IR-2009-113, Dec. 7, 2009
WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service today announced that Victor Song will become the new chief for IRS Criminal Investigation, replacing Eileen Mayer who is retiring in January.
Song currently is the CI deputy chief. Rick Raven will move to CI deputy chief.
“Victor Song and Rick Raven bring a wealth of experience, integrity and dedication to their jobs. They will continue the great leadership tradition in CI as the agency faces new challenges,” said IRS Commissioner Doug Shulman. “I also congratulate Eileen Mayer for her tireless dedication to public service for 35 years.”
Criminal Investigation is the IRS’ law enforcement arm. Its worldwide staff investigates and assists in the prosecution of criminal tax evasion, money laundering and narcotics-related financial crime cases.
Song, of Hawaii, joined the IRS in 1981 and became a special agent in 1983. He led numerous CI offices and joined the senior executive service in 2004. He became CI deputy chief in 2007. Song has a Bachelor’s Degree in communications from the University of Hawaii.
Raven’s IRS career began as a special agent in Reno, Nev., in 1987. He joined the ranks of senior executive service in 2008 when he was selected as the Director of Operations, Policy and Support, the position he currently holds. Raven, of Nevada, has a Bachelor’s Degree in accounting from the University of Nevada-Reno.
Mayer will retire after 35 years of government service, much of it as a prosecutor with the U.S. Attorney’s Office. She came to the IRS in 2006 and has been CI chief since 2007. Among her many accomplishments, Mayer led CI efforts to stem international tax evasion.