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Matthew Young

Matthew Young

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The 1811 Group
January 2019 – Current

Owner and founder of a professional investigative and consulting firm dedicated to providing the public the results of the same quality as investigations conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

 

Federal Bureau of Investigation – Special Agent – October 1998 – December 2018

Sacramento Division 2009 – 2018

– Senior division agent responsible for mentoring and assessing agents assigned to investigations of local, state and federal and international corruption.

– Organized, integrated, and led a multiagency and multinational team on three unique international corruption investigations leading the convictions of all subjects. – Devised, organized, and lead multiple overseas investigative operations involving informants and foreign law enforcement personnel.

– Deployed to Athens, G

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The 1811 Group
January 2019 – Current

Owner and founder of a professional investigative and consulting firm dedicated to providing the public the results of the same quality as investigations conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

 

Federal Bureau of Investigation – Special Agent – October 1998 – December 2018

Sacramento Division 2009 – 2018

– Senior division agent responsible for mentoring and assessing agents assigned to investigations of local, state and federal and international corruption.

– Organized, integrated, and led a multiagency and multinational team on three unique international corruption investigations leading the convictions of all subjects. – Devised, organized, and lead multiple overseas investigative operations involving informants and foreign law enforcement personnel.

– Deployed to Athens, Greece to lead a small team charged with
identifying violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA). Partnered
with host nation law enforcement to acquire the data and evidence to open
several new cases involving the corrupt procurement of military contracts.

– Undercover Operations Case Agent on a sensitive bribery case involving
several California legislators and government officials. Employed highly
sophisticated investigative techniques that acquired the necessary data and
evidence that lead to the successful prosecution of two legislators.

Washington Field Office 2000 – 2009

– Extensive experience working on National Security Executive Order 12333 (Technical Assistance) matters with partnering United States Intelligence Community (USIC) agencies. Engaged in sensitive and classified intelligence collection in an undercover agent capacity for over three years.

– Instructed and assessed United States Department of Defense Legal Attaché students in several training environments.

– Lead a diverse team of investigators from multiple agencies into Congressman Randel “Duke” Cunningham bribery scheme resulting in guilty pleas from all subjects. Briefed and communicated all aspects of the investigation to the senior executives of multiple agencies.

– Developed and organized an investigation into a group involved in raising money for overseas terrorist organizations. Developed a confidential human source (CHS) that deployed overseas and continued to report on terrorist financing efforts.

Newark Division 1999 – 2000

– Identified and recruited the first CHS from an ethnic group that was critical to collecting intelligence on the criminal activities being conducted within that group. CHS was responsible for information that led to a significant technology smuggling operation and an online trading scheme.

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Owner/Partner at The 1811 Group, llc. a corporate, private, and civil investigations and consulting firm located in Sacramento, California.

Retired SPECIAL AGENT, FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION, 1998-2018

– Investigative and leadership roles in criminal, cyber, counterintelligence, counterterrorism, national security, and international operations. Investigated prominent members of congress, senior executives within multiple branches of the US government, managed top tier undercover operations on state and local legislators, deployed internationally to conduct operations in conjunction with foreign law enforcement.

– Investigative expert specializing in sensitive corruption situations; government/corporate fraud, international fraud; Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) matters; cyber crime and intrusion investigations; source/informant identification and development; information extraction and analysis.

– Case Agent for the Congressman Randel “Duke” Cunningham’s bribery scheme I advised, briefed and communicated all aspects of the case to senior executives within multiple agencies.

– I led a multiagency and multinational team on multiple international corruption investigations. I deployed to Athens, Greece and led a small team on Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) matters. Partnered with host nation law enforcement to acquire the data and evidence to open cases.

– Substantial and unique operational experience working National Security Executive Order 12333 (Technical Assistance) cyber matters with United States Intelligence Community agencies. I am a certified FBI Cyber Investigative Agent.

DATA SYSTEMS OFFICER, UNITED STATES MARINE CORPS, RESERVE AFFAIRS, HEADQUARTERS, WASHINGTON D.C., 1996-1998
– Marine Corps Reserve recruiting and retention goals manager

ADJUTANT, UNITED STATES MARINE CORPS, COMBAT SUPPORT SERVICES DETACHMENT, EL TORO AIR STATION, CALIFORNIA, 1993-1995
Detachment’s Legal and Personal Officer.

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