John F. Tobon

Assistant Special Agent in Charge, Financial Investigations Division, Homeland Security Investigations

Mr. Tobon oversees HSI financial crime and money laundering investigations in the South Florida area. Mr. Tobon leads a team of almost 100 multi-agency investigators and analysts focused on both proactive and reactive investigations targeting the financial structure of transnational criminal organizations.

Prior to this assignment he was assigned to the Illicit Finance & Proceeds of Crime Unit (IFPCU) at ICE-HSI Headquarters in Washington, DC, where he had programmatic oversight of HSI financial investigations and financial crime capacity building efforts around the world. Mr. Tobon has also served as the Assistant HSI Attaché in Bogota, Colombia and as a Special Agent within the HSI led El Dorado Task Force in New York, NY and the office of the Special Agent in Charge, Seattle, WA.

During his 17+ year law enforcement career he has participated in numerous high profile money-laundering investigations targeting trans-national criminal organizations as a case agent, undercover operative and supervisor. Mr. Tobon shares his experience at conferences and seminars sponsored by private industry, foreign and domestic law enforcement entities. He’s been a guest instructor at International Law Enforcement Academies (ILEAs), the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC), and the U.S. Army’s Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation (WHINSEC), among others.