Air Date Nov 15, 2013
My Guest Tony Attanasio NYPD Detective/Author
Soon to be promoted to lieutenant, Detective-Sergeant Tony Attanasio, Organized Crime Control Bureau, NYPD, was seriously injured in a line-of-duty incident that ended his career with that famous law enforcement agency. He subsequently served ten years with the United States Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), where he served as an Intelligence specialist. During his tenure he served in Miami, Europe and New York City. Both in Miami, Florida, and Europe, he served as liaison with the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and traveled to CIA Headquarters in Langley, Virginia, where Tony presented a course on International Organized Crime.
He is considered an expert regarding International drug trafficking and organized crime by the U.S. District Court, Miami, the New York State Supreme Court and the Bavarian State Court, Bavaria, Germany. Tony received seventeen meritorious awards from NYPD and two Excellence of Performance awards from DEA. Tony further received awards from the governments of Germany and Italy for his assistance in various investigations. In 2004 Tony received the prestigious Davis Award from the State of Florida.
Until recently, He supervised a Drug/Money-Laundering unit for a US Government entity
Tony has an MS in Criminal Justice and he is currently teaching courses that focus on Terrorism investigations, Security Threat Groups, Sex Crimes Investigations Human Trafficking Investigations, Police Investigative Management, Organized crime and Forensic accounting at a major southeastern college. He received an award personally from the Governor of the Mariana Island for the training of his investigative unit on the island of Saipan.
His Introduction to Terrorism Investigations and Intelligence Collection course had been accepted by St. Joseph’s University in Philadelphia, where he has taught this course on two occasions thus far
He served as an advisor to Mr. Robert De Niro relative to the film RONAN