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Albert J Allison, MBA, CFE

Fraud Investigator

Al Allison joined the City Auditor's Office in February 2010 as a Fraud Investigator. Al has broad experience in planning and conducting financial fraud investigations in both the public and private sector. Al served as IRS, Criminal Investigation (CI) Branch Chief for the San Diego Post of Duty 1988 through 2000. He directed the policies and programs of CI employees in the San Diego and Imperial Counties. The San Diego office investigated and recommended for prosecution income tax evasion, domestic and foreign money laundering, currency report violations, and made civil and criminal asset seizures. The prosecution of the financial aspects of criminal cases was the result of many successful joint agency investigations that included investment schemes, health care, telemarketing, bankruptcy, narcotics, smuggling, bribery, forgery, and financial institution failures.

In 2001 Al was the Methamphetamine Program Coordinator for the San Diego/Imperial County Narcotic Information Network (NIN) and was responsible to develop a process to improve law enforcement's ability to identify methamphetamine trafficking organizations. With the San Diego private investigation firm, Baker Street Group, Inc, Al was the firm's specialist in forensic accounting techniques, anti-money laundering, and asset location from 2002 until joining the Office of the City Auditor.

Al has a Bachelor of Business Administration degree with a concentration in Accounting and a Master of Business Administration degree. He is a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) and a member of the International Association for Asset Recovery (IAAR).