November 2005 - Present
Providing attorneys and law firms with analysis of digital evidence involved in criminal and civil investigations and litigation support, including imaging and examinations of computers using Encase, FTK, Helix and Xways. Email recovery and analysis using Paraben and other tools. Provide e-discovery and subpoena compliance services for digital evidence involved in both criminal and civil proceedings.
Currently a contract instructor for Access Data (FTK) at the US Secret Service National Computer Forensic Institute in Hoover, AL. Course of instruction to state and local law enforcement includes incident response, first responder conduct in dealing with digital evidence and cell phone forensics.
Providing consulting services regarding information technology governance using ISACA standards, including security and internal audit controls that allow small and mid-size companies to monitor and control their IT function without becoming experts.
Providing an internal audit function directed at reviewing existing policies and procedures for compliance with industry standards and legislative requirements including Sarbanes Oxley.
Senior Investigator : September 2004 - September 2005
Independent Inquiry Committee into the United Nations Oil for Food Program : New York, NY
Responsible for the investigation in to the assignment of the humanitarian goods inspection contract to Cotecna SA and potential conflict of interest of the Secretary General. I developed the link between the Secretary General's son and UN employees leaking information to him
Analysis of financial history of UN Secretary General, his son and his associates including the analysis of multiple "offshore" bank accounts and other foreign records
Interviews of the Secretary General, Senior UN officials and Government of Iraq officials requiring travel to the UK, Croatia, Hungary, Romania, Switzerland and Turkey
Examined the Procurement Section of the UN for waste, fraud and abuse. Information developed resulted in the indictment of several individuals.
Director of Field Services - Electronic Crimes Program : January 2002 - September 2004
Internal Revenue Service - Criminal Investigation : Washington DC
Formalized a program, including policy and protocol development, involving 100 agents performing complex electronic data recovery in support of criminal investigations. I managed six area directors who, in turn, were responsible for the 100 agents in the field.
- Developed training programs for the 2800 IRS special agents on the analysis of evidence in an electronic format
- Developed internal controls for the handling of digital evidence using a matrix approach
- Initiated the agency's "Check 21" program to allow banks and other financial institutions to provide financial information electronically rather than on paper
- Developed and presented a two week computer forensics course for the Connecticut State Police
- Developed and implemented protocols for large search warrants, i.e. over 50 computers to insure timely triage and examination
- Managed the program's involvement in Post 9/11 anti-terrorism efforts
- Responsible for travel and equipment budget in excess of 1M and the management of contracts with consultants
- Made presentations at the Department of Justice National Advocacy Center, the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center and Treasury Asset Forfeiture Conferences re: Computer Forensics
- Received an "Outstanding" rating for FY 2003
- Top Secret Clearance granted March 2002
Special Agent - Computer Investigative Specialist : March 1990 - December 2001
Internal Revenue Service - Criminal Investigation : Syracuse, NY
Responsible for securing and analyzing electronic evidence in criminal investigations including money laundering, narcotics and terrorism cases as well as income tax investigations. Responsible for the presentation of digital evidence, including testimony and graphic presentations in both the Grand Jury and US District Court.
- Acting Attaché - US Embassy, Ottawa Canada (Jan '00 - April '00, Jan '01 - April '01) provided liaison and coordination between the IRS and the RCMP and Revenue Canada
- Adjunct instructor - Federal Law Enforcement Training Center - Computer Forensics
- Responsible for presentations to banks on money laundering and suspicious transactions
- Conducted numerous investigations regarding money laundering, narcotics, and other financial crimes
Special Agent : September 1974 - March 1990
Internal Revenue Service - Criminal Investigation : Syracuse, NY; Portland, ME; Miami, FL; New York, NY
Conducted criminal investigations involving financial crimes including tax evasion and money laundering and involved large businesses using offshore financing and corporate structures. These investigations involved the analysis of both conventional and computer based financial records, correspondence, and other documents generated and maintained in the normal course of business. Investigations of large entities required review of internal policies and procedures and management's adherence to them.
- September 1971 - August 1973 : Bachelor of Science - Accounting, Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) : Rochester, NY
- AAS - Business Administration - Auburn Community College, Auburn, NY
- Special Agent Basic and Advanced Schools, Washington, DC 1974/5
- Basic Instructor Training, FLETC - 1986
- Basic Computer Investigative Specialist Course, University of North Texas - 1990
- Computer Audit Specialist Course, University of North Texas - 1990
- Seized Computer & Evidence Recovery Specialist Training - Glynco, GA - 1991
- Advanced Seized Computer & Evidence Recovery Specialist Training - Glynco, GA - 1992
- Novell Netware Training, Novell Training Center, New York, NY - 1993
- Computer Network Seizure Training (Novell Netware) - Glynco, GA - 1994
- Computer Investigative Specialist Adv. Training and Certification Exam, San Diego, CA - 1995
- FTK Boot Camp - IRS Forensic Lab, Arlington, VA - 2003
- FTK Registry Training - Reston, VA - 2008