Janeen DiGuiseppi Named Special Agent in Charge of Albany Field Office
Will She Run It “the FBI Albany Way”?
It is an office that has been plagued by constant changes in leadership in recent years – and an office that was recently chided by US District Court Judge Nicholas G. Garaufis for its neglect in investigating and prosecuting Keith Raniere who romped in its backyard for 20 years.
The FBI Albany office received numerous complaints against Raniere and NXIVM/ESP over the years – from Joe O’Hara to Kristin Keeffe to Barbara Bouchey and others – and they never charged him with a crime. And though they were provided with numerous details and documents, it’s not even certain that they ever undertook any investigation of either Raniere or NXIVM/ESP.
Raniere’s supporters say that the FBI’s NYC office did a foul deed and created crimes where none existed when they undertook an investigation of Raniere and NXIVM/ESP. And according to these same supporters, the proof is that the Albany FBI, whose responsibility it was to investigate potential criminal deeds done on their turf, never did so – not through incompetence or indifference but because there was never any evidence.
The FBI’s NYC office, operating under someone’s strings, be it the Illuminati or other foul and perfervid interests, wanted Raniere out of the way – and so they did whatever it took to get the job done. At least, that’s what some of Raniere’s supporters say.
Now the FBI Albany field office will have yet another leader – Janeen Di Guiseppi – the seventh in seven years.
The FBI Albany field office – which is part of the US DOJ for the Northern District of New York covers 32 Upstate, mostly rural NY counties – and includes the state’s Capital Region and the entire state of Vermont.
Curiously – and it is perhaps a species of cover-for-you-own – when prosecutors in the Eastern District of NY announced the indictments and convictions of the NXIVM defendants they gave shout-outs to the US DOJ of the Northern District of NY and the Albany field office of the FBI for their help.
In 2008, DiGuiseppi was promoted to assistant legal attaché in Baghdad and supervised the FBI’s Major Crimes Task Force. She returned to Salt Lake City in 2009 and was assigned to the DEA’s Drug Diversion Task Force until she was promoted to supervisory special agent in 2010 as the FBI’s biometric lead in Kabul, Afghanistan.
She was assigned to the Memphis Field Office in Tennessee in 2012, where she supervised the civil rights and public corruption programs and the Violent Crimes Against Children/Child Exploitation Task Force.
In 2014, she was promoted to assistant section chief of the Public Corruption and Civil Rights Section in the Criminal Investigative Division at FBI Headquarters in Washington, D.C. She later served as chief of staff to the division’s assistant director. In 2016, she was named assistant section chief of the Transnational Organized Crime – Eastern Hemisphere Section, where she managed domestic and international programs focused on organized crime and major theft.
DiGuiseppi was named assistant special agent in charge in the Denver Field Office in 2017, with oversight of the intelligence and surveillance programs, the Rocky Mountain Regional Computer Forensic Laboratory, and the Wyoming resident agencies.
In 2019, Ms. DiGuiseppi was selected as section chief of the FBI Training Division’s Curriculum Management Section, and promoted to deputy assistant director in 2020.
She earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Central Florida, a master’s degree from Western New England College, and a master’s degree from Florida International University. Prior to joining the Bureau, DiGuiseppi served as an officer in the United States Air Force.
Revolving Door of FBI Special Agents in Charge (SACs)
- Andrew Vale about 4 years [2013-2017]
- Vadim Thomas about a year. [2017-2018]
- Acting SAC Janelle Miller served four months in 2018
- James Hendricks served from November 2018 to May 2020
- Thomas Relford served from May 2020 to May 2021 – lasting a whole year
- After Relford left, Albay was overseen from DC
- DiGuiseppi was named last month
Others complained too. Which makes it seem like he was guilty. But Hendricks was a newcomer to Albany – and the new boss too – which means he was placed above other agents who were there longer than him.
The other agents probably knew each other and this Hendricks dude comes in, takes over as boss, starts an affair with one of their co-workers and, in the end, breaks up with her. So, maybe it’s possible that she and the others have ganged up on him and ousted him.
Hendricks quit the FBI and tried to do it quietly but the Times Union outed him. [Ironically he was not named in the FBI report].
In the end, Hendricks may have just been another kinky Albany-based leader but, unlike Raniere, he was not arrested.
Those six or seven agents who complained about Hendricks at FBI Albany probably had a lot of opportunities to arrest Raniere over the years but for some reason never did.
Since Hendricks did not come to Albany until after Raniere was arrested, it’s not fair to lay the blame on him for turning a blind eye to the Vanguard’s criminal operations at NXIVM/ESP if anyone – other than Garaufis – are inclined to do so.
Seven in 7 Years?
That seems like a pretty high rate of turnover. There may be quite a bit of internal conflicts and subordinates may be in charge of FBI Albany – insisting that they do things “the FBI Albany way”.
Upon his departure, he noted: “My work has taken me all over the world, but I truly believe I was meant to spend this last year serving the amazing people of the Capital Region, Central New York, Upstate New York, the Southern Tier, and Vermont”.
Interview: ‘Why would Epstein give up before he even got to court?’
For the writer who broke the Epstein case, a rumored Mossad link is worth digging into
Reporter Julie K. Brown isn’t convinced the accused sex trafficker took his own life, and says associate Robert Maxwell may not have been the only one tied to Israeli intelligence
By JP O’ MALLEY, 26 July 2021
Book review: “Perversion of Justice” questions the leniency provided to Jeffrey Epstein
Julie K. Brown tells the story of how money and political connections allowed Epstein to escape just punishment
“Perversion of Justice” by Julie K. Brown (Dey Street Books)
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But almost as disgusting as the accusations of rape and sexual assault was the perverted justice meted out a decade earlier that allowed Epstein to escape suitable punishment for a sex crime conviction.
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Epstein, who [ … ], might have gotten away with his crimes if not for the dogged work of Brown. Disgusted by Epstein and a legal system that all but covered up his exploits, she dug into thousands of documents and interviewed innumerable sources to locate victims and to determine why Epstein had been given such a lenient sentence.
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Brown also located the people who were responsible for Epstein’s unconscionably light prison sentence. Despite a strong case against Epstein in 2008, both federal and local officials reached an agreement to allow Epstein to plead to reduced charges. Contrary to law, the plea agreement was kept secret from the women who had agreed to testify, further victimizing them.
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Just in the Daily Mail about Soares.
Just in the Daily Mail about Soares.
Despite the numerous NYS politicians who committed crimes while they were in office, Albany County D.A. David Soares has never brought charges against any of them. He’s more likely to hire Cuomo’s daughters as legal interns than he is to really bring charges against Cuomo (That’s what he did when a complaint was filed with his office about Keith Raniere and NXIVM/ESP).
Let’s not forget that Soares hired a stripper from a local nightclub to be his personal secretary before the Times Union outed home on that. She then got transferred to work for the Albany County Executive. See:https://www.timesunion.com/local/article/DA-s-girlfriend-lands-new-county-job-3574940.php
If there’s anyone who qualifies as an expert on corruption in Albany, NY, it’s David Soares. The problem is that he’s at the center of much of it.
As you’ll soon see, it will be the “real” District Attorneys who step in to take down Cuomo, not that fraudulent fiasco who’s been masquerading as the Albany County District Attorney for the last 15 years.
When Soares became Albany DA.
To all the doubters or critics of this article:
Please remember the FBI Boston office and Whitey Bulger….
The FBI in Albany is way better than New York. They saw Vanguard committed zero crimes. Judge Garaufis is a bad man.
Please show some respect for a senior citizen. Garaufis only did the sentencing. The jury unanimously found Vanguard guilty on all charges… the rest of the bunch pleaded guilty themselves…
But if it makes you feel better, perhaps Vanguard should have gotten 20 years instead of a 120. Wouldn’t have made any difference. He’s dead…….
The Anglo-American nations are becoming Left-Wing Dictatorships!
Has nothing to do with NXIVM, so why post it here?
Having said that, and while I get sick to my stomach watching TC, I do think you can and should call out government officials who are not abiding by the Covid rules they themselves are issuing. Happens in every country…
Beat Poetry at its Best!
Nadia is a Cuban-American actress in New York City, a million times smarter than Allison Mack.
Dear America: WAKE. UP.
Re Beat Knick Poet:
I watched the video.
Nadia is so annoying, I wouldn’t bang her with Shadow’s dick and Scott Johnson pushing. Fuck Frank for allowing the video to be posted.
You can see she’s not vaccinated. Otherwise she wouldn’t need the chain to hold the crucifix to her chest.
Can things get worse for New York State?
Texas Gov. Abbott Acknowledges Report Of Buffalo Bills Considering Austin As Possible Relocation Spot
Will the Buffalo Bills become the Austin Arrows?
The NFL, MLB, and NBA team owners love to extort BIG money out of state governments. It’s total BS and needs to end.
In Massachusetts, the owner of the Patriots, Bob Kraft, threatened to move the team to Rhode Island and he received millions.
The move to Rhode Island was BS because ticket sales would have been shit.
I doubt very much that the Albany FBI field office will undertake any new investigation of the NXIVM/ESP criminal enterprise because to do so would likely dredge up the reasons why no investigations were ever done before. And that, in turn, could lead to the prosecution of some former – or maybe even current – FBI special agents; at least one Senior Investigator with the New York State Police; and, of course, the increasingly corpulent Albany County District Attorney (Talk about a guy that’s grown in his job!):
NXVIM is dead, making new investigations very unlikely. It is possible that that additional evidence could come to light, but I suspect that such evidence would have to be earth-shaking to warrant an investigation. There may be other crimes, such as immigration fraud, but I doubt the FBI is interested in such crimes.
NXIVM might be resurrected under a new name with new leadership but it will not be the sex harem that Raniere ran.
A possible conviction of Sara Bronfman, Emiliano Salinas, or Rosa Laura Junco, amongst others, would be worthy of such an investigation. The FBI wants fines and headlines. Those people would get it.
And why the computer trespassing of US Congressmen, Federal Judges, and journalists has not been prosecuted is beyond my comprehension. All the work has already been done by the FBI investigator that testified during the trial. How much easier can it get? SMH
Klav, of the unprosecuted crimes, which would you think are the easiest to prove and most severe to go after, that are just sitting there, waiting for someone to do it? In other words, if you worked for the FBI NDNY, what would you want to do?
I need to be “delicate” in how I answer your question.
I am aware, for example, that the FBI office in Albany was provided documentary evidence of money laundering, immigration fraud, and other immigration-related crimes. However, I do not know – with certainty – why there was no investigation undertaken with respect to any of that evidence (I have been told “why” nothing was done but I have not been able to verify what I was told).
Similarly, I know – with certainty – what information and evidence were turned over to NYSP Senior Investigator Rodger Kirsopp. But I do not know why he chose to bury that information and evidence – and why, instead, he chose to investigate and prosecute (even though he knew there was no basis) John Tighe, Toni Natalie, and Joe O’Hara.
Finally, I know – with certainty – that Albany County D.A. David Soares was compromised by NXIVM/ESP. Unfortunately, although I have been told what was done to compromise him – I have not been able to corroborate what I was told.
Trust me, if the FBI Albany office wanted to confirm all these things, it could easily do so. But it clearly doesn’t want to do that because in doing so, it would likely have to reveal which of its so-called “Special Agents” were compromised into doing nothing about Raniere and NXIVM/ESP.
Are you unable to work jointly with the ATU? With all due respect to you and Frank and the incredible job you have done, if what you say is true it might be time to get more resources involved.
” it would likely have to reveal which of its so-called “Special Agents” were compromised into doing nothing about Raniere and NXIVM/ESP.”
Compromised thru money or more likely “honey pot” sex.
Raniere would never spend any of his ill-gotten money if he could get what he wanted by assigning a member of the harem to compromise an FBI agent, a New York State Police Senior Investigator, a local District Attorney, or a senior staff member at the New York State Department of Taxation & Finance. How do you think he built up that multi-million dollar “reserve” he kept at Nancy’s house?
The honey-pot girls were personally trained by Keith — that’s why he had them give him all those bjs.
—How do you think he built up that multi-million dollar “reserve” he kept at Nancy’s house?
My friend, don’t you mean “why”?
Both are legitimate questions.
I think the “how” question is easier to answer: He did it by having Nancy Salzman and other trusted NXIVM/ESP members bring in cash from Mexico and Canada, by having numerous people send him pre-paid debit cards and other gift cards that he could use in lieu of cash, and by never paying all the bills that NXIVM/ESP accumulated.
As for the “why” question, I think it was Keith’s insurance policy that he planned to tap into if he ever had to go on the run. Not unlike Whitey Bulger who, if I recall correctly, had more than $800,000 in cash with him when he was arrested.
At least one report indicates that at one time, Nancy had more than $2 million in cash hidden in her house – which, of course, raises the question as to what happened to the other $1.5 million. Not to worry, I’m sure that Inspector Clouseau – and the rest of those crack investigators in the NDNY – are all tracking it down. Or spending it…
—Raises the question as to what happened to the other $1.5 million.
I’m still convinced Nancy was ‘skimming’.
If anyone else has the cash, it’d be the FBI agents, I agree.
Hypothetically, I once heard from a little bird some cops skim from drug busts and cry poor at alimony hearings. Amazingly, when they’re reminded of their “ridiculous shenanigans” by their wife’s attorney, the alimony is no longer an issue.
“I think the “how” question is easier to answer: He did it by having Nancy Salzman and other trusted NXIVM/ESP members bring in cash from Mexico and Canada
There used to be a poster who kept saying Kreuk would drive 4 hrs from B.C. bringing cash to Tacoma. That rumor died down, but are you saying it’s true, KRC?
Several people brought in cash from Canada. I’m not sure if Kreuk was one of them.
I also know that one of the reasons why NXIVM/ESP went so hard after Susan Dones is because she refused to provide cash from her students. Instead, Susan reported every dime that she took in at the Tacoma Center as taxable income – which, insofar as I know, is the only NXIVM/ESP Center that ever did that.