The public welcomed the speakeasies and the free-flowing alcohol, but when the greed of gangsters eagerly put them in the racket business, forcing citizens to pay tribute on daily commerce, the government was forced to take action.
The kingpins used their minions to do much of the dirty work, insulating them from the crime. Ingeniously, Treasury rolled out a powerful new weapon to unsheathe against the criminal elite by creatively using the income tax laws.
But for these early successes, that would set the foundation for financial crime investigations for decades to come, none of it would have been possible if it not for a small band of elite crime fighters led by one of most successful federal law enforcement leaders in U.S. history: the legendary and incorruptible Elmer Lincoln Irey.
America loved him. J. Edgar Hoover hated him. During the raucous period when gangsters reigned supreme and thought themselves invincible, the once mighty Al Capone and Waxey Gorden fell to Elmer Irey’s financial sleuths.
The T-men even solved the one of the most oft-mentioned mysteries of the modern era: the Lindberg baby kidnapping.
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Paul Camacho is vice president of AML at Station Casinos and is a Former IRS-Criminal Investigations Special Agent
Prior to his retirement, Paul served as the Special Agent in Charge for the Las Vegas Field Office of Internal Revenue Service Criminal Investigation (IRS CI) directing investigations of all IRS CI special agents in Utah and Nevada.
Over the course of his career in IRS CI, he has overseen sophisticated financial crime investigations across the spectrum of financial crime. He is also on the board of directors of the Mob Museum in Las Vegas.
This webinar is eligible for 1 continuing education credits and/or CFCS credit. A recording of the presentation, slides, and certificate of participation will be available for ACFCS members only.