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A LEBANESE SWINDLER [NASSIF], a MINNESOTA CONMAN [KITZER] and a GENEVA CRIME FIGURE [CORNAZ] OUTWIT LA CITY OFFICIALS, circa 1974

SACRAMENTO–The trap was set and the gendarmes were in position.  Inside Amsterdam’s HOLLANDISHE BANKE plainclothes police posed as bank employees. Not wanting to tip their presence the police arrived early … seeded with the morning commute.  Outside, the “uniforms” were also
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Seven FBI Resources for Writers and Applicants

PHILADELPHIA, PA—What most people know about the FBI comes from popular culture—books, TV, and movies, as well as the news. Films and fiction are more concerned with creating a good story than with accuracy. And, unfortunately, some news programs are
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Retired FBI Agent Pens OPED for WALL STREET JOURNAL

WASHINGTON DC — Retired FBI agent … member TOM BAKER … writes OPED for WALL STREET JOURNAL suggesting America’s Intel agencies and the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act [FISA] need to be reformed, as a result of the electronic surveillance and
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40-Plus Years after the King’s Death, the FBI’s OPFOPEN Agents Talk About Phil Kitzer & Fred Pro Stealing ELVIS PRESLEY’s Lockheed JetStar!

NEW YORK — Shaking off a laugh, FRED PRO got serious for a moment. “How much can we trust these guys,” he muttered nodding to JIM WEDICK and JACK BRENNAN also standing at the bar?  He was talking to PHIL
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SCHOOL SECURITY: The Need to Harden Soft Targets

WINTER GARDEN, Florida – It happens each time an active shooter strikes, and mass tragedy occurs. In the ensuing days, we talk about school security and witness demands to produce strategies to make sure it never happens again. But after
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CONFESSIONS OF AN FBI AGENT/INVESTIGATOR

Becoming a Private Eye Made Me a Better Investigator. I love the FBI. I love the people at the FBI. I was an FBI Agent for 29 years before I decided to retire. I was fortunate that I was able
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SPECIAL EVENT SECURITY: PROTECTING SOFT TARGETS AGAINST TERRORISM!

ORLANDO, Florida – The terror threat facing today’s law enforcement and individuals charged with special event security is more sophisticated than in previous generations. Today’s terrorists can operate alone and/or in concert with an underground cell capable of causing immense destruction
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HAITI WAS PERFECT VENUE FOR KITZER SAYS OPFOPEN FBI UNDERCOVER AGENT

SACRAMENTO–JJ WEDICK stared across the hotel room, looking at PHIL KITZER folding some clothes.  He knew he couldn’t wait any longer.  “Phil, I can’t go with you to HAITI,” he said.  He was sure his comment would trigger an argument. 
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PETE YACHMETZ DISCUSSES SPECIAL EVENT SECURITY PLANNING

ORLANDO, FL–During my career with the FBI, I received special training in special event security planning & preparedness and worked numerous special security events including the Super Bowl, World Cup Soccer, Visits of Heads of State including the President &
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JEFF BAUER WRITES ARTICLE FOR INFOSECURITY PROFESSIONAL INSIGHTS

InfoSecurity Professional INSIGHTS InfoSecurity Professional INSIGHTS is (ISC)²’s bi-monthly e-newsletter, associated with our members-only digital publication, InfoSecurity Professional. Similar to the magazine, it will deliver timely, compelling content written with the professional development of infosecurity practitioners in mind. Digitizing the
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10 Clichés and Misconceptions About the FBI in Books, TV, and Movies

PHILADELPHIA-While producing and hosting my true crime – crime fiction podcast—FBI Retired Case File Review—over the last year, I’ve conducted more than 50 interviews with my former FBI colleagues about the high-profiled cases they worked while on the job. During almost
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A LEBANESE SWINDLER [NASSIF], a MINNESOTA CONMAN [KITZER] and a GENEVA CRIME FIGURE [CORNAZ] OUTWIT LA CITY OFFICIALS, circa 1974

SACRAMENTO-The trap was set and the gendarmes were in position.  Inside Amsterdam’s HOLLANDISHE BANKE plainclothes police posed as bank employees. Not wanting to tip their presence the police arrived early … seeded with the morning commute.  Outside, the “uniforms” were also
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