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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/

FBI Retired Case File Review Jerri Williams

    • True Crime
    • 4.7 • 1.6K 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/

    Kyle Vowinkel – 2013 Alabama Bunker Negotiations

    Kyle Vowinkel – 2013 Alabama Bunker Negotiations

    Retired agent Kyle Vowinkel reviews the 2013 Alabama bunker child abduction case, known as the Boy in the Bunker, one of the FBI's greatest hostage recovery operations. January 2023 marks the 10th anniversary of the crisis event, which took place from January 29, through February 4, 2013 in Midland City, Alabama, when a man boarded a school bus, killed the driver, and took a five-year-old boy hostage.
     
    Having served for eight years on the FBI's elite Hostage Rescue Team (HRT) and, at the time of the incident, the Crisis Negotiation Unit (CNU), Kyle acted as a bridge between tactical agents and negotiators' efforts to save the child. For his contribution to the successful resolution, he received the Attorney General's Award for Exceptional Heroism. Kyle Vowinkel served in the FBI for 24 years.
    Check out episode show notes, photos, and related articles.  https://jerriwilliams.com/280-kyle-vowinkel-2013-alabama-bunker-negotiations/


     

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    • 1 hr 26 min
    J Robert Chadwick – FBI Transformation, Strategic Execution Team, SET

    J Robert Chadwick – FBI Transformation, Strategic Execution Team, SET

    Retired agent Rob Chadwick reviews Director Mueller’s Strategic Execution Team (SET) training initiative. SET spearheaded the transformation of the FBI from a law enforcement agency into an intelligence driven and threat focused national security service and was the largest training program in the history of the FBI. The generation of agents and analysts working in the Bureau, on or shortly after the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001, took part in the training from about 2008-2010. Rob Chadwick served in the FBI for nearly 21 years.
    Check out episode show notes, photos, and related articles.  https://jerriwilliams.com/279-j-robert-chadwick-fbi-transformation-strategic-execution-team-set/


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    • 53 min
    Neil Herman and Kevin Hallinan – 1981 Brink's Armored Car Robbery

    Neil Herman and Kevin Hallinan – 1981 Brink's Armored Car Robbery

    Retired agent Neil Herman and retired NYPD Detective/Lt. Kevin Hallinan review the three-year crime spree in the New York metropolitan area that culminated on October 20, 1981, when 11 members of the Weather Underground, a radical domestic terrorist group, carried out a Brink's armored car robbery at the Nanuet Mall in Nyack, New York. Using high-powered weapons, the terrorist group stole 1.6 million dollars, and shot and killed bank security guard Peter Paige. During their getaway, they also shot and killed Nyack Police Department Sgt. Edward J. O'Grady, Jr. and Police Officer Waverly "Chipper" Brown.
    This case, code-named NYROB, was the first major investigation of the FBI-NYPD Joint Terrorism Task Force after it was formed in 1980 to investigate the growing number of terrorist acts targeting New York. Neil and Kevin also discuss modern terrorism and the early days of the multi-agency FBI-NYPD Joint Terrorism Task Force (JTTF) partnership, the first in the county. Their messages to active agents and law enforcement are truly inspirational. 
    Check out episode show notes, photos, and related articles.  https://jerriwilliams.com/278-neil-herman-and-kevin-hallinan-1981-brinks-armored-car-robbery/


     
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    • 1 hr 14 min
    Michael Byrnes - Quadruple Homicide Crime Scene Search

    Michael Byrnes - Quadruple Homicide Crime Scene Search

    Retired agent Michael Byrnes reviews the tragic 2017 quadruple murder of four young men in Solebury, PA, specifically the human remains search and recovery operation conducted by Philadelphia FBI ERT to assist local law enforcement officers. Mike oversaw team members from FBI, state, county, and local agencies as they identified and processed 6 separate excavation sites, ultimately recovering all four victims 5 days after commencing the operation. The murders were carried out by Cosmo DiNardo and Sean Michael Kratz who were convicted and sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole by the state of Pennsylvania.
    Check out episode show notes, photos, and related articles.  https://jerriwilliams.com/277-michael-byrnes-quadruple-homicide-crime-scene-search/
     


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    • 1 hr 13 min
    Jonny Grusing – Serial Killer Con Man Scott Kimball

    Jonny Grusing – Serial Killer Con Man Scott Kimball

    Retired agent Jonathan “Jonny” Grusing reviews his investigation of former FBI informant Scott Kimball, who has confessed to being a serial murderer. Grusing worked with the BAU, the FBI’s profiling unit, as a field coordinator and with numerous law enforcement agencies to bring homicide charges against Kimball and recover three of his victims from remote, mountainous areas. The details of Kimball's murders are horrific, revealing his deception, complete disregard for human life, including family members he claimed to love. Jonny Grusing served in the FBI for 25 years.
    Check out episode show notes, photos, and related articles.  https://jerriwilliams.com/276-jonny-grusing-serial-killer-con-man-scott-kimball/
     
     
    Happy Holidays! Here's a link to a giveaway physical surveillance puzzle page for all you law enforcement members, private investigators, and armchair detectives to print and try out:  https://jerriwilliams.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/12/Physical-Surveillance-Giveaway.pdf
     
     
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    • 1 hr 47 min
    Richard Stout – Billion Dollar Ponzi Schemer Scott Rothstein

    Richard Stout – Billion Dollar Ponzi Schemer Scott Rothstein

    Retired agent Richard Stout and investigative journalist Bob Norman review the case against Scott Rothstein, who convinced hundreds of wealthy investors to pay millions of dollars for fake legal settlements in the fourth largest Ponzi scheme in US history. In addition to economic fraud, the case also covered other illegal activities, including bank fraud, public corruption, organized crime, illegal campaign contributions, and pay-to-play politics. The case resulted in the arrest and prosecution of 30 individuals. Stout and Norman are working together on A Great Fall, their upcoming true crime book and series about Scott Rothstein. Rich Stout served in the FBI for 22 years.
    Check out episode show notes, photos, and related articles.  https://jerriwilliams.com/275-richard-stout-billion-dollar-ponzi-schemer-scott-rothstein/


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    • 1 hr 14 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
1.6K Ratings

1.6K Ratings

John🤘 ,

Casual listener

This last episode (about Ethan) was absolutely amazing. One of the best podcasts I’ve ever heard. The detail presented was incredible. So much great insight.

GreenPrell ,

Extremely informative

Jerri is a consummate professional, and does a great job bringing us the people and stories that truly edify regarding investigating crime. I leave each episode being even more impressed with the FBI.

Lieutenant's Daughter ,

Appreciated

I watch, listen, and read a lot of true crime stories because I’m fascinated by how they are solved. The hard work of law enforcement is amazing and makes me appreciate that they are out there all day, every day. Thank you for your service Jerri.

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