Retired agent Joe Robuck served in the FBI for nearly 28 years. He was assigned to the Atlanta Division where he initially worked Bank Robbery, Fugitives, and Civil Rights investigations. However, for the majority of his career he specialized in Public Corruption and supervised the Public Corruption Squad for one year.
In this episode of FBI Retired Case File Review, Joe Robuck reviews his DUI ticket-fixing corruption and bribery case involving more than 6000 DUI (Driving Under the Influence) tickets never adjudicated over a 10-15-year period in the 1980s and 1990s. Joe’s investigation proved that Assistant Traffic Court Solicitor, Walter “Ken” London, for bribes between $1500 and $6500 per case made them all disappear. London committed suicide before they could charge him, but his daughter, Jennifer London Wallace, helped convict his accomplices by testifying at the trials of defense attorney Eddie Castleberry and private investigator Carter Summerlin, key players in DUI ticket-fixing scheme. Jennifer is also a guest on this episode, providing her personal insights about the investigation and her decision to cooperate and testify for the prosecution. Joe acknowledges the assistance of other cooperators and law enforcement partners at the Atlanta Police Department (APD) and the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI).
In addition to his investigative duties, Joe was a member of the FBI-Atlanta SWAT Team for 18 years.
After retirement, Joe became the CEO of Gold Shield 1811, Inc. a firm comprised of former—FBI, IRS, Secret Service, and Homeland Security—agents who specialize in Corporate Investigations, Executive Protection, and Physical Security Assessments.
Special Agent (Retired)
June 1985 – January 2013
“APD was up on a drug wire and they intercepted a call from a prosecutor who was offering to fix a DUI for the drug dealer in exchange for money.”—Retired Agent Joe Robuck
The following are news articles about Ken London’s suicide and the Atlanta DUI Ticket-Fixing bribery case:
The Atlanta Constitution – 4/28/1993: Solicitor’s death ruled unusual suicide
The Atlanta Constitution – 9/6/1995: Attorney accused of fixing DUIs
The Atlanta Constitution – 2/14/1996: DUI lawyer’s ticket fixing trial opens
The Atlanta Constitution – 10/31/1997: A DUI a day dodges city traffic court