James C. Barnacle is an Assistant Special Agent in Charge (ASAC) of the Detroit Field Office overseeing investigations into fraud, transnational organized crime, corruption, and civil rights.
Previously, Mr. Barnacle served as Chief of the Criminal Investigative Division’s Money Laundering, Forfeiture & Bank Fraud Unit in Washington, D.C. Mr. Barnacle was responsible for operations, policy, initiatives, and guidance of the Money Laundering, Virtual Assets, Bank fraud, and Asset Forfeiture Programs, as well as criminal investigations of all 56 FBI field offices related to anti-money laundering (AML), virtual assets (crypto currency), bank fraud, and criminal asset forfeiture.
Mr. Barnacle had prior responsibility as Supervisory Special Agent and Coordinator of the Public Corruption Program at the FBI’s New York Field Office leading efforts against corrupt public officials, fraud against the U.S. government, and violations of the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA).
Mr. Barnacle began his FBI career as an investigator of securities fraud, commodities fraud, bank fraud, and money laundering violations in the New York Field Office. Mr. Barnacle’s cases resulted in the recovery and return of $1 Billion in assets to victims of fraud.
Mr. Barnacle represents the FBI on the BSA Advisory Group (BSAAG) and the Financial Action Task Force (FATF). Mr. Barnacle is a graduate of the Pennsylvania State University.