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The Internal Revenue Service – Criminal Investigation Washington, D.C., Field Office announced Thursday that Darrell Waldon was appointed as its new Executive Special Agent in Charge.

WASHINGTON – The Internal Revenue Service – Criminal Investigation Washington, D.C., Field Office announced Thursday that Darrell Waldon was appointed as its new Executive Special Agent in Charge, or SAC.

 As the SAC, Waldon is responsible for planning, directing, and evaluating the activities of about 200 highly skilled employees who investigate violations of tax and other financial crimes within the District, Maryland, Virginia, and West Virginia. In addition, he oversees the IRS-CI specialty investigations that include Global Illicit Financial Crimes Group, the Cybercrimes Unit, the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau Group, and the International Tax and Financial Crimes Group. IRS-CI special agents are the only federal law enforcement special agents with investigative jurisdiction over violations of the Internal Revenue Code.

 “I am honored and proud to serve at the helm of this Field Office. Although all of IRS-CI special agents, supervisors, and professional staff are top-notch, our Field Office has some of the most talented who are doing incredible work to promote integrity in our nation’s tax code,” said Waldon. “They truly are the best at what they do, which translates to a nearly 90 percent federal conviction rate.”

Prior to his permanent selection, Waldon was selected for the IRS Executive Readiness program and served as the IRS Initiatives Director, overseeing the Tax Exempt & Government Entities compliance research portfolio. He also was acting SAC of the D.C. Field Office since April 2021.

 A native of Beaumont, Texas, Waldon began his career with IRS-CI in 2006 as a Special Agent in the Atlanta Field Office, after working for PricewaterhouseCoopers in the Mergers & Acquisitions Tax and Assurance practices. In 2012, he was selected as a Supervisory Special Agent in the New York Field Office, Brooklyn, New York. In July 2014, Waldon reported as a Senior Analyst in International Operations and later was selected as the special assistant for the IRS Commissioner. He worked in this role until April 2015 when he reported to the Chicago Field Office as an Assistant Special Agent in Charge. Waldon then was selected to lead the Seattle Field Office in June 2016 to serve as the Special Agent in Charge. He went on to serve in various roles, Deputy Director and Acting Executive Director, in IRS Headquarters Refund & Cyber Crimes.

 IRS-CI typically conducts investigations involving tax fraud, tax schemes, bankruptcy fraud, corporate fraud, employment tax enforcement, financial institution fraud, gaming, healthcare fraud, identity theft schemes, money laundering, and public corruption.