Daniel Austin

Daniel Austin
Daniel Austin is a Special Agent with HUD-OIG Investigations in the Seattle Office.

Dan spent began his law enforcement career with the US Coast Guard in 1992 working counter narcotics, environmental crimes, and human trafficking interdiction.  After his service, Dan went to obtain a Bachelor’s degree in Public Administration before accepting a job as a Deputy with the Multnomah County Sheriff’s office in 1999 where he served approximately five years in the patrol division.   In 2004 Dan accepted a position as a criminal investigator for the US Department of Commerce’s National Marine Fisheries Service where he spent five years investigating illegal fish and wildlife trafficking.   In 2009 in the midst of the mortgage crisis, Dan took a position with HUD-OIG’s Office of Investigation’s Seattle Field Office.   Dan has led numerous white-collar crime investigations involving public housing fraud, public corruption, and mortgage frauds to include Reverse Mortgage Fraud Investigations.  Dan has a Master’s Degree in Executive Leadership and is a member of the International Under Cover Officers Association.