Editor’s Note: Frank Report is not claiming the FBI tampered with evidence. FR is examining the evidence. FR is not pushing for Keith Raniere’s freedom. This investigation is about whether the FBI cheated. This post explores J. Richard Kiper’s credentials.
Some of the anti-Raniere brigade seem willing to overlook possible FBI tampering. They don’t realize how slippery their slope can be.
Dr. James Richard Kiper is a crucial witness for Raniere in his allegations of FBI tampering. The brigade says he is not qualified and had an unremarkable career at the FBI. They claim he was not particularly successful or well-regarded within the agency. Critics also allege FBI bias in Kiper, making his testimony worthless.
His LinkedIn page:|
Let’s see if he’s some quack who just popped up out of nowhere.
Investigator in Miami
July 1999 – Jun 2002: 3 years
Payday Today USA FBI Case #1.
USA v Graziano
Kiper went to Washington DC.
Special Agent-Program Manager
Jun 2002- Aug 2004: 2 years and 3 months
Developed FBI’s first electronic case management system
Kiper developed the FBI’s first electronic case management system. He supervised a team of 15. He developed a plan for workforce training, reporting, and document management.
Working with FBI Director Robert Mueller, he created briefings and presentations. Vice President Dick Cheney, White House Chief of Staff Andrew Card received briefings. Kiper briefed congressional committees.
VCF User Training Report
Kiper went back to Miami .
Acting Supervisory Special Agent
Aug 2004-Jun 2005: 11months
Miami Field Office, Miami, Florida
Assistant Legal Attache
Jun 2005 – Aug 2007: 2 years and 3months
U.S. Embassy, San Salvador, El Salvador
Kiper went back to Miami.
Special Agent, Confidential Human Source Coordinator
Handled 600 Informants
Aug 2007 – Nov 2008: 1 year and 4 months
Miami Field Office, Miami, Florida
Kiper coordinated the safe and legal operation of more than 600 FBI informants in the Southern District of Florida.
Special Agent, Computer Forensic Examiner
Nov 2008 – April 2011: 2 years and 6 months
Miami Field Office, Miami Florida
Certified as an FBI Computer Analysis Response Team (CART) forensic examiner, he employed:
- presentation of digital evidence for court proceedings.
CART Shark Logo
Kiper created this logo for the Miami Computer Analysis Response Team (CART). The ones and zeros in the background are binary code for “BYTE ME.”
Unit Chief, Senior FBI Manager
April 2011 – Jul 2013: 2 years and 4 months
FBI Academy, Quantico, Virginia
Promoted to GS-15, a senior manager, Kiper taught at the FBI academy. He supervised instructors and the curriculum for the FBI New Agent Training Program. He served as Leadership Coordinator for the FBI Academy. In addition, he was an advanced instructor in the FBI Instructor Development Program. He trained instructors and supervised curriculum at the FBI National Academy in:
- financial investigations,
- investigative processes,
As a Unit Chief in the FBI Academy, Dr. Kiper launched specialized training for all new FBI employees. The landmark project is Sentinel.
Sentinel ended the FBI’s 100-year-old paper-based filing system. Kiper brought the FBI into the 21st century with this electronic system.
The FBI and the Department of Defense assigned him to develop and deliver cybercrime investigation training to:
- Saudi Arabia,
With Director Comey in Riyadh
Teaching ISD to Prince Naif Academy
A diagram Kiper proposed to the FBI Academy executive management when he served as a Unit Chief in the Investigative Training Unit (ITU) in the Instruction Section (IS).
High-profile Child Pornographer Case #2
Special Agent, Computer Forensic Examiner, and Instructor
Jul 2013 – Jul 2019: 6 years and 1 month
Miami Field Office, Miramar, Florida
He served as an FBI Computer Analysis Response Team (CART) forensic examiner and Acting Supervisory Special Agent of the Miami CART squad.
He taught cybersecurity and digital forensics at the Prince Naif Security College in Saudi Arabia. It was one of the last courses he taught for the FBI.
QCPD Cybersecurity Course
He trained the Quezon City Police Department in the Philippines in
- Networking Fundamentals,
- Online Digital Evidence,
- Online Safety and Undercover Operations,
- Basic Forensics,
- Potential Bomber Case Study
Quezon City PD Writeblocking Demo
Extortion of Ivan Aguilera Case #3
Wannacry Ransomware Attack Case #4
May 2017- Wannacry ransomware infected organizations running unpatched versions of specific Windows operating systems. The FBI tasked Dr. Kiper to travel to the country believed to contain the first victim of the infection. Dr. Kiper found that the country’s intelligence agency disconnected all the targeted computers. One laptop, however, was still on battery power.
Dr. Kiper collected its live random access memory (RAM) and duplicated all the hard drives. The RAM analysis proved key to identifying the methods and identity of the attacker. The Trump administration identified North Korea as the attacker on December 18, 2017.
The MAGA Bomber Case #5
Demonstrates subject mastery through in-depth technical research and the writing of a peer-reviewed paper.
Demonstrated knowledge, skills, and ability to conduct formal incident investigations and advanced incident handling scenarios, including internal and external data breach intrusions, advanced persistent threats, anti-forensic techniques used by attackers, and complex digital forensic cases. Qualified to work in information security, computer forensics, and incident response fields.|
Demonstrated ability to manage security incidents and defend against attacks. It focuses on methods used to detect, respond and resolve computer security incidents.
Demonstrated ability to conduct incident investigations including e-Discovery, forensic analysis and reporting, evidence acquisition, browser forensics, and tracing user and application activities on Windows systems.
Demonstrated skills to implement and execute Critical Security Controls recommended by the Council on Cybersecurity, and perform audits.