Chuck served the FBI for nearly three decades and after retirement led the investigations team at the North Carolina State Board of Elections. He is a licensed attorney and certified public accountant in North Carolina. Chuck also holds the Certified in Financial Forensics credential and is an adjunct instructor at Wake Technical Community College.
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The FBI brought Chuck to the Eastern District of North Carolina for the purpose of developing a public corruption program to investigate unlawful activities involving North Carolina political officials. Chuck carried out this program through his involvement in high profile corruption investigations involving prominent political officials including a US Congressman, a North Carolina governor and a speaker of the house.
Following Chuck's retirement from the FBI, he accepted a position as the Chief Investigator for the North Carolina State Board of Elections. In that capacity, he investigated numerous matters involving violations of North Carolina election laws and campaign finance rules and regulations, including complex campaign finance investigations, vote–buying schemes, double-voter cases, absentee ballot fraud, felon voters, candidate fraud, voter impersonation, and many other matters involving election laws.
Chuck completed the FBI National Crisis Negotiation Course at the FBI Academy in Quantico, Virginia, in 2003. As a hostage negotiator, Chuck was involved in operations that resulted in the release of numerous hostages in domestic and international kidnapping cases. Notable hostage cases in which Chuck was involved included the abduction of journalist Jill Carroll in Iraq; the kidnapping of minister Tom Barron and four others in Haiti; and the abduction of Frank Janssen, the father of an Assistant District Attorney in Wake County, NC.
THE INTERSECTION OF FORENSIC ACCOUNTING AND FACT-FINDING
Chuck's training and education with both the law and accounting made him a perfect fit for a career that leveraged that knowledge to identify schemes and crimes. Following the money and the facts wherever they may lead was the way he did his job then and how he continues to do his job now.