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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

Oct 4, 2018

Retired agent Michael McGowan served with the FBI for more than 30 years. Early in his career, while assigned to the Philadelphia Division, he worked major drug investigations. In this episode of FBI Retired Case File Review, Michael McGowan reviews a Pakistani drug investigation where he was falsely accused and investigated for the theft of $200 million dollars of heroin and cocaine from a secured FBI evidence vault. His reputation and integrity were temporarily destroyed by the false allegation. The actual person responsible was another FBI drug agent who was sentenced to 25 years in prison for the crime. Later in his career, Michael McGowan was transferred to the Boston Division and  participated in more than 50 FBI Undercover Operations. He successfully infiltrated Italian LCN and Russian Organized Crime groups, Mexican drug cartels, Outlaw Motorcycle gangs, contract murderers and corrupt public officials, all resulting in significant arrests, seizures, and lengthy incarcerations. He has been recognized at the highest levels of the FBI and Department of Justice, and domestically and internationally, for his role as an undercover agent. He was an instructor at the FBI Undercover Certification School in Quantico, Virginia and also served an operational counselor for the FBI’s Undercover Safeguard Unit, evaluating undercover FBI personnel for operational and psychological readiness. Michael McGowan has been qualified in federal court as a subject matter expert in Undercover Operations. After retiring from the FBI, McGowan started The 7329 Group, a law enforcement undercover training and entertainment consulting firm. He is the author of Ghost: My Thirty Years as an FBI Undercover Agent, in which he recaps his more than 30 years of dedicated service to the FBI.


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Jerri Williams, a retired FBI agent, author and podcaster, attempts to relive her glory days by writing crime fiction about greed and hosting FBI Retired Case File Review, a true crime/history podcast. Her novels—Pay To Play and Greedy Givers—inspired by actual true crime FBI cases, feature temptation, corruption, and redemption, and are available at