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FBI Retired Case File Review

The host of FBI Retired Case File Review with Jerri Williams is a retired FBI agent writing crime fiction inspired by true crime FBI cases. In this podcast, she interviews retired FBI agents about their most intriguing and high-profile cases, reviews how the FBI is portrayed in books, TV, and movies and recommends crime fiction. Photos and links to articles about the cases and topics discussed can be found at

Mar 7, 2024

Retired agent John Ouellet reviews his investigation of Stephen Blumberg, the most prolific book thief in the history of the United States. His investigation led John to Blumberg’s three-story, 17-room mansion in Ottumwa, Iowa, packed with antiques and 23,000 rare books and manuscripts stolen from libraries and universities in 45 states and Canada. During the trial, the stolen volumes were estimated to be worth $5 million. However, librarians agree the collection was priceless. John Ouellet served in the FBI for 23 years. 

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