Feb 5, 2020
Retired agent Peter Ahearn served in the FBI for twenty-nine years. During his career, he served in a variety of positions of increasing responsibility. His last promotion was Special Agent in Charge of the Buffalo Division. In this episode of FBI Retired Case File Review, Peter Ahearn reviews the Lackawanna Six terrorism case and provides insight into the challenges of managing a major international terrorism investigation started just a few months before the terrorists attacks of September 11, 2001. The case was initiated after an anonymous letter was received claiming that several individuals residing in Lackawanna, New York, had attended training camps in Afghanistan operated by Osama Bin Laden.
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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 as an audiobook, ebook and paperback wherever books are sold.