Investigation & Fraud Prevention

JIM OSTERRIEDER:
A senior case manager in MRG’s investigation division, Jim is a 22-year veteran of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Prior to the commencement of his law enforcement career, Jim served as a Vietnamese language interpreter for the Naval Security Group. After completing his military service, Jim became a Virginia Beach police officer and was promoted rapidly to the rank of detective, after which he was commissioned as an FBI Special Agent in September of 1982. By the time of his retirement from the FBI in 2004, Jim was managing the agency’s operations in Maine. During his FBI tenure, Jim worked at several duty stations as an FBI field agent, including in Boston and Albany. He has extensive experience conducting and supervising white collar crime, security fraud, and terrorism investigations, as well as in cases involving other major federal crimes. A capstone of Jim’s FBI career was his involvement in the investigation of the significant Maine aspects of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attack on the World Trade Center.

TOM CUSICK:
Tom retired from federal service after a 31-year tenure with the Criminal Investigation Division of the Internal Revenue Service. At the time of his retirement, Tom had been the Supervisory Special Agent in charge of IRS’s criminal investigation operations for Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont for eight years. Tom has extensive experience as a financial auditor and investigator, including service as the lead financial investigator in the Iran-Contra investigation. Tom also served as a Branch Chief for the United States Treasury Department’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN), a government operation with the mission of safeguarding the nation’s financial system from the abuses of financial crime, including terrorist financing, money laundering, and other illicit activity. Tom is affiliated with MRG as a senior investigator in tax, financial and related due diligence matters.

MARTIN MAGUIRE:
Marty has over 30 years of experience in both the private sector and federal law enforcement. Before entering private practice, Marty was the Special Agent-in-Charge of the New York Field Office at the Office of the Inspector General. In that capacity, he managed and directed highly sensitive and confidential investigations regarding waste, fraud, and abuse within the Department of Justice. Marty spent 20 years at the DEA, a tenure that included managing an office of fifty personnel as the Special Agent-in-Charge at the DEA’s Long Island Office; supervising federal agents, state police, and city detectives during international and domestic investigations as a Group Supervisor of the New York DEA Task Force; and representing the DEA as a senior liaison officer in Germany. While in private practice, Marty was a participant in the AML project providing Patriot Act and investigative support to banks and the Director of Investigations for the Office of the Commissioner for Major League Baseball.

PETER VINTON:
A former special agent for the DEA, Peter has 28 years experience in complex international drug trafficking, money laundering and asset investigations. Peter also served as Coordinator of DEA’s International Training Programs in Africa, South America, Asia and Australia, and developed extensive contacts with high level law enforcement and intelligence officials from those countries. Now in the private sector, Peter frequently is asked to work on special assignments for the U.S. Department of State as well as other private investigations.