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Daniel Reeves


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Background and Experience

Daniel Reeves, founder of OCECG, served as an IRS Agent for 35 years specializing in offshore tax and casino anti-money laundering investigations. At the time of his retirement in 2012, he held the position of Senior Advisor on offshore matters in IRS’s Large Business & International Division where he guided the creation of IRS’s Offshore Compliance Initiative, a program that develops strategies, projects, methodologies, and techniques for identifying and bringing back into compliance U.S. taxpayers who use offshore structures and financial arrangements for tax avoidance or tax evasion purposes. 

Mr. Reeves developed many of the investigative programs, projects and techniques currently being used by IRS to identify U.S. taxpayers with offshore bank accounts. He led a number of high-profile international investigations that involved the use of John Doe summonses to obtain offshore banking records including UBS Switzerland, HSBC India, the Stanford Financial Group in Antigua and others. Those investigations, together with publicity surrounding related criminal investigations conducted by the Department of Justice, are credited with lifting the veil of secrecy surrounding Swiss bank secrecy laws and have led to more than 100,000 persons coming forward voluntarily to declare hidden offshore accounts and the recovery of more than 10 billion U.S. dollars in back taxes and penalties to date.   

Prior to his work on offshore, Mr. Reeves led investigations into the casino gaming industry to evaluate its compliance with anti-money laundering rules regarding currency transaction and suspicious activity reporting and worked closely with FinCEN in developing meaningful regulations and guidance for the industry. He is one of the principal developers of the IRS’s offshore and casino anti-money laundering training programs for investigators and has spoken frequently at a number of national and international conferences as a subject matter expert on financial secrecy, offshore tax evasion and casino anti-money laundering programs.


ARTICLES WRITTEN ABOUT REEVES AND HIS CAREER

• Financial Times (February 04, 2014) – “One Man’s Role in Exposing Secrets of Swiss Banking” by Nick Kochan

• Tax Notes (May 27, 2013) – “Former IRS Agent Reeves Tells His Tale” by Lee Sheppard

• Wall Street Journal (July 14, 2009) – “Behind UBS Case, a Dogged IRS” by Carrick Mollenkamp

• IPS News Service (April 30, 2009) “IRS on the Track of Tax-Cheating ‘John Does’” by Lucy Komisar