ISPLA Presents First Two PAC Contribution Checks to Senators in Washington DC

Investigative & Security Professionals for Legislative Action – Political Action Committee presents its first two PAC checks to lawmakers in Washington D.C.

ISPLA, through its newly formed nonpartisan ISPLA-Political Action Committee (PAC), has provided another “first” for Investigative and Security Professionals. On Wednesday, September 23, 2009, ISPLA-PAC presented its first two PAC checks to longtime supporters of our professions.

ISPLA-PAC was officially organized on July 2, 2009 to support members of Congress that support the investigative and security professions. With our PAC, ISPLA’s impact on legislation is strengthened by the added ability to support candidates whose positions are aligned with ISPLA’s goals.

These ISPLA-PAC donations are but a small expression of our thanks to these two members of Congress who understand the needs of investigative and security professionals.

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Kidnapped Katie and Emma Peterson Have Been Found!

Press Release

For Immediate Release

“Kidnapped Katie and Emma Peterson Have Been Found!”

Dallas Tx – Two children who were abducted by their mother and grandmother have been found and final extradition orders have been issued for Katie and Emma Peterson. The children were found in Tralee Ireland living with their mother and grandmother who abducted them in March of 2005.

In March of 2005, the children’s father Michael attempted to pick the children up for visitation. He found that his ex-wife, Tedra Peterson and her mother Kay Marie Erickson, had left their home in Plano Texas and the children were missing. A nationwide search was undertaken in an attempt to locate the children. Full custody was granted to the father and warrants for the arrest of Tedra Peterson and Kay Erickson were issued by the Collin County Grand Jury after it was determined that the children had possibly left the country to Canada.

In August of 2006, in coordination with the Plano Police Department, Child Rescue Network and Klein Investigations and Consulting were brought into the case. In November 2006 a possible lead was found to suggest that the children may have been taken to Ireland by their mother and grandmother by Lead Investigator Philip Klein. A positive ID was made by undercover agents in Tralee Ireland.

In cooperation with the US Department of State, The US Department of Justice and the Collin County District Attorney, an indictment and extradition order was issued to INTERPOL.

Upon deportation and arrival in the United States in the next week, Tedra Peterson and Kay Erickson will face trial for felony Interference with Child Custody in Collin County, Texas. The children will be reunited with their father after almost two years.

This is the second major missing child cold case abduction return by Child Rescue Network and the sixth successful in 2006 for Klein Investigations and Consulting of kidnapped children around the world.

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Indiana Private Investigator Warns of Cell Phone Bugs

Increasing number of illegal cellular phone bugs found in Indiana by private investigator generates concerns. Increased requests for needed TSCM (technical surveillance countermeasures) services in Indiana prompts investigator to publish advisory.

Indianapolis, IN, August 05, 2006 –(PR.COM)– In response to growing concerns, an Indiana private investigator finds it necessary to publish this general announcement to aid in informing the general public about the issue of eavesdropping in the United States.

Everyone recalls The NY Times\’ December 16, 2005 story entitled \’Bush Lets U.S. Spy on Callers Without Courts\’. \”Following the revelation that the NSA has been involved in warrantless wiretapping of US Citizens, the public has become acutely aware of eavesdropping issues,\” states Indiana private investigator, Tim Wilcox. As the president of International Investigators, Inc. based in Indianapolis, Mr. Wilcox states that he has been spending a lot of time explaining the facts relating to eavesdropping to people inquiring about their eavesdropping detection, or \’TSCM\’ (technical surveillance countermeasures) services. \”Despite the fact that the majority of Americans would likely not be monitored by the NSA, the public\’s increased awareness of potential risks and vulnerability to eavesdropping has made them inquisitive.\”

Mr. Wilcox explains that the most realistic eavesdropping threat for most people comes not from the government, but from people they know, or business competitors. \”In fact, the risk these days is greater than ever with the advent of the plain old cell phone. As a private investigator in Indiana, you would expect that we would find fewer eavesdropping devices than in more cosmopolitan areas like L.A. or N.Y., but this is not the case. Our firm performs TSCM sweeps (technical surveillance countermeasures or bug sweeps) across the country, and the incidence of cell phone bugging is no less here than elsewhere.

The Indiana investigator goes on to explain that, \”Two-thirds of all eavesdropping devices found these days are cell phone bugs. Many of these bugs are basic cell phones that have been adapted to answer silently and automatically when called. Some are disguised by having been built into ordinary household or office items, like clocks and lamps.\” Although highly illegal, Americans have been buying them from overseas suppliers at great risk of being arrested.

Cell phone bugs are extremely difficult to find unless they have been activated. \”Most PIs don\’t have the proper equipment to find them, and you can\’t buy an off-the-shelf device to detect them, although there are some equipment manufacturers who claim they have them … these are frauds. Our firm is the only one staffed with investigators in Indiana who have the proper equipment and training to find a cell phone bug that is not activated, or receiving a call.\” Due to the level of skill and the complex, expensive and rare equipment required to detect a cell phone bug, Investigator Wilcox has found his services have been in high demand, even outside of Indiana.

Since 1960, International Investigators, Inc. has assisted companies and individuals with their most sensitive matters. Based in Indiana, their staff of professional private investigators conducts research on a global scale for clients worldwide so that informed decisions can be made. A full description of their services and specialties is available at their website (

International Investigators, Inc.
3216 North Pennsylvania Street
Indianapolis, Indiana 46205
Tel: (317)925-1496
Toll Free: (800) 403-8111

Firm Brings Private Investigators into the Fold

Brenda Sapino Jeffreys
Texas Lawyer

In a perfect world, firms could employ private investigators who are as skilled as pseudo-bumbling television police detective Columbo, Dallas lawyer William Brewer III says.

That\’s rarely the case when Brewer contracts with private investigation companies to help with litigation at 35-lawyer Bickel & Brewer, so the firm launched its own investigative unit in January. It\’s staffed by three former agents and a former training instructor with the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

\”It saves the clients money, because it\’s more efficient,\” says Brewer, a partner in the firm. \”The thing that bothers us all too often [with outside investigators] is we are paying rates . . . for investigators that charge like lawyers, but who deliver sporadic quality.\”

Brewer says the firm\’s new in-house investigators will do a better job than outside investigators, because they will work closely with the firm\’s attorneys on litigation and have a better handle on the information that\’s needed.

\”They can help you review the evidence and help in the advocacy,\” Brewer says, noting the firm uses investigators in 90 percent of the civil suits on its docket.

All too often, Brewer says, reports from outside investigation firms prompt him to scratch his head and wonder, \”How is this useful?\”

Bickel & Brewer isn\’t the first Texas firm to have PIs on staff. But Bickel & Brewer, which also employs consultants with degrees in tax, finance and engineering, may be taking the concept to a new level by launching such a large unit of in-house PIs.

\”It\’s been tradition on the plaintiffs side to have one, because they are doing so much investigation on PI cases,\” says Thomas Ajamie, of Ajamie LLP in Houston. \”You can see how a medium- to large-size commercial law firm would benefit. It would make a lot of sense.\”

Investigative work is simply too important for Bickel & Brewer, which handles securities and large commercial suits, to rely upon a spotty network of outside investigators, Brewer says.

Rusty Hardin, of Rusty Hardin & Associates in Houston, is another trial lawyer in Texas convinced that having an investigator in-house at a firm is the way to go.

\”I don\’t understand why more firms don\’t do it,\” says Hardin, whose firm handles civil and criminal work. \”I am constantly shaking my head at the number of large firms that call us for a reference for an investigator.\”

Hardin says Jim Yarbrough, a former Houston Police Department homicide investigator, has worked at his firm for four years. Hardin says Yarbrough is a tremendous asset, particularly for the firm\’s civil work.

Hardin notes that law enforcement officers do a better job at witness interviews than lawyers, and at investigations. It\’s also cheaper for clients, Hardin says.

\”I would much rather have an investigator at $150 an hour interviewing people — and the client would — than being charged $300 or so by a lawyer,\” Hardin says.

Even though his firm has only nine lawyers, Hardin says he is seriously considering employing a second investigator.

Plaintiffs lawyer Mikal Watts says he employs eight investigators at his firm, the 27-lawyer Watts Law Firm in Corpus Christi. It\’s efficient, he says. Watts says he usually employs former Corpus Christi police officers.

The firm does a lot of automotive litigation, and Watts says some of the investigators he employs \”are real specialized in terms of being able to do seat-belt analysis and knowing how to document the scene of an accident.\”

Brewer says he frequently uses investigators to help develop a case outside of the formal discovery process.

\”One way to go in preparing a complex case is to take 100 depositions. Another way to do it is to find out which people may have information [and] who are relevant to the case, and send a seasoned professional to go out and interview them, like Columbo,\” Brewer says.

That informal discovery can be much more efficient than depositions, he says.

Brewer believes the in-house PIs will cost clients 30 percent to 50 percent less than outside investigators. That has been the experience with the other trial consultants who work for the firm, including employees with degrees in economics and engineering, certified public accountants, tax examiners and technology experts.

\”At a firm like ours, these people are worth their weight in gold. We do securities suits, lots of markets investigations,\” he says.

The firm doesn\’t sell any of the consulting services to other lawyers, despite requests, Brewer says.

John Dillon, the head of the investigation team at Bickel & Brewer, says he expects the lawyers at the firm to ask him and his team to conduct witness interviews most often. He says those interviews will be effective, because the investigative unit will work closely with the lawyers on the litigation and learn the \”big picture\” of what the suit is about.

Prior to joining Bickel & Brewer, Dillon was the white-collar crime coordinator for the Dallas Division of the FBI. The other members of the unit are LeeAnn Revell, Bradford Wheeler and George Webb.

Big Bills

But some lawyers aren\’t ready to employ investigators at their firms.

Houston trial lawyer Stephen Susman says the idea has some merit, as long as the firm doesn\’t use the investigation unit as a profit center by taking on work for other lawyers.

Susman, a partner in Susman Godfrey, says he occasionally hires outside investigators, but usually has legal assistants or associates handle gumshoe work. For instance, Susman says, if a lawyer at his firm needs to serve a complaint, a legal assistant at the firm uses the Internet to find addresses. The assistant may also do online research on a corporation the firm is preparing to sue, he says.

Susman says he has hired a private investigator if the work is beyond the abilities of the legal assistant or associate, but he\’s not always pleased with the results.

\”Frequently the bill gets out of hand. It\’s a huge bill. I\’m upset with it,\” he says.

Many Texas lawyers do use retired law enforcement officers for investigation work on an ad hoc basis.

David Finn, a partner in Milner & Finn in Dallas who handles criminal-defense and white-collar crime work, says he hires a retired Texas Department of Public Safety officer when he needs an investigator for a particular case. He says he doesn\’t have need for a full-time investigator on staff.

Finn says there are times when it\’s better to send an outside investigator to a witness interview than a lawyer. One situation is when he fears a witness may change his testimony, and he needs to be able to put the investigator on the witness stand to impeach that witness. Another situation is in a messy divorce, Finn says, when he wants to prevent a witness from making false accusations that he or another lawyer at the firm harassed or threatened the witness.

Finn says cost is the primary drawback to having PIs employed by a firm.

\”I can see some benefits to that, if you have the volume and the workload to keep . . . top-flight investigators busy, and they understand your nuances, how you like things,\” Finn says. \”The only downside would be if one of your employees harasses, threatens or hurts someone. There\’s a liability issue — did you sanction this, condone this?\”

\”Short of that, I see some benefits,\” he adds.

Ajamie, who does securities work, says he has many international clients and hires investigators around the world to assist with discovery, but doesn\’t have one in-house. For instance, Ajamie says, he has a client in Paris who lost a lot of money through a brokerage company in Monte Carlo. Ajamie says he hired an investigator to check out the broker and his financial condition, and to see if others have complaints about the brokerage.

Paul Coggins, a principal in Fish & Richardson in Dallas, says his firm does not employ in-house investigators but he occasionally hires outside investigators for certain cases.

\”If they are not on staff then you sort of pick and choose, you get a little bit more flexibility,\” Coggins says.

What\’s it like being an investigator?

Excellent story on a yong private investigator presented by The Post standard
Monday, January 16, 2006
By Emily Kulkus
Staff writer

Liz Calver makes a living as a camera-toting, cultural chameleon.

The 24-year-old private investigator has used many disguises on the job, posing as a construction worker and even a wildlife surveyor looking for exotic birds.

Last month, Calver became co-owner of Northeast Investigations, the Manlius private investigation firm her father Robert Calver started in 1992. Robert, Elizabeth and her sister Laura Calver, 30, now own equal shares in the business.

While \”extensive, under-cover surveillance experience\” isn\’t what you\’d expect to find on a visual arts student\’s resume, the 2004 St. Bonaventure University graduate wouldn\’t have it any other way. Elizabeth Calver\’s been helping her father at Northeast since the seventh grade and has worked there full-time for 1 1/2 years.

The company specializes in worker\’s compensation and domestic cases, which means they spend most of their time watching and documenting people out of work on disability or who might be cheating on their spouses. They also handle missing persons, arson investigations and accident reconstruction.

But it\’s those who cheat be it worker\’s compensation or marriage that keep Northeast in business. The firm has an office in Manlius and employs three full-time local investigators and a handful throughout the state. The majority of Northeast\’s investigators are women, which Calver said, is a great business tool.

Calver and Christine Ricci, another Northeast investigator, answer a few questions about their not-so-average occupation.

How does being a woman help what you do?

\”This is no male with a bad polyester suit in a smoke-filled office,\” Ricci said. \”We\’re females, so we\’re sympathetic to their cause and it helps us a lot.

\”Women blend. Most of the time they\’re much more comfortable talking to a woman.\”

What do you use for surveillance?

\”It\’s all video,\” Calver said. \”We video in public places or use hidden body cameras. We have cameras that fit into purses, pagers and ball caps.\”

How much surveillance do you capture per case?

\”For a domestic it\’s usually about four to eight hours,\” Calver said. \”Usually (clients) don\’t take it home. They watch it here with us or alone.\”

What\’s the most difficult part?

\”It\’s hard not to get that attached to the clients,\” Ricci said. \”They\’re coming to us at a low point in their life and 99.9 percent of the time their hunch is correct. You become the investigator/therapist.\”

Do you take the job home with you?

\”I\’m extra paranoid now,\” Calver said. \”My boyfriend will come home late and I\’m like, \’what are you doing? Where have you been?\’ \”

What\’s your most valuable tool?

\”Our feet,\” Ricci said. \”Sometimes the technology will only take you so far. Sometimes you have to go out and physically look for the truth.

\”A lot of it is common sense. It\’s like a big jigsaw puzzle and our job is to put it back together.\”

How long do your cases last?

\”A week to 10 days,\” Calver said. \”Our turnover is quick. Some cases drag out for a month.\”

You must see some interesting things on camera.

\”There are some things you don\’t want to see,\” Ricci said. \”People being people.\”

\”They do interesting things when they think no one\’s watching,\” Calver said.

Do you ever get caught?

\”Never,\” Ricci said. \”We could be anyone. We\’re ghosts.\”

But don\’t you get called to court?

\”Sometimes in a worker\’s compensation case they\’re sitting across the table from you and they\’re trying to figure out when they talked to you,\” Ricci said.

Do things ever not go quite as planned?

\”It\’s not fun when you are following someone and you lose them and then you look in your rearview mirror and they\’re behind you,\” Ricci said of one particular case.

Do you ever catch people committing other crimes?

\”We\’ve never seen anything illegal,\” Calver said. \”But usually people who are committing insurance fraud are up to much more. Like dodging creditors.

\”Many people may suspect they\’re being watched, but they don\’t know why.\”

What do you charge?

\”It\’s $50 to $65 an hour,\” Ricci said. \”But it depends on the type of case, what they need and for how long.\”

What\’s your case load?

\”Usually about 20 at a time,\” Calver said. \”We had at least 1,000 cases this year.\”

How do people react to your services?

\”They\’re thankful,\” Calver said. \”There\’s a sense of comfort with us, especially when it\’s a woman.\”

What do you like most about what you do?

\”I like to think that we\’re making a difference, that we\’re helping people,\” Ricci said.

How do people perceive what you do?

\”A lot of this job is patience,\” Ricci said. \”The hours can be long and it\’s frustrating. A lot of people think it\’s glamorous. But it\’s long, cold days in the winter and long, hot days in the summer.\”

Liz, are clients surprised by your age?

\”They don\’t really say anything but you can just see it on their faces,\” Calver said. \”When they see a young woman in a job that requires a lot of trust and confidentiality, it freaks some people out.\”

Good to know

Private investigators in New York are licensed by the Department of State. To obtain a license, individuals must have three years experience working as an investigator for a police agency or for a private firm.

Robert Calver worked in the special investigations unit for the Onondaga County District Attorney\’s Office, with the Onondaga County Department of Corrections and for a private investigations firm, before obtaining his license in 1992, under which Northeast operates.

Northeast Investigations is one of 54 licensed private investigators or agencies in Onondaga County. There are an additional 25 licensed private investigators in Cayuga, Madison, Oswego and Cortland counties combined.

Indiana Investigator takes interesting with mundane

Sound Bend Tribune

Long hours of waiting and watching take patience, according to one area private detective. Tribune staff writer Robin Toepp spoke with P.I. Steve Radde about the investigations business.

People tend to romanticize the life of a private investigator. What is it really like?

It\’s interesting. You might be sitting for four days with nothing, but that\’s what keeps some of the guys going: if you catch someone in the act.

Surveillances are something we get all the time. One time, I remember for 19 hours I was sitting in the car. It\’s boring. You\’re sitting, sitting, sitting, waiting for a movement. Back then, which is funny now, I didn\’t have a little TV to plug into a cigarette lighter, so it got very boring. If you have the file there, you just read the file over and over and just keep an eye for what you are looking for. Now they have plug-in DVD players.

How can you pay attention if a DVD is playing?If it\’s down the street and you\’ve got a car that you are looking for, you\’re just watching for movement, so you can just put the DVD player on the dashboard and keep looking straight ahead. Sometimes it\’s fun, sometimes it\’s not.

How long have you been a private investigator?

Since 1986. My father started in 1982 when he returned from working in the FBI.

What kind of special training have you had?

I went to Clay High School, and I went to Holy Cross College. Then to Ball State, where I studied criminal justice and sociology. But I left (before finishing the degree just an internship away from completion) and came here and started working.Also, when I started out I was connected to the hip to my dad and I listened to his interviews. He was a real professional. He was former FBI, dark pants, white shirt, dark tie.

How do you spend an average day?

I do interviews, I keep in contact with the person in charge of our security company and the person in charge of our alarm company, and I oversee all of our investigations.

What kinds of cases do you handle?

Murder cases; criminal cases. We get a lot of domestics that turn into child custody battles. That is difficult. We find out how many children there are, what the problem is — drinking, spousal cheating, gambling — that\’s one that\’s popping up lately. When they come in and say money\’s been missing, we follow people up to the gambling boat, take photos or video. With workers\’ compensation cases, they want movement of the body, so they want video.Cheating is just sad because you pretty much already know they\’re doing it, so it\’s just catching them — it doesn\’t feel good, especially if there are children involved.

Do you have a favorite part of the job?

I like the investigations, I like the interviews. We go make sure everything being said to police is true and matches up.

How do you get people to talk?

I try to put myself in their shoes. I try to understand, maybe explain to them about a similar case. Once you get the respect with each other it goes pretty smooth. It does take so much time (for them) to open up, sometimes two to three times to get the whole story, and time is money.Do you carry a gun?

In the beginning I did wear a gun, but I don\’t anymore. I am licensed to carry one, but I hardly shoot (practice) at all.

What kind of gun do you have?

I still have the old .357, and that\’s enough.

What are some cases that stick out in your mind?We did the investigation for the Alan Matheney case (the convicted murder who was put to death earlier this year). He said he was guilty, so what we had to do was the investigation on the defense side dealing with the insanity plea. I spent a year and a half with him (getting to know him). We just try to help find the truth and let the peers, the jury, decide.

The other one I remember was Fahad Al-Urayir (whose decapitated body was found in February 1998 on Sage Road). I was hired by the Saudi Embassy. We were trying to bring some new light to the case. We reinterviewed a lot of people. (The case is still officially unsolved.)

Why do these cases stick out?

Because those are more intense, higher-profiled in the paper, so you have to watch a little more what you do. It\’s a very touchy situation, and you always had to watch over what you were doing. With the Saudi one, it was very sad, everybody we interviewed thought that Fahad was just a fun guy, so it was sad.

How is it working with police?We try to let them know we are not trying to step on any toes, and we turn over information to them. They have the badge, they have the backup and the resources.

What kinds of surveillance do you use?

We have an alarm clock radio with a little camera hidden in it. We have a smoke detector with a camera in it. We have a transmitter, video cameras and other equipment we can put in (to monitor thefts, adultery, etc.).

How do you circumvent wiretap laws?

We rent equipment if it\’s someone\’s own home. (So they are the ones installing the equipment.)We caught one lady stealing money from a church (using hidden cameras). After we brought in people to look at the tape, someone finally recognized her as someone who worked at the church years ago and still had a key.

It sounds like an interesting job to have.

Every day something new comes in, and the last two years have been busy.

Michigan Businesses Embrace Computer Forensic Investigations To Protect Themselves

Detroit, MI January 31, 2006

With nearly all business documents and a large amount of business correspondence being generated on computers, more and more Michigan businesses are finding that their computers hold far more information than they thought.

Deleted documents, email messages, web pages visited, uninstalled software applications and many other types of business documents can frequently be found on a computer by a trained computer forensic investigator like those working for Advanced Surveillance Group, Inc., a private detective agency based in Mt. Clemens.

Evidence of employee misconduct, violations of company policies, including but not limited to electronic use policies, viewing and/or creating illicit and illegal material, sexual harassment, racial discrimination, and theft of proprietary information are often discovered in a computer forensic investigation of the subject’s P.C., laptop and/or email servers. Frequently we find inappropriate behavior in this type of investigation that would give your client a legitimate reason to terminate the employee or defend their position if they’ve already been terminated regardless of the original reason.
Worse yet are those employees who engage in the following on their computer:

• Theft of customer information
• Theft of financial information
• Altering financial records (usually done in conjunction with actual fraud)

Additional threats exist on a more frequent basis and result is lost productivity and massive personnel costs like reading/sending personal email, surfing pornography, online gambling, participating in E-Bay related activities, chatting, playing games and creating informal correspondence or files about work that are offensive or in direct violation to company policy that would not exist otherwise.

“We read articles about stock brokerage firms that have been successfully sued for hundreds of millions of dollars because of informal email messages about client activity, or cases involving discrimination or harassment

resulting in the same awards and all of the culpable information was derived from an employees computer utilizing computer forensics.” reports Paul Dank, licensed private detective and owner of Advanced Surveillance Group. “The good news is that we can easily employ this type of investigation to the benefit of the company by using it to locate threats ahead of time, to help defend employers in wrongful termination lawsuit and to catch thieves.”

Computer forensics is the process of gathering evidence from a computer or computers in a forensically accurate and verifiable manner. Aside from having the specialized hardware and software to get to the data, it is vital to have an investigator to analyze what they find and peal back layer after layer to get you complete results.

With so many computer consulting firms offering forensic work, one may ask, why should I hire a licensed private investigator trained in computer forensics to do this type of work rather than IT staff or outside computer consultants?

To answer that, there are a couple of reasons. In Michigan, as the client of a private detective, you have the same level of confidentiality that you benefit from with your physician or attorney, meaning, even if the evidence we locate is harmful or if you simply elect not to use it, no other third party can gain access to it or use it against you.

Further, IT staffers do not think or act like investigators. They are not trained to work with evidence nor are they knowledgeable in how it must be handled to be preserved as evidence usable in court. IT staffers are not trained in legal considerations associated with computer forensics. In addition, the evidence that the private detective finds often turns into additional non-computerized leads that need to be followed up on to make the evidence complete, and the IT staffer is simply not capable of doing this work.

The use of forensic specialists and a proactive approach to incident handling will improve organizational resilience and reduce the would be costs of expensive legal battles.

by Paul Dank, Licensed Private Detective

Guidance Software hacked claim alerts Secret Service

If appearances are to be believed

By INQUIRER staff: Thursday 22 December 2005, 22:19
A MEMO SEEN by the INQUIRER and which appears to be from the CEO of Guidance Software, John Colbert, purports that credit card numbers and names were extracted from the firm, prompting a security scare.

Guidance Software – motto: The Leader in Computer Forensics and Incident Response Solutions, appears to have sent out a letter to its customers dated December 13th.

We contacted the UK wing of the company early this morning for a comment on the purported memo and were referred to head office, in California. We have contacted California but are still waiting for a response at press time.

The memo seen by the INQ said that on December the 7th last, Guidance discovered a security breach of its electronic records. It, said the memo, quickly investigated the incident and discovered that last month a hacker had penetrated its systems. The memo continues that the database contained something like 3,800 people\’s numbers.

If the memo we have seen is to be believed, it referred the matter to the US Secret Service, which has started its investigations.

Guidance said in the purported memorandum that it will cooperate fully with the relevant authorities. It has deleted all of its customer records, if the memorandum the INQ has seen is to be believed.

\”This event,\” according to the purported memo we saw, is \”extremely troubling\”. But Guidance is confident that the intrusion has been \”terminated\”. The firm is reviewing its procedures. But as the firm hasn\’t got back to us yet, perhaps the memo we\’ve seen is not real at all.


Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC– December 16, 2005 – In one of the largest coordinated enforcement actions ever taken against child prostitution rings in the United States, 19 individuals have been arrested and more than 30 charged in the latest phase of “Innocence Lost,” an ongoing national investigation into criminal enterprises involved in the recruitment of children for prostitution, the Department of Justice announced today.

Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales, Assistant Attorney General Alice S. Fisher of the Criminal Division, FBI Assistant Director Chris Swecker, Criminal Investigative Division, and National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC) Vice President John Rabun announced the recent arrests a news conference in Washington today. As a result of this operation, more than 30 child victims were identified, bringing the overall total of child victims identified to more than 200 since the Innocence Lost initiative began in 2003. Items seized in this latest sweep included residential properties, vehicles, U.S. currency, electronics, jewelry, and child pornography images.

Within the past 48 hours, indictments and criminal complaints were unsealed in four U.S. Districts (the Middle District of Pennsylvania, the District of New Jersey, the Eastern District of Michigan, and the District of Hawaii) charging 31 individuals with various offenses including the transportation of minors to engage in prostitution, attempting to coerce and entice minors to engage in prostitution, sex trafficking in children, kidnapping, witness tampering, possession and distribution of child pornography, illegal firearms possession, narcotic offenses, money laundering and tax evasion. Twelve persons have been charged, but remain at large.

\”Our society has no place for those who prey on children and no tolerance for child prostitution or sex trafficking,” said Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales. “The Justice Department and our partners in the law enforcement community are committed to stopping this terrible practice and protecting our children. Through successful initiatives like Innocence Lost, we will continue to pursue aggressively sex traffickers, child prostitution rings, and the despicable individuals who stand behind them.\”

“The FBI and its partners cannot restore the innocence lost from those children who are lured into childhood prostitution,” said FBI Assistant Director Swecker. “These children are victimized twice; first by the handler who exploits them and secondly by the individual who solicits them. To combat these heinous crimes, we have channeled our resources through nationwide task forces to identify and disrupt criminal enterprises and predators engaged in the recruitment, exploitation, and transportation of juveniles for the purpose of prostitution.”

\”This is a crime of hidden victims,\” said John Rabun, Vice President of NCMEC. “Many think child trafficking is only a problem in foreign countries, but nothing can be further from the truth. Thanks to the FBI’s leadership, more victims are being uncovered and more perpetrators arrested.”


In Pennsylvania, a 33-count federal indictment was unsealed against the following 16 defendants: Franklin Robinson, Derek Maes, Terrance Williams, Derick Price, Dawan Oliver, Kenneth Britton, Shimon Maxwell, Eric Pennington, Eric Hayes, Kory Barham, Robert Scott, Sr., Robert Scott II, David Powers, Atlas Aquarius Simpson, Melissa Jacobs and Tana Adkins. The superseding indictment was returned by a federal grand jury in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania on December 8, 2005. The defendants are charged with offenses including conspiracy to violate federal law, transporting individuals, including minors, interstate for prostitution, sex trafficking of children, interstate travel in aid of racketeering, and conspiracy to engage in money laundering.

The conspiracy count naming all of the defendants charges that, from February 2001 to the present date, the defendants conspired to transport individuals interstate and entice individuals to travel interstate for the purpose of prostitution and travel in interstate commerce and use facilities in interstate commerce to promote prostitution. The overt acts listed in furtherance of the conspiracy allege that the defendants used juveniles and adults for prostitution activity in the Harrisburg, Pennsylvania area and that they coordinated this activity by setting prices for sexual services at the Gables of Harrisburg truck stop in Linglestown, Pennsylvania and wiring money to co-conspirators in other states. The conspiracy also allegedly involved extensive interstate travel and transportation of women and girls for prostitution. Those transported include a 12 year-old girl. The multiple locations around the country connected to the charged conspiracy include Washington, D.C., and Toledo, Ohio, which is the hometown of several of the defendants. The defendants also allegedly gave and sold women and girls to each other for use as prostitutes.

The indictment also alleges that the defendants used violence and intimidation to recruit and control the women and girls working for them or their co-conspirators. Among these acts of violence, defendant Franklin Robinson allegedly told defendant Derek Maes that he had fractured his hand while beating a woman working for him as a prostitute because she had not made enough money. Defendant Derek Maes allegedly broke the nose of a woman who was working for him as a prostitute and later threatened her family. Defendants Melissa Jacobs and Tana Adkins allegedly beat a woman who was working as a “renegade,” or without a pimp, at the Gables of Harrisburg truck stop in Linglestown, Pennsylvania.

The indictment also contains forfeiture allegations concerning property connected to the money laundering and child exploitation offenses, including property used to facilitate these offenses. The indictment also seeks forfeiture of a money judgment of one million dollars and real property including several residences in Ohio and numerous vehicles.

The investigation is being conducted by the FBI, the Internal Revenue Service-Criminal Investigative Division (IRS-CID), the Pennsylvania State Police, the Swatara Township Police Department, the Dauphin County District Attorney’s Office, and the Steelton Police Department.

The case is being prosecuted by the U.S. Attorney’s Office of the Middle District of Pennsylvania, Assistant U.S. Attorneys Gordon Zubrod and James Clancy, and Department of Justice Criminal Division’s Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section Trial Attorney Wendy Waldron.


In New Jersey, Matthew D. Thompkins, Demetrius Lemus, Noel Lopez, Melissa Ramlakhan, Emily Collins-Koslosky, Jacqueline Collins-Koslosky, Anna Argyroudis, and Kemyra Jemerson were indicted by a federal grand jury in Camden, New Jersey. The defendants are charged with conspiring to transport minors in furtherance of prostitution.

The underlying federal investigation into the prostitution enterprise allegedly led and organized by Matthew D. Thompkins began in January of 2004. The investigation allegedly revealed Thompkins has been a pimp for many years operating in cities including Atlantic City, New Jersey, the Bronx, New York, Boston, Massachusetts, Miami, Florida and Las Vegas, Nevada. It is also alleged that Thompkins has close relationships with other pimps including defendants Lemus and Lopez whom Thompkins mentors and who assist Thompkins in the operation of his prostitution enterprise. The indictment alleges that Thompkins has had both minor and adult females working for him as prostitutes. Most of Thompkins’ prostitutes assist in running the prostitution enterprise by recruiting new prostitutes, arranging and assisting travel of prostitutes including minors between major cities to engage in prostitution, and laundering the proceeds of their illegal activities.

Thompkins owns real estate either in his own name or of that of his co-conspirators including Melissa Ramlakhan, in the Bronx, New York, Yonkers, New York, and in Galloway Township, New Jersey. The indictment alleges these properties have been used to facilitate prostitution activities. Thompkins owns a variety of vehicles including a 2003 GMC Hummer H2, a 2003 Land Rover-Range Rover, a 2002 Cadillac Escalade, a 2003 Mercedes Benz SL500, a 2001 Mercedes Benz, a 2000 Mercedes Benz CL500, and a 1999 Lexus RX300. These vehicles allegedly have also been used to facilitate prostitution activities.

The investigation is being conducted by the FBI in cooperation with the Atlantic City Police Department, the New Jersey State Police, the Pleasantville Police Department, the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement, the U.S. Department of Labor, Office of Labor Racketeering, the Egg Harbor Township Police Department, and the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department. Considerable assistance was also provided by the Office of Inspector General of the U.S. Postal Service.

The case is being prosecuted by Trial Attorney Sherri A. Stephan of the Department of Justice Criminal Division’s Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section and Assistant U.S. Attorney Jason Richardson of the District of New Jersey.


In Michigan, two prostitution rings were dismantled. In one, Robert Lewis Young, Jeffrey McCoy, and George Abro were indicted December 13, 2005 by a federal grand jury in Detroit. The defendants were charged with 27 counts of violating federal statutes including the sex trafficking of children, sex trafficking by force, fraud or coercion, transportation of a minor for criminal sexual activity, transportation for prostitution, sexual exploitation of children, interstate distribution of child pornography, threatening interstate communications, possession with the intent to distribute marijuana, felon in possession of a firearm, money laundering, and use of an interstate facility in aid of racketeering.

The federal investigation stems from Young’s prostitution enterprise that spanned from Michigan to Hawaii. The investigation revealed Young allegedly recruited women and children to prostitute for him and, as a result, reaped substantial financial benefit. The indictment further alleges that Young laundered the proceeds of those illegal prostitution activities with the help of co-conspirators. Additionally, the District of Hawaii yesterday charged Young with 21 counts of violating federal statutes including the sex trafficking of children, sex trafficking by force, fraud or coercion, transportation of a minor for criminal sexual activity, transportation for prostitution, distribution of child pornography, money laundering, and use of an interstate facility in aid of racketeering.

The investigation is being conducted by the FBI, Michigan State Police, U.S. Postal Inspection Service, IRS, the Detroit Major Crimes Task Force, the Detroit Police Department, and the Macomb County Enforcement Team. In Hawaii, the investigation was led by the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force comprised of members from the State Attorney Generals Office, the FBI, Immigration Customs Enforcement (ICE), the U.S. Postal Inspection Service, and the Honolulu Police Department.

The case is being prosecuted by the U.S. Attorney’s Office in the Eastern District of Michigan, Assistant U.S. Attorney John O’Brien and Department of Justice Criminal Division’s Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section Trial Attorney Kayla Bakshi. The charges in Hawaii are being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Wes Porter of the U.S. Attorney’s Office in the District of Hawaii.

In a separate Michigan case, Deric Willoughby, Brandy Shope, Jennifer Huskey, and Richard Lamar Gordon were indicted December 13, 2005 by a federal grand jury in Detroit. The defendants are charged with 5 counts each including sexual exploitation of children, transportation of children for the purpose of prostitution, sexual trafficking of children, interstate transportation of minors for prostitution, conspiracy, and aiding and abetting.

The indictment alleges that during May 2005, defendants Willoughby, Shope, Huskey, and Gordon engaged in a conspiracy to commit the offenses of sexual exploitation of children and transportation of children for the purposes of prostitution. Specifically, the defendants are alleged to have transported two minor girls from their hometown of Toledo, Ohio to Michigan for the purpose of forcing the two minors to engage in commercial sexual acts for money. The minor girls were allegedly instructed by Shope and co-defendant Huskey that they would be prostituting themselves for Willoughby and that they would have to obey him or suffer physical harm. During the ten days that the minors were being held by Willoughby, Shope and Huskey, each minor was physically assaulted by Willoughby in addition to being forced to engage in several different commercial sexual acts as defendants Shope and Huskey watched, participated, and collected money from patrons. At one point during the conspiracy, defendants Willoughby, Shope and Huskey allegedly transported the two minor girls to a Sears parking lot in Toledo, Ohio where they met co-defendant Gordon. Gordon, a truck driver, transported the women to a truck stop in Michigan where he allegedly paid to have sex with one of the minors, while the other minor, accompanied by defendant Shope, was forced to engage in commercial sexual acts with other truck drivers at the truck stop.

The FBI and Washtenaw County Sheriff\’s Department are conducting the investigation and the case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Saima Mohsin of the U.S. Attorney’s Office in the Eastern District of Michigan, with the assistance of Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section Trial Attorney Kayla Bakshi.

All of the charges announced today are merely accusations, and all defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty in a court of law.


In the spring of 2003, the Violent Crimes and Major Offenders Section (VCMOS) of FBI headquarters, in partnership with the Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section (CEOS) of the Department of Justice and the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC), initiated \”Innocence Lost,\” designed to address the growing problem of children forced into prostitution. The program brings state and federal law enforcement agencies, prosecutors, and social service providers all from one city to NCMEC, where the group is trained together. In addition, CEOS has reinforced the training by assigning prosecutors to help bring cases in those cities plagued by child prostitution. To date, the Innocence Lost Initiative has resulted in 139 open investigations (67 in 2004 and 72 in 2005), 505 arrests (118 in 2004 and 387 in 2005), 60 complaints (11 in 2004 and 49 in 2005), 70 indictments (26 in 2004 and 44 in 2005), and 67 convictions (22 in 2004 and 45 in 2005).


George E. Georgiades Computer Forensics Specialist Joins BDO Seidman

2005-09-20 13:30:00.0 CDT

BDO Seidman, LLP, one of the nation\’s leading professional service organizations, has announced that George E. Georgiades has joined the firm’s Litigation and Fraud Investigation practice in the New York office as a Computer Forensics Specialist. Mr. Georgiades will enhance the practice’s in-house computer forensics team on projects involving electronic evidence seizure, collection, discovery, preservation, and analysis.

George Georgiades is a strong addition to our investigative team. His experience in forensic investigations involving revenue recognition, purchase price disputes, intellectual property, royalties, criminal and financial misappropriation cases will be a valued asset, said Carl W. Pergola, National Director of BDO Seidman’s Litigation and Fraud Investigation practice.

George E. Georgiades, 26, brings specialized experience in both computer forensics and litigation data analysis to BDO Seidman. He has led and served as a valued member of several investigative teams, including leading a team in an investigation of alleged front running by NYSE specialist firms.

Previously Mr. Georgiades worked as an electronic evidence consultant for FTI Consulting and as an analytic and forensic technology consultant at Deloitte & Touche. At BDO Seidman, Mr. Georgiades will utilize his considerable skills and experience to quickly focus investigations on the areas of data storage within clients’ financial systems that are most likely to yield evidence.

Additionally, Mr. Georgiades will assist our clients with discovery, analysis, and reporting of findings. Mr. Georgiades is a graduate of the Zicklin School of Business at Baruch College and majored in computer information systems.

Unlike the vast majority of the major accounting firms, BDO Seidman is a licensed private investigation firm providing fraud, forensic accounting and investigative services under one roof. The litigation and forensic practice also maintains a secure computer forensics lab to analyze electronic information and complement our core skills in interviewing and financial analysis. Specific services provided by the Litigation and Fraud Investigation Service practice include investigative research and due diligence; background investigations; preservation and analysis of computer evidence and identification and recovery of criminally derived assets.

BDO Seidman, LLP is a national professional services firm providing assurance, tax, financial advisory and consulting services to a wide range of publicly traded and privately held companies. Guided by core values of integrity, trust, professionalism, independence and service for more than 90 years, we have provided quality service and leadership through the active involvement of our most experienced and committed professionals.

California Death Row Inmate Kenneth Clair, an African American Convicted of a Murder Which Eye Witness Claims Was Done by a White Man Back in 1984, May Have New Evidence to Acquit

However, Local Authorities Are Reluctant to Run the Unidentified Fingerprints That Could Acquit Mr. Clair of This Murder, Says C. J. Ford Private Investigations

July 1

California Death Row inmate Kenneth Clair has new hope of proving he is innocent of a murder that he was convicted of back in 1984. Clair was convicted of murdering Linda Rodgers in Santa Ana, CA. A child witness told police back in 1984 that a white man killed his baby sitter. Clair is an African American.

C. J. Ford Jr., a licensed private investigator who is working for Mr. Clair, has discovered unidentified fingerprints that were not properly tested at the crime scene. However, local law officials are reluctant to test these prints. Ford claims that these prints could possibly reveal the actual person that committed the crime. There has never been any physical evidence to link Kenneth Clair to the crime scene. Mr. Clair was convicted by a combination of a story told by a girlfriend, who has recently recanted her story, and ineffective assistance of counsel.

Kenneth Clair privately hired C. J. Ford Jr. of C. J. Ford Private Investigations, an independent criminal specialist based in California, to investigate his case. Mr. Clair claims that over the last 15 years no one has ever fully investigated his case. Clair believes that his defense team is just trying to prolong his case so that he will die a natural death in prison instead of being executed, and never had the intention of investigating into his case, or trying to get him acquitted of the crime.

Mr. Ford discovered that there were unidentified fingerprints that were not properly tested at the crime scene, and states that authorities know about them. Ford also found and viewed evidence that disappeared in police custody. He feels that DNA testing that did not exist in 1984 could acquit Mr. Clair. Mr. Ford also interviewed a key witness who testified against Mr. Clair, his ex-girlfriend, who now has recanted her story.

Ford comments, \”There is no one who can place Mr. Clair at the scene of the crime, because he wasn\’t there and there has never been any physical evidence to link Mr. Clair to this crime. The child witness told three police officers that it was a \’White Man\’ who committed the crime. It is outrageous that Kenneth Clair, an African American, has been in prison for over 20 years for a crime that he did not commit. Authorities empowered to uphold his constitutional rights are ignoring Mr. Clair\’s opportunity to be acquitted.\” To learn more visit (Kenneth Clair Story).

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C. J. Ford Jr./ C. J. Ford Private Investigations
Chief of Investigations
Phone: 714-203-8370

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Advanced Surveillance Group, Licensed Private Investigators, Celebrates 1st Anniversary of Forensic Data Investigations Unit

The computer forensic investigation team at Advanced Surveillance Group has mastered the skill of locating and recovering any and all relevant information or traces of same that may exist on a computer or storage device. This includes recovering items such as e-mails viewed but not “saved”, websites visited, deleted documents, uninstalled software, etc. We are proud to say that if a piece of information exists on a computer or storage device, our forensic private investigators will be able to locate it and produce it for inclusion in evidence.

(PRWEB) June 8, 2005 –

With over 90% of the world’s business documents being drafted on computers and the relentless use of e-mail, instant messaging and internet business by nearly everyone, much of today’s civil litigation evidence can be derived from computers. The computer forensic investigation team at Advanced Surveillance Group has mastered the skill of locating and recovering any and all relevant information or traces of same that may exist on a computer or storage device. This includes recovering items such as e-mails viewed but not “saved”, websites visited, deleted documents, uninstalled software, etc. We are proud to say that if a piece of information exists on a computer or storage device, our forensic private investigators will be able to locate it and produce it for inclusion in evidence.

Originally just focusing on cases in Michigan, A.S.G. has grown and engaged clients in Chicago, Miami, New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco and beyond over the past year and expects to be adding to the computer forensics team shortly.

Paul Dank, Principal reports: “We are really off to a great start this year. We have honed our skills and expertise in this area. Our investigators now have the ability to recover electronic evidence from any number of electronic devices, including computers, digital cameras, personal digital devices like a cell phone or black berry, fax machines and even digital answering machines.”

All of our [computer forensic investigations are conducted in a forensically sound, court room tested manner, thus preserving the integrity associated with that piece of electronic evidence. As [licensed private detectives, we are in a far better position to find evidence, than the office I.T. guy or other companies, because we already have the investigative knowledge, training, and mindset. We have a multitude of court recognized software programs and tools to employ along with our vast experience in both the technological aspects as well as generally accepted investigation practices. This combination is vital to preventing any corruption of the evidence.

Not only do we provide the greatest depth of investigation, but we also offer the protection of our work product under the confidentiality laws, something that non-licensed computer professionals cannot.

If you are in need of a computer forensic evaluation to capture information off of a hard drive or other electronic device or simply require more information, we encourage you to visit our website at or call one of our investigators for a free, completely confidential discussion of your case.

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Private Investigator Releases Murder Case Details

Townsend Investigations
6/6/2005 8:14:05 PM

The night Timothy Stone was killed; many anomalies are observed in the official reports that cry out for hard justice.

Evidence collected thus far by Susan Townsend, the private investigator hired by the family, confirms that Timothy Stone was murdered on September 23rd, 2003 in Chidester, AR while traveling on Hwy 57.

Prior to Tim’s death, Tim and his grandfather made several complaints to law enforcement that Tim had been threatened. When he was killed only days later, officers treated this incident as little more than a mere traffic accident. A critical piece of evidence – Tim’s car – was removed from the crime scene to a privately owned impound yard. This fueled a series of events that only added to more destruction and contamination of said evidence, and severely compromised any viable case for the prosecution.

Richard Milner, appointed Deputy Coroner, has recently changed the official manner of death in Tim Stone’s case from “accidental” to “undetermined.” Mr. Milner has stated profusely that he had been “uncomfortable with the ruling from day one,” but felt pressured by other officials to stand down.

Valuable Polaroid photographs taken at the crime scene by the Sheriff somehow mysteriously “disappeared,” only to miraculously “reappear” just a few weeks ago.

More than twenty witnesses have come forward to offer statements in the weeks following Timothy Stone’s death. These statements were video and/or audio taped by Townsend Investigations. Copies of materials were forwarded to the appropriate state and local authorities; however, these officials refuse to make the necessary arrests commensurate with these findings. Even Prosecutor Jamie Pratt indicated that “…. from what I’ve heard and what I’ve seen, we [State] are going to pursue this.”

The inconsistencies in this case are staggering. At the very least we can prove incompetence, mishandling of evidence in a crime, and gross negligence by authorities handling the case.

Townsend Investigations have isolated and identified two main suspects. Both of these perpetrators have established criminal histories, including grand theft, larceny, gun theft, and drug abuse.

With the family’s permission, we are now releasing pertinent details of the Timothy Stone case file to all members of the press and television media.

*Story contributed in part by John G. Tarsikes, Jr. – a retired police detective and private investigator.

Grove Police Associations Citizen of the Year Award Given to P.I.

Rick Mills, President and CEO of I.F.R.S. Group, Inc a California Licensed Private Investigation Agency, received the Garden Grove Police Associations Citizen of the Year Award

(PRWEB) April 12, 2005 — Rick Mills, President and CEO of I.F.R.S. Group, Inc a California Licensed Private Investigation Agency, received the Garden Grove Police Associations Citizen of the Year Award at an awards banquet held in Garden Grove California on Saturday April 09, 2005.

Rick Mills was nominated by Detective John Gatine of the Garden Grove Police Department for his assistance in locating one of Garden Grove’s most wanted, Edward Chapin, \”The Wizard\”, in Mexico.

Edward Chapin, a major methamphetamine manufacturer in the Garden Grove area, had fled to Mexico after being released on $100,000.00 surety bond. After months of investigation, which included investigating erroneous reports of Edward Chapin having been killed by the drug cartel in Mexico, I.F.R.S. Group, Inc and its lead investigator, Rick Mills, positively located Edward Chapin deep in Mexico where he was manufacturing methamphetamine and reportedly teaching others how to manufacture it. This information was passed on by Rick Mills to Detective Gatine and the F.B.I.

Edward Chapin was finally deported by the Mexican authorities and arrested at the border by the Border Patrol. He is currently in custody in Orange County Jail and his trial is set to begin in May 2005.

\”If it was not for Rick Mills, Eddie Chapin would still be in Mexico\”, said Detective John Gatine.

Private Investigator Launches Nationwide Business Background Checks

Advanced Surveillance Group, a leading private detective agency specializing in surveillance and information gathering has launched a new nationwide business background check investigation for both consumers and businesses which gives our clients real information they can use to make accurate decisions before working with a certain business

Detroit, MI (PRWEB via PR Web Direct) April 8, 2005 — Advanced Surveillance Group, a leading private detective agency specializing in surveillance and information gathering has launched a new nationwide business background check investigation for both consumers and businesses which gives our clients real information they can use to make accurate decisions before working with a certain business. This business background check is designed to provide clients with very specific information about a business, its owners, officers or managers, financial status, litigation history, government and creditor liens and aims to identify other problems they may be undergoing but are unwilling to disclose voluntarily.

“With more and more of us doing business over the internet and with companies located across the country, we are seeing people being victimized by unethical and fraudulent businesses and losing substantial amounts of money” reports Paul Dank, private investigator. He adds “the majority of those who are victimized could have easily avoided these problems if they just called us to take a look at this company before making a financial commitment. We help clients ranging from the individual considering making a purchase on-line to the business owner who needs to make better decisions about selecting new suppliers, taking on a new customer or considering new business partners.”

Most internet background check sites are nothing more than outdated public record searches. Those reputable firms like D & B and the BBB are excellent resources but they are limited in terms of the type and depth of information they can give you. As licensed private investigators, we give you facts, supporting documentation and a well reasoned opinion about the business, not a mere computer generated, speculative database search. This type of investigation can be done quickly and affordably throughout the United States.

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About Advanced Surveillance Group, Inc.
Advanced Surveillance Group is a full service private investigative agency based in Metro-Detroit providing surveillance and background check investigations for clients nationwide.

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NCISS Statement Regarding ChoicePoint Fraud Case

February 22, 2005

For Immediate Release

Re: ChoicePoint Public Records, Inc.

Contact: Bruce Hulme, Chairman
NCISS Investigations Legislative Committee
P.O. Box 3392, Church Street Station
New York, NY 10008-3392

Tel: 1-800-475-1399

The National Council of Investigation and Security Services believes that every entity with access to personal information should be fully vetted. As consumers of information ourselves, we welcome scrutiny by providers. Our members have entered into agreements with information providers that require us to verify our clients and to use the information for legal purposes. In most cases the providers are able to audit our records. In some instances, they have even conducted “stings” to assure that investigators are only providing the information for legitimate purposes.

We urge Choicepoint and other providers to conduct appropriate due diligence before sharing personal data with others.

Licensed investigators need access to some information provided by brokers in order to serve our clients by helping find witnesses, locate heirs, prevent fraud and solve identity theft cases. We are a vital cog in the system of justice, providing many services that overburdened law enforcement cannot. It is critical to continue the flow of this information to investigators for these, and other, vital purposes.

We will work with data providers and public officials to assist in the effort to protect personal data while avoiding interrupting the dissemination of information for legitimate purposes.

NCISS is aware that our members and colleagues are rightly concerned with the fallout over the ChoicePoint matter. Our investigative profession also suffers from any attempt by government to close access to the information that we regularly obtain for legitimate purposes in conducting legal investigations.

NCISS at this time is proceeding in a cautious manner, not casting aspersions on ChoicePoint’s missteps, but seeking constructive avenues to ensure that information providers conduct proper vetting of their accounts and licensed investigators likewise know their clients and ensure that personal information is used for legitimate purposes.

Michigan Private Investigator Receives Tracy Minnella Award for Fight Against Domestic Violence

Contact: Michelle Carne
Advanced Surveillance Group
Fax: 586-783-3939

Michigan Private Investigator Receives Tracy Minnella Award for Fight Against Domestic Violence
Mt. Clemens, Michigan, 1/10/05 — Michigan Private Detective, Paul Dank of Advanced Surveillance Group, a detective agency specializing in surveillance and information gathering was awarded the The Tracy Minnella Award in recognition of leadership, dedication and concern in the support of survivors and victims of domestic violence, awarded by the Macomb County Domestic Violence Council at the end of 2004. Mr Dank was recognized for his assistance of victims of domestic violence to help get personal protective orders placed against their attackers and to help them to gather information to protect themselves, their identities and children, at little or no cost.

The award is presented to the person identified as contributing the most to the effort to help domestic violence and protect the victims in Macomb County, Michigan. The award was presented at a domestic violence vigil held in warren, Michigan. “I was honored to receive the award and more honored to be able to provide some assistance to those who have the misfortune of being victimized by a relative or boyfriend in conjunction with the dedicated staff at the Turning Point center. Many of these victims are single mothers who are trying to escape from an abusive environment where criminal activity, physical abuse, drugs and alcohol threaten them and their children” commented Mr. Dank.

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