Debra _LaPrevotte

Debra LaPrevotte

Senior Investigator, The Sentry

Debra LaPrevotte is the Senior Investigator for The Sentry. The Sentry seeks to disrupt and ultimately dismantle the network of perpetrators, facilitators, and enablers who fund and profit from Africa’s deadliest conflicts. Debra is currently investigating violent kleptocracy in Sudan, South Sudan, Congo (DRC), Central African Republic and Somalia. She focuses on investigating greed that fuels war crimes and atrocities.
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. Debra was instrumental in initiating the FBI’s Kleptocracy program and seized more than $1 billion dollars from foreign corrupt officials. Debra has spent the past 14 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. Prior to her FBI career, Debra worked for the Department of Defense for five years.
Debra has an undergraduate degree from George Mason University and a masters degree in Forensic Science from George Washington University.