In keeping with her team approach, Bonnie frequently works with the following other attorneys, paralegals and investigators:
Ricardo has been an attorney in Bogota, Colombia for over twenty years, specializing in criminal defense, civil litigation and asset forfeiture cases. Ricardo graduated from the Universidad Nacional de Colombia and has also had extensive post-graduate training from the Universidad Autonoma de Colombia. Before becoming a private attorney, Ricardo spent several years as a public defender. Ricardo has years of experience representing high-level Colombian defendants faced with extradition to the United States on narcotics-trafficking, fraud and corruption cases. He is a vital resource for Bonnie’s Colombian clients in connection with their Colombian defense, asset forfeiture cases and cases involving OFAC.
Arturo Fontes is the founder of Fontes International Solutions, a firm which specializes in international criminal investigations, anti-money laundering due diligence, security solutions for high-risk individuals and investigations involving the Department of Treasury, Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC). Arturo is a retired Special Agent who served for over 28 years with the Federal Bureau of Investigations. He has extensive experience in international criminal investigations, with a special expertise in Mexico, Colombia and Central America, having handled numerous narcotics, terrorism and money laundering cases in both the United States and in other countries. As an FBI agent, Arturo spent over five years working in the FBI’s Guadalajara office, where he led and supervised numerous investigations involving individuals extradited to the United States. His investigative experience and contacts in Mexico, both as an FBI agent and as a private investigator, are unparalleled. During his many years working domestically, Arturo gained extensive experience in working with U.S. prosecutors and agents from other federal agencies, including the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Department of Homeland Security. Since his retirement from the FBI, Arturo has worked side-by-side with Bonnie on cases involving extraditable individuals. Arturo is a fluent Spanish speaker. See Arturo at Fontesinternational.com.
David Tilzer is a Certified Anti-Money Laundering specialist (an international certification) and the founder and owner of A.M.L. Protective Service. A.M.L. specializes in national and international anti-money laundering compliance, including both banks, non-bank financial businesses and non-financial trades and businesses, OFAC and Patriot Act compliance and money laundering detection and prevention. Before starting his own business, David worked as the Anti-Money Laundering and Bank Secrecy Manager at the Internal Revenue Service in New York for 35 years. During his time with the IRS, David participated in and ran investigations involving money laundering and compliance for bank, non-bank and non-financial trades and businesses, and stored-value businesses. He also conducted numerous audits of those businesses. David and Bonnie worked together for many years on money laundering investigations while Bonnie was a prosecutor. See David at www.amlsafe.com.
Romedio is a defense investigator who worked closely with Bonnie for over 20 years. During that time, Romedio was a senior special agent with Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE). Romedio was the case agent for many of the most significant prosecutions of the past two decades, including the prosecutions of the Norte Valle Cartel. He now lends his considerable investigative expertise to those accused of a crime. Romedio also specializes in OFAC matters and has been licensed by OFAC on numerous occasions to assist those who seek removal from OFAC designation.
Georgina Corbo is Cuban-American and was raised in Manhattan’s “Hell’s Kitchen.” She is a graduate of the High School of Performing Arts and SUNY, Purchase, where she won the Harry Belafonte Scholarship for the Arts. Georgina is bi-lingual and can interpret consecutively and simultaneously. She is a nationally-certified interpreter. Georgina started her career at ABC’s World News covering the Elián González affair, translating and voicing Cuban news segments. Previously, Georgina worked closely with Bonnie as an interpreter in connection with many of the international drug trafficking cases Bonnie prosecuted as an Assistant U.S. Attorney. Georgina now works with Bonnie as well as other private defense counsel as a paralegal and interpreter.
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