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Robert Elias, MBA, CPA

Adjunct Professor


Mr. Robert Elias has been a Special Agent with the US Department of Treasury since 2001.  His work includes investigations concerning terrorism, organized crime, narcotics trafficking, identity theft, public corruption, conspiracy, arson, prostitution, money laundering, various tax crimes and white collar crimes. Mr. Elias also has experience as a US Diplomat working in collaboration with several international governments and international law enforcement agencies. Prior to working as a federal agent, Mr. Elias worked in the audit practice of KPMG, one of the Big four firms, where he obtained his

Mr. Elias has been teaching fraud and forensics for various universities since 2004. He is also a Certified Instructor at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center and has had international training assignments in Bangkok, Thailand, Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Budapest, Hungary, Sydney, Australia and Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. 


  • Masters of Business Administration from Robert Morris University
  • Bachelors of Science degree in Accounting from Indiana University of Pennsylvania.
  • CPA license.

Honors Awards

Mr. Elias was awarded the Law Enforcement Agency Director's award for his work on the Le-Nature's Fraud investigation, the largest white collar fraud in Western Pennsylvania's history.

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