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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

Jul 15, 2021

In this episode of FBI Retired Case File Review, retired agent Anthony Zampogna and retired task force officer (TFO) Giovanni Rocco review Operation Charlie Horse, their long term undercover operation (UCO) investigating mafia capo Charlie Stango and the New Jersey DeCavalcante Mafia family, known as “the real Sopranos.” Giovanni, a New Jersey police officer, using his undercover name “Giovanni Gatto,” infiltrated the crime family and the Newark Division's Organized Crime Task Force, supervised by Anthony, charged and convicted ten members and DeCavalcante associates. 

Anthony Zampogna served 22 years with the FBI. Giovanni Rocco served over twenty-six years working in law enforcement. He was assigned as a TFO for over twenty years with both the DEA and FBI.  Giovanni is the author of Giovanni’s Ring – My Life Inside the Real Sopranos detailing his infiltration of the DeCavalcante mob family. 


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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.