Gregory D Lee
Gregory D. Lee, Inc. Criminal Justice Author and Consultant
17145 Wahoo Lane
Sugarloaf Key Florida, 33042
EW #9655 recently retired as a Supervisory Special Agent with the U.S. Dept of Justice, Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), last assigned to the Los Angeles Division where he was the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Forces Program Coordinator. He is now available to provide consulting, expert witness and training services for the law enforcement and legal communities.
Before his last assignment at the Los Angeles Division, hewas the Resident Agent in Charge of DEAs Karachi Office, and lived and worked in Pakistan between 1994 and 1998, experiencing terrorism first-hand. He appeared on the Discovery Channels documentary show, The FBI Files, concerning his contributions in the arrest of Mir Aimal Kanzi, the terrorist who murdered 2 CIA employees outside their headquarters in 1993. While in Karachi, he was involved in the initial investigation of the terrorist murder of 4 U.S. Citizen employees of the United Texas Petroleum, and their Pakistani driver. Further, in 1995 while in Islamabad, heparticipated in the arrest of Ramzi Yousef, the mastermind of the 1993 World Trade Center bombing, and later testified at his trial. He has been the guest of radio talk shows concerning his experiences in Pakistan.
He was an instructor at DEAs Office of Training at the FBI Academy in Quantico, VA where he trained many domestic and foreign law enforcement counterparts around the world. Throughout his DEA career he wrote numerous articles for professional law enforcement publications and now writes Criminal Justice textbooks. Global Drug Enforcement: Practical Investigative Techniques, is published by CRC Press. Conspiracy Investigations: Terrorism, Drugs, and Gangs,ispublished by Prentice-Hall, as well as his third book, Practical Criminal Evidence.
He retired as a Reserve Chief Warrant Officer 5/CID Special Agent with the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command, better known as CID. After being called to active duty as a result of the events of September 11, he was a staff officer for the Army Operations Centers Anti-Terrorism Operations and Intelligence Cell for a year. It was hisunique experiences in the investigation of terrorism and international drug trafficking organizations that led to his assignment at The Pentagon. He retired with almost 40 31 years of active and reserve military service, and was a Subject Matter Expert on Terrorism and Counter-Drug Operations for the U.S. Army Military Police School. He has been a regularly scheduled guest speaker on terrorism issues for the Defense Intelligence Agencys Joint Military Intelligence Training Center and the department of law, US Military Academy, West Point.
Criminal Justice consultant and expert witness. Wrote Global Drug Enforcement: Practical Investigative Techniques, published by CRC Press, ISBN: 0849316294. Currently writing Conspiracy Investigations: Terrorism, Drugs, and Gangs, which will be published by Prentice-Hall in 2004.
Supervisory Special Agent (GS-1811-14/7), Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), Los Angeles Field Division. Coordinator for the U.S. Department of Justice Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Forces Program (OCDETF). Managed a substantial annual budget for use in OCDETF designated criminal cases for the Los Angeles Division. Reviewed proposals, approved expenditures, and represented DEA in committee decision making processes. Guest instructor at various national and international venues including the Defense Intelligence Agency, International Law Enforcement Academy, Bangkok, Thailand, California Narcotics Officers Association and the International Narcotics Interdiction Association.
Group Supervisor, U.S. Department of Justice, Drug Enforcement Administration, Enforcement Group 1, at the Santa Ana, CA Resident Office, which serves Orange County. Supervised 9 DEA Special Agents, 3 local law enforcement task force officers, and a secretary. Supervised the conduct of complex drug enforcement investigations prosecuted in federal and state courts. Supervised DEA airport operations at Orange County/John Wayne Airport.
1996 - 1998
Resident Agent-in-Charge, DEA Karachi, Pakistan Resident Office, U.S. Consulate, Karachi. Supervised the conduct of international drug and criminal investigations in Pakistans Sindh Province and seven Middle Eastern nations in which the United States is a party of interest. Collected, analyzed, and disseminated drug intelligence with foreign drug liaison officers and the U.S. intelligence Community. Was responsible for all drug enforcement matters concerning the United States, including liaison, with Saudi Arabia, Oman, Bahrain, Kuwait, Yemen, Qatar, and the United Arab Emirates. Held TOP SECRET/SCI security clearance.
1994 - 1996
Assistant Attach/DEA Special Agent, Islamabad Country Office, U.S. Embassy Islamabad. Conducted international drug and criminal investigations affecting the United States. Was responsible for monitoring and facilitating all drug-related extradition matters for the United States. Collected and disseminated drug intelligence to foreign drug liaison officers and the U.S. intelligence community. Participated in the arrest of 1993 New York City World Trade Center bombing suspect Ramzi Ahmed Yousef, and later testified at his trial.
1991 - 1994
DEA Special Agent, Course Developer/Instructor, DEA Office of Training, FBI Academy, Quantico, VA. Taught drug enforcement subjects to basic and in-service DEA Special Agents, Intelligence Research Specialists, police officers, foreign law enforcement officers, and employees of the U.S. Intelligence Community. Developed and wrote lesson plans, researched and wrote articles for professional publications such as the FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin, and Police Chief magazines. Conducted international training seminars throughout the world. Recognized as subject matter expert on drug conspiracy investigations, informant management, undercover operations and smuggling. Certified tactical instructor.
1988 - 1991
DEA Special Agent, Monterey Post-of-Duty, Monterey, CA. Conducted drug enforcement operations as a senior Special Agent Task Force member assigned to the DEA sponsored Monterey County Narcotic Enforcement Team.
1983 - 1988
DEA Special Agent/Back-up Supervisor, Los Angeles Field Division. Conducted complex drug conspiracy investigations. Participated in surveillances, wrote comprehensive reports of investigation, made arrests, and testified in judicial proceedings. Supervised group of Special Agents in absence of Group Supervisor.
1981 - 1983
Police Officer, Pasadena, CA Police Department. Assigned to the Patrol Division. Also worked special events including Rose Bowl Parades and games, Super Bowl, Emmy Awards, TV location and Movie Productions.
1980 - 1981
Police Officer, Salinas, CA Police Department. Assigned to the Patrol Division after graduating from the Central Coast Counties Police Academy, Gilroy, California.
Part-time faculty member, Administration of Justice Department, Monterey Peninsula College, Monterey, CA. Instructed course on criminal investigation.
1980 - 2012
U.S. Army Reserve Chief Warrant Officer 5/Special Agent, HQ., U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command (CID). Supervise and conduct felony criminal investigations as well as Crime Prevention Surveys and Personal Security Missions for the Secretary of Defense, Secretary of the Army, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, foreign dignitaries, and other high ranking U.S. Government officials when on active duty. Terrorism Warning Staff Officer, DAMO-ODL, The Pentagon, Anti-Terrorism Operations and Intelligence Cell. Subject Matter Expert/Associate Instructor for the U.S. Army Military Police School. Last assignment with the Special Operations Command Europe where he completed a combat tour of duty in Afghanistan in 2011. Held DoD TOP SECRET/SCI security clearance. SSBI completed 12/27/01.
Master of Public Administration in Justice Administration, Golden Gate University, San Francisco, CA, 1979.
Bachelor of Science in Sociology with dual minors in Psychology and Vocational Education, University of Maryland, European Division, 1977.
Practical Criminal Evidence, Prentice Hall, 2006.
Conspiracy Investigations: Terrorism, Drugs, and Gangs, Prentice Hall, 2005
Global Drug Enforcement: Practical Investigative Techniques, CRC Press, 2004.
U.S. Sentencing Guidelines, Their Impact on Federal Drug Offenders, FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin, May, 1995.
Drug Conspiracy Cases, FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin, Oct. 1994.
Chapter on Drug Informants, Drug Enforcement Handbook, pp. 11-17, U.S. Department of Justice, Drug Enforcement Administration, July 1994.
Drug Informants - Motives, Methods, and Management, FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin, Sep. 1993.
Food for thought: Police Officers as College Instructors, The Police Chief, Oct. 1979.
Counselor/Graduate, 160th Session of the FBI National Academy, Quantico, VA.
Life Member, Reserve Officers Association, Washington, DC.
Life Member, Veterans of Foreign Wars
Life Member, National Rifle Association
Association of Former Federal Narcotics Agents
CA Community College Teaching Credential in
CA Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training Advanced Certificate.
Categories of Expertise:
Drug Enforcement Training
Law Enforcement Standards and Practices
Terrorism Awareness and Assessments
Use of Force
Police Informant Use and Management
Drugs in the Workplace Fee schedule for Expert #9655 Retainer Fee----------------------$6000.00 to be pre paid and applied to the last invoice Hourly Rate-----------------------$250.00 per hour/Evaluation,research, investigation,telephone consultation,comprehensive written evaluation Deposition------------------------$2500.00 per day Testimoney -----------------------$2500.00 per day ( also includes stand by time) Travel Time-----------------------$75.00 per hour portal to portal Travel Misc.-----------------------Lodgings,meals,airfare,car rental,gasoline,car insurance, parking and a daily $100.00 per diem to be prepaid. Travel Misc.-----------------------Within a days' drive to be billed at $.55 per mile. Incidental expenses to be billed with appropriate receipts.