Chase and Associates - Forensic Investigative Services


Chase & Associates employs former federal law enforcement officers throughout the United States, as well as former law enforcement officers located in several foreign jurisdictions. The company's associates in North America, Europe, South America, Central America, and several Caribbean islands have routinely resolved issues for clients in a discreet and expeditious manner.

Professional Experience

Chase & Associates, Inc.

President, Tampa, Florida 1998 - Present

Manages all services provided by the company, including litigation support, forensic accounting, fraud detection & deterrence, due diligence review, expert witness services and training. Areas of expertise include all issues relative to investigations concerning financial issues, fraud, money laundering, Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) and international drug trafficking.

Court certified in both the U.S. and Canada as an expert in money laundering and money laundering related issues. Author of The Infiltrator (Little, Brown & Company, 2009) and many nationally published articles on the topics of money laundering, anti-money laundering compliance, white-collar fraud, and international drug trafficking.

Nationwide and international client base includes law firms, public & private corporations, financial institutions, government agencies, educational institutions, and professional business associations.

St. Petersburg College

Adjunct Professor, St. Petersburg, Florida 1998 - 2004

Lecture and instruct for the Multijurisdictional Counterdrug Task Force Training Center, a division of the School of Criminal Justice. Design and present basic and advanced curriculum, including Investigating International Drug & Money Laundering Organizations, Managing Informants, Managing Undercover Operations, and Preparing & Assisting in Courtroom Procedures.

U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration

Special Agent, Tampa, Florida 1991 - 1998

U.S. Customs Service, Office of Enforcement

Senior Special Agent, Tampa, Florida, 1983 - 1991

Internal Revenue Service, Criminal Investigation Division

Special Agent, New York, NY and Tampa, FL, 1972 - 1983

At each of these government agencies, developed, planned, conducted, and coordinated numerous long term multi agency investigations of international drug trafficking and money laundering organizations. Many of these investigations targeted Colombian drug cartel leaders and financial institutions servicing global criminal organizations. Functioned in various positions, including project manager, case agent, and long term undercover agent. Assignments required substantial undercover activity throughout North America, South America, Central America, Europe and the Caribbean. Testified extensively as a case agent, undercover agent and an expert in both money laundering and international drug trafficking. During a 27 year career, assignments involved extensive tracing of assets and international money flows. At the IRS Criminal Investigation Division, assignments required strict adherence to accounting principles and often involved the use of both direct and indirect methods of proof (i.e. bank deposits method and net worth method of proof).

Case Experience

The subsequent case overviews provide a brief outline of some of the work personally conducted:

U.S. vs. Luis Latorre et. al. (1991-1995)

U.S. vs. Bank of Credit & Commerce International et. al. (BCCI) (1986-1991)

U.S. vs. George Meros et. al. (1983-1986)

U.S. vs. Bruce Perlowin et. al. (1981-1984)

U.S. vs. Palm State Bank et. al. (1979-1982)

Developed and investigated the Palm State Bank prosecution, which resulted in the first jury conviction of a financial institution for failure to file Currency Transaction Reports (CTRs). Investigation resulted in convictions of the bank, the CEO of the bank and the President of the bank, for failure to file CTRs.

Education and Training

Awards and Commendations

Received numerous Exceptional Performance Awards from the IRS, U.S. Customs Service, and DEA. Was recognized as the nation's top Financial Investigator in 1987 and the nation's top Federal Criminal Investigator in 1990. Received special awards or commendations from the following:

Employee Performance Ratings

Continuously received "Excellent" or "Outstanding" evaluation ratings from IRS, USCS, and DEA.

Conference / Training Presentations

Lectures have concerned issues relative to drug money laundering, drug trafficking, long term undercover, fraud, and corruption. Lectures/presentations have been given at:


Expert Certification

Professional Organizations

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