Secret Theft

    Josh Mayers – Sinovel Wind Turbine, Trade Secret Theft

    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 FBI for 27 years.
    Check out episode show notes, photos, and related articles. 
    https://jerriwilliams.com/246-josh-mayer-sinovel-wind-turbine-trade-secret-theft/


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    Jerri Williams, a retired FBI agent, author and podcaster, attempts to relive her glory days by writing and blogging about the FBI and hosting FBI Retired Case File Review, a true crime/history podcast. Visit her website to check out her books, available as audiobooks, ebooks and paperbacks wherever books are sold. https://jerriwilliams.com/books/

    • 1 hr 15 min

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