John DaSilva leads Renaissance’s New Jersey office Investigations practice. He is responsible for conducting a wide array of investigations, including those centered around Tax fraud, corporate fraud, financial fraud, and allegations of sexual assault/misconduct. Additionally, he assists companies with internal investigations, and advises clients, including individuals, involved in disputes with the IRS.
Mr. DaSilva is a 30-year veteran of the IRS, where he served as a Special Agent and Supervisory Special Agent with IRS-CID (Criminal Investigations Division) in the Newark, New York and Miami Field Offices. During his tenure with IRS-CI, he successfully investigated numerous complex matters involving tax evasion, money laundering, Bank Secrecy Act violations, as well as many other financial frauds, both domestic and abroad. Many of these investigations included underlying offenses related to public corruption, embezzlement, health care fraud and structuring of funds.
Mr. DaSilva was the lead Investigative Agent for various Multi-Agency investigations working directly with federal prosecutors from U.S. Attorney’s Offices in New Jersey, New York and South Florida, recommending prosecution for violations of Title 26, 18, and 31, USC. He was also a Case Agent and Subject Matter Expert for investigations requiring familiarity of foreign protocols and official requests for evidence (MLAT) to foreign competent authorities in Panama, Brazil, Netherlands, Switzerland and United Kingdom.
Prior to his tenure as an IRS-CI Special Agent, Mr. DaSilva worked as an IRS Revenue Agent conducting civil tax audits and quality case reviews related to income, excise and employment taxes. After leaving the IRS in 2015, Mr. DaSilva spent three years as a Senior Anti-Money Laundering Investigator for a major international correspondent bank working in the areas of legal and regulatory response, sanctions, Bank Secrecy Act reporting, and consortium investigations.
Mr. DaSilva has been an instructor at the IRS specializing in investigative techniques related to tax evasion, as well as conducting Financial Crimes and Money Laundering courses, which he presented in English, Spanish and Portuguese, to officials in the U.S., Peru, Colombia, and Brazil. He is also a Subject Matter Expert for FBAR violations, Money Laundering, and Tax Evasion and holds the designation of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS). Mr. DaSilva graduated from Seton Hall University with a degree in Accounting.