Special Agent Musella is an eight-year veteran of the U.S. Small Business Administration – Office of Inspector General, Central Region, located in Houston, Texas. In this role, SA Musella conducts criminal investigations related to the waste, fraud, and abuse within SBA programs. SA Musella has conducted numerous investigations concerning SBA’s 7(a), 504, PPP, EIDL, and set-aside contracting programs.
During his time at SBA-OIG, SA Musella has successfully investigated several fraud schemes, to include, but not limited to, large scale tele-fraud scams, romance scams, pass-through procurement schemes, and countless schemes involving financial institutions. SA Musella’s efforts have resulted in national awards, such as the FinCEN Director’s Law Enforcement Award for Significant Fraud Investigation; National Award for Investigative Excellence from the Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association (FLEOA); Inspector General’s Award for Excellence; and an Award for Excellence from the Council of the Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency (CIGIE). Additionally, SA Musella has been routinely asked to present to the IG Academy at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC) and has been invited to sit on the panel for the IG Academy’s Curriculum Review Committee.