Jim Siwek

Jim Siwek
Jim Siwek is an Assistant Special Agent in Charge with HUD-OIG Seattle Office.

Jim has been with HUD-OIG for over 18 years, first as an agent in the Chicago, IL office and now as the Assistant Special Agent in Charge in Seattle, WA.  Jim has investigated white-collar fraud, to include housing assistance fraud, block grant and community development fraud, focusing on embezzlement and public corruption.  Jim has investigated fraud concerning HUD’s multi-family program and mortgage fraud.  The mortgage fraud investigations involved loan origination fraud, appraisal fraud, mortgage rescue fraud, Reverse Mortgage fraud and bankruptcy fraud.  These investigations have led to the prosecution of loan originators, underwriters, attorneys, appraisers, realtors, “investors” and loan brokers.  Currently Jim is responsible for the oversight of investigations by HUD-OIG in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, South Dakota and Alaska.  Jim has a Master’s Degree in Organizational Leadership and is a member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police, Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, and the Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association.  Prior to Jim spent nine years in the US Army, first in the Military Police and then in the Criminal Investigations Division.  The investigations Jim conducted involved violent crime, including homicides, sexual assaults, burglaries and drug offenses.