Chris worked for more than 12 years in the New York and New Jersey Divisions of the DEA. He was also assigned two DEA overseas tours in Europe totaling 10 years’ experience collaborating with international law enforcement agencies. From 2004-2008, Chris did a tour in Brussels and Luxembourg with the Brussels Tri-Mission (US Embassy Brussels, US Mission to the European Union, and USNATO). From 2012-2018, Chris was Country Attaché in charge of US interests for DEA in Northern Europe (Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Finland, and Iceland) and also the Baltic countries (Estonia, Lithuania, and Latvia). In these roles, Chris developed an extensive global network in various fields of law, finance, and international investigations.
This global experience and network proved valuable when moving back to the US and working in the Special Operations Division, focusing on international threats. As Assistant Special Agent In Charge for Europe, Africa, Middle East, and the Far East, Chris spearheaded the strategic plan to address and thwart the evolving China threat.
Chris’ career is distinguished by numerous notable investigations, including: a multi-year international undercover money laundering investigation of businesses and banks that resulted in the convictions of more than 50 people for trade-based money laundering violations; the investigation and conviction at a SDNY trial of a perfume wholesaler for conducting trade-based money laundering tens of millions of dollars for the Sinaloa drug cartel; a joint undercover investigation, trial, and decision by the Danish Supreme Court that resulted in a newly established case law that negated the agent provocateur law and allowed for more aggressive undercover investigations in Denmark; and a global investigation of Ricardo Fanchini’s money laundering apparatus and his subsequent conviction.