He later returned to the FBI where he served as a Special Agent assigned to investigate the Gambino Crime Family in the prestigious Organized Crime Branch. During his service in the FBI, Michael attended New York Law School at night, graduating 9 th in his class with high honors. He and was admitted to practice law in New York and Connecticut.
While serving in the FBI, Michael began his undercover career by becoming one of the first FBI Agents to successfully infiltrate Wall Street. Posing as a hedge fund manager during Operation Wooden Nickel, arguably one of the most successful White Collar undercover investigations in the history of the FBI, Michael obtained evidence against more than 50 individuals committing frauds spanning the spectrum from stock manipulation and currency scams to money laundering. He later was assigned to investigating corrupt politicians in New Jersey, corrupt police officers in Florida, and various other cases.
After approximately 11 years as a Special Agent and more than 5 years serving as a deep Undercover Agent, Michael decided to leave the FBI to explore new horizons and become an entrepreneur. Michael founded a small health food restaurant in Manhattan and was a principal in a bio-fuel company.
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