May 26, 2021
Notably, Mr. Stern had over 25 years’ experience as an FBI Special Agent where he last was in charge of the Asian Organized Crime Unit at FBI Headquarters in Washington, D.C., and has testified as an expert witness in this field before the United States Senate Judiciary Committee. During his tenure with the FBI, he served in a variety of posts, including as an expert polygraph examiner, SWAT team member, and as the FBI Attaché responsible for investigations and liaison in Hong Kong, PRC, India, Macau, Nepal, and Sri Lanka.
Mr. Stern, a fluent Japanese speaker, was also assigned to the headquarters of Japan’s National Police Agency in Tokyo and worked side-by-side with Japanese police officers on Japanese Organized Crime (Yakuza) matters. Mr. Stern was assigned to several high profile FBI investigations to include the kidnapping and murder of Journalist Daniel Pearl, the 2001 Anthrax attacks, lead Agent assigned to the 9/11 terrorist attacks, the Tylenol Aspirin poisoning and extortion investigation, Osama bin Laden manhunt in Pakistan, multiple murder investigations of American Citizens overseas, the polygraph interrogation of Saddam Hussein’s bodyguard, and the extensive retraining in Bosnia and Herzegovina of their police officers after the Bosnian War. Mr. Stern was also a member of the FBI SWAT team assigned to the 1984 Los Angeles Summer Olympics.