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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

Jul 11, 2019

Retired agent Jane Mason served more than 28 years with the FBI. Initially assigned to the Kansas City Division, she spent the majority of her career in the New York Office where she worked White Collar Crime cases with a heavy focus on Environmental Crimes. In this episode of FBI Retired Case File Review, Jane Mason reviews a case she worked with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), where the subject, Gary Bennett operating as Gerace Contracting Corp., was hired for asbestos abatement at 26 Federal Plaza in New York. Workers used illegal removal methods and then dumped grates and bags of asbestos at scattered locations throughout New York City, exposing anyone who unknowingly came in contact with the hazardous materials.

As a collateral duty, for 16 years Jane Mason also served as the Evidence Response Team (ERT) leader collecting forensic evidence at hundreds of local, national, and international of crime scenes, including collecting evidence and human remains for nine months following the attack on the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001.

Upon her retirement, she and another retired agent formed a private investigations company where a number of her clients were survivors of sexual assault. Her expertise and experience with evidence collection and working with survivors motivated Jane Mason to form The Preserve Group and to create and manufacture the PRESERVEkit, a self-administered, sexual assault evidence collection kit for survivors who do not have a sexual assault forensic exam, commonly referred to as a rape kit. Visit to learn more. 

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Jerri Williams, a retired FBI agent, author and podcaster, attempts to relive her glory days by writing and blogging about the FBI and hosting FBI Retired Case File Review, a true crime/history podcast. Her new book FBI Myths and Misconceptions: A Manual for Armchair Detectives is available worldwide wherever books are sold.