Episode 043: Scott Moritz – Mob Guys, Garbage Men, and Forfeiture

Former agent Scott Moritz served with the FBI for nearly ten years. During his time in the Bureau, he focused on white-collar crime, domestic and international corruption and money laundering investigations. While assigned to the New York Division, he was on an Asset Forfeiture Squad where he conducted parallel financial investigations alongside agents working organize crime and drug cases. He was responsible for locating the targets’ assets, including real estate, bank accounts, investments and personal property items.  In this episode of FBI Retired Case File Review, Scott Moritz is interviewed about an asset forfeiture investigation he worked involving a Long Island waste hauler with ties to New York LCN families. He explains how seized documents revealed the connection between the mob guys, garbage men and illegal asset.  Since leaving the FBI, Scott has worked with a variety of organizations, government and regulatory agencies to identify, triage, investigate and remediate a wide variety of risks and complex financial crimes. Currently, he is a global leader for Protiviti Forensic and Managing Director in Protiviti’s New York office.

Special Agent (Former)

Scott Moritz

10/20/1986 – 5/1/1996









The following are links to newspaper articles about the case Scott Moritz investigated the owner/operator of waste disposal business and the connection he uncovered between mob guys, garbage men and the forfeiture of illegally acquired assets:

Garbage Hauling Is Tied to Mafia in Suburbs

L.I. Garbage Hauler Faces Federal Charges

Like Tony Soprano, mob’s ties to waste-disposal business run deep

Scott was a member of the SWAT team in Memphis and New York (New Rochelle).











Scott Moritz receiving an award from Mary Jo White former U.S. Attorney for the Southern District New York (SDNY).










UPDATE: Scott is the host of a new podcast, Fraud Eats Strategy, which covers how failure to consider fraud and corruption risk can upend your strategy and lead to disaster.





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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