Episode 208: Sterling Owen IV – Butcher Brothers Bank Failure


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Retired agent Sterling Owen served in the FBI for twenty-three years. His first assignment was to the Jacksonville Division. Thereafter, he was transferred to the Chicago Field Office and in 1981, Sterling Owen, an accountant, was transferred to the Knoxville Division. In this episode of FBI Retired Case File Review, Sterling Owen reviews the Butcher Bank failure case, his nearly four-year investigation of Jake and C.H. Butcher Jr., who operated a multi-billion dollar banking empire in Tennessee and Kentucky. The brothers, using a complex loan scam to steal millions of dollars from bank clients, led lives of wealth and the power, but were eventually convicted of fraud and conspiracy and sentenced to twenty years in prison for their crimes. The white-collar crime investigation was designated major case status.

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Jerri Williams, a retired FBI agent, author and podcaster, attempts to relive her glory days by writing and blogging about the FBI and hosting FBI Retired Case File Review, a true crime/history podcast. Visit her website to check out her books, available as audiobooks, ebooks and paperbacks wherever books are sold.

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