Our client came to us prior to filing divorce papers. She was sure, that based on the lifestyle she had with her husband, he had financial assets located somewhere, and had some clues, but was unsure. The total sum she was looking for was 3.4 million dollars.
We began the investigation by taking a deep dive, not only with questions for our client but into looking into his background. After connecting our findings and our clients suggestions and inside intelligence, we went to work to look for where the money was hidden.
We had found a person connected to the subject but did not understand their relationship. We dug a little deeper and learned that she was his mistress and she was his registered agent for another entity. From there, we learned she had a home in Europe. We then searched through filings and located the entity that she helped the subject set up. She was a solicitor in that country.
We then were able to track down the financial assets that were significantly more than our client sought. We located 6 million + and our client was over joyed as it helped her in the forensic accounting and ultimately their undisclosed settlement. We don't know the terms of the settlement, but our client was thrilled. Her case cost her $16,000 and helped her obtain a sum in the millions. And, the husband was held in contempt for lying about his assets.
We had a client that was in the executive leadership of a prestigious university. She was concerned about the boyfriend her daughter was seeing. He was putting pressure on the girl to get the mother to help him finance a car.
Our client's 17 year old daughter was seeing a male that was allegedly 20 yeas old. Our client was able to get a picture of the subjects drivers license. We started from there.
The address on the license was used only as a mail drop. We then came to understand that the drivers license was a fake. The information was not with the California DMV.
However, the name was real, and after some perseverance we learned the real identity of the subject. After getting a clear understanding of who he is, we started looking for any and all addresses associated with him so we could check each county court system where he had resided.
Needless to say, we located his true age (27) and a significant criminal history that included: assault on a police officer, resisting arrest, assault and battery on two women and about 7 years of prison time.
It cost our client $1750. It saved her immeasurable potential heartache, and with a guy like this, it could have saved her daughter's life.
Extortion and Reputation Management
This is a long and complicated case. Our client was the head of a hospital system in the UAE. He was set up and fell for it. Essentially the perpetrators obtained damaging information on the subject and attempted to blackmail him.
Our client's grave concern was that his wife may find out and and the board of directors of the hospital to learn of his past mistakes. His salary was very high and his reputation in the medical community was significant.
He had a lot to loose.
Our investigation took us physically to two states and finally we digitally ended up out of country. We traced the perpetrators that began exposing indiscretions our client once had, and had evidence of on some of his hacked technology.
The perpetrators eventually started to contact his wife, we could not stop this. However, we were able to give her accurate information that he was the victim of an extortion ring in South Africa and that nothing they could say could be accepted as reliable. Our analysis of photographs, written reports and other factual information, helped our client save his livelihood.
The case is pending with the FBI.
This investigation cost our client $52,000. A drop in the bucket based on his reputation, career and family life.
Locate a Missing Woman
Our client contacted us to locate his sister. She was estranged from the family and was known to be living rough in a large metropolitan city. The situation was that their mother was dying and wanted to see her daughter one last time, so time was of the essence.
Our investigation started with looking for addresses she once lived at to validate whether she could still be there. Knocking on doors is sometimes the only way to get answers in this digital age. In addition we handed out flyers to everyone in the areas where she had once stayed.
We went into one shop and the employee had seen the subject just two days prior. We then canvassed the are the shop with great diligence and were able to locate the subject who was living in a car and couch surfing with a known associate within two-blocks of the store where the sighting took place.
This investigation cost our client $3600. The importance to the family was immeasurable.
A large brewery was looking to make an offer to a small start up brewery. The company asked us to perform some discreet due diligence.
As we started the investigation, we saw nothing on the surface that led us to believe the startup had anything of any significance to report to our client. But, this was not the only avenue of investigation we proposed and asked the client for permission to reach out to a few known vendors this startup had been working with.
We found out that the wife who was a co-owner had mentioned to one of the vendors that the family was dealing with financial difficulties in owning the business and that she had directly obligated herself to lines of credit that she was having difficulty paying. We took this to our client who then got permission from the startup to conduct credit checks. These yielded a lot of past due obligations that the co-owner took on her self and painted the brewery in a bad light as those debts were also under the companies name.
This investigation cost our client $6800. Our client ended up buying the brewery but had detailed knowledge of the big picture before doing so.