Polygraph and Financial Crimes Expert
James D. Hoppe was a Special Agent of the FBI from 1982 – 2009. In 2003 Special Agent Hoppe graduated from the prestigious Department of Defense Polygraph Institute (DodPI) located on Fort Jackson in Columbia, South Carolina. Following his successful completion of the demanding DodPI curriculum Special Agent Hoppe went on to conduct hundreds of polygraph examinations in all areas under the jurisdiction of the FBI including terrorism, foreign counterintelligence (FCI), financial crimes, violent crimes and major offenders (VCMO) and screening examinations for prospective FBI employees.
Upon his retirement from the FBI in 2009 Mr. Hoppe completed the requirements to become a licensed polygraph examiner in the State of Michigan. As a polygraph examiner in private practice since 2009 Mr. Hoppe has conducted polygraph examinations in numerous high profile cases in both State courts and Federal District Courts.
- Coordinated the investigation and prosecution of individuals responsible for the failure of the third largest thrift savings institution in Michigan.
- Devised and implemented an investigative and prosecution strategy for a large international Nigerian fraud ring that resulted in numerous arrests and the recovery of over $1 million in stolen funds and stolen property.
- Investigated and prosecuted one of the largest Ponzi style investment schemes in Michigan history. In excess of 2000 victims lost over $11 million.
- Recovered $1.4 million in cash and property.
- Graduation from the 207th Session FBI National Academy.
- Responsible for investigation and prosecution of matters under the jurisdiction of the FBI including background investigations, complex financial crimes, public corruption and violent crimes.
- Extensive experience in a variety of roles in an undercover capacity.
- Interface and assist state, local, federal and international agencies regarding investigative and administrative matters.
- A certified FBI polygraph examiner.
- Responsible for a wide variety of investigative matters including bank fraud, mail fraud, fugitive matters, property crimes and violent crimes.
- Tactical responsibilities including SWAT team and surveillance squad.
- Administrative responsibilities including internal audit and budget matters.