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Eric Hylton

Deputy Chief, Criminal Investigation
IRS-Criminal Investigation


Eric Hylton is the Deputy Chief, Criminal Investigation, for IRS-Criminal Investigation.  Eric oversees a worldwide staff of approximately 3,500 employees, including 2,300 special agents in 25 Field Offices and 10 foreign countries. Manage, lead and oversee some of the most significant investigations of financial crimes involving tax evasion, sanctions evasion, money laundering, bribery, international corruption, bank malfeasance, cyber-crimes and terrorist financing. Eric previously served as the Executive Director, Office of International Operations, in the CI Division headquartered in Washington, DC, and the Chairperson of the Organization of Economic Development-Task Force on Tax Crimes and Other Financial Crimes in Paris, France. Eric joined the IRS in 1990 working in the TAS Division and began his career with CI as a Special Agent in 1993. He has held the following positions of increased responsibility in the CI Division: Supervisory Special Agent in Atlanta, GA; Senior Analyst, Review and Program Evaluation, International Office; Assistant Director, Office of Narcotics and Counterterrorism; Assistant Special Agent in Charge (SAC) of the Washington, DC Field Office; and SAC of the Philadelphia Field Office. Eric is a graduate of the 2013 Executive Candidate Development Program. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in accounting from Morehouse College and is a native of Washington, DC.