Assistant Special Agent in Charge
Rodrick Benton is the Assistant Special Agent in Charge for IRS Criminal Investigation’s Houston Field Office. Rodrick was appointed to this position in December 2019. He oversees a staff of approximately 45 employees in the Central and Western Regions of Texas who investigate crimes involving tax, money laundering, public corruption, cyber, identity theft, narcotics and terrorist financing.
IRS Criminal Investigation promotes tax compliance, addresses emerging areas of fraud, and meets the needs of the law enforcement community by supporting national crime initiatives. Criminal Investigation investigates and assists in the prosecution of significant financial investigations that will generate the maximum deterrent effect, enhance voluntary compliance, and promote public confidence in the tax system.
Rodrick began his career with Criminal Investigation as a Student Trainee in 2000 with the Dallas Field Office. In 2002, he was promoted to a special agent in the Dallas Field Office. In 2008, he was assigned to Dallas Field Office’s Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) Task Force where he identified, developed and investigated high impact investigations that originated from BSA documents. Since 2013, Rodrick has held the increasingly responsible positions of Supervisory Special Agent, Dallas, Texas and Criminal Investigation Headquarters Senior Analyst (National Coordinated Investigations Unit).
Rodrick has a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Accounting from the University of North Texas.