Asset Search/Fraud Investigation

USA v. Trahan was about the criminal prosecution of former FBI Special Agent, Gregory Paul Trahan. During Mr. Trahan’s divorce, Mr. Trahan hid bank accounts and cash from his wife. Mr. Trahan also helped a person in another divorce, hide community property / cash. In furtherance of Mr. Trahan’s scheme to hide community property

Table 1 partly shows that 2 shell companies were allegedly used by Congressman Henry Cuellar and / or his wife Imelda Cuellar, to wash $360,000 in suspected bribe payments.1

On 4/30/24 Congressman Henry Cuellar and his wife Imelda were indicted in USA v. Cuellar. According to their indictment, the two supposedly laundered $600,000

Structuring cash, (a.k.a. smurfing), is one thing to look for when spouses hide money during their divorces in community property states. US Treasury Department’s FinCEN explains structuring occurs if you “break up…currency transactions [at banks] into multiple, smaller amounts to avoid being reported to the government.”1 This means organizing cash transactions beneath the

If you are in a high net worth divorce, your spouse might hide community property from you by misusing:

These are just three of the common money laundering methods. Although not a high net worth divorce case, filings in Brooklyn Federal Court in USA v. Ahmad reveal

Learning about concealment schemes can help you spot concealed assets your spouse places beyond your reach during your divorce. Therefore, a divorcing spouse trying to identify hidden marital assets / community property could learn a lesson from Dr. Krishnaswami Sriram.  Dr. Sriram is thought to have concealed assets from the IRS in two suspected

If you are in a high net worth divorce, you might hire a forensic computer expert to access your divorcing spouse’s computer. You might hire this expert to try to detect community property your divorcing spouse hid from you. Meanwhile, if you are going to access your divorcing spouse’s computer, make sure your access does

If your spouse is a highly paid key employee, your spouse may participate in a nonqualified deferred compensation plan offered by an employer. By using this kind of plan, your high net worth spouse might reduce taxes by deferring an employer’s payment of salary, stock share certificates, cash or other assets. The YouTube