Episode No. 56 Fed UndercoverDate: May 15, 2009
Notes: Special Agent Bob Hamer, Federal Bureau of Investigation (ret.) spent 26 years as a
“street agent” for the FBI; many of those years undercover.
Special Agent Bob Hamer, Federal Bureau of Investigation (ret.) spent 26 years
as a “street agent” for the FBI; many of those years undercover. As an uncover agent he posed as a drug dealer,
contract killer, fence, pedophile, degenerate gambler, weapons dealer, and white-collar criminal.
Bob Hamer worked undercover against such diverse groups as La Cosa Nostra, the
Sicilian Mafia, Mexican Mafia, Russian Mafia, Asian organized crime groups, and Los Angeles-based street gangs. His successful
infiltration of NAMBLA (North American Man/Boy Love Association) resulted in the arrest of what one defendant called eight
members of the “inner circle.” He received numerous awards throughout his career including the FBI Director’s
Award for Distinguished Service, four United States Attorney Awards for Distinguished Service, and numerous letters of commendation
including one from then U.S. Attorney Rudy Giuliani. Bob Hamer is the author of The Last Undercover: The True
Story of an FBI Agent’s Dangerous Dance with Evil.
According to the book description of
The Last Undercover: The True Story of an FBI Agent’s Dangerous Dance with Evil, “Bob
Hamer tells the story of his life as an undercover agent for the FBI posing as everything from a drug dealer to an aging pedophile.
Looking back on a career rich in the kind of action that makes for great cinema, Hamer describes the challenges he endured
as he stared the dark side of humanity in the face.”