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EARLY FBI CAREER

Becoming a Special Agent in 1973, Mr. Wedick’ s early accomplishments include initiating the FBI’s “OPFOPEN” investigation that targeted globe-trotting conmen using “offshore” banks to pedal fraudulent investment schemes, early undercover roles in the ABSCAM probe where members of Congress were prosecuted for soliciting bribes, and prosecuting the sons of New York mobster JOE BONANNO.

CALIFORNIA STATE LEGISLATURE

As a result of a 3-year undercover probe of the California State Legislature in 1994, Mr. Wedick received the FBI Director’s Award and his performance was cited in the U.S. Congressional record for prosecuting 5 California lawmakers on RICO and corruption charges. Because the investigation involved a complicated “undercover” scenario using “bogus” legislation to investigate elected officials soliciting bribes in exchange for providing support, Mr. Wedick was featured in the Los Angeles Times Sunday Magazine

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EARLY FBI CAREER

Becoming a Special Agent in 1973, Mr. Wedick’ s early accomplishments include initiating the FBI’s “OPFOPEN” investigation that targeted globe-trotting conmen using “offshore” banks to pedal fraudulent investment schemes, early undercover roles in the ABSCAM probe where members of Congress were prosecuted for soliciting bribes, and prosecuting the sons of New York mobster JOE BONANNO.

CALIFORNIA STATE LEGISLATURE

As a result of a 3-year undercover probe of the California State Legislature in 1994, Mr. Wedick received the FBI Director’s Award and his performance was cited in the U.S. Congressional record for prosecuting 5 California lawmakers on RICO and corruption charges. Because the investigation involved a complicated “undercover” scenario using “bogus” legislation to investigate elected officials soliciting bribes in exchange for providing support, Mr. Wedick was featured in the Los Angeles Times Sunday Magazine and he was nominated for the Attorney General’s Award.

MUNICIPAL CORRUPTION

In 1996, amid allegations suggesting Fresno officials were seeking “bribes” in exchange for providing favorable zoning support—Mr. Wedick launched the REZONE probe prosecuting 17 defendants with RICO and corruption violations.

HEALTH CARE FRAUD

And because auditors suggested Medicaid Fraud had become the “crime du jour” among thieves, during 1997 thru 2001, Mr. Wedick launched 3 Health Care Fraud Initiatives prosecuting 324 medical providers with defrauding funds totaling in excess of $228 million. The successful FBI Initiatives attracted the attention of broadcast and print journalists alike, including 60 Minutes’ Mike Wallace and the Los Angeles Times who did a nine-part series detailing the fraudulent abuse of California’s Medicaid Program.

TERRORISM

Retiring from the FBI in 2004, Mr. Wedick was retained as an expert/consultant in three [3] nationally publicized terrorism prosecutions—the HAYAT case in Sacramento, California; the LIBERTY CITY SEVEN prosecution in Miami, Florida; and the BRIANA WATERS investigation in Tacoma, Washington. In the HAYAT case, Mr. Wedick secured juror affidavits suggesting racial bias and misconduct contributed to the “guilty” verdict. For an in-depth analysis see PBS FRONTLINE documentary titled, “ENEMY WITHIN,” or NBC report by Lisa Myers titled, “REASONABLE DOUBT,” and/or Los Angeles Times Sunday Magazine cover story titled, “MUZZLED,” by Mark Arax.

DISTINGUISHED SERVICE

In April 2004, Attorney General JOHN ASHCROFT described Mr. Wedick’s investigations as “models” for other agents to “emulate.” Because he was responsible for handling some of the FBI’s most complicated and sensitive investigations—many using Confidential Informants, Cooperating Witnesses, and FBI Undercover Agents—he can readily provide a professional opinion concerning whether steps taken in an investigation were appropriate, prudent and/or whether a particular investigation was conducted in accordance with established FBI Policies and/or Procedures. Establishing a national consulting practice since retiring, Mr. Wedick has assisted numerous law firms, business professionals, security consultants, and journalists seeking information about the FBI; have questions about a Bureau case; and/or are interested in securing commentary for use in either print or television formats.

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