Episode 216: Joe Robuck – DUI Ticket-Fixing, Bribery

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)

Joe Robuck

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

Jennifer London Wallace was in her mid- 20s when she testified against the men complicit in her father’s DUI bribery scheme.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ken London’s ID card for Atlanta City Court (which included Atlanta Traffic Court).

 

 

 

Attorney Eddie Castleberry DUI ticket-fixing booking photo
Ken London is wearing the white hat. Carter Summerlin is on his left.
Surveillance photo of Carter Summerlin entering Stooges Sports Bar.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 200 episodes available for free subscription on all popular podcast apps.

2 Comments

  1. Kellen Mckinney-ForbesNovember 23, 2020

    Hello and thank you for doing these amazing podcasts. I was wondering if there were scripts from the podcasts available, I am attempting to you use these for training purposes

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    1. Jerri WilliamsNovember 23, 2020

      Hi, Kellen. Thanks for listening. I don’t create transcripts for the shows, but if there is one or two you would like I can send you an unedited script. Let me know.

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