Wednesday, September 16, 2009

AMLAC 2009 Speaker Profile: Rachel Rojas, Supervisory Special Agent, FBI

Rachel Rojas
Supervisory Special Agent

The Federal Bureau of Investigation was forced to reallocate its manpower in New York to deal with recent frauds involving subprime mortgages, auction-rate securities and Madoff, who prosecutors said confessed this month to bilking investors out of $50 billion, FBI official David Cardona said in an interview.

“We have to work those cases which we think pose the greatest threat,” he said. “In this case, it’s a threat to the financial system and Wall Street.”

Special Agent Rachel Rojas, who once worked on tracing terrorist financing and al-Qaeda, now oversees 15 agents investigating mortgage fraud, said Cardona, a career agent with 23 years at the bureau. He declined to say how many other agents he has reassigned from anti-terror work to financial crimes.

Rojas heads one of two such mortgage-fraud squads that work with federal prosecutors in Brooklyn and Manhattan and other federal agencies.

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Don't miss Rachel Rojas speak on Understanding the Latest Law Enforcement Initiatives for
Identifying Trends and Preventing Fraud at the AMLAC Conference in NY from October 19-21.

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