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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

Dec 24, 2020

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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. Visit her website to check out her books, available as audiobooks, ebooks and paperbacks wherever books are sold.

In this episode of FBI Retired Case File Review, Terry Kerns and Bryanna Fox review their investigation of Rick Van Thiel, accused of practicing medicine without a license. Terry and Bryanna and members of the Las Vegas Joint Terrorism Task Force gathered evidence and witness statements that “Dr. Rick” was performing surgical procedures, including abortions. A former porn actor, he preferred to be nude while treating his patients/victims. He was also a follower of the sovereign citizen movement, which believes members are not subject to any government statutes, laws, or proceedings. The case had a surprising twist ending.

Retired agent Terry Kerns served in the FBI for 21 years. Terry, who has a Master's of Science in Nursing and a PhD concentrated in emergency management, worked an array of programs in the FBI; health care fraud, weapons of mass destruction, hazardous materials/bombing, and terrorism investigations. Her last assignment before her retirement was as the supervisor on the Joint Terrorism Task Force in Las Vegas, focusing on domestic terrorism investigations.  

Former agent Bryanna Fox served in the FBI for four years, 3 years as a research fellow in the FBI’s Behavioral Science Unit in Quantico, Virginia, and one year as a special agent. As a first office new agent, she completed a rotation that placed her on the Joint Terrorism Task Force and the Transnational Organized Crime Squad in the Las Vegas field office. Currently, Bryanna, who earned her PhD from the University of Cambridge, is an Associate Professor in the Department of Criminology at the University of South Florida in Tampa.

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