A Deal is Struck – Guy Gentile Becomes an FBI Cooperating Witness
The next day after speaking to his attorney and a review of the sealed complaint, he agreed to offer substantial cooperation. In exchange, the government agreed to withdraw the complaint it had filed against him and to potentially not reinstate any felony charges. The government also agreed not to act on the threats to close his business, freeze his assets and “investigate’ his wife, parents and siblings. He was now a member of the Cooperating Witness Program. They agreed :
- immunity from the charge by withdrawing the complaint it had filed against him and to potentially not reinstate any felony charges.
- also agreed not to act on previous threats to close his business, freeze his assets and “investigate’ his wife, parents and siblings.
However, his agreed cooperation outline eventually went above and beyond the agreement in time and deed and even included training FBI agents and giving instructional courses to agents and Assistant US Attorneys to aid them in detecting often very difficult highly sophisticated security frauds. Over the next three years, his services led to the government describing him as providing extraordinary cooperation, the likes of which no one in the United States Attorney’s Office for the District of New Jersey had previously encountered!
As a Cooperating Witness Guy became privy to many matters, some unlawful, and there is no doubt that the FBI took full and overzealous advantage of the CW arrangement to extend the original ‘one-shot deal’ that had been agreed. They were reluctant to let him go – Guy’s work for the authorities paid dividends in successful prosecutions, and many cases make unmistakable reference to him as the cooperating witness, as can be read in the links provided here.