The following are FBI files of prominent FBI figures and agents.
Many of the files are broken into different parts, for easier downloading. Many also have “bookmarks” in the .pdf showing the different sections available on each file.
| Chaffetz, Maxwell – [209 Pages, 12.5MB] – Maxwell (Max) Chaffetz (1909-1986) was an FBI Special Agent, and as a rookie, he was involved in the apprehension of gangster Baby Face Nelson and the gunning down of gangster John Dillinger. Maxwell Chaffetz is the paternal grandfather of Congressman Jason Chaffetz.
| Gunderson, Theodore – FBI Release #1 – [2,320 Pages, 117.6MB]
Gunderson, Theodore – FBI Release #2 – [207 Pages, 117.6MB] – Theodore L. Gunderson (November 7, 1928 – July 31, 2011) was an American Federal Bureau of Investigation Special Agent In Charge and head of the Los Angeles FBI. According to his son, he worked the case of Marilyn Monroe and the John F. Kennedy cases. He was the author of the best-selling book How to Locate Anyone Anywhere.
|Hoover, J. Edgar – John Edgar Hoover (January 1, 1895 – May 2, 1972) was an American law enforcement administrator who served as the first Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) of the United States. He was appointed director of the Bureau of Investigation – the FBI’s predecessor – in 1924 and was instrumental in founding the FBI in 1935, where he remained director for another 37 years until his death in 1972 at the age of 77. Hoover has been credited with building the FBI into a larger crime-fighting agency than it was at its inception and with instituting a number of modernizations to police technology, such as a centralized fingerprint file and forensic laboratories. Hoover is also credited with establishing and expanding a national blacklist, referred to as the FBI Index or Index List, renamed in 2001 as the Terrorist Screening Database which the FBI still compiles and manages.|
| Hottel, Guy – FBI Release #1 – [2 Pages, 1.1MB]
Hottel, Guy – FBI Release #2 – [328 Pages, 239MB] – Guy Hottel was a special agent in charge of the FBI’s Washington Field Office. The information concerning Mr. Hottel is in regard to a March 22, 1950 memo he sent to the FBI Director concerning flying saucers. This has been one of the FBI’s most downloaded document from their website, once they finally added it to the archive.
|Mohr, John P. – FBI Release #1 – [1,650 Pages, 342MB]
Mohr, John P. – FBI Release #2 – [7 Pages, 3MB] – John P. Mohr (20 April 1910 – 25 January 1997) was an administrator with the US Federal Bureau of Investigation. As Assistant to the Director for Administrative Affairs, he was one of the officials chiefly responsible for the proper implementation of procurement requirements and procedures. He retired on 30 June 1972 as the FBI’s No. 4 man. In January 1978, United States Attorney General Griffin B. Bell issued a public report summarizing an investigation into alleged misuse of FBI funds in a “Confidential Fund.” Mohr, Clyde Tolson, and FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover could authorize disbursements from this fund, and it was found that Mohr had directed employees of the Exhibit Section to make numerous repairs and improvements of property owned by him and his family.
|Smoot, Howard Dan– [2,030 Pages, 1.2GB] – Please note: VERY large file size – Howard Drummond Smoot, known as Dan Smoot (October 5, 1913, in East Prairie, Mississippi County, Missouri – July 24, 2003, in Tyler, Smith County, Texas), was a Federal Bureau of Investigation agent and a conservative political activist. From 1957 to 1971, he published The Dan Smoot Report, which chronicled alleged communist infiltration in various sectors of American government and society.|
|Society of Former Special Agents of the Federal Bureau of Investigation – [ File #1 | File #2 | File #3 | File #4 | File #5 | File #6 | File #7 | File #8 | File #9 | File #10 | File #11 | File #12 ] – [ 3,047 Total Pages ] – The Society of Former Special Agents of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (SFSAFBI) is the official world-wide benevolent service organization for former Special Agents of the FBI. In 1972, the Society was called “Mr. Hoover’s Loyal Legion” by Nation Magazine. The Society of Former Special Agents was founded in 1937, and its membership, restricted to former Special Agents of the FBI, has grown to almost eight thousand men and women who previously served as Special Agents of the FBI. Located in Dumfries, Virginia, it has 129 nationwide chapters. Through the Former Agents of the FBI Foundation, created by the Society to further its charitable work, it has established several law enforcement awards, including the “Louis E. Peters Memorial Award,” which is jointly awarded by it and the FBI, and is the highest public service award recognized by the FBI. (Source: Ernie Lazar)|
|Wackenhut, George – FBI Release #1 – [1,747 Pages, 168.6MB]
Wackenhut, George – FBI Release #2 – [12 Pages, 4MB] – George Russell Wackenhut, (September 3, 1919 – December 31, 2004) was the founder of the Wackenhut private security corporation. In 1951, Wackenhut joined the FBI as a special agent in Indianapolis and Atlanta, handling counterfeit money and bad-check cases and tracking down Army deserters. He resigned in 1954 to launch Special Agent Investigations in Coral Gables, Florida, with three other former agents – William Stanton, A. Kenneth Altschul and Miami lawyer and FBI agent Ed Du Bois, Jr., Following an infamous in-office fist fight with Du Bois in 1955, a professional split occurred and Du Bois went on to form his own company, Investigators, Inc., focusing on private investigations. In 1958, Wackenhut bought out his remaining partners, renamed the company after himself and expanded into the security guard field, and went public in 1965.
| Wackenhut Corporation – FBI Release #1 – [ File #1 51.0MB | File #2 19.09MB | File #3 30.36MB | File #4 20.36MB ] – [ 1,023 Total Pages ]
Wackenhut Corporation – FBI Release #2 – [488 Pages, 168.6MB]
Wackenhut Corporation – FBI Release #3 – [146 Pages, 25.8MB] – The Wackenhut Corporation was founded in 1954, in Coral Gables, Florida, by George Wackenhut and three partners (all former FBI agents). In 2002 the company was acquired for $570 million by Danish corporation Group 4 Falck (itself then merged to form British company G4S in 2004). In 2010, G4S Wackenhut changed its name to G4S Secure Solutions (USA) to reflect the new business model.