Alessio D. Evangelista


Alessio is the Associate Director for Enforcement at the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN). The Enforcement Division’s primary mission is to ensure that covered financial institutions are complying with the Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) and its implementing regulations. The Enforcement Division’s enforcement and compliance officers also conduct and review compliance examinations by functional regulators, provide input and comments regarding proposed regulations, conduct investigations of more serious violations, and bring civil enforcement actions when appropriate. Mr. Evangelista also serves as FinCEN’s primary liaison with other regulatory and law enforcement agencies on BSA enforcement matters impacting depository institutions, money services businesses and virtual currency firms, casinos, and other non-bank financial institutions.


Prior to joining FinCEN in December 2020, Mr. Evangelista served for nearly 17 years as a prosecutor, supervisor, and senior official at the U.S. Department of Justice and U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia, including more than two years as the Principal Assistant U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia. Mr. Evangelista also served as Deputy Chief of the Bank Integrity Unit of the Money Laundering and Asset Recovery Section at Main Justice. Prior to joining the Department of Justice in 2004, Mr. Evangelista practiced white collar criminal law and complex commercial litigation at two private law firms in Washington, D.C. He also served as a Vice President at Fastcase, Inc., a legal research software company based in Washington, D.C., during the start-up phase of the company. After graduating from law school, Mr. Evangelista clerked for the Honorable Frederick J. Scullin Jr., U.S. District Judge for the Northern District of New York.


Alessio D. Evangelista
Associate Director
Enforcement Division