Episode 087: Bill Ouseley and Gary Jenkins – Kansas City Mob, Skimming Casinos

Retired agent William “Bill” Ouseley served 25 years with the FBI. He spent 21 of those years investigating organized crime and retired as Supervisor of the Organized Crime Squad, in the Kansas City FBI Field Division. In this episode of FBI Retired Case File Review, Bill Ouseley, along with Kansas City Detective Gary Jenkins, reviews the history of the Kansas City mob and the reign of mob boss Nick Civella, who ran the Kansas City mob for 30 years. Bill Ouseley was involved in numerous prosecutions of mob figures and is exceptionally knowledgeable about syndicated crime. He has testified in Federal Courts as an expert witness in various areas of organized crime activity and provided testimony before a U.S. Senate special investigative committee on rackets. Bill Ouseley is the author of a historical accounting of the Kansas City mob – Open City: True Story of the KC Crime Family 1900-1950 and the true crime book Mobsters in Our Midst, the story of the rise and fall of Kansas City’s longest-reigning mob boss and the powerful crime family that he controlled.

Supervisory Special Agent (Retired)

William Ouseley

9/12/1960 – 9/30/1985








Bill Ouseley’s book on the Kansas City mob and its longest-reigning mob boss can be purchased here.











Kansas City Detective (Retired)

Gary Jenkins







Gary Jenkins retired from the Kansas City Police Department in 1996 after a 25-year career. In addition to practicing law, Gary’s has written a book documenting the investigation into Las Vegas skimming activities, Leaving Vegas: The True Story of How the F.B.I. Wiretaps Ended Mob Domination of Las Vegas Casinos. Gary also produced a documentary and co-hosts a podcast both are titled Gangland Wire Crime Stories. You can purchase the film, listen to the podcast and learn more about Gary Jenkins at ganglandwire.com.

Gary Jenkins compiled this account of the surveillance efforts by including verbatim wiretap transcripts that tell the story of those days in the words of the mob’s key operatives themselves.
You can learn more about Gary Jenkins’ book, film and podcast at ganglandwire.com.













Jerri Williams

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Jerri Williams, a retired FBI agent, author and podcaster, jokes that she writes about the FBI to relive her glory days. After 26 years with the Bureau specializing in major economic fraud and corruption investigations, she calls on her professional encounters with scams and schemers to write police procedurals inspired by true crime FBI cases in her Philadelphia FBI Corruption Squad crime fiction series featuring flawed female FBI agent Kari Wheeler. Jerri’s FBI for Armchair Detectives nonfiction series enables readers to discover who the FBI is and what the FBI does by debunking misconceptions about the FBI in books, TV, and movies. Her books are available as ebooks, paperbacks, and audiobooks wherever books are sold. She’s also the host of FBI Retired Case File Review, a true crime podcast with more than 300 episodes available on all popular podcast apps and YouTube.

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