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#ICYMI Top CI Stories from the Past Week

Top Stories from IRS Criminal Investigation This Week

In case you missed it, here are the top stories from the IRS Criminal Investigation (CI) division for the week of October 16 – 22, 2023.

Al Capone’s Arrest: A Testament to Financial Investigations

Ninety-two years ago, the arrest of notorious gangster Al Capone demonstrated the crucial role of financial investigations in America. Today, the scope of our investigations has expanded from bootlegging to Bitcoin, evolving with the changing landscape of financial crimes in the country. Learn more about what we investigate now.

Big Data: A Powerful Tool in Financial Investigations

Our team of financial experts harnesses the power of big data to transform it into actionable investigative leads. By identifying indicators of money laundering, unusual financial patterns, fraudulent refund claims, and more, we use big data to combat tax fraud and other financial crimes. Find out how we use big data in our investigations.

J5 Chiefs: Collaboration, Innovation, and Results

In a recent discussion, five current and two former J5 Chiefs shed light on what it takes to combat global tax crimes. The key ingredients? Collaboration, innovation, and results. Learn more about the J5 international partnership.

Special Agent Nicholas Pompei: Excellence in the Pursuit of Justice

Special Agent Nicholas Pompei from the Charlotte Field Office was recently honored with the “Excellence in the Pursuit of Justice” award from the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Western District of North Carolina. Congratulations, Special Agent Pompei!

CNBC Documentary: Unveiling a Historic Cryptocurrency Investigation

A recent CNBC documentary, “Crypto 911: Exposing a Bitcoin Billionaire,” features our L.A. team’s historic $3.36 billion cryptocurrency investigation. Our special agents provide insight into their investigative work on this high-profile case.

The IRS CI division is the criminal investigative arm of the IRS, tasked with conducting financial crime investigations. This includes tax fraud, narcotics trafficking, money laundering, public corruption, healthcare fraud, identity theft, and more. With a federal conviction rate of over 90 percent, CI special agents are the only federal law enforcement agents with investigative jurisdiction over violations of the Internal Revenue Code. The agency operates 20 field offices across the U.S. and 12 attaché posts abroad.

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ICYMI: Top IRS Criminal Investigation (CI) Stories From The Past Week Oct. 23, 2023 Useful Links About CI What do we investigate? How investigations are initiated J5 international partnership IRS.gov/CI Tax Schemes and Fraud Tax Fraud Alerts Report Suspected Tax Fraud Voluntary Disclosure CI Newsroom CI News Releases CI Resources CI Annual Reports Week of Oct. 16 - 22 #ICYMI Top CI Stories from the Past Week 1. Al Capone's arrest 92 years ago proved the value of our financial investigations to America. Learn what we investigate now. From bootlegging to Bitcoin investigations, we’ve evolved with the latest financial crimes throughout America's history. 2. Learn how our team turns big data into actionable investigative leads Our financial experts key in on money laundering indicators, unusual financial patterns, fraudulent refund claims and more. Learn how we use big data to combat tax fraud and other financial crimes 3. J5 Chiefs highlight collaboration, innovation, and results Five current and two former J5 Chiefs talk about what it takes to fight global tax crimes. Collaboration, innovation, and results. 4. Charlotte Field Office special agent earns prestigious award Congratulations to Special Agent Nicholas Pompei for receiving the "Excellence in the Pursuit of Justice" award from the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Western District of North Carolina. Charlotte Field Office special agent wins prestigious award 5. Documentary highlights our L.A. team's historic $3.36 billion cryptocurrency investigation Our special agents talk about their investigative work on CNBC's "Crypto 911: Exposing a Bitcoin Billionaire." CNBC documentary highlights our L.A. team's historic $3.36 Billion cryptocurrency investigation CI is the criminal investigative arm of the IRS, responsible for conducting financial crime investigations, including tax fraud, narcotics trafficking, money-laundering, public corruption, healthcare fraud, identity theft and more. CI special agents are the only federal law enforcement agents with investigative jurisdiction over violations of the Internal Revenue Code, obtaining a more than a 90 percent federal conviction rate. The agency has 20 field offices located across the U.S. and 12 attaché posts abroad.

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