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Robert has over 26 years of federal investigative experience conducting criminal and civil investigations for the Internal Revenue Service in El Paso, TX and Myrtle Beach, SC. During that time he served as a Special Agent, a Sr. Analyst, and spent the last 7 years as a Supervisory Special Agent.
As a Special Agent for the Internal Revenue Service, Criminal Investigation Division (IRS-CI) for over 24 years, Robert successfully conducted numerous investigations involving various financial fraud schemes including public corruption, income tax evasion, money laundering, securities and investment fraud, corporate accounting fraud, currency structuring violations, health care fraud and embezzlements. Robert has worked complex joint criminal investigations with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), Department of Homeland Security, US Secret Service, State and local law enforcement agencies. With his expertise in financial investigations and criminal tax fraud, Robert has worked closely with the United States Attorney’s Office. He has testified and qualified as an expert on numerous occasions before federal courts and grand juries.
In 2005, Robert completed training and became a Computer Investigative Specialist (CIS). This training consisted of successful completion of intensive three agency (Homeland Security, Secret Service & IRS) computer and digital forensic specialized training. With his experience in this specialty he has successfully captured and analyzed digital data from computers, cell phones, tablets and other electronic devices. He has completed several weeks of professional education in digital forensics each year and successfully worked with multiple federal, state and local law enforcement agencies in this specialized field. During his 7 year tenure as a Supervisory Special Agent, he supervised and mentored a team of up to 12 Senior Special Agent CIS’s.
Prior to becoming an IRS Special Agent, Robert worked as an IRS Revenue Agent for 4 years. In that capacity, he performed numerous audits of individuals, small businesses, partnerships and corporations.
Robert graduated from Wofford College in 1990 with a Bachelor’s Degree, majoring in Accounting. He holds the EnCase EnCE computer forensic certification and is also a Certified Fraud Specialist (CFS).