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Co-Founder, Chief Financial Officer, The BAR Group LLC

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Prior to joining The Behavioral Assessment Resource Group, LLC,  Mr. Robert N. Bettes was a Senior Behavioral Intelligence Expert with an advisory group that provided training in Identifying Deception, Interview Techniques and Elicitation of Information.  Mr. Bettes provided this training to financial services industry professionals throughout Europe, Asia and the United States.  He has also contracted with various U.S. Government and local law enforcement agencies for training of their law enforcement personnel.


From 1976 to 2004, Mr Bettes served as a Special Agent for the Federal Bureau of Investigation.  He served in four field divisions of the FBI and conducted high profile organized crime, securities fraud, labor and public corruption investigations involving notable political and organized crime figures and served as the lead investigator in a five-year investigation concerning Financial Institution Fraud involving a loss exceeding two billion dollars that resulted in indictments and convictions of multiple defendants and prison sentences in excess of thirty years.   Mr. Bettes was a highly experienced certified FBI undercover operative who coordinated and supervised a specialized unit responsible for implementing covert undercover operations. Mr. Bettes has instructed students at the FBI Academy, Quantico, Virginia, The Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC), the International Law Enforcement Academy (ILEA) in Budapest, Hungary, and the Serbian National Police in Belgrade, Serbia.

Additionally, Mr. Bettes was a certified police officer with the Denton Police Department, Denton, Texas from 1973 to 1976 and graduated from the University of North Texas with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting in 1975.