David Siegwald // Senior Vice President
David Siegwald is a retired IRS Special Agent and a former Certified Fraud Examiner. After concluding a 20-year career with the IRS-Criminal Investigation Division in 1994, Mr. Siegwald owned and operated a fraud and financial investigative agency in Sarasota Florida for seven years. Subsequently, he joined Chase & Associates, where he specializes in tax and other complex financial investigations.
Mr. Siegwald is a former Marine Corps officer and Vietnam Veteran. He holds a Masters Degree in Business Administration that he earned at Loyola University in New Orleans. He began his law enforcement career as a Special Agent in 1974 and spent his entire career as an investigator. During his years with the IRS, he conducted investigations of various individuals and organizations, usually in the illegal income sector, which operated both in the U.S. and abroad. His investigations resulted in successful prosecutions of individuals for income tax evasion, money laundering, perjury, bank fraud, operating a continuing criminal enterprise, and mail fraud.
Since Mr. Siegwald began working in the private sector, he has provided litigation support to attorneys in both the criminal and civil areas. He has assisted counsel with respect to allegations of income tax evasion, Medicare fraud, money laundering, arson, insider trading, embezzlement, operating confidence schemes and currency crimes. He has also worked with various corporations in the pursuit of fraud detection. In one such matter, his efforts resulted in the recovery of more than $1 million for his client.
In 2001, Mr. Siegwald was selected as a law enforcement instructor at the IRS National Criminal Investigation Training Academy. For approximately one year, he instructed new Special Agents in various courses relating to methods of conducting financial investigations, analyzing financial records and documents for indications of fraud, income tax evasion, money laundering, and currency crimes.