Michael Fleischmann

Special Agent

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Michael (Mike) Fleischmann began his career with IRS as a Revenue Agent in 2001 and in 2005 was hired as an IRS Criminal Investigation Special Agent in Phoenix, AZ.  As a Special Agent, he has conducted a wide array of financial investigations involving tax evasion, cybercrime, narcotics, and money laundering crimes.  During his career, he has been assigned to both the White Collar Squad and the Cyber Squad within the Federal Bureau of Investigation as a task force officer and has specialized in organizing undercover operations and cybercrime investigations.

SA Fleischmann has served as a member of the Global Illicit Financial Team (GIFT) in Washington, DC where he conducted international investigations involving U.S. dollar transactions subject to U.S. economic sanctions.  SA Fleischmann assisted on obtaining multi-million-dollar settlements between the banks and government agencies.  SA Fleischmann served as a founding member of the IRS-CI Cyber Crime Unit (CCU) in Washington, DC and the Cyber Crime Coordinator for the Phoenix Field Office.  As a member of the CCU, SA Fleischmann’s investigation was the first ever investigation to be bestowed as a PTOC (Priority Transnational Organized Crime) investigation.  SA Fleischmann investigated one of the first cases using the darknet in IRS history.  He is currently assigned to a task force which is actively investigating international cyber drug trafficking organizations, trafficking narcotics and using virtual currency to launder the proceeds of their drug trafficking.  The task force is also investigating multi million dollar social engineering schemes that victimize some of the world’s largest companies. 

SA Fleischmann has actively collaborated with Federal, State, and local law enforcement, both domestically and internationally.  He was recently selected for an overseas assignment to Europol in The Netherlands, to collaboratively work cyber investigation with our foreign law enforcement partners.  SA Fleischmann has served as an acting Supervisory Special Agent for both the Phoenix Field Office and Chicago Field Office and was responsible for a staff of other Special Agents.  He has testified a witness in multiple federal criminal trials and has given numerous cyber-crime/virtual currency presentations, to include law enforcement officers, judges, students, and others.   

Mike was born in Illinois, but was raised in the Phoenix, Arizona Metro area.  He is married with two daughters.  He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting and Finance from the University of Arizona and is a Certified Public Accountant in the State of Arizona.

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