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Category Archives: Phillip Karl Kitzer

40-YRs 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 asked, referring to JIM WEDICK and JACK BRENNAN … both sitting at the table? He was talking to PHIL
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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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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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WARNER BROS / ROBT DOWNEY JR SECURE FILM RIGHTS TO “CHASING PHIL,” BY DAVID HOWARD

SACRAMENTO–Completing the book proposal for CHASING PHIL author DAVID HOWARD said he was surprised … almost “overwhelmed” by the attention.  In circulation for about a week, he said he expected to get calls from book publishers, but film studios?  That
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CROWN TO PUBLISH “CHASING PHIL [KITZER],” BY DAVID HOWARD

SACRAMENTO–Having aided the author with book proposal titled, “CHASING PHIL,” the true life story of FBI agents – JAMES WEDICK and JACK BRENNAN – infiltrating the world of PHILIP KARL KITZER as part of the FBI’s new found strategy targeting
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OPFOPEN: The Backstory On The FBI’s ABSCAM Case

SACRAMENTO–Reading about PHIL KITZER and his network of “offshore” banks used to defraud millions, author DAVID HOWARD said he wanted to learn more about the notorious “con,” in particular the FBI’s “undercover” operation, where agents penetrated his criminal organization, causing
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Retired FBI Agents Talk About OPFOPEN Case

SACRAMENTO–In a salute to Wall Street Journalist JONATHAN KWITNY, in February 1977, the FBI’s Indianapolis Division initiated OPERATION FOUNTAIN PEN, an investigation code named “OPFOPEN, Major Case #1,” that targeted professional White Collar Crime [WCC] thieves pedaling “bogus” securities in
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