What the Feds Missed

The FBI moved quickly to arrest the man suspected of kidnapping a Tulsa oilman and investor, one of the community’s most well-known and highly respected citizens. But when it came time to recover the $700,000 ransom in a search of the suspect’s home, the feds struck out.

Anyone who thinks it’s easy making a living as a private investigator has been watching too much television or reading too many mystery novels. Having watched his competitors come and go for 40 years, Gary Glanz knows that better than anybody. To him, there is only one measure of success in this business, and that is producing results for the client – for every client, every time.

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The FBI moved quickly to arrest the man suspected of kidnapping a Tulsa oilman and investor, one of the community’s most well-known and highly respected citizens. But when it came time to recover the $700,000 ransom in a search of the suspect’s home, the feds struck out.

At that point, Gary Glanz stepped in and was assigned the task of convincing the suspect it was in his best interests to reveal to him the location of the money. Even though his own lawyer had already failed to get the man to open up, it took Glanz only a short time to get the suspect to come around, and he left the jail with precise directions to the missing loot.

Later, he led a parade of embarrassed and indignant federal agents, Tulsa police officers and the suspect’s attorney on another search of the man’s house, taking them directly to the cash, which was exactly where the suspect said it would be – in a duffel bag in the basement. It would prove to be the largest ransom recovery in Oklahoma history.

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About The Firm

The Wall Street Journal calls him “The Super Sleuth” —and with good reason. For more than 40 years, Tulsa private investigator Gary Glanz has been solving major crimes, locating missing people, recovering tens of millions of dollars in cash and other valuable materials and securing priceless art collections—all with a flair, and a sense of professionalism and discretion that have earned him an international reputation. Originally making a name for himself as one of the youngest detectives in the history of the Tulsa Police Department, where he received numerous awards and citations, Glanz left the police department in 1967 to establish his own private investigative firm. Gary G...

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