Special Agent, FBI (Retired) (New York)
Gregory Coleman is the FBI Special Agent responsible for the criminal investigation of Jordan Belfort. Belfort’s rise to power and subsequent arrest and conviction are chronicled in the movie, “The Wolf of Wall Street.”The movie was directed by Martin Scorsese and starred Leonardo DiCaprio.Mr. Coleman is portrayed in the movie by Kyle Chandler.
On January 30, 2015, Mr. Coleman retired from the FBI with over 25 years of experience investigating financial crimes and money laundering in the FBI’s New York City office. During his career, Mr. Coleman specialized in complex market manipulation and international money laundering investigations with a special emphasis on investigations where the proceeds of crime were laundered using offshore shell corporations and trusts. As the case agent in charge of those investigations, Mr. Coleman was responsible for the overall direction of all investigative activities, including the tracing of illicit funds, witness interviews, confidential source development, and document analysis.
Mr. Coleman is a frequent keynote speaker and guest lecturer on “The Wolf of Wall Street” investigation as well as topics including international money laundering, risks associated with Bitcoin, and the use of body language & statement analysis.
Mr. Coleman is currently developing an innovative new educational program that will provide hands-on, interactive anti-money laundering (AML)/Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) training to the financial community and other firms subject to AML/BSA regulations.The training will be modeled on the real-life experiences of law enforcement officers, regulatory authorities, and financial industry participants.