John La Perla is responsible for conducting traditional corporate fraud investigations, reputation risk efforts, financial fraud investigations and Patriot Act and anti-money laundering compliance audits.
From 2001 to the present, Mr. La Perla has been a principal of Renaissance Associates. During this time, he has participated in, directed and supervised internal investigations and litigation support efforts, including those relating to conflict of interest in government contracts, securities fraud, money laundering, and accounting fraud. In addition, he has provided investigative support to court appointed monitors, receivers and trustees.
From 1976 to 2001, John La Perla served in various managerial and supervisory positions in the New York Division of the United States Postal Inspection Service. During his twenty-five years as a Postal Inspector, Mr. La Perla participated in major white collar investigations involving insurance fraud, credit card fraud, counterfeiting, securities and investment fraud, money laundering and public corruption. Mr. La Perla was responsible for investigating some of the most high profile cases in the nation. He directed the investigation and assisted in the successful prosecution of a Texas businessman for his attempted fraudulent purchase of a New York sports franchise. He also investigated and assisted in the successful prosecution of a fifty million dollar bank fraud and money laundering operation involving bank officials, prominent business men, government tax agents and organized crime figures. Mr. La Perla was also a member of the US Department of Justice Organized Crime Strike Force for the Eastern District of New York, where he participated in the successful investigation of numerous organized crime members. For his distinguished service, Mr. La Perla received Exceptional Service awards from the US Postal Inspection Service, the FBI, the US Secret Service, the Department of Labor and the NYPD. He also received several US Department of Justice Meritorious Service Awards.
Mr. La Perla has testified on numerous occasions in trials and before grand juries in Federal and State court. Mr. La Perla holds the designation of Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) and is an agency subject matter expert in the areas of fraud and money laundering investigations. He has lectured at the US Postal Inspection Service Academy in Potomac, Maryland, at US Postal Service Headquarters in Washington, DC, at the United States Attorney’s Office in the Eastern District of New York and at the New York Police Academy, among others, on fraud and arson investigations.