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Dennis G. Fitzgerald

BACKGROUND:

 

Attorney Dennis G. Fitzgerald (DEA Special Agent, Retired) has served as a criminal case and trial consultant for members of the defense bar for over twenty years. He has extensive experience in both domestic and international law enforcement and technical assistance programs.

 

He has served as a criminal law specialist and anti-corruption advisor for the U.S. Department of Justice, Central European and Eurasian Law Initiative, a visiting faculty member at the International Law Enforcement Academy, Budapest, Hungary, a Special Agent with the U.S. Department of Justice Drug Enforcement Administration and a police supervisor with the City of Miami Police Department. He was the co-founder of the National Institute for Drug Enforcement Training. He is a law school graduate and the author of Informant Law Deskbook, (West Publishing, N.Y.1998), Informants and Undercover Investigations, (CRC Press 2007), Informants, Cooperating Winesses and Undercover Investigations (CRC Press 2014) and several criminal justice training manuals and related magazine articles.

 

EDUCATION:

 

  • Seattle University School of Law, J. D.
  • Florida International University, B. S., Criminal Justice.
  • U. S. Drug Enforcement’s National Training Academy, Commissioned as Special Agent, Criminal Investigator.
  • City of Miami Police Academy, Commissioned as Police Officer.

 

SPECIALIZED TRAINING:

 

  • International Money Laundering and Asset Forfeiture Training, National Institute on Economic Crime
  • Bank Secrecy Act Compliance and Money Laundering and Asset Forfeiture Training, National Institute on Economic Crime
  • Financial Manipulation Analysis Training, ANACAPA Sciences, Miami-Dade Police Training Institute
  • DEA/FBI Asset Removal Training, DEA National Training Center
  • I.R.S. Financial Investigation of Economic Crime
  • Financial Manipulation Analysis Training
  • Wiretap and Electronic Surveillance
  • Electronic Surveillance Training, National Institute on Economic Crime
  • Management of Drug Investigation Training
  • Conspiracy, RICO, and Continuing Criminal Enterprise Training, U.S. Department of Justice
  • Drug Diversion Investigation Training, DEA

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

 

International Criminal Legal Consultant (2003  to present)

Specializing in informant issues, witness protection and trafficking in humans.

 

Drug Enforcement Instructor

U.S. State Department, South America.

 

Anti-Corruption Strategy Coordinator (2000 to 2002)

U.S. Department of Justice and the American Bar Association Central and East European Law Initiative (DOJ/ABA/CEELI). Headquartered in Kiev, Ukraine.

Anti-Corruption Strategy Coordinator for Armenia, Georgia, Moldova, Russia, Ukraine and Uzbekistan.

 

 

Criminal Law Liaison (1996 to 2000)

U.S. Department of Justice and American Bar Association Central and East European Law Initiative (DOJ/ABA/CEELI).

Headquartered – Vilnius, Lithuania.

 

Drug Enforcement Director & Instructor (1989 to 2000)

National Institute for Drug Enforcement Training.

 

Drug Enforcement Administration Special Agent/Criminal Investigator.

U.S. Department of Justice.

Planned and conducted both domestic and international investigations of persons and organizations suspected of engaging in the illegal manufacture, diversion, importation, or sale of narcotics or dangerous drugs and related money laundering offenses.

 

Intelligence Coordinator

The Vice-President’s Joint Task Group.

Evaluated overall effectiveness of drug enforcement activities, both domestically and internationally.

 

Detective, Sergeant and Group Supervisor

City of Miami Police Department

  • Sergeant (1972 – 1974)
  • Group Supervisor, assigned to Federal Office of Drug Abuse Law Enforcement.

 

PUBLICATIONS:

 

Informants, Cooperating Witnesses and Undercover Investigations:
A Practical Guide to Law, Policy, and Procedure

CRC Press, Taylor and Francis Publishing Company, 2014.

 

Wrong Door Raids

Phantom Informants and the Controlled Buy, Champion Magazine, November 2009.

 

Informants and Undercover Investigations:
A Practical Guide to Law, Policy, and Procedure

CRC Press, Taylor and Francis Publishing Company, 2007.

 

 

A Practical Guide to Witness Protection, 2004.

 

 

Informant Law Deskbook

West Publishing Company, New York, 1999.

 

 

Inside the Informant File

Champion Magazine, May 1998.

 

 

Informants: Handle With Care

Narc Officer Magazine, International Narcotics Officers Association, 1995.

 

Snitches, Narcs And Making Cases

Champion Magazine, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 1995.

 

Assistance From The Shelf

Informants, Cooperating Witnesses and Undercover Agents: A Practical Guide to Law, Policy, and Procedure

by Dennis G. Fitzgerald

Book Cover - Informants, Cooperating Witnesses & Undercover Agents: A Practical Guide to Law, Policy and Procedure

This invaluable book is the most comprehensive examination of informant related issues in a single volume.

 

Designed as a source book with clear explanations of applicable laws, department policies, and time-tested procedures, each chapter addresses a distinct topic, allowing readers to quickly locate a particular subject.

order it now from AMAZON or CRC PRESS

 

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