IRS-CI selects new executive special agent in charge for New York field office


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Date: November 17, 2021


NEW YORK — Internal Revenue Service Criminal Investigation (IRS-CI) has named Thomas (Tom) Fattorusso as executive special agent in charge of its New York Field Office. In this role, Fattorusso oversees operations at 17 IRS-CI locations across the state where personnel conduct criminal investigations into tax violations and financial crimes.

Fattorusso has served as acting special agent in charge of the New York Field Office since June 2021. He previously served as special agent in charge of the IRS-CI Philadelphia Field Office, were he was named special agent in charge in May 2020.

"I'm a New Yorker through and through, and I'm thrilled to be back in my home state where I began my IRS-CI career nearly 20 years ago," said Fattorusso. "IRS-CI special agents are at the forefront of financial investigations, and I'm excited to be leading one of the agency's flagship offices."

Fattorusso began his career with IRS-CI in 2004 as a special agent in the New York Field Office's Albany location. He became a supervisory special agent with the agency in 2012. In January 2016, Fattorusso was promoted to assistant special agent in charge of the New York Field Office and served in that role for two years. In May 2018, he was named director for special investigative techniques, and in November 2019, he became acting deputy director of operations for the agency's policy and support unit at the agency's Washington, DC, headquarters.

IRS-CI is the criminal investigative arm of the IRS, responsible for conducting financial crime investigations, including tax fraud, narcotics trafficking, money-laundering, public corruption, healthcare fraud, identity theft and more. IRS-CI special agents are the only federal law enforcement agents with investigative jurisdiction over violations of the Internal Revenue Code, boasting a nearly 90 percent federal conviction rate. The agency has 21 field offices located across the U.S. and 11 attachés stationed abroad.