Nov 17, 2017
Retired agent Stewart Fillmore served with the FBI for 29 years. He began his Bureau career as a support employee and after three years received an appointment to the special agent position. Stewart Fillmore was assigned to the Dallas, Little Rock, Chicago, and Tyler, Texas offices. A career “street agent” he worked most of the criminal investigation under the jurisdiction of the FBI. However, his primary specialty was investigating public corruption. In this episode of FBI Retired Case File Review, Stewart Fillmore reviews a case initiated based on allegations that minority motorists were being illegally stopped on an isolated stretch of highway in rural East Texas. The case eventually was redirected to determine how and by whom drugs and firearms confiscated from motorists had gone missing from the local police evidence room. Stewart Fillmore wrote a book about the case, Tenaha: Corruption and Cover-Up In Small Town Texas. The true crime story provides an inside look at how an actual FBI public corruption investigation are worked. Since retiring from the FBI, Stewart Fillmore currently operates his own private investigation company.