Catching Spy John Walker – RFM Lecture Series

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John Anthony Walker, Jr. (July 28, 1937 – August 28, 2014) was a United States Navy Chief Warrant Officer and communications specialist convicted of spying for the Soviet Union from 1968 to 1985. Only through his former wife, Barbara Crowley Walker, tipping him off to the FBI, was he convicted of spying for the Soviet Union over a 17 year period in what The New York Times described as the “most damaging Soviet spy ring in history.

Come stay in May at Fleeton Fields Bed & Breakfast and hear this extraordinary lecture promoted by the Reedville Fishermen’s Museum.  There are many fabulous things to do in the area, wine tasting, kayaking, visiting historical sites, or taking the Tangier Island Cruise.

Featured image“CATCHING SPY JOHN WALKER” presented by speaker Joseph R.  Wolfinger – May 4, 2015 at Festival Hall in Reedville, Virginia, 7:00p.m.

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Mr. Wolfinger retired after a thirty year career as an FBI agent. He has experience in a wide range of criminal investigations particularly in the fields of white collar crime, fraud and counterterrorism.  He supervised the successful investigation of the John Walker Espionage Ring as leader of the counterintelligence squad in Norfolk, Virginia, for which he received the Attorney General’s Award for Distinguished Service in the field of counterintelligence. He led the development of the FBI’s first on-line computer system that provided investigative and analytical support to field investigators.

At the time of his retirement, he was Assistant Director of the FBI in Charge of the Training Division. In this capacity he headed the FBI Academy at Quantico, Virginia, which developed and oversaw theInternational Law Enforcement Academy in Budapest, Hungary.

In 2012, he co-authored Rico – How Politicians, Prosecutors, and the Mob Destroyed One of the FBI’s finest Special Agents.

He currently resides in Tappahannock, Virginia


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