Attaché / Special Agent
Special Agent Anthony Cook conducted criminal tax and money laundering investigations focusing on uncovering beneficial ownership and tracing illicit financial transactions for a decade in the Washington, D.C. Field Office. The cases involved correspondent banking, professional enablers, and Trust Company Service Providers establishing offshore foundations designed to conceal true fiduciary ownership.
In 2017, after a three-year tenure as a Supervisor in Philadelphia, Special Agent Cook accepted a position at the American Embassy in London serving the diplomatic mission between the United States and United Kingdom. As Attaché, he had responsibility for supporting criminal investigations and establishing strategic partnerships in over 30 countries. In 2022, Special Agent Cook accepted a position as Regional Attaché, Middle East, based in Dubai, UAE. His Area of Responsibility includes the Gulf Cooperation Council plus Israel and Jordan. He is responsible for developing international partnerships in the public and private sector to facilitate investigative requests and support diplomatic relationships to increase cooperation and international assistance involving financial crimes.
He has represented the U.S. Government on assignments in over 25 countries and is the Official U.S. Delegate, and Member of the Bureau, on the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) Task Force on Tax Crimes in Paris. He is leading the Action Group dedicated to Financial Technology that focuses on tracing illicit transactions via cryptocurrencies and virtual assets. He is the former Chair of the Board for the Foreign Law Enforcement Community (FLEC) in London that was comprised of 150 law enforcement officers from over 40 countries. He is a licensed Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) and Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS).