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Criminal Justice Lecture Series to feature October 20 talk by Department of Homeland Security agent

ISSUED: 12 October 2021
MEDIA CONTACT: Dana Costa

SHEPHERDSTOWN, WV — The Department of Sociology, Criminology, and Criminal Justice will host its next Criminal Justice Lecture Series talk on Wednesday, October 20, from 1:10-2 p.m. with Jay Culley, special agent with Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), the largest investigative agency within the Department of Homeland Security. HSI enforces more than 400 federal statutes related to international and domestic crimes. The lecture is free and open to the public. For a Zoom link, visit the Criminal Justice Presentation Series webpage.

In the 20 years working as a criminal investigator, Culley has investigated transnational criminal organizations involved in human trafficking, human smuggling, immigration and customs fraud, intellectual property rights, money laundering, and narcotics smuggling. For the last two and a half years, Culley has been assigned to a drug and violent crime task force in the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia and primarily investigates drug distribution/importation organizations and money laundering.

The final Criminal Justice Lecture Series talk for the semester is scheduled for November 17 and will feature Senior Inspector Alphonso Wideman, U.S. Marshals Service.

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