Aug 22, 2019
Retired agent Michael E. Anderson served with the FBI for 28 years. His initial assignment was to the San Antonio Division, Austin Resident Agency where he worked white-collar crime matters. In this episode of FBI Retired Case File Review, Michael Anderson reviews his investigation of German national Georg Dudov, for a money-laundering scheme that netted $2.3 million from people who thought they were investing in oil wells. In furtherance of the scam, Dudov participated in passport fraud when he attempted to bribe an immigration official to issue him a fraudulent American passport and tried to hire a hitman to have an associate killed.
Later in his Bureau career, Mike was a supervisor at FBI Headquarters, before reporting to Houston as a White Collar Crime supervisor managing highly complex Financial Crimes and Intellectual Property Rights investigations. We previously spoke to Mike Anderson in episode 129 about the Enron Investigation, the largest and most complex White Collar Crime case in FBI history, for which he received the Attorney General’s Award for Exceptional Service. Subsequently, he was promoted to Assistant Special Agent in Charge (ASAC) and initially oversaw the entire Criminal Program. He also served as the FBI Houston Chief Policy and Compliance Officer for over six years. Michael E. Anderson is a Certified Fraud Examiner who has spoken extensively about Enron and ethics to universities, private groups and companies around the country. He can be contacted via his LinkedIn profile. Mike suggested that we dedicate this episode to FBI Agent Brian Crews, a colleague who worked with him on the Enron investigation and who died of cancer in 2018 as a result of his work as a member of the Evidence Response Team at the World Trade Center following the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
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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 wherever books are sold.