Episode 129: Michael E. Anderson – Enron Investigation

Retired agent Michael E. Anderson served with the FBI for 28 years. He was assigned to the San Antonio Division, Austin Resident Agency and as a supervisor at FBI Headquarters, prior to reporting to Houston as a White Collar Crime supervisor managing highly complex Financial Crimes and Intellectual Property Rights investigations. In this episode of FBI Retired Case File Review, Michael E. Anderson reviews the Enron Investigation, the largest and most complex White Collar Crime case in FBI history, for which he received the Attorney General’s Award for Exceptional Service. Subsequently, he was promoted to Assistant Special Agent in Charge (ASAC) and initially oversaw the entire Criminal Program. He also served as the FBI Houston Chief Policy and Compliance Officer for over six years. Michael E. Anderson is a Certified Fraud Examiner who has spoken extensively about Enron and ethics to universities, private groups and companies around the country. He can be contacted via his LinkedIn profile.

Assistant Special Agent in Charge (Retired)

Michael E. Anderson

5/21/1989 – 11/30/2017









“While the Enron culture encouraged intelligence, creativity, and risk taking, it also tolerated in-fighting, backstabbing, manipulation, vanity, and greed.”

The following are links to articles and videos regarding the Enron investigation:

FBI Website – Famous Cases:  Enron

Houston Chronicle – Updated 11/28/2017:  Looking back at the rise and fall of Enron

CNN – Updated 4/23/2018:  Enron Fast Facts

New York Tines – 5/25/2006  : Enron Chiefs Guilty of Fraud and Conspiracy

The New Yorker – 1/8/2007: Open Secrets – Enron, intelligence, and the perils of too much information by Malcon Gladwell

Michael E. Anderson – 12/28/2016:  A Retrospective on the Opening of the Enron Case 15 Years Later

VIDEO: 10 year anniversary of Enron 

Enron is considered among the 10 Worst Corporate Accounting Scandals of all Times. See the info-graphic for the other top corporate fraud investigations here.
















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.

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