FBI 103: A Seminar for Television and Screen Writers

June 8, 2010

The WGAE, the WGAE Foundation and the FBI Office of Public Affairs invite you to…

FBI 103: A Seminar for Television and Screen Writers

Tuesday, June 8, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Federal Building, 290 Broadway
10th Floor, Classrooms 1 and 2
(Entrance on Southeast corner of Broadway and Duane Streets)

FBI experts from Corporate/Securities Fraud, Cyber Crime, Major Thefts, and Gangs Squad will discuss FBI procedures, responsibilities, and operations, and answer your questions about how to make on-screen depictions accurately reflect today’s FBI. Whether you are checking facts, running a show, writing, or researching, if you need a better understanding of the FBI, this workshop can help.

The workshop is free. Seating is limited, so please RSVP to Sarah Zucker at to receive an application form which you must complete and send to Betsy Glick of the FBI by June 3rd.

Workshop is for informational purposes only; it is not a news event. Cameras and recording equipment are not permitted.

Your speakers (subject to change) for FBI 103:

  • Securities and Corporate Fraud: Prior to entering the FBI, the New York FBI Securities Fraud Coordinator was a Wall Street securities broker.  As supervisor of one of the New York Office’s three securities fraud squads, he has overseen some of the biggest securities fraud/corporate fraud cases in the Bureau, including the Galleon hedge fund insider trading case, and the Bernard Madoff $65 billion hedge fund Ponzi scheme case. 
  • Cyber Branch, Special Operations Division: The cyber program includes computer intrusions, infrastructure protection, intellectual property theft, and Internet exploitation of minors.  Hear from an agent who worked undercover on Innocent Images cases, posing online as a 12-year-old girl.  As supervisor of the computer crime squad, he oversaw the still on-going investigation of Russian hackers who compromised Citibank ATMs and stole millions.  He now oversees the entire New York Office cyber program. 
  • Major Theft Squad: Hear from one of the Bureau’s and the country’s foremost experts on jewel and gem theft, who has provided instruction to police departments and jewelry industry security personnel throughout the U.S. and internationally. He has investigated sophisticated jewel theft rings for years, including major Colombian theft rings. Prior to entering the FBI, he was employed at Tiffany & Company.
  • Gang Squad: This squad investigates violent street gangs in New York City.  The squad leader was an agent on the squad for many years before becoming squad supervisor. The squad has been responsible for major takedowns of the hierarchy of the Latin Kings, and “sets”of the Bloods, among others. In the course of his tenure, the squad has cleared and gotten convictions for numerous gang-related homicides.