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Financial Institution Fraud - Criminal Investigation (CI)


Criminal Investigationís (CI) Financial Institution Fraud Program, addresses criminal violations involving fraud against banks, savings and loan associations, credit unions, check cashers, and stockbrokers. Criminal Investigation is a major contributor in the effort to combat financial institution fraud, and the United States Attorneysí recognize CIís financial investigative expertise in this complex area.

The ability to bring income tax and money laundering charges augments prosecutorís effectiveness in combating fraud committed against financial institutions, whether the violators work within or outside of the financial institution.

The use of Sight Drafts, also known as Bills of Exchange, to defraud financial institutions has proliferated with the upsurge in use by radical militia groups. These fictitious financial instruments resemble bank cashierís checks and have been issued in amounts exceeding $10 billion. Criminal Investigation has taken an aggressive role in these investigations by using the charge of Title 18 USC Section 514 (Fictitious Obligations). This statute was enacted to prosecute individuals and groups who use sham instruments to defraud financial institutions as well as the IRS.

Currency Transaction Reports and Suspicious Activity Reports continue to be an effective source of information regarding financial institution fraud. Criminal Investigation follows up on Currency Transaction Reports and/or Suspicious Activity Reports with the reporting financial institution. Direct contact is made with the financial institution, enhancing the constructive and cooperative relationship CI has established with the banking industry.

Statistical Data - Financial Institution Fraud

Financial Institution Fraud enforcement statistics on investigations initiated, prosecutions recommended, indictments, convictions and months to serve in prison.

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FY 2011 FY 2010 FY 2009
Investigations Initiated 210 242 181
Prosecution Recommendations 195 218 113
Indictments/Informations 181 234 102
Sentenced 108 98 80
  Incarceration Rate*   74.1 77.6 81.3
  Avg. Months to Serve 54 38 40

                                                                     Last Reviewed or Updated: October 11, 2011
                                                   Data Source: Criminal Investigation Management Information System

*Incarceration includes confinement to federal prison, halfway house, home detention, or some combination thereof.

Criminal Investigation records statistical data on a fiscal year basis (October - September) by enforcement priorities and program areas. Although the numbers are shown within the parameters of a 12-month period, financial investigations are very complex and can sometimes take more than a year to complete. Therefore, the data shown in investigations initiated may not represent the same universe of investigations shown in other actions within the same fiscal year. (Example: an investigation initiated in fiscal year 2009 may not be sentenced until fiscal year 2010)
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           The law offices of David M. Garvin, P.A. concentrates on serious criminal tax cases and white collar crime defense.  Mr. Garvin is a Florida Bar Certified tax attorney and accepts cases nationally. Mr. Garvin defends serious tax and criminal cases alleging tax fraud, bank fraud, healthcare fraud, commodities fraud, wire fraud, bank fraud, ponzi schemes, tax evasion, money laundering, false statements and other serious white collar crimes.

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            Criminal Investigationís conviction rate is one of the highest in federal law enforcement. Not only do the courts hand down substantial prison sentences, but those convicted must also pay fines, civil taxes and penalties. CIís conviction rate is one of the highest in federal law enforcement.

            Since CIís inception in 1919 to the present, the conviction rate for Federal tax prosecutions has never fallen below 90 percent.  This is a record of success that is unmatched in Federal law enforcement.

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