Mike Bruno began his investigative career working for the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) as a Revenue Officer from 2007 to 2014. Mr. Bruno gained extensive experience conducting often complex tax investigations, which involved routinely analyzing financial records and accounts to resolve delinquent tax debts. In addition, Mr. Bruno successfully developed multiple civil tax matters into referrals to IRS Criminal Investigation, and gained recognition from the IRS’s National Fraud Program for his investigative efforts.
In 2014, Mr. Bruno pursued a federal law enforcement career by joining the U.S. Postal Inspection Service as a Postal Inspector. Mr. Bruno was immediately assigned to a fraud and money laundering team in their Newark Division (New Jersey). Among other things, he participated in an investigation that uncovered millions of dollars in bribes paid to medical practitioners, led a roughly two-year long money laundering investigation involving drug trafficking, and gained valuable trial experience.
In May 2021, Mike Bruno was promoted to Anti-Money Laundering and Money Orders Program Manager for Inspection Service Headquarters; he also shares oversight of the Mail Fraud Program. Some of Mr. Bruno’s duties include providing resource and investigative support for Postal Inspectors around the country; developing financial investigative training; and leading an effort to identify, investigate, and deter money laundering through the U.S. Postal Service.
Mr. Bruno is a Certified Fraud Examiner, and holds a Master of Science degree in Global Affairs from New York University.