Audio Clips

Interview with Postal Inspector Clayton Gerber

Postal Inspector Clayton Gerber
Postal Inspector Clayton Gerber was a lead investigator on the Stanford investment fraud case.
Clayton Gerber was lead inspector on the Allen Stanford case.

Postal Inspector Clayton Gerber remarks on Stanford’s fraud victims and their inclination to trust information because it came through the mail.

Postal Inspector Clayton Gerber describes the Postal Inspection Service’s investigation into Stanford’s operation, including the tip that lead to his arrest.

Read about the 2012 conviction of Allen Stanford for running a Ponzi scheme through his offshore Stanford International Bank. »


Interview with Postal Inspector Paul Wilhelmus

Inspector Paul Wilhelmus at the scene of Kaczynski’s arrest.
Paul Wilhelmus after the raid on Ted Kaczynski’s cabin.
Paul Wilhelmus after the raid on Ted Kaczynski’s cabin.

Postal Inspector Paul Wilhelmus talks about interrogating unabomber Ted Kaczynski after the multi-year, multi-agency investigation ended with the capture of Kaczynski at his Montana cabin.

Read about investigations into the Unabomber’s campaign of terror through a series of bombs sent in the mail to university professors and airline and advertising executives from 1978 to 1996. »


Interview with Postal Inspector Jack Ellis

Jack Ellis with fake prints seized during Operation Bogart.
Jack Ellis with fake prints seized during Operation Bogart.
Jack Ellis with fake prints seized during Operation Bogart.

Postal Inspector Jack Ellis discusses crime lab comparisons of an artist’s real signature and the clues paper can offer.

Postal Inspector Jack Ellis describes the undercover sting he and fellow inspectors used to crack the Amiel’s art fraud scheme.

Read about the Operation Bogart investigation into a major art fraud ring, c.1985-1995. »


Interview with Postal Inspector R.M. Hazelwood

R.M. Hazelwood after the Jim Bakker trial.
R.M. Hazelwood after the Jim Bakker trial.
R.M. Hazelwood after the Jim Bakker trial.

Postal Inspector R.M. Hazelwood reflects on the complicated situation of Jim Bakker’s fraud as the inspection service had to tread carefully to investigate the man, not his religious organization.

Read about the Postal Inspection Service’s investigation into Jim Bakker’s financial fraud scheme and his conviction in 1989. »


Song about the 1923 Train Robbery by the DeAutremont Brothers

Post Office Inspector in Charge C. Riddiford of Spokane, WA, surveys the damage wrought by the DeAutremont's attack on and robbery of this railway mail car.
Inspector C. Riddiford (second from right) surveys the damaged train.
Courtesy National Archives
Inspector C. Riddiford (second from right) surveys the damaged train.
Courtesy National Archives

Listen to the song written and sung by the Johnson Brothers about the DeAutremonts.

Read about the Postal Inspection Service’s 1923 investigation into the DeAutremont brothers whose botched attempt to rob a mail train ended in death, destruction, and a global man-hunt. »