April 04, 1993
Donald K. Vogel is the
New IRS Assistant Commissioner
for Criminal Investigation
WASHINGTON - Donald K. Vogel is the new Internal Revenue
Service assistant commissioner for criminal investigation.
He is responsible for directing the enforcement of criminal
provisions of the tax laws and related financial crimes to encourage
voluntary compliance with the Internal Revenue laws. He directs
nationwide programs for investigating suspected tax violations and
Approximately 3,000 criminal investigation special agents
enforce tax and money laundering laws. Top enforcement priorities
for criminal investigation are organized crime, illegal tax
protester, high-level drug dealers, bank secrecy act and money
laundering violations, and false claims against the government.
Voluntary compliance with the tax laws relies heavily on the
deterrent effect of successful criminal prosecutions. Criminal
investigation's conviction rate is one of the highest in federal law
enforcement. During fiscal year 1992, criminal investigation
referred 4,045 cases to the Department of Justice for prosecutions,
resulting in 2,778 convictions of which 71 percent won prison
Vogel entered federal service in 1965 with the Department of
the Army. In 1971 he joined the IRS as a special agent in the
criminal investigation division in Omaha, Neb. Vogel held various
positions in criminal investigation including group manager in San
Antonio, Texas; branch chief in Austin, Texas; assistant division
chief in St. Louis and executive assistant to the assistant regional
commissioner in Dallas.
After completing the IRS Executive Selection and Development
Program in 1987, he became assistant director of the St. Paul
District. In 1988 Vogel was named assistant regional commissioner
for criminal investigation for the Midwest Region, the position he
held until his present appointment.
Vogel earned a bachelor's degree in business administration
with a major in accounting from Creighton University in Omaha, Neb.
He is a native of Sigourney, Iowa.
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