Shannon Hodges served as a Special Agent with the Criminal Investigation Division of the Internal Revenue Service (“IRS-CID”) from 1985 to 2014. Ms. Hodges held increasingly responsible positions during her 29 years with the IRS-CID and served from 2010-2012 as Assistant Special Agent in Charge of the Oakland Field Office. In this role, she oversaw all criminal investigations conducted by IRS CI. Special Agents in the Northern District of California, Coordinated with heads of other federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies on strategic initiatives and joint investigations and Directed the assignment of resources to meet business results and priorities of IRS CI
From July 2010 to October 2012 Ms. Hodges relocated to the US Embassy in London, UK where she served as Primary IRS CI liaison with US and foreign law enforcement agencies in 50 countries in the United Kingdom, Western Europe, Scandinavia, the Middle East and northern Africa.
Ms. Hodges is currently a principal of the consulting firm Anti-Money Laundering Specialists, LLC (“AMLS”), where she specializes in Forensic Accounting and investigations, consulting for Bank Secrecy Act, (BSA) and anti-money laundering (AML) Compliance by Financial Institutions. Prior to Co-Founding “AMLS” Ms. Hodges consulted independently for six months at a large international bank conducting Know Your Customer and Enhanced Due Diligence and Transaction Analysis to identify suspicious activity.
Ms. Hodges is Certified as an Expert Witness in US District Court, Northern District of California and a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist by the Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (ACAMS).