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.
OFAC sanctions and Executive Orders have created an extremely challenging environment for banks to conduct business with Venezuela and its citizens. Our panel of experts will cover everything you need to know and arm you with best practices for mitigating Venezuelan AML/OFAC risks.
Laundering of proceeds derived from illicit activities through real estate continues to make headlines. The threshold of the original Geographic Targeting Order issued by FinCEN in 2016 has been lowered to capture non-luxury real estate and has been expanded to cover additional geographies. Have the GTOs been successful or have other investigations led to the […]