Posts Tagged ‘Al Scudieri’

James Hoyer Chief Investigator Meets with FBI Director

Al Scudieri (Center- 5th from the right) stands next to FBI Director Christopher Wray during a recent meeting in Washington D.C. with former agents.

James Hoyer law firm Chief Investigator Al Scudieri recently had the honor of meeting with FBI Director Christopher Wray in Washington D.C.  AL is the former Supervisor of the FBI White Collar Crimes/Fraud Unit in Tampa and is also the former President of the Society of Former Special Agents of the FBI.

Al’s experience in handling government investigations is an invaluable asset for the James Hoyer law firm. He is able to evaluate and manage incoming cases with a keen understanding of fraud and how the Department of Justice works. His expertise is integral in our many successful whistleblower cases.


James Hoyer Lead Investigator Explains Florida Fraud for the Tampa Bay Times

Al Scuderi- Lead Investigator James Hoyer Law FirmJames Hoyer’s lead investigator Al Scudieri was recently interviewed for an article about the abundance of fraud complaints in Florida by Robert Trigaux of the Tampa Bay Times.

Al’s theory as to why fraud is so prevalent in Florida is that:

Florida’s not only the third most populated, its population is different… I think we have a more affluent, elderly population. With a heavier concentration of those demographics in this state, they are the most susceptible…They are the ones bad people want to target.

You can read the full article here.



James Hoyer Produces FBI Tribute Video


Pictured left to right:
Angie Moreschi, Producer; Al Scudieri, Society President; Ray Batvinis, Society History Chairman; Larry Wiezycki, Director of Photography

James Hoyer Lead Investigator Al Scudieri is President of the Society of Former Special Agents of the FBI.  This week, he presided over the organization’s national convention in Sun Valley, Idaho.  Every year, the Society pays tribute to agents killed in the line of duty in the region where the annual conference is held. This year, the James Hoyer Law Firm was honored to donate the services of its production team to produce a tribute video in memory of agents Jack Coler and Ron Williams.

Agents Coler and Williams were killed on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota in 1975.  The two were attempting to serve a warrant on a kidnapping suspect when they were ambushed and wounded in a shootout.  Then, unable to escape, they were executed at close range.

The video below is a celebration of the promising lives lost in that  tragedy nearly 40 years ago.  Our thanks to the family and friends of agents Coler and Williams, who shared their thoughts and memories of these two brave agents.



Tampa Police Chief Jane Castor Honored by Former Agents of FBI

Al Scudieri & Police Chief Jane Castor

Al Scudieri & Tampa Police Chief Jane Castor

James Hoyer Lead Investigator Al Scudieri discussed anti-crime efforts with Tampa Police Chief Jane Castor at the Tampa Chapter luncheon for the Society of Former Special Agents of the FBI.

Chief Castor was honored for her service and made a presentation to the group.  She highlighted the Tampa Police Department’s efforts to combat crime which have resulted in 65% drop in crime over the past 10 years.

Scudieri is the  Former FBI Agents Society National President. Before joining the James Hoyer Law Firm, Scudieri was Supervisor of the White Collar Crimes/Fraud Unit in the Tampa office of the FBI.


James Hoyer Lead Investigator Sworn in as President of Former FBI Agents Society

Al Scudieri bangs the gavel after being sworn in as the new President of the Society of Former Special Agents of the FBI.

James Hoyer Lead Investigator Al Scudieri banged the gavel signaling the start of his term as the 2012-13 President of the Society of Former Special Agents of the FBI. Scudieri was sworn in at the Society’s annual convention in California, in September.

The organization is celebrating its 75th anniversary this year, and Scudieri says there is much to celebrate.  Nearly 8000 former FBI agents are members of the Society, which provides camaraderie and support for former and current agents and their families. “The Society is a great resource for retired and current agents,” said Scudieri. “We’re here to support the members and help each other.”

The Society’s Charitable Foundation handed out several scholarships and awards at this year’s convention to continue its mission of helping FBI families in need, furthering the education of our youth, and recognizing the humanitarian efforts of its members.

Sandra Day O’Connor Keynote Speaker

In addition to being the 75th anniversary of the Society, this year also marks the 40th anniversary for the first women agents entering the FBI, and that provided the perfect backdrop for a very special speaker.  “As a special tribute to women in law enforcement, we were honored to have the first female Supreme Court Justice, Sandra Day O’Connor, as our keynote speaker, this year.” said Scudieri.

James Hoyer Partner Elaine Stromgren and Retired Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor at the Society of Former Special Agents’ Convention.

Justice O’Connor recounted her rise through the legal field from her graduation at Stanford Law School in 1952 to being appointed in 1981 by President Ronald Reagan as the first woman to ever sit on the high court.  At 82 years of age, Justice O’Connor was spirited and poignant, describing the hurdles she had to overcome.  She explained that when she graduated from law school most law firms had never hired a female lawyer before, and as a result, she was offered a secretary’s position, instead. She declined and ended up volunteering as a non-paid attorney to prove herself before being hired. All of this despite being a top-ranking student in her graduating class at Stanford, which included future Supreme Court Chief Justice William Rehnquist.

Hearing O’Connor speak was a great thrill for James Hoyer Partner Elaine Stromgren, who also happens to be Scudieri’s daughter. And as luck would have it, Stromgren was also able to chat one-on-one with the ground-breaking Justice after her speech and have a photograph taken with her.  “I told her it was such an honor to meet her, because ever since I was in law school, I have admired and followed her career,” said Stromgren.

Looking to the Future

Scudieri says the Society is looking forward to a great future, and he plans to make the most of his year as president. “One of the most important changes we’re looking forward to in the future is the attempt to bring in even more members to join the 8000 or so that already belong to the Society. To that end, the order of the day out there is membership recruitment and more benefits for members.”

In addition, Scudieri says their resident historian will chronicle the rich history of the Society’s growth over the past 75 years and bring it to life on the organization’s website for all to learn and enjoy.