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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Districts of Guam & the Northern Mariana Islands

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, February 12, 2016

Law Enforcement Sensitive Training Conducted by IRS-Criminal Investigation in the Districts of Guam and the NMI

          Alicia A.G. Limtiaco, United States Attorney for the Districts of Guam and the Northern Mariana Islands (NMI), announced that the U.S. Attorney’s Office sponsored law enforcement sensitive training on Guam on February 3, 2016, and in Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands, on February 5, 2016.  The presenters at the training were Teri Alexander, Special Agent in Charge, IRS-Criminal Investigation (IRS-CI); Jean Song, IRS Attorney; Ryan Thompson, Special Agent from the Seattle IRS Office; IRS-CI Special Agents Todd Peterson and Sith Khamvongsa from the Guam IRS Office; and Guam Department of Revenue and Taxation (DRT) Special Agents Carolyn Aguon Rivera and Jerome Aguon.

          The law enforcement sensitive training topics included an Overview of IRS-CI; Money Laundering; Bank Secrecy Act; Financial Crimes (Ponzi Schemes, Bank Fraud, Investment Fraud); Mirror System of Taxation; Tax Crimes (Dual Filers, Identity Theft, Law Enforcement Assistance Program, Employment Tax, FBAR); and case studies.  The Special Agents from DRT provided an overview of the DRT Criminal Investigation Branch (CIB), DRT and Identity Theft, and DRT and Dual Filer Issues.

          The trainings in Guam and the NMI were attended by over 80 law enforcement officers.  The IRS-CI trainers also presented at the U.S. District Conference held on February 4, 2016 in Guam, and the U.S. District Conference held on February 6, 2016 in Saipan, NMI. 

         

          Photos taken at both training events.

         

Picture of Participants at the law enforcement sensitive training in Guam

Participants at the law enforcement sensitive training in Guam

Picture of IRS-CI Special Agent in Charge Teri Alexander, U.S. Attorney Alicia Limtiaco and Special Agent Carolyn Aguon from the Department of Revenue and Taxation in Guam at a media event in Guam

IRS-CI Special Agent in Charge Teri Alexander, U.S. Attorney Alicia Limtiaco and Special Agent Carolyn Aguon from the Department of Revenue and Taxation in Guam at a media event in Guam

Picture of Participants at the law enforcement sensitive training in Saipan, NMI

Participants at the law enforcement sensitive training in Saipan, NMI

Picture of Presenters from the IRS-CI pictured here with U.S. Attorney Alicia Limtiaco in the center

Presenters from the IRS-CI pictured here with U.S. Attorney Alicia Limtiaco in the center

Picture of Participants at the law enforcement sensitive training in Saipan, NMI

Participants at the law enforcement sensitive training in Saipan, NMI

Picture of U.S. Attorney Alicia Limtiaco and IRS-CI Special Agent in Charge Teri Alexander at a media event in Saipan, NMI

U.S. Attorney Alicia Limtiaco and IRS-CI Special Agent in Charge Teri Alexander at a media event in Saipan, NMI

 

Topic(s): 
Community Outreach
Financial Fraud
Securities, Commodities, & Investment Fraud
Tax
Updated December 13, 2016