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Famous Cases

Famous Cases

Over the past century, the Philadelphia Division has been involved in many successful, high-profile investigations.

Below are monographs on some of the most significant, closed investigations in recent years. These monographs should be considered overviews, not exhaustive treatments. Although additional details on these cases or copies of photographs and illustrations are not available, further information may be found in libraries and on the Internet.

Terrorism
1919 Bombings

Espionage
Robert Lipka, An American Spy

Bank Robbery
“Crazy Charlie” Rodriguez, 1998

Criminal Enterprises
Larry Lavin and the “Yuppie Conspiracy”

Economic Fraud
Foundation for New Era Philanthropy

Art Theft
Peruvian Back Flap, 1997

Interstate Transportation of Stolen property
Stolen Gold Coins and Fake Silver Bars

Honoring Philadelphia's Fallen Agents
- Special Agent Terry R. Anderson, Killed in the Line of Duty, May 17, 1966
- Special Agent Charles L. Reed, Killed in the Line of Duty, March 22, 1996