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Jerri Williams

Jerri Williams

Author and Podcaster

Current Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

Email: jerriwilliams@fbiretired.com

Website: http://jerriwilliams.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JerriWilliamsAuthor/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/JerriWilliams1

LinkedIn: https://linkedin.com/pub/jerri-williams/4/182/14a

Retired: 11/2008 as special agent & spokesperson

Where: Philadelphia Division

FBI Service: 26 Years

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Jerri Williams served 26 years as a Special Agent with the FBI. During her career, most of her investigations were focused on economic crimes. Among the cases she investigated were a $350 million Ponzi scheme that targeted nonprofit organizations and high-profile philanthropists, an international advanced-fee scam, and a business-to-business telemarketing fraud that included a long-term undercover operation – all of which resulted in significant forfeitures and multi-year prison sentences for the perpetrators.

Later in her FBI career, Ms. Williams was the spokesperson for the Philadelphia Division of the FBI, taking on the responsibility of educating and informing the public about the Bureau. This role put Williams in the spotlight in front of the local news media. She also made appearances on the CBS Morning Show, The History Channel’s “Save Our History” program, and CNBC’s “American Greed,” a highlight of her career.

Post FBI retirement, Ms. Willia

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Jerri Williams served 26 years as a Special Agent with the FBI. During her career, most of her investigations were focused on economic crimes. Among the cases she investigated were a $350 million Ponzi scheme that targeted nonprofit organizations and high-profile philanthropists, an international advanced-fee scam, and a business-to-business telemarketing fraud that included a long-term undercover operation – all of which resulted in significant forfeitures and multi-year prison sentences for the perpetrators.

Later in her FBI career, Ms. Williams was the spokesperson for the Philadelphia Division of the FBI, taking on the responsibility of educating and informing the public about the Bureau. This role put Williams in the spotlight in front of the local news media. She also made appearances on the CBS Morning Show, The History Channel’s “Save Our History” program, and CNBC’s “American Greed,” a highlight of her career.

Post FBI retirement, Ms. Williams was employed as the Director of Media Relations for SEPTA, the sixth largest public transportation agency in the country. In this role, Williams often addressed the media and the public on camera about newsworthy events. On any given day, she was tasked with explaining the complexities of the Authority’s budget, the odd behavior of a rider whose actions were captured on surveillance cameras and required police response, or emceeing a celebration marking the completion of a major transit improvement project. Coming from a law-enforcement background, she was accustomed to the disciplined work environment required by SEPTA management and field support to get the trains, trolleys and buses out on scheduled each day.

Currently, Ms. Williams is busy working on her next career – as an author of crime fiction inspired by actual FBI cases. Her first novel – Pay To Play – about a female FBI agent investigating corruption in the Philadelphia strip club industry, is represented by literary agent Steve Kasdin of Curtis Brown LTD. At www.jerriwilliams.com you can listen to her “FBI Retired Case File Review” podcast, where she interviews retired FBI agents about their careers and their most intriguing cases and reviews crime fiction and dramas – books, movies and television shows – especially those depicting the FBI.

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