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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 https://jerriwilliams.com/

Jan 27, 2017

Myron Fuller served in the FBI for 30 years. In this episode of FBI Retired Case File Review with Jerri Williams, Fuller is interviewed about his case agent and undercover role in the case code named ABSCAM, originally initiated to investigate and penetrate White Collar Crime and Organized Crime targets in the New York area. Specifically, it was begun as an undercover operation to infiltrate the conspiracy of members of organize crime to purchase a mortgage company for fraudulent and criminal purposes. The sophisticated ABSCAM scenario included a fictitious wealthy Lebanese businessman and a $7 Million bank account. Fuller and his undercover partner, agent John Hauss, represented that they worked for a consortium of foreign banks and a Lebanese businessman who wanted to funnel millions of Middle-East money into ventures in the United States. The scenario, with the cooperation of con man Mel Weinberg, allowed for the successful conviction of organized crime figures, conmen, and ultimately, corrupt politicians. Fuller retired as the Special Agent in Charge (SAC) of the Honolulu Division.