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FBI’s Keith Slotter to Retire as Head of San Diego Office

By Allan Lengel

Keith Slotter, who has headed the FBI’s San Diego office since 2007, and who once headed the Sacramento office, is retiring at the end of March to join the private sector.

Slotter, who was an accountant before joining the FBI, has been with the bureau for the past 25 years.

He began his FBI career as a Special Agent of the FBI in June 1987.

He has served in the Buffalo and Miami field offices, and as a Supervisor in the Financial Institution Fraud and Computer Crimes Unit at FBI Headquarters, before serving as a white-collar crime supervisor in Connecticut, the FBI said.

Slotter was Assistant Special Agent in Charge in Cleveland and then managed the Financial Crimes Program, implementing the FBI’s national white-collar crime strategy.

He went on to become Special Agent in Charge of the FBI’s Sacramento field office and then became the Deputy Assistant Director responsible for all operations at the FBI Academy in Quantico, Virginia.

In 1997,  Slotter wrote and produced the short film “Shattered Faith – White- Collar Crime in America”, starring Brian Dennehy.  The FBI said he also  co-produced and corroborated on the screenplay for “A Meeting of Minds”, a joint U.S./British drama centered on international corporate espionage. In 2009, Mr. Slotter was the co-creator and Consulting Producer on “Inside the FBI”, a two-hour feature presentation on the Discovery Channel.

Slotter is also the co- creator and host of “San Diego’s Most Wanted – The FBI Files”, featured every Saturday night on the San Diego Fox network.


EX-IRS Agents Pleads to Failing to File Tax Returns; Owed $789,629 in Back Taxes

By Allan Lengel

The irony is never lost when a former IRS agent gets busted for cheating on taxes.

Ex-agent John Venuti,62, of Harwood, Md., pleaded guilty Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Baltimore to failing to file federal income tax returns from 2001 to 2006. He owed $789,629 in back taxes.

Authorities said Venuti’s was a tax consultant and principal at the accounting firm of KPMG, LLP from 2002 to 2010.

He worked for the IRS from 1974 to 1983, and for three years was Division Chief of the Tax Treaty and Technical Services Division.