Deputy Special Agent in Charge
Homeland Security Investigations
John Tobon oversees financial crime and money laundering investigations for HSI in the South Florida area. He leads a team of almost 100 multi-agency investigators and analysts focused on proactive and reactive investigations targeting the financial structure of transnational criminal organizations.
Prior to this assignment, John was assigned to the Illicit Finance & Proceeds of Crime Unit (IFPCU) at ICE-HSI Headquarters in Washington, DC, where he had programmatic oversight of HSI financial investigations and financial crime capacity building efforts around the world. John has also served as the Assistant HSI Attaché in Bogota, Colombia and as a Special Agent within the HSI led El Dorado Task Force in New York, NY and the office of the Special Agent in Charge, Seattle, WA. He started his career in the U.S. Customs Service in 1994.
John is recognized as a subject matter expert in his field and his analyses of money laundering risks are often featured in national and international television and print media.
John holds a combined Bachelor of Arts/Master of Arts degree in Criminal Justice from the City University of New York (CUNY), John Jay College of Criminal Justice.