Philadelphia, Pennsylvania – Yury I. Kruty has been selected as the new Special Agent in Charge for IRS- Criminal Investigation (CI) in Pennsylvania and Delaware. He is one of 21 Special Agents in Charge across the country, each responsible for a specific field office. Prior to his selection as the Special Agent in Charge, Mr. Kruty worked for two years in the New York Field Office as an Assistant Special Agent in Charge. In this position, Mr. Kruty oversaw four groups of special agents in the Long Island, New York area. He also oversaw the Use of Force Program for the New York Field Office.
As the Special Agent in Charge, Mr. Kruty is responsible for planning, directing, and evaluating activities of all IRS-Criminal Investigation employees in the Philadelphia Field Office, which covers the states of Pennsylvania and Delaware. The mission of IRS-Criminal Investigation is to serve the American public by investigating potential criminal violations of the Internal Revenue Code and related financial crimes in a manner that fosters confidence in the tax system and compliance with the law.
IRS Criminal Investigation is comprised of nearly 3,000 employees worldwide, approximately 2,100 of whom are special agents whose investigative jurisdiction includes tax, money laundering and Bank Secrecy Act laws. While other federal agencies also have investigative jurisdiction for money laundering and some bank secrecy act violations, IRS-CI is the only federal agency that can investigate potential criminal violations of the Internal Revenue Code.
The Criminal Investigation strategic plan is comprised of three interdependent
programs: Traditional/Core Mission Tax Crimes, Tax Related/Other Financial Crimes, and Narcotics/Counterterrorism Related Financial Crimes. These three programs are mutually supportive and encourage utilization of all statutes within IRS CI’s jurisdiction, the grand jury process, and enforcement techniques to combat tax, money laundering, and currency crime violations.
Mr. Kruty earned a Bachelor of Science degree in International Accounting and Finance from Youngstown State University in Youngstown, Ohio.
Mr. Kruty began his career with the Internal Revenue Service in 2001 as a Special Agent Student Trainee with IRS Criminal Investigation in the Cleveland (now Cincinnati) Field Office. He converted to the Special Agent position in 2002. Mr. Kruty has held numerous other important positions with IRS Criminal Investigation including Supervisory Special Agent in Akron and Independence, Ohio, Attaché in Frankfurt, Germany, and Director in International Operations, West, in Washington, DC.
Mr. Kruty is looking forward to relocating to Pennsylvania and is looking forward to everything the area has to offer. During his tenure as Special Agent in Charge, Mr. Kruty’s goals are to have his agents investigate and assist in the prosecution of those significant financial investigations that will generate the maximum deterrent effect, enhance voluntary compliance, and promote public confidence in the tax system. Mr. Kruty also looks forward to continuing and building upon the great working relationship his office has with their law enforcement counterparts in helping to protect the citizens of Pennsylvania and Delaware.