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Jerry Cox

Private Investigator and Tax Fraud Examiner

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 (408) 295-5800

(408) 295-5855

[email protected]

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Education
  • B.S., Sociology, Oregon State University, 1969
  • United States Treasury Department

Jerry Cox is a former IRS Special Agent for the Internal Revenue Service and has more than 30 years of forensic accounting and financial investigation experience in federal and state court matters.

Overview

Jerry Cox is a former IRS Special Agent for the Internal Revenue Service and has more than 30 years of forensic accounting and financial investigation experience in federal and state court matters. Jerry Cox is a Certified Fraud Examiner by the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners and a private investigator licensed by the State of California, Department of Consumer Affairs, Bureau of Security and Investigative Services. Jerry’s work focuses on sensitive and complex tax cases before the Internal Revenue Service.

Representative Matters

Developed defense theory and supporting evidence leading to trial acquittal of client charged with embezzlement and tax violations

Provided litigation consulting and forensic accounting services for plaintiff in a real estate related fraud

Consulted with law enforcement with respect to embezzlement crimes,

Consulted in the development of investigation strategy and its implementation in assisting large corporate client in determining the nature and cause of an unexpected multi-million-dollar loss

Served as court appointed expert to perform accounting in partnership dispute;

Consulted in successful criminal and civil defense of clients allegedly involved in racketeering and insurance fraud related to the management of government subsidized projects; consulted on mortgage fraud related cases and conducted investigations concerning theft of intellectual property.

Providing litigation consulting and forensic accounting services to client resulting in civil tax penalty abatement of over $200,000

Professional Experience

IRS Special Agent
Criminal Investigation, U.S. Treasury Department
1974–1998

Twenty-five years of experience conducting criminal and civil investigations involving criminal organizations, large corporations, complex financial transactions, and both legal and illegal income sources.

Testified as an expert witness in matters relating to criminal tax, currency violations, money laundering, asset forfeitures and forensic accounting.

Planned and directed multi-agency task force investigations of criminal activity involving narcotics, organized crime, Asian and domestic gangs, automobile theft, illegal exportation of vehicles, bank frauds, wire frauds, money laundering, bankruptcy fraud and currency violations.

Experienced at identifying and organizing documentary evidence relevant to pending litigation issues. Experienced at organizing documentary evidence into trial exhibits and in identifying the witnesses required to present evidence in support of a cause of action.

IRS Revenue Officer
Collection Division, Internal Revenue Service
1972 – 1974

  • Conducted civil investigations to enforce Federal tax liens
  • Conducted investigations concerning bankruptcy matters.
  • Hidden asset investigations
  • Employment tax investigations
  • Conducted real property investigations
  • Traced difficult to locate witnesses and subjects

Education Continued

United States Treasury Department: Special Agent Basic Schools (1974-1975):
Schools included Basic Income Tax Law Course (Individual Income Tax, Partnerships and Corporation Tax), Treasury Enforcement Training and Special Agent Basic School (Accounting techniques for use in enforcement proceedings).

Professional Certifications

Certified Fraud Examiner by the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, the world’s largest anti-fraud organization and premier provider of anti-fraud training and education
Private investigator licensed by the State of California, Department of Consumer Affairs, Bureau of Security and Investigative Services.

Awards

Federal Employee of the Year, presented by the Federal Executive Board, San Francisco Bay Area, 1990, for the successful investigation and prosecution of major drug trafficking enterprises.

National Employee of the Year, the Internal Revenue Service Award, presented by the International Narcotic Enforcement Officer’s Association on September 3, 1990.

Professional Memberships

  • Conducted real property investigations
  • Traced difficult to locate witnesses and subjects