Robert D. Gary was a former trial attorney in the Organized Crime Section of the U.S. Department of Justice. He was the Deputy Chief and Acting Chief of the USDOJ Cleveland Strike Force. He was a Special Assistant United States Attorney. He served as Director of the Ohio Organized Crime Prevention Council and as a Special Assistant on Criminal Justice to the Governor of Ohio as well as an Assistant County Prosecutor. In these capacities, he was responsible for the supervision of major federal investigations into Teamster corruption conducting federal grand juries and the trial and prosecution of criminal cases in the United States Federal Courts.
Mr. Gary has a B.A. and a JD from Case Western Reserve and an LLM in Criminal Justice from the New York University School of Law. Most recently he has been lecturing across the world on Crystal Cruise Lines as well as locally at the Ringling College of Lifetime Learning Institute and the Longboat Education Center on the Quran, Middle Eastern Politics, and the various investigations by the Special Counsel and the House Committees. His particular interest is why people believe what they believe. Mr. Gary and his wife Karen reside on Longboat Key.