Nov 19, 2016
In this episode of FBI Retired Case File Review, I interview Karl LNU, who asked that I not use his last name (LNU stands for last name unknown - or in this case unused). Karl was investigated, charged and convicted of bribing corrupt purchasing agents to approve invoices for over-priced and inferior lighting and maintenance supplies. The scam was operated by phone. Karl, his business partner and their employees made telemarketing calls to unsuspecting businesses throughout the United States and ripped them off with the help of their own greedy employees. Karl pled guilty and served time for business to business telemarketing fraud, but his sentence was reduced significantly based on his decision to become a cooperating witness, assisting a multi-agency Group II undercover investigation targeting the business to business telemarketing fraud industry in the Philadelphia area. This was one of my economic crime cases and the work I did with my U. S. postal inspector partner resulted in 16 search warrants and 25 convictions.