Former FBI Supervisory Special Agent Lee Walters has more than 24 years of experience conducting investigations for the FBI, including several years in the top-secret TacOps-Electronic Access Group. He worked on a variety of white collar crime matters including healthcare and bank fraud, public corruption, and violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.
Lee was the lead investigator in a two-year undercover operation, Operation Broken Star, which led to the conviction of 7 rogue Chicago police officers and for which he was awarded the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce Excellence in Law Enforcement Award. He was also one of the first agents assigned to the Whitewater investigation of Bill & Hillary Clinton.
While at the FBI, Lee was one of a handful of agents trained on how to defeat any alarm system or electronic access technology manufactured to date. Prior to his assignment with TacOps, Lee was a certified Technically Trained Agent (TTA) and served in the Chicago and Little Rock offices of the FBI wiretapping phones, planting tracking and listening devices, installing hidden cameras, and other technologies in support of major investigations. His work on one such operation helped solve a 15-year old murder mystery.
Lee spent 23 years as a Firearms Instructor and Defensive Tactics Instructor and 14 years in the Special Weapons & Tactics (SWAT) program as an Observer/Sniper. He was deployed as a SWAT member to the Branch Davidian siege in Waco, Texas, during the Los Angeles riots after the Rodney King verdict, and participated in numerous other high-risk operations.
Lee was also a member of the FBI’s Art Crime Team (ACT), a team of twelve special agents trained to conduct art crime investigations, and has spoken at length about the team and their efforts to combat art crime in all of its many forms. He also spent several years as the team leader of a surveillance squad and was involved in numerous arrests, car chases and operations involving all types of criminal activity the FBI investigates.