Morgan Magionos specializes in assisting law firms and public and private companies in anti-corruption and anti-money laundering matters, as well as a variety of fraud-related matters involving securities, investment, and other financial fraud. She was named to Global Investigations Review’s Women in Investigations 2021 list, which highlights “remarkable women in the profession.”
Ms. Magionos gained national prominence when, as a Forensic Accountant for the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), she was assigned to the Special Counsel’s Office and led a complex financial investigation spanning four countries related to a $15.5 million tax fraud and money laundering scheme by a former presidential campaign manager and others. She created exhibits demonstrating financial tracing of foreign and domestic bank accounts, identified and traced assets, and testified as a fact witness at a federal criminal jury trial in the Eastern District of Virginia which led to a conviction. The primary subject ultimately received a 7 ½ year combined prison sentence from multiple jurisdictions.
Ms. Magionos began her FBI career in 2010, investigating high yield investment fraud, corporate and securities fraud, mass marketing fraud, health care fraud, public corruption, fraud against the government, and transnational organized crime. In 2016, she joined the International Corruption Squad at the FBI Washington Field Office, where she conducted investigations involving the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and kleptocracy with prosecutors from the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ).
Ms. Magionos has presented on forensic accounting, money laundering, asset forfeiture, and corruption on behalf of various programs in jurisdictions around the world. She presented in Seychelles on behalf of the FBI, in Albania and Bangladesh in support of the DOJ’s Office of Overseas Prosecutorial Development and Training program, in Macedonia in support of the DOJ’s International Criminal Investigative Training Assistance Program, and in Ukraine in support of the U.S. Department of Treasury’s Office of Technical Assistance.
Prior to joining the FBI, Ms. Magionos was a senior auditor at Deloitte and led teams of professionals in the planning and execution of financial audits. Her clients included companies in the healthcare, manufacturing, non-profit, and retail sectors. Prior to Deloitte, she was an in-house accountant at an architectural firm. Ms. Magionos received a Bachelor of Music in cello performance from Manhattan School of Music and a Post-Baccalaureate Accounting Certificate from Portland State University. She is a Certified Public Accountant licensed in the State of Oregon, a Certified Fraud Examiner, and a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist. She is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, and the Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists.
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