FBI Retired Case Files Review: Epi.121: John Mindermann – Watergate, FBI Public Perception Today

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This podcast originally appears on Jerriwilliams.com on June 21st, 2018. Duration: 1 hr 51 min.



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About Jerri Williams

Jerri Williams, a retired FBI agent, jokes that she writes crime fiction inspired by true crime FBI cases about American greed and corruption in an attempt to relive her glory days investigating scams and schemers. She served 26 years as a Special Agent with the FBI. During her career, most of her investigations targeted major economic and financial crimes. Her investigation of a $350 million Ponzi scheme resulted in a 12-year prison sentence and multiple forfeitures; the case she conducted on an international advance fee scam resulted in a 14-year prison sentence; and her major investigation of business to business telemarketing fraud, which included a long-term undercover operation, resulted in 16 search warrants, 25 convictions and multi-year prison terms.

Jerri is also the host and producer of FBI Retired Case File Review, a true crime podcast featuring interviews with retired agents about their careers and high-profiled cases. You can find out more about her at http://www.jerriwilliams.com.

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She believes he’s a con-man. He believes he’s a victim of what happens when greed and giving collide.

Special Agent Kari Wheeler refuses to accept the hero label, even after receiving the FBI and the City of Philadelphia’s Medal of Bravery. She just wants to get back to work. Her new case has her investigating Cuthbert “Cuddy” Mullins, a self-described do-gooder who says he is changing the world for the glory of God. He’s accused of running the largest charity Ponzi scheme in the country. As he attempts to convince everyone – wealthy philanthropists, donors, non-profits, and even himself – that it’s all a big misunderstanding, Kari knows that she and Cuddy have something in common; they are both living a lie. He claims God gave him the gift to read troubled souls. Will he be able to read hers?

GREEDY GIVERS–an FBI crime novel about temptation, corruption, and redemption inspired by an actual true crime FBI case—is the second book in the Philadelphia FBI corruption squad series. Buy the Kindle Edition and trade paperback today!

Jerri Williams, a retired FBI special agent, jokes that she writes crime fiction in an attempt to relive her glory days. After 26 years with the Bureau specializing in major economic fraud and corruption investigations, she called on her professional encounters with scams and schemers to write Greedy Givers. You can find out more about Jerri at jerriwilliams.com. You can also connect with her on Twitter @jerriwilliams1 or Facebook at Jerri Williams Author.

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In Pursuit is a gripping tale of a defining moment in American history—the Watergate scandal—told for the first time by the FBI agent who was coincidentally on weekend duty when the burglary occurred.

Former FBI Special Agent John Mindermann collaborates with best-selling author Brian Solon to deliver an action-packed, ride-along narrative, dramatically unfolding with vivid imagery, high-speed chases, and simmering political intrigue revealing new details and insights—including a previously undisclosed FBI shutdown of the White House.

Mindermann’s formative years growing up in San Francisco’s Mission District and working as a police officer in the 1960s instilled a determination to fight against injustice and get to the heart of the matter—when the fate of the day hinges on thinking fast and acting faster.


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True Crime Podcast: With Jerri Williams – Ep. 110 Oliver “Buck” Revell

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True Crime Podcast – Jerri Williams hosts retired FBI agent Oliver “Buck” Revell- Operation Goldenrod, G-Man’s Journal

This podcast originally appeared on Jerriwilliams.com

Duration: 1 hr. 5min



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Retired agent Oliver “Buck” Revell served in the FBI for 30 years. During his Bureau career, he assumed numerous leadership roles, culminating with his promotion to Associate Deputy Director in Charge of Investigations. In this episode of FBI Retired Case File Review, he reviews Operation Goldenrod and the capture of Fawaz Younis, the first overseas apprehension of an international terrorist.



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From 1964 to 1994, Buck Revell directed or participated in virtually every major FBI investigation– including the JFK assassination, Watergate, the Iran hostage crisis, and Gulf War antiterrorist operations. As the former Associate Deputy Director in charge of investigations, the Bureau’s number-two career post, he sealed his reputation as a legendary maverick in federal law enforcement. Now, in a landmark autobiography, Revell candidly reveals the brilliance and deep-rooted flaws behind thirty years of FBI investigations. Known early on for his street-smart, proactive, and hard-hitting style inside J. Edgar Hoover’s Bureau, Revell hunted down Mafia hit men, Ku Klux Klan-type terrorist groups, and Eastern Bloc spies. Quickly rising in a system that was often its own worst enemy, he discloses why, after Hoover’s death in 1972, he and other reform-minded agents moved to modernize the FBI both tactically and technologically– and how he developed investigative strategies, innovated specific surveillance methods, and championed special FBI units, such as Special Events Management and Hostage Rescue.

As skilled at advising heads of state as collaring criminals, Revell was often summoned to the White House Situation Room. As the senior FBI representative to the National Security Council, he emerged as one of our leading authorities on terrorism and national security issues. He recounts how he persuaded Congress to enact Federal laws regarding fugitive apprehension abroad, and how he directed all international operations– including tracking the kidnappers and killers of hostages in Beirut, international mafias weapons smuggling, and French and Japanese industrial espionage. He also demonstrates why it is vital for the FBI to become a global nerve center for the world’s law enforcement agencies.

On the home front, Buck Revell continues to advise the National Security Council, the Pentagon, and the Justice Departments on matters of organized crime, drug enforcement, white-collar crime and terrorism. In “A G-Man’s Journal”, he proposes drastic reforms for improving the current system of law enforcement and justice, and bluntly analyzes what went wrong at incidents like the Branch Davidian tragedy in Waco, and the World Trade Center and Oklahoma City bombings.

A riveting chronicle of an extraordinary career amid history-shaping events, “A G-Man’s Journal” lays bare the varied criminal threats facing America today, and sets the crimefighting agenda for the next century.




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