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

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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 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

 

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The following are links to newspaper articles about Scott’s case targeting 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

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Scott receiving his Special Agent credentials on graduation day at the FBI Academy in 1981.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jerri Williams, a retired FBI agent, author and podcaster, attempts to relive her glory days by writing crime fiction and hosting FBI Retired Case File Review, a true crime podcast available for subscription on iTunes and Stitcher. Her debut novel—Pay To Play— about a female agent investigating corruption in the Philadelphia strip club industry is available now.

 

 

This episode was sponsored by FBIRetired.com – the only on-line directory made available to the general public featuring “retired” FBI AGENTS / ANALYSTS interested in showcasing their skills to secure business opportunities.

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Jerri Williams, a retired FBI agent, author and podcaster, attempts to relive her glory days by writing crime fiction and hosting FBI Retired Case File Review, a true crime podcast available for subscription on Apple Podcast, Google Podcast, Spotify, and other popular podcast apps. Her novels—Pay To Play and Greedy Givers—inspired by actual true crime FBI cases and featuring temptation, corruption, and redemption, are available at amazon.com. 

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