Tony is a former U.S. Marine and a retired NYPD Detective Sergeant that subsequently served ten (10) years with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration. He served in Miami, New York and while attached to the American Embassy in Rome, Italy, served as DEA's CIA liaison and liaised with various intelligence agencies from Europe and the Middle East.
He has been declared an expert in International drug trafficking and organized crime by the N.Y. State Supreme Court, the U.S. District Court in Miami and the German (Bavaria) Supreme Court.
Tony has a Master of Science degree in Criminal Justice (Core concentration - counter terrorism strategies). He is currently an Adjunct Professor at St. Joseph's University in Philadelphia, where he teaches an undergraduate course in the discipline of terrorism. He also teaches courses in Forensic Accounting, Organized Crime Investigations, Arabic/Moslem culture, The Psychology of a Suicide bomber, and a course that focuses on terrorist investigations and intelligence collection techniques. In addition, in an adjunct capacity, he teaches these courses at several Academic institutions within the state of Florida.
He has received numerous awards in the field of law enforcement, including seventeen awards for valor from NYPD, three awards from DEA for exceptional duty, an award from the BKA (Germany) and an award from the Republic of Italy. In 1998, Tony received a commendation from the Governor of the Marianna Islands for the training of his investigators in the discipline of Forensic Science investigations. In 2004, Tony received the state of Florida's prestigious "Davis Award."
He is a certified Florida Department of Law Enforcement Criminal Justice Instructor.