Frank Brown

Frank Brown

Investigator

(216) 367-2120 (Office)
(440) 654-3197 (Cell)

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Frank brings more than 31 years of government service as a special agent with IRS-Criminal Investigation. During his career, he conducted numerous criminal investigations, including those involving tax, money laundering, the Bank Secrecy Act (BSA), and other complex financial crimes. Through Frank’s long tenure as a special agent, he gained extensive experience analyzing financial records, conducting interviews, evaluating evidence, and assisting in the preparation and defense of criminal cases.

A large part of Frank’s government career was spent working multi-agency criminal investigations with both state and federal agencies, including the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Department of Homeland Security, and many local police departments. For over 15 years, Frank was assigned to an Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF) that operated out of the United States Attorney’s Office in Cleveland. The task force, comprised of local and federal law enforcement agencies, investigated numerous large-scale domestic and international drug trafficking organizations (DTOs) operating in the Northern District of Ohio. Frank’s role in helping to dismantle these sophisticated organizations involved tracing the fl ow of illegal drug proceeds and identifying the various methods of complex money laundering schemes.

Frank has also worked a variety of criminal tax, BSA, and bank fraud cases. He has testified in grand jury proceedings and as a case agent in several large criminal trials. In 2010, Frank worked with agents from the FBI on an investigation involving the largest failure of a federally backed credit union in history. The five-year investigation resulted in uncovering an $80 million criminal bank fraud scheme, as well as money laundering and bribery violations involving millions of dollars. Frank also helped secure in excess of $20 million in forfeitures, restitution, and seizures during the investigation. As a result of his efforts on this case, Frank received an award from the United States Attorney’s Office and an IRS commendation award.

Throughout his career, Frank earned numerous IRS performance awards, and he also earned several awards from the FBI for joint case investigations.