Retired FBI Agent: The Ongoing Attempt to Denigrate the Unabomber TV Series and My Role in the Investigation

James R. Fitzgerald spent 31 years in law enforcement – 11 years as a Bensalem (PA) police officer/detective/sergeant and 20 years in the FBI as an agent/supervisor/profiler/forensic linguist – before retiring in 2007.  He is now a consultant and an author.

By James R. Fitzgerald, FBI (Ret.)

If you watched the eight-hour Discovery Channel scripted limited-series, Manhunt: Unabomber, which aired during the summer of 2017, and is presently available on DVD, Netflix, and other streaming services, you may recall the protagonist of the series.

His name was Jim Fitzgerald, aka, “Fitz.”  He was portrayed by actor Sam Worthington.  Well, it’s the “real” Fitz (as opposed to the “reel” Fitz) who is the author of the article you are presently reading.  I’m the now-retired FBI agent/supervisor/criminal profiler/forensic linguist who was directly involved in the actual Unabom case and helped finally bring the 17-year- long investigation to its conclusion with the arrest of Theodore J. Kaczynski

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