Episode 134: Michael J. Anderson – Juror Bribery, Obstruction of Justice

Retired agent Michael J. Anderson served in the FBI for 22 years. During his Bureau career, he worked primarily Public Corruption cases. In this episode of FBI Retired Case File Review, Michael Anderson reviews a case from early in his career when he investigated Miguel Moya, a jury foreman suspected of accepting a $500,000 bribe to vote to acquit Salvador Magluta, and Willy Falcon, two Miami drug kingpins on trial for smuggling cocaine. Legendary undercover agent Jack Garcia played a pivotal role in the investigation.

Later in his career, Michael Anderson served in senior-level roles at FBI Headquarters where he managed the Intelligence, Human Resources, White Collar Crime and Criminal programs and major cases such as the investigations of Louisiana Congressman William Jefferson; Washington, DC super-lobbyist Jack Abramoff; Deepwater Horizon/BP Oil environmental disaster; New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin; former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert; Almighty Latin Kings. Prior to retiring from the Bureau, Michael J. Anderson served as the Special Agent in Charge (SAC) of the New Orleans Division and then the Chicago Division, one of the FBI’s largest field offices. He currently oversees all cyber and physical security operations for Arizona Public Service (APS).

Special Agent in Charge (Retired)

Michael J. Anderson

7/9/1995 – 9/30/2017










“The U.S. Attorney’s Office received an anonymous note that said, ‘The jury foreman got a big bag of cash and, everyone knows it’”

Below are links to in-depth articles about Michael J. Anderson’s juror bribery case against Miguel Moya and drug kingpins Salvador Magluta and Willy Falcon:


Miami New Times – 8/27/1998:  Right Out of a Movie 

Miami New Times – 2/25/1999: In Pursuit of Willy and Sal (Part 1)

Miami New Times – 3/4/1999: In Pursuit of Willy and Sal (Part 2)

Herald Tribune – 9/20/2003:  Two drug-trial jurors admit to bribes


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 250 episodes available for free on all popular podcast apps.

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