Mr. Moran is the Vice President at MSA Investigations, where he oversees all MSAI’s investigative services. Mr. Moran has over forty years of investigative experience in the private sector and with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). He is a Certified Fraud Examiner.
Prior to joining MSA Investigations, Mr. Moran worked for the international accounting firm BDO USA, LLP. As a Managing Director in BDO’s Litigation and Fraud Investigation Practice, he oversaw and participated in a number of investigations involving misappropriations of funds, bank fraud and money laundering. Mr. Moran managed various internal investigations related to large-scale corporate fraud and also administered BDO’s Investigative Due Diligence practice.
Mr. Moran spent the first three decades of his career working in the FBI’s New York field office, where he investigated violations of various federal statutes, which included violent crimes, organized crime, terrorist groups and insurance fraud.
Mr. Moran participated in a number of the FBI’s most prominent criminal investigations. These included the 1975 LaGuardia Airport Christmas Bombing, the Lufthansa Robbery at John F. Kennedy Airport, the U.S. Department of Justice civil rights investigation into the murder of an Australian rabbinical student in Crown Heights, Brooklyn, and the investigation of TWA Flight 800. Mr. Moran acted as an undercover agent, in what was at that time, the most successful automobile insurance fraud investigation in U.S. history, resulting in the convictions of 122 people.
Mr. Moran participated in the four-year nationwide labor-racketeering investigation of the International Longshoremen’s Association and the New York and Miami waterfront industries. This highly successful and long-term investigation resulted in 117 indictments, and 129 convictions, which included 52 union officials, nine of which were members of La Cosa Nostra (LCN).
Mr. Moran received the FBI Shield of Bravery and the FBI Star, in connection with his actions and serious injuries he sustained during a joint FBI/NYPD investigation of a violent truck-hijacking ring. Mr. Moran retired from the FBI as a Supervisory Special Agent and was responsible for the New York Office’s undercover and sensitive operations program.
Mr. Moran was awarded a B.A. from Niagara University. He is an Associate Member of the American Bar Association, the FBI Agents Association, the St. John’s University Advisory Council, the NYPD Honor Legion and the Society of Former Special Agents of the FBI. Mr. Moran is a former adjunct professor at St. John’s University in the College of Professional and Legal Studies.