America's Roundtable

Debra LaPrevotte, Former Senior FBI Official | Illegal Immigration | Transnational Organized Crime and Grand Corruption

August 21st, 2021

Join America's Roundtable co-hosts Natasha Srdoc and Joel Anand Samy for an in-depth conversation with Debra LaPrevotte, former Supervisory Special Agent, International Corruption Unit at FBI Headquarters on America's illegal immigration and national security crisis at the southern border, the continued fight against transnational organized crime groups and terror networks, and the urgency to address global corruption which adversely impacts developing nations and the United States. Debra was instrumental in initiating the FBI’s Kleptocracy program and seized more than $1 billion dollars from foreign corrupt officials.

According to published reports, more than one million immigrants have illegally entered the United States so far this year with transnational organized crime networks amassing significant wealth through human trafficking, and smuggling of drugs and weapons through a porous US-Mexico border.

On illicit financial flows via crime, corruption and tax evasion that affect the developing world and America's stakeholders, The Financial Times reported:

"According to the report, the world’s governments lose more than half a trillion dollars annually to tax manoeuvres that circumvent the intentions of legislatures by exploiting loopholes and discrepancies in the law. As for blatant illegality, criminals launder more than $2tn every year. Bribes amount to $1.5tn to $2tn globally."

Prior to joining The Sentry, Debra retired after 20 years with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). Debra served as a Supervisory Special Agent on the International Corruption Unit at FBI Headquarters and was instrumental in initiating the FBI’s Kleptocracy program. Debra traced and seized more than $1 billion dollars from foreign corrupt officials. Debra has spent the past 23 years working international corruption investigations. Debra is also a Forensic Scientist and spent several years on the FBI’s Evidence Response Team Unit at the FBI Lab. |

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