Since March 2010, Les has been the International Investigations Manager in the Financial Intelligence Unit at Wells Fargo Bank. The International Investigations Group (IIG) is made up of 35 Analysts, Supervisors, and Managers located in McLean (Virginia), Philadelphia, San Francisco, and Charlotte. The IIG’s primary mission is to identify, investigate, report, and trend suspicious activity conducted through the bank’s foreign correspondent customer accounts.
Prior to joining Wells Fargo, Les worked for the U.S. Department of Justice from 1984 to February 2010. From 2002-2010, he was the Principal Deputy Chief of the Asset Forfeiture and Money Laundering Section (AFMLS). He was a Deputy Chief in the Section since October 1991. Les began his career with the Department of Justice in 1984 as a Trial Attorney in the Organized Crime and Racketeering Section. From 1981-1984, he was an Assistant State’s Attorney in Cook County (Chicago), Illinois. He received his J.D. from The John Marshall Law School in Chicago and his B.A. from the University of Michigan. He is an Adjunct Professor at The George Washington University in Washington, DC, where he teaches in the Criminal Justice Program.