Mark E. Chersevani has extensive experience overseeing and implementing monitorships and complex financial investigations. Throughout his career, he has overseen and participated in a host of investigative and fact gathering assignments for private, state and federal entities related to allegations of employee dishonesty, fraud, union corruption, corporate compliance, money laundering, and violations of the USA Patriot Act, Bank Secrecy Act and Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. Mr. Chersavani has wide-ranging governmental, criminal and financial investigative experience working in conjunction with law enforcement and regulatory agencies and has testified as an expert witness before federal, state and county grand juries, the New York Supreme Court, and the New York State Commission on Judicial Conduct.
Most recently, Mr. Chersevani was the Chief of Forensic Investigations for the Office of the Inspector General MTA. His background includes serving as Chief Financial Investigator and Bureau Chief of the Financial Crimes Bureau in the Office of the New York County District Attorney; Chief Financial Investigator for both the Kings County District Attorney’s Office and the Labor Racketeering and Construction Industry Strike Force; and Special Auditor Investigator for the New York Office of the Special State Prosecutor. In these posts, Mr. Chersevani developed and implemented investigative and forensic strategies, procedures and techniques; oversaw numerous investigations regarding labor racketeering by union officials, organized crime members, and organized crime related companies; and conducted specialized and financial investigations involving police corruption and malfeasance. In addition, he was an Assistant Supervising State Investigator for the New Jersey Attorney General’s Office Division of Criminal Justice and a Federal Law Enforcement Officer with the U.S. Department of the Interior.
Mr. Chersevani’s private sector experience includes heading the World Trade Center Integrity Monitorship after the terrorist attack on September 11, 2001 where he managed corporate and government agency investigations involving potential fraud and financial misconduct. While serving as a partner and managing director of UHY Advisors FLVS, Inc. he worked in conjunction with the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey Inspector General and its Integrity Monitor providing oversight for the World Trade Center Transportation Hub Project. Prior to UHY, Mr. Chersevani was a managing director for Decision Strategies, a major investigative and consulting firm.