Colin L. Schmitt

Colin L. Schmitt

Chronos Investigations, LLC (FBI, retired)
29970 Technology Dr, Suite 201A
Murrieta, CA 92563
Mobile: 951-325-7610
Office: 833-277-8114


Admitted as an expert in US District Court for the Southern District of New York.

During Colin's 25-year FBI career, he investigated crimes involving frauds and swindles which included cryptocurrency, money laundering, securities fraud, bank fraud, bankruptcy fraud, wire fraud, mail fraud, embezzlement, immigration document fraud, and healthcare fraud. His investigations required the examination of 1000’s of financial transactional records which came from brokerage, VASP and banking institutions. Colin is adept at recognizing inconsistencies in financial statements and the methods to adulterate, counterfeit, or fraudulently edit financial documents. He held position in the FBI to include Supervisory Special Agent - Financial Crime Squad, Assistant Inspector-In-Place, Internal Affairs investigator, SWAT Operator, Field Behaviorist (aka "Profiler") and Special Agent Accountant. Colin has a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Missouri-Columbia. Colin also has a Master of Business Administration (emphasis Finance) from Northeastern University. Colin is a Certified Fraud Examiner as designated by the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners as well as a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist as designated by the Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists. Colin is a licensed California PI # 189242.

Expert Witness Specialties

• Cryptocurrency
• Money Laundering
• Wire/Mail Fraud (Swindle Schemes)
• Embezzlement
• Healthcare Fraud
• Securities Fraud
• Forensic Email / Cellphone / E-Discovery Review

Chronos Investigations serves nationwide and is in Murrieta, CA.
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Areas of Expertise
  • Asset Searches
  • Bankruptcy
  • Business Valuation
  • Cryptocurrency
  • Forensic Accounting
  • Fraud Investigation
  • Informants
  • Law Enforcement
  • Private Investigators
  • White Collar Crime

Expert Background
Q: Please list your professional accreditations, degrees, licenses, and certificates granted:
A: Certified Fraud Examiner, Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist, California Licensed Private Investigator
Q: Please list your affiliations or memberships in any professional and/or industry organizations:
A: Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists, California Association of Licensed Investigators, Society of Former Special Agents of the FBI
Q: Please list any teaching or speaking experience you have had, including subject matter:
A: See website at:
Q: Have any of your accreditations ever been investigated, suspended or removed? (if yes, explain)
A: No
Q: For what area(s) of expertise have you been retained as an expert?
A: Cryptocurrency Money Laundering, Cryptocurrency, Fraud Investigation (Embezzlement), Medical Valuation, Fraudulent Conveyance, Embezzlement, and Aircraft Business Assessment.
Q: What services do you offer? (E.g.: consulting, testing, reports, site inspections etc.)
A: Consulting, Fraud Investigation, Referral to Law Enforcement, Valuation, Testimony
Q: What is your hourly rate to consult with an attorney?
A: See retainer agreement
Q: What is your hourly rate to review documents?
A: See retainer agreement
Q: What is your hourly rate to provide deposition testimony?
A: See retainer agreement
Q: What is your hourly rate to provide testimony at trial?
A: See retainer agreement


Available Upon Request