Internal Revenue Service - Criminal Investigation
Anthony Cook is the Attaché for IRS-Criminal Investigation based at the American Embassy in Dubai. 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. In addition to developing strategic partnerships with foreign law enforcement officials, he facilitates the investigative processes for special agents in the United States to include conducting critical interviews, securing approval and country clearance for undercover operations, facilitating arrest warrants and extraditions, and gathering formal evidence and informal intelligence. 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 FinTech that is focusing on tracing illicit transactions via cryptocurrencies and virtual assets. He is a licensed Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) and Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS).