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Dec 2, 2022


News Nation Mysterious Idaho Killings


Nov 23, 2022


NewsNation Interview - Tragic Walmart Shooting - Marni Huges


Nov 22, 2022


NewsNation Interview - Stuart Kaplan


Oct 7, 2022


Talk of 'Armageddon' sparks memories of Cuban Missile Crisis for many

"So there is the reality that even though we are many, many miles away from Russia there are other options available to those who want to do us harm," Stuart Kaplan, a former FBI special agent, and Kaplan & Sconzo Global Risk Management founder said. Kaplan has worked to study and review how to plan for global threats for decades. "We hope it never ever happens, better to be; better prepared, better informed."


Sept 23, 2022


‘Swatting’ at schools: Police investigate false reports

“Until law enforcement clears the location or satisfies it as a prank, they are going to go as if it’s real,” Former FBI Special Agent Stuart Kaplan said. “That’s a very dangerous scenario for law enforcement, as well as the person on the other side of that.”


Sept 22, 2022


The Mar-A-Lago Raid w/ Stuart Kaplan, Ricardo Aguilar & Scott Perry | PBD Podcast | Ep. 187

PBD Podcast Episode 187. In this episode, Patrick Bet-David is joined by Adam Sosnick, Ricardo Aguilar, Stuart Kaplan & Scott Perry.


Sept 13, 2022


Trump Faces Legal Battles From All Sides

Stuart Kaplan featured On The Record with Greta Van Susteren


Sept 5, 2022


Man accused of breaking into Broward federal courthouse, vandalizing rooms

Now, the question is, why? "Of course, you have to wonder what the motive is. There is sensitive information in the courthouse, in the judge's chambers. I would hope that over the long holiday weekend anything that is sensitive nature would have been put away or locked away," Kaplan said.



Sept 4, 2022


Former FBI special agent calls for a total overhaul of the agency

Kaplan says the 'wheels have fallen off' and there needs to be a regime change



Sept 1, 2022


What is a special master, and how would one be selected in Trump documents case?

The only time I have ever seen a special master being required or being requested is when lawyers or a law firm have been the target of the investigation," Kaplan said. "That's because going into the search, there is an inherent likelihood that the collection of evidence will be attorney-client communications



Aug 30, 2022


Judge calls Thursday court hearing on Trump documents

Former FBI Special Agent Stuart Kaplan discusses how the FBI raid on Trump was ‘politically motivated' on ‘Fox Business Tonight.’



Aug 24, 2022


Former FBI Special Agent and Taint Team Leader talks about the raid on Mar-a-Lago

Former FBI special agent and criminal defense attorney Stuart Kaplan used to lead a taint team and lead several FBI raids in his time. He joined the South Florida Morning Show to talk about the raid and the difference between a taint team and a special master.



Aug 15, 2022


Federal law enforcement on high alert due to online threats after Mar-a-Lago search

Former FBI agent and now criminal defense attorney Stuart Kaplan called the threats outrageous. "The men and women throughout the 56 field offices across the United States, they're the reason why you and I can have this conversation this morning they keep us safe," he said.


Aug 13, 2022


Unfiltered With Dan Bongino 8/13/22 - Former FBI agent raises questions on raid of Mar-a-Lago

Former FBI special agent Stuart Kaplan discusses legal questions following the FBI raid on former President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago residence on 'Unfiltered with Dan Bongino.'


Aug 13, 2022


Early Morning Show Guest Stuart Kaplan - Officials Monitoring Threats against law enforcement

Early Morning Show Guest Stuart Kaplan - Officials Monitoring Threats against law enforcement


Aug 10, 2022


Bill O'ReillyThe Straight Dope On Monday's Search

On Wednesday Bill spoke with former FBI Special Agent Stuart Kaplan about the Trump search, how it was approved, and the state of the FBI.



Aug 10, 2022


'Totally inappropriate': Former FBI special agent on Mar-a-Lago search | Morning in America

The FBI searched former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate Monday as part of an investigation into whether Trump took classified records from the White House to his Florida home, sources confirmed to NewsNation.


Aug 9, 2022


Former FBI agent says FBI raid at Mar-a-Lago could cause 'collateral damage'

"I would have said to the director, Chris Wray, this is equating to pulling the pin out of a hand grenade and throwing it into an occupied room, knowing the potential for collateral damage it was going to cause," Kaplan told WPTV. Kaplan argued the FBI should show the former president the reasons for the search.


Aug 9, 2022


'May have never happened in modern history': Former FBI agent discusses rare search on Mar-a-Lago

"It's quite shocking, quite surprising, and it's done to catch someone off guard," Kaplan said.


Aug 9, 2022


Former FBI Special Agent Stuart Kapaln Joins News Nation Early Morning Regarding Trump Raid

Former FBI Special Agent Stuart Kapaln Joins News Nation Early Morning Regarding Trump Raid


July 21, 2022


'Rightful decision': Police expert analyzes Indian River County chase, deadly shooting

“That is probably the most dangerous situation for a law enforcement officer,” Kaplan said, emphasizing the deputies are focused on rescuing the hostages while also trying to protect themselves. Kaplan the deputies’ actions were textbook, doing everything they were supposed to do, starting with trying to deescalate the situation.


June 18, 2022


FBI Investigating Attacks Ahead of Roe Decision

News Nation, Rafael Sanchez, Stuart-Kaplan


June 14, 2022


Indian River County Sheriff's Office releases video of deputies shooting armed man as he runs from them

South Florida defense lawyer and former FBI agent Stuart Kaplan sat down with WPTV's Michael Williams to review the video released by the Indian River County Sheriff's Office. "In my opinion, with all the cases I have been involved (in), 100%, the deputy was within his lawful right to discharge his firearm to neutralize the imminent threat to him and other deputies on the scene," Kaplan said.


June 8, 2022


Miami-Dade police officer accused of using Apple AirTags to stalk ex-girlfriend

"It's not unheard of. It happens more often than not," says Stuart Kaplan, attorney and former FBI agent. "When you're talking about any sworn law enforcement officer, there is a sense of disappointment because there's a sort of betrayal of confidence that the public wants to have," says Kaplan.


June 8, 2022


Former FBI discusses security risk of high profile clients

“This is a perfect example of the delay of the United States Marshals Service — which, by the way, is tasked exclusively with protecting federal judges,” said former FBI Special Agent Stuart Kaplan. The service, he said, is “basically in a stand-down position when they should have been called out immediately.”


May 30, 2022


'It’s just wrong': Former FBI agent has harsh words for police response in Uvalde

“That hesitation and that waiting for additional resources ultimately probably cost these children to lose their lives,” Stuart Kaplan said.


Apr 7, 2022


Man Brutally Attacked While Withdrawing Money From Fort Lauderdale ATM

Kaplan said, "So, you’re in already in the process of that transaction, you walk away in the machine, or you take a pause, or you take a step away from the machine you let that person know that you’ve identified that person. Have your phone, start dialing 911, if that person starts to advance towards you push call."


Feb 28, 2022


Bridge tender investigated for manslaughter after 79-year-old woman fell to her death

"You're going to be able to see whether or not at the time, at that particular date and time, were they actually utilizing their phone, meaning were they texting, or actually engaged in a call, or involved in social media," criminal defense attorney Stuart Kaplan, who is not related to the case, said.


Feb 16, 2022


Almost 30 known gang members arrested in Palm Beach County since October

“How much of a dent in the gang operation locally will these arrests honestly make?” CBS 12 News reporter Andrew Lofholm asked former FBI agent Stuart Kaplan. “Short term, I think there’s going to be somewhat of a relief. People will feel safer in these neighborhoods. I think long term part of the problem is the effect on the younger generation coming up behind these individuals that were arrested, we have to get to those younger kids,” Kaplan said.


Feb 10, 2022


Nearly a year after man fatally shot on I-95, family still seeks answers

Stuart Kaplan, the attorney representing the other driver says his client acted in self-defense. "I understand why the Sheriff would try to go out and try to develop new leads, but our position still is the same. That my client was within his legal right and justified to use deadly force," Kaplan said.


Feb 2, 2022


Family of killed jogger feels driver received lenient sentence after deadly Jupiter crash

Stuart Kaplan reresenting Frank Flora



Nov 29, 2021


Police enlist help of federal, other law enforcement in Ryan Rogers death investigation

"I think given the gravity of the totality of the circumstances to which befell this young child, I think the police department needs to be a little more forceful, a little bit more vocal in allowing or letting the community know that there is a dangerous person living amongst us," Kaplan said.


Nov 23, 2021


Two local experts intrigued by what's not in Brian Laundrie's autopsy report

“That tells me that law enforcement is still actively investigating whether perhaps other crimes may have been committed,” Kaplan said. Kaplan said he believes investigators may be looking into whether anyone helped Laundrie escape police surveillance and stay hidden.


Nov 5, 2021


2 Riviera Beach police officers fired for body camera violations after suspect ends up beaten

Sometimes the lack of evidence is the evidence you need to prove your case," attorney Stuart Kaplan, a former FBI agent and a use-of-force specialist, said. "This idea that, because of the lack of body camera footage or recording is the reason why the state attorney's office would even decline prosecution, I find that to be almost incredulous.


Oct 29, 2021


Stuart Kaplan on Dan Abrams Live 10/29/21

Brian Raymond, a former CIA and State Department employee, is facing prison time after admitting to sexual assault and photographing women while they were unconscious. Attorney and former FBI agent Stuart Kaplan explains how this investigation will go.


Oct 22, 2021


Did Laundrie's parents face an ultimatum by the FBI?

Kaplan feels the FBI may have had enough evidence to charge Laundries' parents with obstruction of justice, accessory after the fact or lying to or misleading a federal agent.


Oct 5, 2021


CNN Don Lemon interviews Stuart Kaplan regarding Brian Laundrie's sister


Sep 30, 2021


Stuart Kaplan on CNN Don Lemon with Dave Aronberg State Attorney PBC


Sep 23, 2021


FBI helps conduct grid search of 25,000-acre wildlife reserve for Brian Laundrie

Retired FBI agent Stuart Kaplan told FOX 13’s Kimberly Kuizon that, despite the apparent lack of results, the massive search is not a lost effort as investigators work to zero in on something of substance. At this point, that may not be Brian Laundrie himself, but it could be something just as important.


Sep 22, 2021


Former FBI agent Stuart Kaplan explains what tactics the search crews use

Former FBI agent Stuart Kaplan explains what tactics the search crews use


Sep 21, 2021


Brian Laundrie disappearance: did police make a mistake?

"I just don't think local law enforcement has the manpower to keep someone in pocket, or keep someone under wraps 24 hours a day 7 days a week," Kaplan said. At the time Laundrie allegedly left for his hike last Tuesday, he was a person of interest in a missing person case, not a death investigation, Kaplan points out.


Sep 21, 2021


Former FBI agent details investigation into death of Gabby Petito

Stuart Kaplan believes the first step for FBI agents will be confirming that there actually is a case. “As obvious as we believe it is, we need to make sure that she did not die of natural causes,” said Kaplan, a former FBI agent who is now an attorney in Palm Beach County.


Sep 20, 2021


Former FBI agent Stuart Kaplan talks about Gabby Petito case

"I think after an autopsy, very quickly they are going to be able to determine whether or not it is a homicide," Kaplan said. Kaplan points to a key focus for FBI investigators. "Time of death, in this particular case, is critical," he said.


Sep 20, 2021


Former FBI agent Stuart Kaplan talks about Gabby Petito case

Former FBI agent Stuart Kaplan, now a South Florida attorney, talked to WPTV on Monday about the Gabby Petito case. "I think after an autopsy, very quickly they are going to be able to determine whether or not it is a homicide," Kaplan said. Kaplan points to a key focus for FBI investigators. "Time of death, in this particular case, is critical," he said.



Sep 19, 2021


Body found in Wyoming believed to be Gabby Petito

Stuart Kaplan, a former FBI special agent, told NewsNationNow.com he believes the case will now be “quickly resolved or solved” because of the resources the FBI has. “That is where the FBI is at its best because of their ability to bring in resources that, quite frankly, the local and state law enforcement agencies do not have,” Kaplan said.


Sep 10, 2021


20 Years After 9/11, Are We Safer? Experts Say Yes

Stuart Kaplan, an attorney and former FBI agents, believes Americans are safer since 9/11 but he worries the sudden pullout of American troops from Afghanistan could be a game-changer, providing fertile ground for terrorists to once again plot attacks on the United States. “I think the abrupt pullout from Afghanistan is posing a significant threat which I see as an imminent threat to our allies abroad and here in the United States,” said Kaplan, who heads a global security and risk assessment company.


Sep 7, 2021


Attacks On 9/11 Have Dramatically Changed How We Fly, But Has Enough Been Done To Keep You Safe?

“The layer of security that is visible and, probably more importantly not visible, to the general public has increased exponentially since 9/11,” said former FBI agent Stuart Kaplan.


Aug 29, 2021


First of three trials for murder cases starts

“There is not one size fits all,” said Stuart Kaplan, a former FBI special agent who practices criminal defense law from offices in Palm Beach Gardens and Orlando.



Jun 14, 2021


Could 'red flag' law have helped law enforcement prevent Publix shooting

"Any and all weapons that may be in possession of that person and also prevents that person from going out and purchasing or acquiring a weapon from any other individual that would be punishable in criminal contempt," Stuart Kaplan, a defense attorney and former FBI special agent, told WPTV.


May 20, 2021


Florida court system facing massive backlog of cases

“They’re sitting there in jails and they’re going to languish for months and years until they get their day in court,” Kaplan added. “We know because history has proven that there are sitting in jail, right now, awaiting trial who haven’t committed the crime that they have been accused of.”


May 13, 2021


25 AR-15 Rifles Missing From Miami Police Department’s Inventory

“The city of Miami Police Department is a large police agency, they are responsible for thousands of thousands upon pieces of property, so this is just one prime example of property that unfortunately is unaccounted for,” said Stuart Kapman, a former FBI Special Agent. Kaplan believes the likely whereabouts of the missing guns does not have a nefarious twist. “Eventually it will turn out that it’s more of an administrative internal paperwork processing, meaning failure inside administratively,” said Kaplan.


May 10, 2021


PBSO, prosecutors cleared after probe in Epstein plea deal

Current Attorney and former FBI agent Stuart Kaplan says what caught his eye was the lack of search warrants, subpoenas, or a grand jury in the investigation. He says it appears FDLE solely depended upon the cooperation and memory of those involved. "I say the quality of this investigation, I mean thoroughness of this investigation, is quite incomplete and should not be relied upon as a basis to determine whether or not any criminal violations were in fact committed during the Jeffrey Epstein investigation," he says.



Apr 17, 2021


Taser death reignites questions about need for taser design, FL law enforcement weighs in

Stuart Kaplan, a former FBI Agent who now works as an attorney specializing in law enforcement excessive force cases, believes the key is in training, repetition, and muscle memory. Tasers are supposed to be positioned on the non-dominant side of an officer's belt forcing an officer to reach over with their dominant hand in the even they have to use it. He suggests training officers so they only discharge the taser using their non-dominant hand. But he also believes nothing can fully stop human error and mistakes.


Apr 16, 2021


BSO Deputy Shoots, Kills Knife-Wielding Man Outside North Lauderdale Strip Mall

Stuart Kaplan a former FBI agent and legal analyst says while you can’t second guess the deputy’s response. There may have been alternatives to bringing the incident to a different conclusion. Sacks was cutting himself in the store and Kaplan says it was a cry for help


Apr 8, 2021


Arrest of PBSO corrections deputies shines light on struggle between jails and contraband

"Correctional institutions unfortunately deal with it every single day," said Stuart Kaplan, a Palm Beach County defense attorney and former FBI agent. Kaplan is not connected to this case, but has clients in the jail and is often one of their few points of contact with the outside world.


Feb 2, 2021


Former agent sheds light on danger of job following fatal FBI shooting

Former agent Stuart Kaplan knew one of the victims from working in Miami for 15 years. He explains how search warrants are meticulously planned, but can quickly take a dangerous turn. “It’s a sobering reminder that the men and women that are involved in law enforcement it can be a very dangerous job,” he said. “Dan and Laura are just optimize the degree of professionalism.”


Jan 27, 2021


West Palm Beach man faces federal charges for voter disinformation campaign in 2016 election

"[We're] now realizing you can really influence and utilize those platforms to disseminate false information, misleading information or to invoke or incite people to carry out acts of violence," said Stuart Kaplan, a former FBI agent and Palm Beach County attorney. "There is a large contingency of individuals throughout the unites states who are willing to travel and assemble and even get to the point to invoke violence."


Jan 27, 2021


DHS warns of violent extremists as more Floridians are arrested in Capitol insurrection

"This is a very sophisticated attempt to obviously influence, not nescesarily propaganda, but actually influence someone's vote so that they think it was cast but was never actually legally cast," Kaplan told Contact 5 in a brief phone interview. "I have to tell you, it's pretty scary. ... You take this one type of scenario, and you wonder how many of the people they [law enforcement] can properly identify."


Jan 7, 2021


Former FBI special agent describes security failures at U.S. Capitol

"One of the obvious foreseeable contingencies was the potential for violence. And so how do we neutralize that violence? How do we neutralize that mob mentality of overtaking the Capitol?" Kaplan said. "Well, first push back the perimeter much further back, erected fences and barriers. We have what they call those jersey barriers. Those are concrete barriers. We have armored personnel.We have military type of vehicles."



Dec 27, 2020


Former FBI agent Stuart Kaplan analyzes Nashville bombing

As law enforcement agencies continue to map out the crime scene of the Nashville Christmas bombing, former FBI agent Stuart Kaplan said video surveillance will likely be what leads to a criminal arrest.



Dec 23, 2020


Monroe County deputy reaches $200K settlement with US after post-Irma incident involving 2 ATF agents

Stuart Kaplan, attorney: “By virtue of the fact that the United States government through the Treasury Department had to come out of pocket with six figures, I think that speaks volumes for holding these two agents accountable.”



Sep 2, 2020


What is a 'Stand Your Ground' law in Florida?

“If I believe reasonable believe that [someone] is coming towards me and serious bodily injury and its imminent that he’s going to cause death, I am justified in preventing him from hurting me or killing me,” Kaplan explained.



Aug 14, 2020


Can of Busch beer gives key clue in cold case murder arrest

“It’s a tremendous accomplishment for local law enforcement," said Kaplan. “Now with the advancement of technology, they’re able to now extract even the smallest of a DNA that may have been left behind,"



July 22, 2020


COVID-19 pandemic tests patience and constitutional rights

Florida defense attorney Stuart Kaplan represents three defendants whose trials are stalled. "My biggest concern is when I have cases that come down to eye witness testimony," he said. "People's memory can sometimes be changed or forgetful and so what we have been doing is we have utilized more private or investigative resources to go out and secure that kind of testimony that we think may be changed or lost."



Jan 27, 2020


Case against ex-Marine raises presidential security questions at airport

“You would have to wonder, was this perhaps a test run, a trial run, to see how far he could get?” asked former FBI agent Stuart Kaplan, who’s now a private attorney in Palm Beach Gardens.



Jan 9, 2020


Broward County man threatened to kill President Trump in Facebook Live video, authorities say

A Broward County man faces federal charges for allegedly making death threats against President Donald Trump in response to the killing of Iranian Gen. Qasem Soleimani, according to court records.



Jan 8, 2020


Stuart Kaplan Weighs in on Iran WPBF 25



Dec 9, 2019


Gun law loopholes examined after Pensacola attack

Former FBI Agent Stuart Kaplan believes it was a provision that allows student immigrants with an I-94 form to purchase firearms. "Just by virtue of having that legal status here through the immigration process as an exchange student, he has the ability to purchase a firearm," Kaplan said.



Nov 19, 2019


Prisons chief says FBI looking at possible 'criminal enterprise' in Epstein death

Attorney Stuart Kaplan, who represents Whidden’s three children in the civil suit that was to go to trial Monday, said Sheriff Ric Bradshaw is angry because Rigney filed a whistleblower’s lawsuit against him. “Criminal enterprise basically means something outside a single person benefitting or contributing to the overall criminal conduct,” said former FBI agent Stuart Kaplan, who now practices criminal defense and civil law in Palm Beach Gardens.



Nov 1, 2019


Judge delays trial over fatal PBSO shooting after heated hearing

Attorney Stuart Kaplan, who represents Whidden’s three children in the civil suit that was to go to trial Monday, said Sheriff Ric Bradshaw is angry because Rigney filed a whistleblower’s lawsuit against him. But, Kaplan insists, the whistleblower lawsuit infected the agency’s willingness to defend Rigney’s actions in Whidden’s death. “They were trying to get him to recant his testimony,” Kaplan said. “It was a quid pro quo to get him to play ball with them in connection with his whistleblower lawsuit.”



Oct 4, 2019


Conversion therapy ban overturned in Tampa could impact Palm Beach County

"The City of Tampa can no longer enforce that ordinance and thereby any mental health professionals practicing therapy in connection with conversion can do so lawfully," attorney Stuart Kaplan said.

Oct 1, 2019


South Florida sheriff’s deputy says 2 ATF agents assaulted him

Stuart Kaplan, Attorney: “There is no doubt these two guys should be fired. They probably should be criminally prosecuted and certainly held responsible and accountable for their actions.”

Sep 25, 2019


Florida Senate special master: Reinstate Broward sheriff

Israel’s attorney, Stuart Kaplan, said he was pleasantly surprised by the decision. He said he was grateful Goodlette’s opinion stemmed from the law and not the emotions surrounding the shooting. “His conclusions were based on the facts and on the evidence and not anything else,” Kaplan said.

Aug 22, 2019


Hotel cook in California held on $500,000 bail after police say he threatened to kill employees, guests

Long Beach police say the suspect had multiple weapons, an assault rifle, tactical gear, dozens of high-capacity magazines and hundreds of rounds of ammo.

Aug 6, 2019


FBI director warns lone gunmen are one of our biggest threats

"Seemingly, they are by homegrown U.S. citizens and acting in a lone wolf capacity, so the alarms are sounding and our government is becoming more and more concerned because when you think about post 9/11, our focus was oversees, and we were so concerned about who was going to come into our country and attack us next, and it is seemingly ironic how the pendulum has turned and now we are more concerned about one of us turning against our own," said Stuart Kaplan, former FBI agent.



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