The following is a list of the labor categories as described by requirements and qualifications in support of Sullivan Cove’s Department of Justice Asset Forfeiture Investigative Services and Support (AFISS) contracts.
Senior Financial Investigator (SFI)
A minimum of ten years of law enforcement experience planning, conducting and participating in complex financial investigations with a minimum of five years in a specialized area of expertise such as Forfeiture, Organized Crime, White Collar Crime, Fraud, Drug, Money Laundering, or similar area of criminal activity is required. An undergraduate degree is required. The SFI must possess working knowledge of current financial investigative techniques, including the use of commercial databases and other sources of information, and a valid driver’s license. Foreign language skills are preferred.
Description of Duties:
(The following list is to show the typical services and support for the specified labor category. The list is designed to show typical projects, the list is not all inclusive, and other types of services may be required):
(a) Provide advice and guidance to fully develop the forfeiture aspects of anon- going investigation. Advice and guidance include, but are not limited to, education of Investigating Agencies’ agents on specific tools and techniques utilized to analyze financial information.
(b) Analyze financial records obtained by the Investigating Agencies through internal and external data bases and submit reports documenting the results, when requested. Specifically, the contractor will review bank statements; deposits; and debit transactions, including checks, letters of credit, Currency Transaction Reports (CTR), loan applications, and related records that are obtained pursuant to Federal and State subpoenas and search warrants executed by the Government. The contractor will review the documents to determine hidden assets and false statements that are used to hide illicit assets from investigators and to make the assets appear to be legitimate.
(c) Review, process, and analyze information sufficient to 1) assist in determining the amount to seek for forfeiture; 2) identify and trace assets during the course of investigations; and 3) assist the Government in perfecting its interest in the property.
(d) Assist in the location and repatriation of assets that are subject to forfeiture.
(e) Identify the individuals and entities making deposits and all related bank accounts, properties, investments, and any other assets that may be identified from the documentation.
(f) Maintain detailed case documentation and database files of financial investigative research to trace proceeds of criminal activities and investigative interests in targeted property.
(g) Research and analyze information derived from various investigative and business-related automated systems including, but not limited to, ChoicePoint, Autotrack, TECS, FINCEN, CLEAR, THREADS, Accurint, ISYS, Lexis-Nexis, PACER, CourtLink, West Law, NADA, Used Price.com, and other Internet capabilities (e.g., law enforcement databases to provide forfeiture specific case support to the Government in civil and criminal forfeiture matters). Examples of research and analysis activities include: analyzing and documenting the ownership interests of targeted properties; analyzing financial records to trace the proceeds of criminal violations to their current form; creating a data base from financial records to document the source of targeted property; preparing seizure warrants, civil complaints, and forfeiture counts; preparing exhibits on the source and ownership of targeted property; documenting and cataloguing evidence on the source and ownership of targeted property; and identifying, analyzing, and documenting potential substitute assets.
(h) Research and identify assets utilizing various Social Media and Cyber research tools.
(i) Provide additional services, including the parsing of dialed number strings, to identify amounts and property that may be subject to forfeiture in a particular investigation and to perfect the Government’s interest in forfeitable property.
(j) Organize and conduct detailed examinations of information generated during complex criminal/civil investigations as well as alternative sources for the purpose of conducting financial analyses of personal/business assets of targeted organizations/individuals.
(k) Assist with the development of sufficient probable cause to enable the Government to pursue seizure warrants, temporary restraining orders, civil complaints, and forfeiture counts against targeted property and parties.
(l) Provide investigative support to the Government with coordinated planning to mitigate excessive risks in seizing targeted property. This includes assessing impacts on the local community. An example would be the seizure of an occupied apartment complex.
(m) Prepare documents and catalog case exhibits on the source and ownership of targeted properties.
(n) Perform analytical research to identify and record potential substitute assets.
(o) Identify witnesses and subjects and assist the case agent/attorney during- conducted interviews and courtroom proceedings regarding the ownership and source of targeted property of ongoing case investigations.
(p) Provide courtroom testimony and depositions regarding their investigative analysis and identification of assets derived from specific unlawful activities.
(q) Conduct detailed link analyses, specific to Forfeiture, utilizing the results of financial analysis and other investigative techniques, such as Title III surveillance to determine relationships between the subjects of the investigation and the events that lead to the alleged forfeitability of property and proceeds.
(r) Research and identify assets utilizing data amplification programs/systems and through various forms of crypto-currencies (e.g., Bitcoin).