Jim Leach and Jack Garcia on Speaking Freely at Thur at 8am

Former Congressman Jim Leach
1pm - Former Congressman Jim Leach

Jim Leach, a Representative from Iowa; born in Davenport, Scott County, Iowa, October 15, 1942; attended the public schools of Davenport, Iowa; B.A., Princeton University, Princeton. N.J., 1964; M.A., School of Advanced International Studies of Johns Hopkins University, Washington, D.C., 1966; London School of Economics, 1966-1968; staff, United States Representative Donald Rumsfeld of Illinois,
1965-1966; foreign service officer, United States Department of State, 1968-1969; special assistant to director, Office of Economic Opportunity, 1969-1970; member, Delegation to Geneva Disarmament Conference and United Nations General Assembly, 1971-1972; business executive; United Nations Conference on Natural Resources, 1975; member, United States Advisory Commission on International Education and Cultural Affairs, 1975; director, Federal Home Loan Bank Board, 1975-1976; delegate, Iowa State Republican conventions 1974, 1976; elected as a Republican to the Ninety-fifth and to the fourteen succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1977-January 3, 2007); chair, Committee on Banking and Financial Services (One Hundred Fourth through One Hundred Sixth Congresses). Unsuccessful candidate for reelection to the 110th Congress in 2006.


1:30pm - Jack Garcia

Joaquin "Jack" Garcia is considered by his peers and leading FBI experts to be the most successful undercover agent in the history of the Bureau. In his 26 years of service with the FBI, Garcia is best known for his undercover role as "Jack Falcone," a self-described Sicilian jewel thief and drug dealer from Miami, Florida, who penetrated the Gambino crime family of La Cosa Nostra in New York for nearly three years. The case resulted in the arrest and conviction of 32 mobsters, including the top members of the Post John Gotti Gambino crime family. Garcia, played his undercover role so convincingly that he was even proposed for membership into La Cosa Nostra.

Garcia's history as an undercover Agent is far more extensive than that. He is also renowned for his roles in successful cases against corrupt politicians in Atlantic City, New Jersey; corrupt police officers in Hollywood, Florida, Boston, Massachusetts, and San Juan, Puerto Rico. He has also worked undercover against hundreds of drug dealers and leaders of both Colombian and Mexican drug cartels,
while posing as either a money launderer, transporter or trafficker. He has done undercover work on National and International terrorism cases as well as National Security investigations.
Garcia has also worked undercover against Russian and Asian organized crime groups. Most remarkably, Garcia worked on many of these cases simultaneously, as he juggled his various undercover identities and roles. Garcia successfully managed to work as an undercover FBI Agent for 24 out of his 26 years of service without detection.
After his 2006 retirement from the Bureau, Garcia and several retired FBI Executives founded SHG Intelligence Services. SHG provides worldwide security consulting and training services. In addition, Jack Garcia is a fluent Spanish speaker and member of the FBI Agents Association, the Society of Former Special Agents of the FBI, the Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association and the NYPD Honor Legion. Garcia has also lectured at the FBI Academy on Sensitive Operations and Undercover Agent Training.