Morgan Magionos

Vice President
Morgan Magionos | Risk Investigations and Analytics | Charles River Associates

Morgan Magionos is a vice president in the Risk, Investigations & Analytics practice at CRA. She is based in Washington, DC and specializes in forensic accounting and multijurisdictional investigations involving allegations of fraud, corruption, and money laundering.

Ms. Magionos assists law firms and public and private companies with complex fraud-related matters involving securities, investment, and other financial fraud, bribery and corruption (FCPA). She has considerable experience, both in evaluating processes and controls and in designing enhancements needed to remediate deficiencies. Ms. Magionos also provides expert assistance and testimony on behalf of her clients.

Prior to joining CRA, Ms. Magionos was head of risk assessment, monitoring & testing in the compliance office of a global telecommunications company, where she led teams of compliance professionals in the execution of risk identification, assessment, and high-risk transaction analysis and testing, to detect and mitigate fraud and corruption risks globally. She was also previously a managing director at an international consulting firm where she focused on complex investigations related to fraud, corruption, and money laundering, and provided forensic accounting assistance to a US Department of Justice (DOJ) appointed monitor, pursuant to an FCPA resolution.

Ms. Magionos’ experience also includes nearly nine years as a forensic accountant with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) where she investigated high-yield investment fraud, corporate and securities fraud, mass marketing fraud, public corruption, and fraud against the government. In 2016, she joined the International Corruption Squad at the FBI Washington Field Office, where she conducted investigations involving the FCPA and kleptocracy with prosecutors from the DOJ.

In 2017, Ms. Magionos was selected to join the Special Counsel’s Office and led a complex financial investigation spanning four countries related to a $15.5 million tax fraud and money laundering scheme, by a former presidential campaign manager and others. She testified as a fact witness at the federal criminal jury trial in the Eastern District of Virginia which led to a conviction.

She has presented on forensic accounting, money laundering, asset forfeiture, and corruption on behalf of various programs in jurisdictions around the world. Currently, Ms. Magionos provides anti-corruption and anti-money laundering investigative training support to the Financial Services Volunteer Corps, a not-for-profit organization, and has worked with law enforcement, prosecutors, financial intelligence, and auditors in Eswatini, Tajikistan, and South Africa. She was named to Global Investigations Review’s Women in Investigations 2021 list.

Ms. Magionos received a Bachelor of Music in cello performance from Manhattan School of Music and received a Post-Baccalaureate Accounting Certificate from Portland State University. She is a Certified Public Accountant and a Certified Fraud Examiner.