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Teresa Ahern

Teresa Ahern, mother of Kyla Porter speaks about her daughter who was last heard from February 15, 2008 in the Holiday, FL area. She telephoned her sister stating she was on her way home. Kyla was never heard from again. It is unknown where she was at the time of the call. Her family asks the public to help with information. They are heartbroken and have been searching for Kyla continually for two years. Kyla is 5'4" and weighs 125 pounds. She has a beautiful smile with straight teeth. Kyla loves stars and she has two very clear tattoos of a star on each upper portion of her chest. She also has a tattoo on her back. She is 19-years-old. Kyla may be wandering the streets or she may have met with foul play. If you have any information, no matter how insignificant you believe it to be, contact the Pasco County Sheriff's Office at (727) 847-5878 case # 08-13138, or contact your local police. For more information about Kyla Porter, go to http://www.findkylaporter.com View Guest page

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Pawanjit “Pawan” S. Ahluwalia

Pawanjit “Pawan” S. Ahluwalia is Chair & Managing Director of Premier Shield Worldwide. The company covers Security Services, Electronic Security Systems, Executive Protection, Brand Protection & Investigation projects through the Asian & Middle East Regions. Pawan’s group of professionals focuses on combating terrorism, killings, kidnappings, hijackings and many other organized crimes. After a commission as one of the youngest officers in the Indian Army at 19 years & a career in the Parachute Regiment, Pawan has been in the private sector for 28 years. Affiliated with many trade associations & a recipient of numerous awards, including the prestigious Kautalya Award for the best Investigator of the Year, Pawan is a former Board Chair of the Council of International Investigators, Area Governor of the World Association of Detectives, founding member of Hong Kong’s International Business Research Associates & Past President of Rotary International’s Delhi Qutab. View Guest page

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Jim Allard

Jim Allard has been a licensed California private investigator since 1998 and has 29 years law enforcement, security and investigative experience. Formerly with Orange County Sheriff and the Huntington Beach Police Department, he investigated, supervised, or managed hundreds of investigations while working as a patrolman, as an investigator assigned to the narcotics unit, bunko forgery squad and the robbery homicide unit. These investigations targeted career criminals, narcotics investigations, stalkers, street & bank robberies, homicides, kidnapping, major fraud and identity theft. During his law enforcement career, Jim worked with the FBI, U.S. Marshall and other specialized units in joint operations. Jim is a board member of CA Robbery Investigators Assoc., past board member of So CA Fraud Investigators Assoc. and is a member of both the CA Homicide Investigators Assoc. and the CA Assoc. of Licensed Investigators. View Guest page

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Ron Alvarez



Ron Alvarez is a licensed private investigator at XG Consultants Group, Inc., a private investigation firm in New York City. He is a retired NYPD lieutenant where he investigated robbery, narcotics, internal affairs, and fine art cases. Ron is a graduate of the FBI National Academy and earned a B.A. in Government and Public Administration from John Jay College of Criminal Justice in Manhattan. He has published four articles in PI Magazine: Foot Surveillance in Midtown; Transitioning from LEO to PI; How PI’s Can Better Serve the Blind or Visually Impaired Client; and Extreme Fraud: The 419 Scam. Ron is licensed in New York State. View Guest page

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Kim Anklin

Kim Anklin is a Managing Partner and Director of Investigative Analysis for Management Resources Ltd of NY. Kim has 20 years of relevant experience. As a tactical analyst for the Ventura California Police Department, she worked on a daily basis with Detectives and the Special Enforcement Teams (Gang Suppression, SWAT, Narcotics, and Anti-Crime). For the past 12 years, Kim, a Certified Criminal Defense Investigator, worked alongside Lt. Robert Rahn, as an investigator herself, bringing a unique level of analytical depth into complex cases. View Guest page

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Obie Anthony

Obie Anthony was released October 2011 from a California sentence of life without the possibility of parole after 17 years of wrongful imprisonment. Obie, who always maintained his innocence, was freed after it was shown that he was convicted by prosecutorial misconduct, ineffective assistance of his lawyer and an eyewitness who admitted he lied during his testimony at trial. There was no physical evidence linking Obie to the crime. Currently living in Southern California, Obie was born in St. Louis, Missouri, and he and his three older sisters were raised in South Central Los Angeles by their mother. He still has family in Missouri, including the grandmother who stayed in contact during his years in prison. Before his arrest at 19-years-old, Obie worked for the California Conservation Corps working with firefighters around Camarillo. View Guest page

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Joe Arpaio

Sheriff Joe Arpaio has been the top cop of the Sheriff’s office of Arizona’s Maricopa County for almost 18 years. Following his service in the US Army and 5 years as a police officer in Washington DC and Las Vegas, Sheriff Arpaio became a federal narcotics agent and built a reputation for fighting crime and drug trafficking around the world. He infiltrated drug organizations from Turkey to the Middle East to Mexico, Central, and South America to cities around the U.S. His reputation as a tough lawman, along with his expertise and many successes, led him to top management positions with the US Drug Enforcement Administration, retiring as head of Arizona’s DEA office in 1992. View Guest page

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Maitreya Badami

Maitreya Badami is a supervising attorney at the Northern California Innocence Project (NCIP). In addition to investigating and litigating claims of wrongful conviction based on factual innocence, Maitreya is involved in policy advocacy in support of reforming the procedures California police departments use in obtaining eyewitness identification evidence. Eyewitness misidentification is the single largest contributor to wrongful convictions, and Maitreya is currently working with a number of allies in police departments statewide to bring about the adoption of updated procedures designed to reduce the wrongful identification of an innocent suspect. Before joining NCIP, Maitreya spent 16 years in criminal defense, both as a deputy public defender and in private practice. She has litigated both trial and appellate cases, in California state and federal courts. She has been a panel attorney for the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, litigating direct appeals and habeas corpus petitions. View Guest page

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Nancy S. Barber

Licensed Private Investigator Nancy S. Barber founded Glass Key Investigations in 1988. Her agency investigates civil litigation matters involving toxic torts including asbestos, land use & environmental, as well as product liability & elder abuse. Her firm was awarded fees in a US District Court public land use action after the firm donated pro-bono services to a plaintiff's action against the federal government. Nancy holds a Forensic Environmental Investigation Certification., B.A. in Spanish, a M.A. in Latin American Studies, a Paralegal Certificate & a nursing home ombudsman certification. She has served as in instructor in environmental law and paralegal training. Ms. Barber is Board Chair & Immediate Past President of the Council of International Investigators (CII) & holds memberships in the California Association of Licensed Investigators (CALI), National Association of Legal Investigators (NALI), and National Council of Investigation and Security Services (NCISS). View Guest page

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Philip Becnel

A licensed private investigator, Philip Becnel is the Managing Partner of Dinolt Becnel & Wells Investigative Group LLC & the author of both Principles of Investigative Documentation & Introduction to Conducting Private Investigations. Philip has published articles in investigative, legal and popular publications, including Law360, Westlaw Journal Employment, The Corporate Counselor & Time Magazine. He is a past President of the Private Investigators Association of Virginia, has taught undergraduate courses in criminal procedure, & has lectured on a wide variety of investigative topics to the legal community. He is interviewed often as an investigative expert for media stories by entities such as The Washington Post, The Baltimore Sun, CNN and U.S. News & World Report. Philip earned a B.A. in Anthropology from George Mason University and a Master’s in Criminal Justice from Boston University. He is licensed in Virginia, Maryland, West Virginia & Washington, D.C. View Guest page

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Dean Beers

Dean Beers, a private investigator and expert in criminal defense homicide and civil equivocal death investigations, is certified as a Medicolegal Death Investigator, has served as a forensic autopsy assistant, and has extensive background in medicolegal-forensic and factual investigations. He authored ‘Professional Locate Investigations’ and recently completed ‘Practical Methods for Legal Investigations: Concepts and Protocols in Civil and Criminal Cases’ that will be available in January 2011. Dean is a Certified Legal Investigator, VP Membership of the Professional Private Investigators Assoc. of Colorado, member of the National Association of Legal Investigators and is a contributing author to ‘The Legal Investigator’ with his ‘Forensic Focus’ column. He also holds memberships in the National Council of Investigation and Security Services, World Association of Detectives, National Association of Medical Examiners, International Association for Identification, and Mensa USA. View Guest page

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Karen Beers

Karen Beers, CCDI earned her Bachelor's in Social Work from Colorado State University (Magna Cum Laude). She is a Certified Criminal Defense Investigator. Her background, education and experience with victim advocacy and counseling are valuable assets in working with families and victims of traumatic events. Karen is a member of the Criminal Defense Investigation Training Council, National Defender Investigators Association, Natl Assoc of Professional Women. She authored The Basics of an Autopsy Report' (PI Magazine), 'Understanding Suicide and its Prevention – Equivocal Death Investigations' (PursuitMag.com), and 'False Confessions and Accusations' (PursuitMag.com). View Guest page

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Wendy Bignall

After 26 years of operating Do Process, a business specializing in serving legal papers, Wendy Bignall founded Bignall Investigation Group in 2006. Wendy specializes not only in process serving, but in locating witnesses, skip tracing and surveillance. Wendy teaches the art and skill of process serving with a primary focus on those individuals who are the most difficult and elusive targets. In addition, Wendy logs an average of 1,500 hours of surveillance each year on behalf of her clients. With thousands of successful serves and locates under her belt, Wendy says, “The impossible has now become the normal.” View Guest page

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Heather Bish

“The "abduction" of Molly Bish took less than 8 minutes…” Meet Heather Bish, Molly’s sister who will tell how their mother drove Molly to her life guard post in Western Massachusetts June 27, 2000. Minutes later, Molly vanished! She was nowhere to be found. Three years later Molly’s bones were discovered scattered on the mountainside just five miles from her home. Molly was buried on her 20th birthday. No arrest has been made. Last month was the 10th anniversary of Molly’s death. In Molly’s memory, The Molly Bish Foundation was formed and dedicated to safety education, awareness and prevention of missing and exploited children. The Bish family has struggled to improve laws by working on the National and Massachusetts Amber Alerts Systems along with the National Adam Walsh Act and the passage of the National DNA Database. The Bish's have committed their efforts and advocacy to all children so that they might live, work and play in a safe world. View Guest page

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Fred Blum

Fred Blum founded B&R Services for professionals in 1968 and twenty years later, obtained his private detective license. He became interested in family history in 1998 and traced his ancestors back as early as 1810, locating over 1200 family members to date. With his new found skills, Fred offered his services to the International Red Cross Holocaust Tracing Service to locate and reunite family members of Jewish, Polish and Ukrainian Holocaust survivors. As a result of his work, the International Red Cross recognized him with their Volunteer of the Year award. Since then he has been assisting the United Holocaust Memorial Museum in locating European children orphaned between 1933 and 1946 for their Remember Me Project. View Guest page

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Ted Louis Bradford

Ted Louis Bradford was imprisoned for nearly a decade for a rape he did not commit. He spent four additional years awaiting a new trial where he was found not guilty in 2010 based on DNA evidence that proved his innocence. Ted now lives with his wife in Yakima, Washington. He is a talented musician and songwriter and a passionate advocate for the Innocence Project Northwest View Guest page

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Jennifer Karas Brown

After years of training under the supervision of a well-respected private investigator, Jennifer Brown founded J. Brown Legal Investigations. Primarily focused on criminal defense cases, she is experienced in conducting investigation on sexual assault cases and state & federal death penalty mitigation. Jennifer is licensed in Colorado and holds the Certified Legal Investigator designation through the National Association of Legal Investigators. A prolific author, she has written a number of award-wining articles for trade publications such as PI Magazine & The Legal Investigator. Jennifer is a past board member and current newsletter editor for the Professional Private Investigators Association of Colorado. Her trade association affiliations include National Association of Legal Investigators; National Legal Aid & Defender Association / National Alliance of Sentencing Advocates and Mitigation Specialists, & the National Council of Investigation & Security Services. View Guest page

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Notty Bumbo

Notty Bumbo, private investigator and owner of Professional Inquiry Associates, has investigated civil and criminal cases for the past 10 years. He is currently employed as a staff investigator for San Francisco’s Cartright Law Firm, investigating complex civil plaintiff cases including wrongful death, defective products, public transit accidents, workplace related injuries and others. View Guest page

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Glenn Bunting

Founder & President of G.F. Bunting & Co, Glenn Bunting addresses issues ranging from reputation management and media relations to litigation support and crisis consulting. Following a career spanning 3 decades as an investigative editor & reporter, Glenn has developed a particular expertise in strategic thinking, creative problem solving & storytelling. He works with clients on sensitive issues including extortion, crisis planning, sexual harassment & discrimination, social media attacks, litigation communication & opposition research. Besides being an investigative reporter during 22 yrs at the LA Times, Glenn served as deputy business editor-entertainment & technology, Washington bureau head-investigative unit, & Congressional correspondent. He contributed to projects for two Pulitzer Prizes & the prestigious Goldsmith Prize for Investigative Reporting. His journalism career began at the San Jose Mercury News after earning his Masters in Communication from Stanford University. View Guest page

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James F. Burke

Burke served as an investigator, supervisor, squad commander & worked in the Narcotics Division, the Detective Bureau & the Organized Crime Control Bureau. Jim completed his police career as the lead trial lawyer in the NYPD's Civil Enforcement Unit where he tried 9 cases to verdict. Jim graduated with a BA from Manhattan College, a JD from Fordham University School of Law, and is a member of the NY State Bar Association. He joined the law firm of Wilson Elser in 2002 & is a partner in the While Plains, NY office. There, he has handled more than 25 cases at trial as the lead attorney. His practice focuses on general & product liability, pediatric lead poisoning, medical malpractice, labor law, & premises liability. Jim has vast experience in the defense of security guards accused of excessive force & claims that security guards failed to act to prevent injuries while providing guard services. View Guest page

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Bill Butcher

A former FBI agent specializing in fraud, discrimination and crimes committed on Indian reservations, Bill Butcher has been a licensed private investigator in North Dakota since 1982 and owns W. T. Butcher & Associates, Ltd., with his wife Dina. Bill served as an active duty US Naval Reserve officer, holds a Bachelor’s in economics and psychology from Michigan’s Albion College, did post-graduate study in business at Washington DC’s American University and is a former Certified Fraud Examiner. For 8 years, Bill served as the North Dakota state director and lobbyist for the National Federation of Independent Business. He currently serves as chair of the North Dakota Private Investigation & Security Board, is Regional Director of the National Council of Investigation & Security Services (NCISS), and holds memberships in Society of Former Special Agents of the FBI, Council of International Investigators, World Association of Detectives and is involved in many local community activities. View Guest page

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Maurice Caldwell

Maurice Caldwell was 24-years-old in 1990 when arrested for a San Francisco murder & convicted based on testimony of a single eyewitness. Evidence unearthed by the Northern California Innocence Project (NCIP) demonstrated the eyewitness was wrong. Provided to the court was a confession from the real killer serving time for a subsequent Nevada murder & declarations from 2 witnesses who saw the murder & exonerated Maurice. Maurice was granted a new trial but the judge ruled he would not get a fair trial since the first eyewitness was deceased. The DA dismissed the case, but insisted there was no finding of innocence and Maurice was released only on a technicality. NCIP attorney, Paige Kaneb says, “The Constitution is not a technicality… Caldwell lost his mother, grandmother and brother while in prison. He lost nearly half of his life. We can't give him back that time, but let's at least give him back his reputation and admit that the evidence overwhelmingly demonstrates his innocence.” View Guest page

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Grethe Cammermeyer

Grethe Cammermeyer immigrated to the US from Nazi occupied Norway. She joined the military at age 19 & after serving 7 years active duty & graduating from college, she married a fellow officer. Pregnant with her first child, she left the military & raised 4 sons. After her divorce, she returned to the Army Reserves, then transferred to the National Guard. Awarded the Bronze Star in Vietnam, she holds a BS in Nursing, a MA & PhD in Nursing Science & received Univ of Washington School of Nursing’s 1995 Distinguished Alumni Award. A Clinical Nurse Specialist for 25 years in the VA Medical Health Care System, she was named VA Nurse of the Year in ’97 & retired from the military as Washington State Chief Nurse after 31 years. Before Don’t Ask - Don’t Tell, Grethe challenged the military’s anti-gay policy after being discharged for disclosing she was a lesbian during a security clearance investigation. A TV movie from her autobiography Serving in Silence earned the Peabody award & 3 Emmys. View Guest page

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Arthur Cantrell

A private investigator 37 years, Arthur Cantrell is an expert in identity theft. He is Board Chair & President of Cantrell Intelligence Group and has performed investigations throughout the US, Europe, Asia, South America, & the Caribbean Islands, many involving theft & fraud. Art has been retained & testified in cases for legislative, judicial, law enforcement, corporations & individuals. He has an extensive background in the oil & gas industry where he specializes in due diligence & white collar crimes. A former US Marine, Art holds a BS in Marketing & Radio/TV/Film, & pursued graduate studies in oil & gas law, criminal science/chain of evidence protocol, & forensic sciences. He served on the Greater Dallas Crime Commission & held memberships in the Natl Assoc of Investigative Specialists, the Texas Assoc of Licensed Investigators & the North Texas Private Investigators Assoc where he was Board Chair. Besides being the author of Reclaim Your Name, Art is a syndicated columnist. View Guest page

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Allen Cardoza

Allen Cardoza, a licensed private investigator for 30 years, serves as president of West Shield Adolescent Services and West Shield Investigations and has been a certified instructor of Non-Violent Crisis Intervention since 1994. Through both West Shield Investigations and as part of the C.I.I. Task force, Allen has been involved in the location and safe return of over 72 children who were abducted by non-custodial parents or human traffickers. West Shield Investigations has successfully located & returned hundreds of runaway children to their homes, hospitals and schools. He is Past President & past Board Chair for World Association of Detectives, has held several positions in the California Association of Licensed Investigators & received its Investigator of the Year Award. He is the author of Running Away in America & co-author of Fight for Your Dreams with Les Brown. He hosts an international radio program, Answers for the Family” on LA Talk Radio addressing aspects of family life. View Guest page

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Susan Carlson

Founder and CEO of Chicago-based Carlson Investigations, Inc., Susan Carlson spe-cializes in assisting criminal defense attorneys and lawyers who specialize in civil litigation and judgment collection. Susan’s agency has assisted in high profile cases involving notorious dangerous gangs, including The Gangster Disciples, Sureno 13, Latin Kings, Vice Lords, the Chicago Mob and others. Susan holds National Association of Legal Investigators (NALI) Certified Legal Investi-gator distinction (CLI) and is certified in the Reid Technique of Interview and Interroga-tion. Besides NALI, she is a member of Intellenet and the World Assoc of Detectives. She has been featured on blog radio and several of her articles have appeared in PI Magazine, a national trade magazine. Susan holds a Bachelor’s cum laude from the University of Miami and enjoyed a suc-cessful career as a media producer, running her own production company in Chicago prior to becoming a licensed private investigator. View Guest page

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Doug Carner

Doug Carner CPP/CHS-III, president of Forensic Protection, Inc., is a forensic technologist with over 20 years experience resolving audio and video surveillance challenges for corporations, government, and law enforcement. Doug is highly trained in multimedia recording & capture forensics, software, equipment, and security platforms. He is skilled in audio-video-image analysis, enhancement, authentication, restoration, editing and system design. Doug holds a Bachelor of Science from the University of CA, Davis (Phi Beta Kappa) and has worked as both a lead engineer and systems integrator. He pioneered industry methods including a camera correction filter for prerecorded video, invented a self-recording solar camera, created an on-line enhancement service, and patented a wireless security system in use on millions of doors. Doug is Board Certified by the American College of Forensic Examiners and in Security Management (recognized by both ASIS and NICET). View Guest page

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Francisco “Franky” Carrillo

Francisco “Franky” Carrillo, now 37, was 16 when he went to Folsom prison to serve two life terms for a drive-by shooting on a Lynwood, California street. He was tried twice with the first jury deadlocked, but convicted in 1991. The initial statements demonstrated how little the witnesses saw. Franky became a suspect after law enforcement believed Franky was the perpetrator in another shooting due to a mix-up in street names. Doubt of Franky’s innocence was raised almost immediately after his sentencing with information from a new eye witness, but a trial judge denied the request. Years later, notes were found in the investigator’s file where this same witness admitted participation in the crime. Finally one witness admitted that he identified Franky’s photo based on information provided to him by law enforcement and said he then told the other five eyewitnesses who chose the same photo. View Guest page

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Cari Caruso

Following 16 years as a RN, Cari Caruso began conducting sexual assault exams in 1990 & later became a Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) at the time the specialty was developed. She worked for the LA County Sexual Assault Center as well as the Sexual Assault Programs at both California and Mission Community Hospitals. After developing & directing the SANE program at San Gabriel Valley Medical Center, she left to launch Forensic Nurse Professionals, Inc. in 2003. Since 2005, Cari has taught on-line forensic nursing courses for UC Riverside Extension & was the recipient of the 2012 Instructor Excellence Award. She has consulted & served as an expert for civil & criminal sexual assault cases for both prosecution & defense. Cari is a Charter Member of the International Assoc of Forensic Nurses (IAFN) and is a Founding Member and Treasurer of its Southern CA Chapter. Cari provides training to law enforcement, attorneys, medical professionals, and others, upon request. View Guest page

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Rihana Cary

Rihana Cary is a full time nurse in a specialty clinic that focuses on allergy, asthma, and immunology. Rihana received her nursing license through Pioneer Pacific College. She is a writer, enjoys animals, the outdoors, and spending time with her family. An outdoor enthusiast who hunts to provide ethically killed and organically processed meat, she likes to blog and in her free time, she writes wild game recipes and is currently working on some articles for hunting magazines. She was born and raised in Oregon and currently resides in Eugene, Oregon with her husband and their dog Rio. View Guest page

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James Cawood

James Cawood has assessed & managed over 4000 violence related cases of threat assessment, violence risk assessment, behavioral analysis, violence prevention, security analysis, and incident resolution in the past 25 years, He has provided consultation and training on the design and implementation of threat assessment, violence risk assessment, and incident response protocols as well as being involved in foundational work for the ASIS International Workplace Violence Guideline and RAGE-V for the Association of Threat Assessment Professionals. Cawood has a Masters in Forensic Psychology, is co-author of “Violence Assessment & Intervention, The Practitioners Guide,” is president of Factor One, a CA private investigation agency and past president of the Association of Threat Assessment Professionals. He is also a member of the High Technology Crime Investigation Assoc, California Association of Licensed Investigators and National Council of Investigation & Security Services. View Guest page

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Melody Ermachild Chauvis

For 32 years, Private Investigator Melody Ermachild Chauvis worked on capital case appeals and trials for the defense. Currently, she serves as consulting investigator to the Death Penalty Clinic at U. C. Berkeley Law School. Her search for the roots of violence led to the writing of her first book, Altars In The Street (Bell Tower, 1997), and many essays. Melody’s work for social change is sustained by her Buddhist practice. She is a long-time student at Berkeley Zen Center, and has helped to develop socially-engaged Buddhism in the U.S. through her work with Buddhist Peace Fellowship and the Buddhist Alliance for Social Engagement. In early 2002, she traveled to Afghanistan, where she used her investigative skills to research the biography, MEENA, The Martyred Founder of the Revolutionary Association of the Women of Afghanistan, (St. Martin's Press, 2003). Sales of the book benefit RAWA's medical and educational work for women and children. View Guest page

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Logan Clarke

A private investigator for 30 years, Logan Clarke has become an expert in recovering abducted children and has been intimately involved in reuniting scores of children throughout the world with their custodial parents. He has been an expert consultant for CBS News as well as 60 Minutes, 48 Hours, Inside Edition and A Current Affair. He has been featured on USA Network's Entertainment Tonight, Hard Copy, Maury Povich, Larry King, on radio with Rick Dees, and in countless articles in European and other American newspapers and magazines. The subject of many TV documentaries and books too numerous to list, Logan tells the true stories of family abduction cases from across the globe. Currently Pierce Brosnan is developing and producing a television series based on Logan’s life with two films featuring Logan’s work. Logan appears regularly in Los Angeles radio media discussing child abduction, white slavery, occult crimes, and other investigative subjects. View Guest page

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James P. Cooney III

Selected as one of the “Best Lawyers in America” since 2000 in civil & criminal litigation, celebrated litigator, James P. Cooney III, practices with the law firm of Womble Carlyle. Charlotte, North Carolina. Jim is a recipient of numerous awards in his home state and just recently received the No Carolina Bar Association’s Wade Smith Professionalism Award for Criminal Defense. He is a Fellow in the American College of Trial Lawyers and a Permanent Member of the Fourth Circuit Judicial Conference. Following his graduation from Duke University, summa cum laude, and the University of Virginia School Of Law, he clerked for the Hon. John D. Butzner, Jr., 4th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals prior to going into private practice. Jim is a past-President of the North Carolina Association of Defense Attorneys, is a member of the Advisory Commission on the Rules of Civil Procedure for the North Carolina General Assembly, and has served in a number of legal and community leadership positions. View Guest page

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Michael H. Corcoran

Dr. Michael H. Corcoran spent 34 years in law enforcement, and began conducting threat assessments when he entered the US Secret Service in 1970. A Ph.D. in Behavioral Science, he specializes in identifying & handling potential violence through threat assessment, determination of potential violence, and criminal profiling. His clients include government agencies, law enforcement, healthcare providers & school districts. He speaks internationally, has co-authored “Violence Assessment & Intervention, The Practitioners Guide,” and is an expert witness on identifying violent individuals. Dr. Corcoran is President of Henley-Putnam University, the only accredited school granting bachelors and masters degrees in Management of Personal Protection, Intelligence Management and Terrorism/Counterterrorism Studies along with Doctorates in Strategic Security. View Guest page

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Patrick Cote

Before becoming an Arizona licensed private investigator, Patrick Cote served the final eleven years of his 30-year law enforcement career as Chief of Police. Following law enforcement, Patrick authored a book providing an in-depth analysis of police departments from his experiences entitled Police Managing Success. Patrick holds a M.S. in Criminal Justice Management, a B.S. in Criminal Justice Administration and currently teaches both graduate and undergraduate courses at the University of Phoenix. He has two daughters and most notably has been married to the same woman for forty years. Patrick is a member of American Society for Industrial Security (ASIS), US Association of Private Investigators (USAPI) and the Arizona Association of Licensed Investigators (AALPI) where he is vice president. He consults in risk assessment and emergency management and also specializes in criminal and civil cases and trial preparation. For more information, go to www.coteinvestigations.com View Guest page

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Terry Cox

Following Terry Cox’ career as a police officer, then as agent with the Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics, he spent 8 years serving as a criminal investigator for a Mississippi District Attorney’s office. Terry left government service in 1996 & went to work as a staff legal investigator for Mississippi’s Farese Law Firm. Three years later, Terry founded his own private investigation agency known as The Lone Wolf Legal Investigation & Consultation. Terry is one of a few investigators in the country who has completed intensive training sponsored by the Nat’l Consortium of Criminal Defense Lawyers. Terry is National Director of the National Association of Legal Investigators (NALI), & is a member of a number of other professional organizations. He has received the personal distinction of Certified Fraud Consultant from the International Fraud Training Institute, was National Chair of Continuing Education for NALI, & served in multiple positions associated with NALI’s Board of Directors. View Guest page

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Tammy Davidson

Tammy Davidson has assisted hundreds of clients locate lost loved ones including missing children and was instrumental in recovering two missing children from a SF Bay Area underground child advocacy group operated by a convicted child molester. She continues to assist family members search for information about patients from the now closed Stockton Mental Hospital in Stockton, CA who disappeared never to be seen again. Tammy, a licensed private investigator owns Double Edge Investigations and specializes in Investigative Internet research, locating people, documents and assets; and other types of investigations. Tammy holds a teaching certificate and was an administrator and instructor with Center for Private Investigations & Training, Inc. for ten years. Prior to becoming a PI, Tammy spent over ten years in the High Tech Interactive Television Industry and was responsible for all areas of software testing and approval for USA and Japanese product releases. Tammy can be contacted at Tammy@DoubleEdgeInvestigations.com View Guest page

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Sue Ann Van Dermyden

Sue Ann Van Dermyden, Esq, a licensed attorney since 1993, is a founding partner of VanDermyden Block in Sacramento, CA. She specializes in employment law and litigates employment matters in state and federal courts and in administrative forums. Her expertise includes highly complex or sensitive workplace investigations and is an experienced trial litigator. She is skilled in negotiation and resolving matters before the necessity of legal intervention and often testifies as an expert witness. She lectures on employment law compliance, harassment, discrimination, retaliation, leaves of absence and wage and hour issues. Formerly from North Dakota, Van Dermyden holds a Bachelors of Political Science, a minor in Business Administration and a Juris Doctorate from Sacramento’s McGeorge Law School. She is a licensed private investigator, is on the Board of Directors of CA Assoc of Workplace Investigators, CA State Bar Labor & Employment Section, as well as other professional affiliations. View Guest page

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Jack Devine

Jack Devine is a thirty-two-year veteran of the Central Intelligence Agency. He is also a founding partner and the president of The Arkin Group, an international risk consulting and intelligence firm and lives in New York City. While at the CIA, Jack served as both Acting Director and Associate Director of the CIA’s operations outside the United States and had supervisory authority over thousands of CIA employees involved in sensitive operations. Jack served in many positions inside the CIA such as the Latin American Division Chief, the Head of the Counternarcotic Center, and the Afghan Task Force. He is a recipient of CIA’s Meritorious Officer Award for successfully countering Soviet aggression in the Afghanistan region as well as the Agency’s Distinguished Intelligence Medal and other meritorious awards. He authored articles for a number of news organizations and made guest appearances on the major TV channels as well as the History and Discovery Channels and PBS. View Guest page

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Rob Dick

With over 25 years of combined law enforcement, private investigations & private bail contract enforcement experience, Rob Dick travels all 50 states & some US territories to close cases & participate in the extradition of fugitives from foreign countries. He locates and captures defendants, prepares and appears on bail bond motions, & advises bail bond companies & sureties. He is proud to say that he has successfully closed thousands of cases liability-free while saving bail bond companies millions. Rob is a certified instructor for DOI and Taser International, PepperBall, and DOJ Handgun Safety foe California. He trains Arrest & Control, Law Enforcement Pistols & Rifles, Center-Axis-Relock Firearms System, is an NRA Firearms Instructor, a Florida & Utah Concealed Carry Instructor, a Licensed Locksmith, a Surety Bail Bond Auditor & a Notary Public. Rob has appeared on TV shows such as Dateline, Nancy Grace, Fox News, Dr. Phil, Geraldo & many others. He was featured in National Geographic’s 4-part mini series - Inside Bounty Hunters. He founded the Bail Education Association and has assisted in the formulation and passing of legislation for the bail bond industry. View Guest page

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Diane Dimond

A breaking crime story often finds Diane Dimond’s thoughtful commentary on CNN, Fox News, MSNBC, or Court TV. At the center of countless major news stories during her award winning career, Diane may be best known for first exposing the child molestation charges against Michael Jackson. She was the first to report on the rape at the Kennedy compound in Palm Beach, FL & to identify William Kennedy Smith as the accused. She is known for her hard-hitting interviews with prison inmates including James Earl Ray, the assassin of Martin Luther King Jr. & is the only reporter to have ever interviewed Richard Allen Davis, the killer of Polly Klass. Besides being a Special Correspondent for Newsweek/The Daily Beast & having a nationally syndicated weekly newspaper column, she is the author of two books, Be Careful Who You Love: Inside the Michael Jackson Case , & Cirque Du Salahi – Be Careful Who You Trust , the story of Michaele and Tareq Salahi, better known as the White House Gate Crashers. View Guest page

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Michael Dores

Michael Dores is founder and president of Merlin Information Services and a California licensed private investigator since 1981. Mike is a database pioneer who revolutionized the investigation industry by offering public record information originally on CD-ROM that is now replaced by online subscriber access. Mike champions professional investigators' rights to access this data and for over 19 years has established himself as a key player in the public record and information provider industry and offers valuable insights into the many issues currently facing investigators. Mike continues to be a hands-on entrepreneur, managing Business Development for Merlin, overseeing all new product development, project management, and data analysis. Mike’s associates consider his most valuable attributes to be his comprehensive knowledge of the customer’s needs and his product innovations. He is a nationally recognized speaker and a leading authority on skiptracing and public record research. View Guest page

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Mike Dores

A licensed private investigator since 1981, Mike Dores is President of MDI Verify, Inc, specializing in low-cost, high volume skip tracing primarily for collection agencies, attorneys, private investigators and process servers. Mike has personally conducted over 50,000 skip trace assignments. One of the first to make public records available on CD-ROM, he founded Merlin Information Services and revolutionized skip tracing in 1991 when he distributed low-cost, searchable public records on CD-ROM. Six years later, Merlin was offering national databases on the Internet. After selling Merlin in 2012 he opened MDI Verify in 2013. Like Mike’s original agency, MDI, focuses on high volume skip tracing. With his talented team who specializes in difficult to locate individuals, Mike currently supervises 15,000 – 20,000 assignments each month. . Through the years, Mike has conducted dozens of one to three-hour seminars and regularly speaks at PI, Collections and Attorney Service conferences View Guest page

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Eric Echols

A former US Marine, Eric Echols is the founder, president and CEO of The LPS Group, Inc., a privately owned loss prevention, private detective and security corporation. Eric has over than 25 years of experience in loss prevention, security & investigations through executive positions he held with Fortune 500 companies. A licensed private investigator and firearms trainer for the State of Georgia through the Secretary of State, Private Detective &Security Agencies, Eric is a Certified Forensic Interviewer (CFI) and has interview and interrogation experience in retail, criminal, and civil investigations. Eric holds memberships in ASIS International, National Council of Investigation & Security Services (NCISS), and the National Retail Federation (NRF). Published under the pin name of Ric D. Harris, Eric has authored The Fisherman and The Catch: Catching the Right Woman and will be soon publishing a work under his own name entitled Catoosa County Justice: The Tonya Craft Investigation. View Guest page

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Eric D. Echols, CFI

Eric D. Echols, CFI A former US Marine, Eric Echols is the founder, president and CEO of The LPS Group, Inc., a privately owned loss prevention, private detective and security corporation. Eric has over than 25 years of experience in loss prevention, security & investigations through executive positions he held with Fortune 500 companies. A licensed private investigator and firearms trainer for the State of Georgia through the Secretary of State, Private Detective &Security Agencies, Eric is a Certified Forensic Interviewer (CFI) and has interview and interrogation experience in retail, criminal, and civil investigations. Eric is a Board Director with the Georgia Association of Professional Process Servers, an Advisory Board Member with American InterContinental University (AIU) Criminal Justice Program and an active serving member of Destiny Metropolitan Worship Church in Atlanta, GA. Eric has authored The Fisherman and The Catch: Catching the Right Woman and The Echols Files: Catoosa County Justice. View Guest page

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Paul Ekman

Paul Ekman was an undergraduate during the Hutchins era at the College of the University of Chicago 1949-1952, then finished a major in psychology at NYU, and received his Ph.D. in psychology from Adelphi University in 1958. He has written, co-authored or edited 15 books, most recently EMOTIONAL AWARENESS, co-authored with the Dalai Lama. Ekman received honorary degrees from the University of Chicago and Geneva University, was named one of the 100 most influential psychologists of the 20th century by the American Psychological Association, and was selected by Time Magazine as one of the 100 most influential people of 2009. In addition to consulting with government, researching deadly intent, developing and marketing online training on deception, he is deeply involved in the TV program Lie To Me which is based on his research on deception. Interested in facial recognition instruction? Go to F.A.C.E. Training at www.face.paulekman.com. View Guest page

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Grace Elting Castle

Grace Elting Castle is an award winning newspaper editor, reporter, photographer, & columnist. She has been both an editor & co-editor of investigative books, written for numerous trade & legal publications, & has been listed in four Who’s Who publications. Grace’s investigative experience includes product liability, ATV accidents, wrongful death, employment issues, & wrongful conviction investigations. Grace operated Oregon’s Castle Investigations, then moved to Chicago where she was the Managing Director & Innocence Project Coordinator for Paul J. Ciolino & Associates, Inc. Her retirement from investigation finds her combining her extensive investigative & writing expertise in being an editor for PI Magazine and being a freelance writer. Serving in leadership positions in PI trade associations, she was also a founding organizer of both the first Nat’l Conference on Wrongful Convictions & the Death Penalty & the No American Conference on Wrongful Conviction Investigations. View Guest page

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Miriam Ettisch-Enchelmaier

Graduating from Berlin High School, Private Investigator Miriam Ettisch-Enchelmaier received her Bachelor’s with honors & her Masters from England’s Durham University, majoring in classical Hebrew and Oriental languages. Originally teaching Latin & German at a London all-girls high school, she changed careers to manage an agency that delved into backgrounds of individuals & companies. This work was the basis for her Master thesis, Internet Technologies Relevant to Private Investigators’ Working Practices. She is a Life member of the World Assn of Detectives & of the National Assn of Investigative Specialists. She was awarded the first honorary membership of World Assn of Professional Investigators for contributions to the profession & holds the Council of International Investigators Macolm Thomson Award for representing ideals & high professional moral standards. Recently, Miriam built a 10-unit senior apartment building for agile seniors that is regarded by many as “model project.” View Guest page

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Mike Farrell

Mike Farrell, former Marine and president of Death Penalty Focus is a political and social activist best known for his portrayal of Army Capt. B.J. Hunnicutt in the TV-series M*A*S*H and as Dr. Jim Hansen in the NBC TV series Providence. Actively involved in many organizations dealing with spousal & child abuse, veterans rights, animal welfare & the environment, he is also a spokesperson for CONCERN/America, an international refugee aid & development organization where he has visited refugee camps in Asia & Central America to disseminate information about the organization’s work across the globe. Mike served as an officer of the Screen Actors Guild, on the CA State Commission on Judicial Performance, on the board of directors of the National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty and is the former co-chair of the California Committee of Human Rights Watch. He is a published author with two books, Just Call Me Mike and Of Mule and Man, and is a popular speaker on human rights issues. View Guest page

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David Fechheimer

David Fechheimer has been a private investigator since 1966. He earned a B.A. in English Literature from San Francisco State University. He was inspired by Dashiel Hammett’s The Maltese Falcon and went to work for the Pinkerton National Detective Agency followed by 10 years with the Lipset Service bore Fechheimer started his own detective agency in 1976 where he concentrates on federal criminal defense and commercial litigation. Besides the John Walker Lindh case, Fechheimer has worked on many high profile cases and has a number of film and movie credits to his name. The most notable of these is The Conversation directed by Francis Ford Coppola and Hammett by Wim Wenders. He is licensed in California and Wisconsin, is a member of the California Association of Licensed Investigators, National Association of Legal Investigators, the National Council of Investigator and Security Services and two international detective associations. View Guest page

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Fernando Fernández

In a few short years Puerto Rico Private Investigator Fernando Fernández developed a practice covering complex cases such as multi-million dollar insurance fraud, mortgage fraud, locating missing persons in conjunction with government authorities, and locating fugitives. Fernando is a member of more than 10 international organizations and travels frequently to the US mainland for conventions, conferences and training. He graduated with a BA in Education from the Universidad de Puerto Rico and the Caribbean Forensic and Technical College in San Juan and also holds credentials and specialized training in a number of investigative disciplines including computer forensics and counterrroism. In his prior work he was a computer specialist that led to Fernando becoming an expert in cybernetric investigation and technology as a research tool. “Even if I become a millionaire I will never stop doing this,” Fernando says. View Guest page

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Eugene Ferraro

Eugene Ferraro is the founder and Chief Ethics Officer of Convergent, Inc. He has been a corporate investigator for over 29 years. Specializing in the investigation and prevention of workplace violence, employee dishonesty, fraud, harassment, discrimination, substance abuse, and ethical misconduct in the workplace, he has conducted thousands of investigations for employers (public and private) throughout the United States and elsewhere. His clients include some of the most successful corporations, law firms and insurance companies in the country. His expertise includes loss prevention/asset protection and security management, negligent and inadequate investigation, negligent hiring, supervision and retention. Eugene is a published author and book critic, and lectures frequently on the topics of workplace investigations, applicant screening and employee misconduct prevention and intervention. He has authored a number of books on the subject of workplace investigations. He is Past President and Past Chairman of the Board of the National Council of Investigations and Security Services. View Guest page

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Eugene Ferraro

Eugene Ferraro, a specialist in investigating employee dishonesty, substance abuse and workplace criminal activity, has conducted thousands of investigations for employers. A former military pilot, intelligence officer and a graduate of the Naval Justice School, Ferraro holds a Bachelors degree from Florida Institute of Technology. He authored Undercover Investigations in the Workplace, a university and law enforcement agency textbook, and has just completed his 8th book entitled Investigations in the Workplace. Ferraro is ASIS International Security Management board certified (CPP), has served as Chair of its Workplace Substance Abuse Council and was recently recognized with ASIS Presidential Award of Merit. He is a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), a faculty member for Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, and holds a Professional Certified Investigator (PCI) designation. He is currently the president of the National Council of Investigation and Security Services (NCISS). View Guest page

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Patricia Fisher

Patricia Fisher is a Board Certified Document Examiner and has qualified to testify in over 200 court proceedings in both federal and state courts in addition to testifying in arbitrations and other hearings. For the past thirty years, Patricia has specialized in the examination of questioned documents in probate and financial elder abuse matters. She is frequently asked to give presentations on the subject to bar associations and to other professional groups. Patricia also specializes in altered and fabricated documents and in complex cases involving multiple document issues. Altered, fabricated and multiple document issues are frequently involved in her work in financial elder abuse when documents are at issue. Patricia holds a Masters degree in Journalism from UC Berkeley and a BA from Mills College in Oakland, CA. She is a Diplomate of and is certified by the Board of Forensic Document Examiners, and she is a Certified Fraud Specialist. View Guest page

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Beth Givens

Beth Givens is founder and director of the Privacy Rights Clearinghouse, established in 1992. The PRC is a nonprofit consumer information and advocacy program located in San Diego, CA (www.privacyrights.org). Givens developed the PRC Fact Sheet series as author and/or editor. She contributed the entries on identity theft for three encyclopedias. Givens and the PRC represent the interests of consumers in the California Legislature, Federal Trade Commission, and Congress. She has participated in many public policy task forces at the state and federal levels. She is often interviewed by the media. Prior to her work as a consumer advocate, she was a librarian specializing in network development and resource sharing. Givens has a master’s degree from the University of Southern California Annenberg School for Communication, and a master’s degree in Library and Information Services from the University of Denver. She is a member of the International Association of Privacy Professionals. View Guest page

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Larry Golden



Larry Golden is an Emeritus Professor of Political Studies and Legal Studies at the University of Illinois at Springfield and Founding Director of the Downstate Illinois Innocence Project. For 34 years he taught courses on civil rights and liberties, and law, inequality, and justice. In 2001 he helped found the Downstate Illinois Innocence Project (now the Illinois Innocence Project). He retired in 2004 from full time teaching in part to become pro bono Director of the Project. Larry teaches a course on conviction of the innocent and speaks in a variety of venues about the problem of wrongful conviction and the work that is occurring across the country to free the innocent. He has written numerous grants to support the Project. And he has written articles for local media on the Project cases and the issues involved in them. He was a member of the Executive Board of the National Innocence Network until 2013. View Guest page

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Daniel “Dan” Goldsmith

A licensed private Investigator, Daniel “Dan” Goldsmith, retired as a Senior Investigator for California’s Dept of Consumer Affairs Medical Board where he was twice recognized as Investigator of the Year. He served 17 years in law enforcement and has an addition 16 years of Criminal/Administrative investigation experience. Dan is a volunteer leader for the Saddleback Church Justice Task Force. In October 2006, he conducted a Justice Assessment in Rwanda Africa. This was followed by training for Rwanda National Police in 2008, 2009 and 2010. Dan has been interviewed on Los Angeles Local News stations ABC, CBS & NBC and one of his cases was featured on both 48 Hours and A Current Affair. Dan is designated as a Certified Fraud Specialist with the Assn of Certified Fraud Specialists and is a court certified fraud investigations expert. He is a former Vice President of the CA Assn of Licensed Investigators (CALI). In 2008, Dan was the recipient of CALI’s Investigator of the Year award. View Guest page

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Chris Gormley

Chris Gormley is Chief Executive Officer of smiAware, a cloud based platform for automated research, investigation, and monitoring of public internet intelligence and social media. smiAware makes it easier and less expensive to find and analyze public internet information compared to manual internet searches With over 15 years of social media, cloud and big data experience, smiAware is Chris Gormley's fifth technology company in an executive role. He has held positions at GE Healthcare, Tiversa, Haley Systems – acquired by Oracle, & FreeMarkets – acquired by Ariba/SAP. Chris also was a consultant with the international management company of McKinsey & Company. Chris has written and spoken extensively on social media investigations having appeared on Fox New Business Channel, the Wall Street Journal, Private Investigator Magazine and Information Week. Chris earned his Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Chemical Engineering with highest distinction from Worcester Polytechnic Institute, was elected into the Tau Beta Pi Engineering & the Phi Lambda Pi Chemical Honor Societies, & earned a MBA in Finance & Strategy from Wharton School of the Univ. of Pennsylvania. View Guest page

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David Greenberg

After graduating from medical school in 1979, Dr. David Greenberg obtained his Masters in Public Health from the University of AZ. He works extensively in the fields of chronic pain and addiction medicine, occupational and international medicine. He is certified in addiction medicine by both the Amer Society of Addiction Medicine & the Amer Board of Addiction Medicine. He served as Director at Large for the AZ Pain Society & is a member of American Academy of Pain Medicine & Natl Assoc of Drug Diversion Investigators. Since 1984, Dr. Greenberg has served with the AZ Medical Board as investigator, medical consultant, as Agency Assistant Director & serves as medical director for the Monitored Aftercare Program. He is a consultant for the U.S. Attorney’s Office, the DEA, FBI and other regulatory agencies in the areas of drug diversion, addiction medicine, overprescribing and consults in the private sector. He maintains a private practice caring for patients with addiction issues. View Guest page

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Kitty Hailey

Kitty Hailey, a Certified Legal Investigator, has been a private investigator for over 35 years. Art was her chosen profession, but she was pulled into a life locating missing people, finding stolen children, championing the cause of the wrongfully convicted & running a large all female investigative agency. She’s an old fashioned gum-shoe with a hard-boiled work ethic. Kitty has been honored as “New Jersey Investigator of the Year, is the only female recipient of “The Julius Buddy Bombet Lifetime Achievement Award,” & is a winner of numerous editor/publisher writing awards. She has held offices in state & national investigative associations. Besides The Code of Professional Conduct; Standards and Ethics for the Investigative Profession, she penned over 50 professional journal articles, written an instructive book & contributed to three publications; Advanced Forensic Civil Investigations , Advanced Forensic Criminal Defense Investigations & Corporate Investigations. View Guest page

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Ben Harroll

Ben Harroll recently retired after a successful three-plus decade’s career as a Private Investigator and owner of Gaslamp Investigations in beautiful San Diego, CA. Some of Ben’s accomplishments include locating Black Panther Minister of Information Eldridge Cleaver in Algeria after he escaped from U.S. authorities by hi-jacking a commercial airliner and fleeing to Cuba. He worked with US Senator John Tunney, Ralph Nader, and the Washington Post in uncovering design defects in Honda Motorcycles, forcing Honda’s first recall. Ben’s undercover work exposed a kickback scheme within the American Motorcycle Association and he also exposed organized crime’s influence in California nursing homes. Regardless of his professional background, collecting relics from detective spies and private eyes has been his passion for over thirty years. View Guest page

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Nick Hart

Nick Hart is a former United States Marine who is currently a bi-vocational pastor of a Seguin, Texas church. After being honorably discharged from the Marines, he continued with his training and is now an NRA firearms instructor in every hand gun discipline the NRA offers and is a Texas Concealed Handgun Licensing Instructor. While in the Marine Corps he started training in the martial arts and continued after his discharge. He practices Aikido under the tutelage of Sensei Jason Humphrey. Hart is a Texas Private Investigator and Process Server specializing in missing persons, human trafficking, and cult related activities. Nick Hart and Dottie Laster are co-founders of the project “Bound No More” with the mission to see enslaved people in whatever capacity they happen to be, come to freedom. Nick takes his freedom and liberties guaranteed by the constitution very seriously, as well as his personal faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, is a husband and father of two children, wife Shanna is a school teacher, daughter Bailee and son Samuel. View Guest page

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Greg Hartley

Graduating from the US Army’s Interrogation School, the Instructor Qualification Courses for Anti-Terrorism & Principle Protection, the School for Survival, Evasion, Resistance, Escape (SERE), and serving as a SERE instructor & operational interrogation support to Operation Desert Storm’s 5th Special Forces Group, Greg Hartley is a skilled interrogator. Greg now trains many to read people and detect deception. He consults with Fortune 500 Companies & teaches Extreme Interpersonal Skills© in daily business applications. He has provided expert interrogation analysis for NPR, the BBC and print media such as The Washington Post, The Philadelphia Enquirer & Der Spiegel. Greg created interrogation simulations for British Television’s Torture: The Guantanamo Guidebook, History Channel’s We Can Make You Talk and contributed to Discovery Channel’s Secrets of Interrogation. Greg is the author of seven books including How to Spot a Liar, I Can Read You Like a Book, & The Body Language Handbook. View Guest page

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Carole Herman

A Successful software marketing entrepreneur whose aunt died from neglect and abuse in a local nursing home, Carole Herman organized a grass-roots elder abuse advocacy in 1982 named Foundation Aiding The Elderly (FATE) in Sacramento, CA, where she is president and Board Chair. FATE assists those who have friends and relatives in long-term care facilities with suspected abuse, neglect and civil rights violations and often initiates action on serious allegations. She works closely with federal and state regulatory agencies and with attorneys representing victims of maltreatment. A recipient of awards for her efforts, Herman has served on several state boards, the most recent the Sacramento County Adult & Aging Commission, and has participated legislative and oversight hearings. She is a popular speaker on the aging, has been the subject of a number of news and magazine article, including Family Circle, and has appeared on notable TV shows such as Geraldo and Sally Jessy Rafael. View Guest page

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John Hoda

John Hoda is the owner of International Missing Heir Finders, LLC, has been a Licensed Private Investigator since 1997, and has held investigative supervisory and management positions. He is one of only 74 Certified Legal Investigators (CLI) in the world and is also a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE). John is a Regional Director with the National Association of Legal Investigators and has been published in various magazines on the subject of investigations and interviewing. He is the Creator of the DVD, The Ultimate Guide to Taking Statements and has been an international trainer and speaker since 1983. A 1975 graduate of Indiana University of Pennsylvania with a degree in Criminology, he also has a background in law enforcement. John is an active member of Trinity Episcopal Church in New Haven, CT where he performs with the Trinity Players, a church drama group. He is married to Gloria and has two adult children, John Michael and Emily. View Guest page

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Justin D. Hodson

Justin D. Hodson is a licensed private investigator and is the Vice President and Director of Surveillance for Gailey Associates, Inc, based in Orange County, CA. Justin started his investigations career at the age of 19. He has been featured in numerous media outlets and is considered an expert in surveillance level investigations. Justin has attended both the Fullerton College Administration of Justice program and the Bachelor of Business program at CA Coast University. He is a Certified Professional Investigator and is certified Expert Witness in Litigation and Trial Support from Cal State Fullerton. He has testified as an expert witness in Federal, Civil and Family Law Trials. Justin is a member of the National Council of Investigation & Security Services as well as the CA Association of Licensed Investigators where he serves Vice President and the Chairman of the Unlicensed Practices Committee. View Guest page

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James Huckabee

James Huckabee is Senior Vice President of the Star Detective and Security Agency, Inc. based in Chicago. Established in 1923 by the son of a slave, Luegemus Bratton, Star Detective Agency is one of the largest and oldest black-owned security and investigations companies in the United States. His leadership role in operations, sales, and quality control has greatly assisted STAR in its continued growth and success. James earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management from the University of Phoenix and is a Certified Institutional Protection Manager (CIPM). Besides being President of the Associated Detectives and Security Agencies of Illinois, he is First Vice President of the National Council of Investigation and Security Services, Past President of the International Organization of Security Executives, and serves on the Board of Directors for a number of professional trade associations View Guest page

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Bill Hunt

Based in Orange County, CA, Bill Hunt is the CEO and Qualified Manager of Hunt Private Investigations. Bill has over 30 years of combined military, law enforcement, security & investigative experience including 3 years in the U.S. Army Military Police. After 22 years with the Orange County Sheriff Department, he retired as a Lieutenant. During his law enforcement career Bill investigated, supervised, or managed hundreds of investigations as a patrolman, directed enforcement team investigator targeting career criminals, a narcotics investigator, and a Sheriff Department’s gang enforcement unit supervisor. Bill is a member of the California Association of Licensed Investigators. He served as both the OC District Governor & District Director and is currently the Association’s Vice President of Investigative Services. He has been recognized with the District Governor Award and holds a Certified Professional Investigator designation. View Guest page

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Leo Ives

Leo Ives is the author of Vanished: How to Protect Yourself and Your Children, a comprehensive step-by-step guide for families and an employee protection plan for businesses. Leo is a consultant, a private investigator, and a security specialist. Following his retirement after 32-years with the US Army, US Army Reserves, and the federal government, he served in Iraq and Afghanistan as law enforcement contractor. While in the military, Leo was an MP, a counterintelligence agent, and a foreign civil military affairs specialist. He has had assignments at NATO, The Pentagon, & the Defense Nuclear Agency. Leo’s federal service includes Defense Intelligence Agency, US Customs Special Agent, and Department of Homeland Security where he retired as a Resident Agent in Charge. In addition, he was an Instructor/Course Developer at Virginia’s Federal Law Enforcement Training Center. Today, as a private investigator, Leo operates GBP Consulting, Investigative & Security Services in Raleigh, NC. View Guest page

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Debbie Johnson

Debbie Johnson is a successful stay-at-home mother. She was a corporate manager in the shoe industry, but for the past 12 years she has been serving in full time Christian ministry. Today it is her life’s mission to expose sexual slavery in America. Debbie first heard of human trafficking in 2007. The sale, sexual exploitation and murder of little girls in Mexico broke her heart. After sharing her vision with 100 women at a conference, two women approached her and told of their own encounters with trafficking in the city where Debbie resides, Modesto, California, a city of around 200,000. These two women the confirmation she needed and Debbie founded Without Permission to remind people that biblical principles are foundational to fight self destruction and slavery and to find, recruit and mobilize those who are willing to go to the darkest places in the American landscape to ferret out human trafficking. View Guest page

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Don Johnson

Following US Air Force Intelligence Agency active duty as a Russian voice and Morse intercept analyst, Don Johnson worked as an executive assistant to in-house counsel where he processed and investigated contract violation claims. Don has owned Bloomington, Indiana’s Trace Investigations for the past 20 years, is a Certified Legal Investigator and also worked for the Monroe County, Indiana Coroner’s office conducting death scene investigations, Don attended Indiana University, has been trained in intelligence analysis and cryptology and received certification from the US Defense Language Institute. He serves on the Indiana Private Investigator & Security Guard Licensing Board, is a recipient of numerous awards, holds memberships in the National Association of Legal Investigators, ASIS International, National Assoc of Professional Background Screeners, and serves on the Board of Directors of the National Council of Investigation & Security Services where he is editor of the NCISS Report. View Guest page

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Lori Johnson

Lori Johnson is a paralegal, a process server and a licensed private investigator in California since 2000. A former high ranking Nevada Gaming Surveillance & Security Manager, Lori founded Empire Specialized Investigations located in Newport Beach, CA. She specializes in insurance fraud & is an expert in surveillance. In addition to her fraud & surveillance specialties, Lori was designated as the surveillance expert for The Law Offices of Martin S. Kovalsky in House of Imports, Inc. v. Caldelaria Toscano and was designated as Manly & Stewart Lawyers expert on the legal procedures of asset investigation regarding Comerica vs. Reid. She provided an opinion in relation to asset searches and their permissible purpose and proper legal means to acquire non-public detailed information on the debtor’s bank accounts, stocks bonds, and their use in conjunction with investigation searches & acquisition of brokerage information. Lori is a member of the CA Assoc of Licensed Investigators. View Guest page

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Phil and Yin Johnson

Private Investigators Phil and Yin Johnson have been operating JJ Associates International over 24 years after taking over an established business operated from a city nearby their home in Yorkshire, England. Phil started his days as a PI when he worked in a detective's office as an office boy at the young age of 14 years, helping with the filing where his aunt worked as a secretary. Yin became a private investigator by training with a mentor and then became one of the few Female PI's in the UK. Yin speaks fluent Cantonese and has knowledge of many of the European languages, which has helped with the International cases handled by J J Associates. They are Data Protection Act Registered & holders of the Consumer Credit Licence through the UK Office of Fair Trading. Although based in Portugal, Phil and Yin are widely traveled and work though a network of investigators they have established through their travels. View Guest page

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Paige Kaneb

A supervising attorney at the Northern California Innocence Project (NCIP), Paige Kaneb represents indigent inmates with strong claims of innocence, conducts investigation, drafts habeas petitions & motions for DNA testing, litigates claims in court, teaches classes on constitutional law related to innocence, speaks to organizations & audiences about the causes of wrongful convictions, supervises law students & trains them to be practicing attorneys, & assists exonerees in integrating back into the world. A cum laude graduate of the University of San Francisco, School of Law, Paige began with NCIP as a volunteer in 2007 followed by a 2-year clinical fellowship program, then promoted to supervising attorney. As lead attorney, Paige won two cases resulting in exonerations, & was a member of the legal team securing exonerations of two others. Paige is a member of the American Civil Liberties Union, the Natl Assoc of Criminal Defense Lawyers, & CA Attorneys for Criminal Justice. View Guest page

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Theodore Kavowras

Following his retirement from NYPD, Ted Kavowras studied Mandarin at China’s Nanjing & Kunming Universities. He then became Regional Manager of an international investigations firm. Often as an undercover operative, he credits his investigative success to using different disguises & identities. Ted works directly with Hong Kong Customs & Public Security Bureau to combat counterfeiting in China. Currently, he is Operations Manager for Panoramic Consulting Limited. Ted was recently featured in the National Geographic Documentary “Illicit, the Dark Trade” on PBS where he is shown working undercover in cooperation with Chinese Authorities in Hong Kong and China. He has been featured in CNN, CNBC and Reuter’s news reports on combating counterfeiting. Ted has made numerous presentations around the world to INTERPOL, US Patent & Trademark Offices, World Association of Detectives, & to private groups including the OSAC Community in Asia and groups accredited by the Law Society of Hong Kong. View Guest page

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Stacy Keach

Stacy Keach, actor, producer, writer, & director, achieved film distinction with the supporting role in The Heart is a Lonely Hunter. He created, produced and directed the legendary Tales of the Texas Rangers for NBC Radio. He has appeared in many films including End of the Road, Brewster McCloud, Doc and John Huston's Fat City and portrayed an LA cop in The New Centurions. He acted the title role in Luther, was the chilling but easy-going homicidal sheriff in The Killer Inside Me, was Ken Titus in the Fox TV Series Titus, was the notable Mike Hammer and has many other productions to his credit. One of America's most recognized Shakespearean actors, a New York Time's review described him as "The Finest American classical actor since John Barrymore." He's received a Best Actor Golden Globe, 3 Obie's, 3 Vernon Rice awards, the Helen Hayes Award, and the Prestigious Millineum Recognition Award for outstanding contribution to classical theatre besides being nominated for Emmy &Tony awards. View Guest page

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Amy Kennedy

Amy Kennedy is the Case Manager at Santa Clara University’s Northern California Innocence Project (NCIP) and a recent graduate from Santa Clara Law.  She has been with NCIP for over five years.  Prior to joining NCIP Amy worked as the Case Manager at the Innocence Project-New Orleans. View Guest page

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Carrie Kerskie

Private Investigator Carrie Kerskie is a highly sought-after speaker, trainer & consultant specializing in identity theft protection, detection & restoration, data awareness corporate training, intellectual property investigations, internet profiling, & email tracing. She is also the author of Your Public Identity; Because Nothing is Private Anymore. Carrie is president of Marcone Investigations, Inc. & CEO of Medical Fraud Defender, LLC, both based in Naples, FL. Prior to owning Marcone Investigations, she worked for some of the top investment and insurance companies in the country. Carrie has been featured on NBC News, Wink News, ABC News and Fox News plus written about in numerous publications. In 2010, she received American Business Women’s Association Neapolitan Chapter Woman of the Year, & was the recipient of the Harvey R. Morse Founder’s Award for Outstanding Service to the private investigation industry. In 2009, she was selected as one of Gulfshore Business’ Top 40 Under 40. View Guest page

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Melinda Kidder

Melinda Kidder is a private investigator and owner of Columbia Investigations in Columbia, Missouri. She holds a Bachelors Degree in Administration of Justice from University of Missouri, Kansas City, is a recipient of the Edward Tomich Memorial Award granted to a full-time, undergraduate senior majoring in Sociology who exemplifies the characteristics of spirit, commitment to human welfare, thirst for knowledge and personal growth (http://cas.umkc.edu/scholarships/EdwardTomich.shtm), as well as receiving Honors from Alpha Kappa Delta, the International Sociology Honor Society. Melinda has worked as a public safety officer, as a loss prevention detective for a major department, and has volunteered as a Court Appointed Special Advocate and Guardian ad Litem in the Jackson County, Missouri Family Court to help child victims of abuse. In her spare time, she is a 4th Degree Black Belt Instructor and teaches martial arts, safety mentorship and leadership. View Guest page

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Mike Kiger

After completing his service in the United States Navy, Mike Kiger decided to pursue a career in private investigation and now has over thirty years under his belt conducting a myriad of investigations. His experience includes over twenty years conducting complex adoption investigations, twenty years conducting intellectual property investigations involving anti-piracy and counterfeit products resulting in three federal seizures, eleven years performing federal government background investigations, and six years conducting financial investigations in both domestic and international arenas where victim’s losses exceed six figures. Mike is licensed as a private investigator in the state of Oregon, has an AA in criminal justice as well as a Bachelors in political science. View Guest page

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Gloria Killian

For 17 years Gloria Killian maintained her innocence in prison. Gloria, convicted of first degree felony murder, robbery, & conspiracy, received a sentence of 32 years to life for the murder of a Rosemont, CA couple.  In 2002, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals determined Gloria’s conviction was based solely on perjured testimony and overturned her conviction. This false testimony was provided pursuant to a deal with the Sacramento district attorney's office in exchange for sentencing leniency of a man who claimed that Gloria was the mastermind of this 1981 murder. At the time, Gloria was a third-year law student. Gloria has much to be thankful. She met a woman in prison who believed her and spent her own money to hire legal help for Gloria. This woman was none other than Joyce Ride, the mother of America’s first woman astronaut Sally Ride. Gloria recently started a non-profit organization called Action Committee for Women in Prison and remains dedicated to women victims of injustice. View Guest page

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Brian D. King

Brian D. King is President of CKR Global, founded in 1984 and today it is one of Canada’s largest investigation and risk management firms. Brian, a Criminology Graduate, has worked in various investigative capabilities including Supervisor in northern Ontario for a national claims investigations firm & later Director of Investigations for Southern Alberta before founding his firm. Brian’s practice is mainly directed towards the Corporate, Insurance and Government Communities, specializing in fraud and white-collar crime. Brian is a member of the Board of Directors & is serving a second term as President of the Council of International Investigators. He is a Charter Member and past Board Member of The Global Investigators network & a founding partner of Investigations Canada, a National Partnership of Investigation firms across Canada. He is a Certified Fraud Examiner and an active member of ASIS (American Society of Industrial Security). He is a recipient of the Global Investigators Network Investigator of the Year Award and the prestigious International Investigator of the Year Award by the Council of International Investigators. View Guest page

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Sheila Klopper

Sheila Klopper has been a licensed private investigator since 1988 and is located in San Jose, CA. Prior to becoming a PI, her experience includes being a Social Services eligibility supervisor, physical education teacher and coach, photo journalist, a U.S. Army Reserve MP, and finally a police officer. Besides operating an active private investigation practice, she is a member of the California Rescue Dog Association (CARDA) and actively works with the Santa Clara University School of Law Innocence Project. A 2004 Investigator of the Year award recipient, Sheila has her B.S degree in Human Performance with a minor in Business Administration. She is a member of the California Association of Licensed Investigators, the National Council of Security & Investigation Services, National Association of Legal Investigators and Intellnet. Sheila specializes in criminal defense and civil litigation. For more information about Sheila go to http://www.klopperpi.com/ View Guest page

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Mark Kusic

Mark Kusic is the founding partner of Kusic & Kusic Private Investigators in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Founded in 1994 with his wife Ilona, Kusic & Kusic specializes in brand protection, anti-counterfeiting investigations, background investigations and litigation support, online investigations, video surveillance, business evaluations and executive protection. Mark manages the firm and supervises investigations and continues to act in an investigative capacity. Prior to Kusic & Kusic, he worked several years in a managerial position with the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia and Paul Brown and Associates. Mark has published articles in Pursuit Magazine, The IP Exporter, PI Magazine, Intellenet, and Trademark Lawyer Magazine. The firm releases a weekly blog and is active daily on Twitter. Kusic and Kusic celebrates its 20th anniversary this year. View Guest page

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Johan Lai

Private Investigator Johan Lai is the Chief Technology Officer and Senior Investigator for ACTForensic.com, Inc. He received his BS degree in Computer Science & Computer Engineering from California State University Long Beach. He has extensive experience in the IT industry with fortune 500 companies serving as the IT manager and architect for headquarters & field offices around the globe. He has been a POST certified Level II reserve peace officer for 12 yrs, spending 2 yrs on a federal environmental crimes task force as a Special Deputy US Marshal, specializing in server-based computer forensics. He is a member of HTCC and the California Association of Licensed Investigators. Johan is a graduate of the CA Specialized Training Institute (CSTI) Hazardous Materials Investigation Course, the US EPA's Advanced Environmental Crimes Course, and New Mexico Tech’s Incident Response to Terrorist Bombings (IRTB) course. His extensive case experience includes oil production and refinement, bottling operations, HAZMAT transport, auto importation, and other white collar crimes. He has been a professional firearms instructor certified by the FBI and NRA for over a decade. View Guest page

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John M. Lajoie

John M. Lajoie, CLI, turned the one-man operation he began in 1989 into one of the largest investigative firms in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. John holds several certifications including Legal Investigator, Criminal Defense Investigator, International Investigator, & Board Certified Professional Investigator. He specializes in criminal defense homicide, civil related death investigation, & insurance fraud matters. He is licensed in MA, RI & CT & has investigated over 10,000 cases. John is Past President of the Licensed Private Detectives Association of Massachusetts; is a 4-term past CLI Chairperson for the National Association of Legal Investigators, and a member of several national and international professional investigator organizations. He has received numerous awards and accolades both within and outside of the PI world. An award winning author, John has produced numerous publications including his non-fiction book Trials and Tribulations of a Real Life Private Eye, published by AuthorHouse. Lajoie was born and raised in Worcester, Massachusetts, lives in Sterling, MA, and operates his business in West Boylston, MA. View Guest page

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Jacob Lapid

Based in Israel, Jacob Lapid specializes in complex, cross-jurisdictional and dangerous investigative assignments. He owns Lapidim Projects & conducts investigations in North America, the UK, Eastern Europe, Russia, Africa, Central Asia, Middle Eastern countries and maintains an office in Atlanta, GA. The Lapidim team is 20 strong; all have military/secret service/ intelligence training & specialized skills. Jacob was decorated in the 1973 Israeli Yom Kippur War, a heroic young tank gunner during a pivotal battle. He was promoted to Colonel, later to Tank Brigade Commander, and finally assigned to the Israeli Intelligence Unit. He has degrees in Architecture, Economics & Administration Leadership. Jacob is an accomplished artist and his paintings describe battles from his experience & are exhibited at the famous Military Museum, Latrun, Israel. Jacob concludes the process of painting and investigation involves a similar process, putting pieces together until the final picture immerges. View Guest page

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Dottie Laster

After receiving her Master’s at San Antonio’s St. Mary’s University, Dottie Laster studied arbitration at the Paris International Chamber of Commerce, then mediation at Budapest’s Central European University. She worked for YMCA International and was appointed to the US Attorney's Human Trafficking Rescue Alliance task force. While with this task force, she trained over 5,000 police officers and worked directly with victims. Selected by the US Attorney’s Office to be Department of Justice certified, she now trains law enforcement and others and provides consulting to businesses, investigators, attorneys and groups that serve victims of trafficking and prosecutes traffickers. She is the past Administrator of California’s Orange County Human Trafficking Task Force, has successfully written over $6.5 million in grants to combat trafficking and assist victims and currently serves as Executive Director of Million Kids.org a non-profit combating trafficking and child exploitation. View Guest page

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Dottie Laster

Influenced by a class speaker in college, Dottie Laster began work in anti-human trafficking on a global scale. While studying in Paris & Budapest she was confronted with those sold into modern slavery. Dottie was appointed to the US Attorney’s Human Trafficking Rescue Alliance, then selected by the US Attorney’s Office to be certified by the Department of Justice to train law enforcement & others on human trafficking. She is the co-founder of San Antonio’s TX Coalition Against Human Trafficking & past Administrator of Orange County, CA Human Trafficking Task Force. Currently, Dottie is Program Director with Bernardo Kohler Center in Austin, TX & CEO of Laster Global Consulting. She consults in many high profile trafficking cases & is responsible for rescue & restoration of hundreds of trafficking victims. Dottie served as technical advisor and/or producer of major network TV & movie projects. She was featured in The Cantinera, a documentary on sex trafficking in Latin bars and cantinas and her direct rescue work will be the subject of the television series, Project Red Light. She is the recipient of several human rights awards and has been featured in numerous publications. View Guest page

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Henry K. Lee

Henry K. Lee has been a crime reporter for over 20 years and is currently a reporter at the San Francisco Chronicle, where he covers crimes, courts and aviation. He has a psychology degree from UC Berkeley, where he was a reporter and editor at the Daily Californian student newspaper. He has appeared on television. true-crime documentaries and radio programs across the country, including CNN, HLN, MSNBC, Fox News Channel, Court TV, Oxygen and Investigation Discovery. Henry is the author of Presumed Dead, a true life mystery of the murder of Nina Sharanova and subsequent conviction of her husband Hans Reiser. View Guest page

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Richard A. Leo

A University of San Francisco associate law professor, Richard A. Leo, Ph.D., J.D. was formerly a tenured professor of psychology and criminology at UC Irvine. Leo is internationally known for his pioneering empirical research on police interrogation practices, false confessions, and wrongful convictions. An author of more than 60 articles in scientific and legal journals and of several books, he wrote, Police Interrogation and American Justice, an award-winning study of police interrogation and confessions. Leo and Tom Wells co-authored The Wrong Guys: Murder, False Confessions and the Norfolk Four, a notable false confessions case. Leo’s work to help free the Norfolk Four was featured in New Yorker Magazine in 2009. Dr. Leo is the recipient of numerous individual and career achievement awards for research excellence. He is often called to advise and assist practicing litigation attorneys and often serves as a litigation consultant or an expert witness in criminal and civil trials. View Guest page

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Art Lesser

Art Lesser is the President of Merit Security and has worked in the field of electronics and communications almost 40 years. He was educated in New York City, attending Brooklyn College and Fordham University. He has specialized training in communications security and general security applications. Today Art provides security consulting and technical surveillance countermeasures (TSCM) services, sweeps and audits specializing in proprietary and confidential information containment, and communications security. He developed and implemented security policies and procedures for the protection of sensitive and confidential information as well as for privacy issues. Art is an active member of the a number of professional trade associations including American Society for Industrial Security (ASIS), High Technology Crime Investigation Association, (HTCIA), and Business Espionage Controls and Countermeasures Association, (BECCA), He has been interviewed on radio and television and has been quoted in several major publications and published in The Times Tribune, Legal Journals, Perspective Magazine, and the Wall Street Journal. View Guest page

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Lynn H. Levy

Maryland Private Investigator Lynn H. Levy has over 32 years investigative experience and is the owner and President of L.H. Levy Investigations, Inc. Lynn’s agency specializes in the insurance, legal, corporate and business arenas. Employment background investigations are a specialty of Lynn’s including both corporate employee backgrounds and domestic backgrounds for prospective nannies and adult care providers. She is the former president of the Professional Investigator’s Alliance of Maryland and is the first recipient of the Alliance’s Investigator of the Year. She was the President-Elect of the Baltimore National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) and is an active member of the National Association of Legal Investigators where she holds a designation of Certified Legal Investigator. In addition she is an active member of the Baltimore Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. Lynn has appeared on both radio and television, including the USA Channel and Fox TV. View Guest page

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John Walker Lindh

Indicted on ten federal charges including conspiracy to commit murder, providing support to terrorist organizations, contributing services and support to Al Qaeda and the Taliban and using and carrying firearms and destructive devices during crimes of violence, John Walker Lindh is serving 20 years in federal prison after pleading guilty to all ten charges. As the images of Lindh in captivity in were circulating the globe, California licensed private investigators David Fechheimer and Barry Simon, experienced criminal defense investigators, were in Afghanistan where they spent three months investigating this extraordinary case. Tune in to hear the story of their investigation and their unique viewpoint of the impact of this case on America. View Guest page

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Judith A. Litzenberger

San Diego attorney, Judith A. Litzenberger, retired from the Navy in 1995 after a successful 21-year career where she rose to lieutenant commander and served as Senior Member of Courts Martial & Administrative Boards and trained command personnel & JAG investigators. Jude began her legal career at San Diego based Bardsley & Carlos and handled misdemeanors & felonies, civil claims/litigation and military law cases. She served two years as chair of the San Diego County Bar Assoc. Military Law Committee, is on the board of Walden Family Services, and is a trainer for National Institute for Trial Advocacy courses. She serves on the San Diego Police Department Citizen’s Review Board, has co-chaired San Diego’s Returning Veterans Legal Task Force for 3 years and serves as the Veterans Treatment Court Team Coordinator. Jude's education includes the University Of San Diego School Of Law, two Masters, one in Education, the other in Psychology, along with a B.A. in Psychology and Sociology. View Guest page

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Jennifer Maghinay

Jennifer Maghinay comes from a family with a long history in law enforcement dating back to the 1930s. Jennifer followed her stint in the military by becoming a paralegal. She became proficient in family law, employment, civil & criminal law, personal injury, real estate, business law & workers' compensation. After 27 years as an investigative paralegal, she & her husband, David, opened Maghinay Investigations, LLC. Jennifer & David work as a team & take on cold missing person cases, stolen property recovery, process service, hard-to-locate witnesses, civil & criminal litigation, ID Theft, international fraud, workers' comp cases, domestic relation issues & fugitive recovery. In fact, Jennifer is the only female fugitive recovery agent in Oregon & and assists law enforcement & bail companies with fugitive recovery in Oregon. Since 2008, Jennifer has been the Northwest Region Director for the Oregon Association of Licensed Investigators where she is a member. In 2010 she served on the committee for City of Salem Multicultural & Tourism Board. She is also a moderator the women’s email group, World Wide Women/Female Legal Investigative Professionals (FLIP). View Guest page

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Brigadier Malik

After serving in the Pakistan Army for 32 years, Brigadier Rashid Ali Malik (Ret.) founded Security 2000, a private security agency. This was followed by 5 years as Director General of Pakistan Global Source, LLC, a Washington based security consulting enterprise. He is currently president of All Pakistan Security Agencies Association, has been a member of ASIS Investigation Council for the past 6 years and is a Past President & current Board Chair of the World Association of Detectives. Formerly Capitan of the Pakistan National Basketball Team, Security Chief for the Cricket World Cup, and Commander of the Pakistan National Day Parade in Islamabad, Brigadier Malik is also the recipient of 17 medals for war and peace-time service, 2 Commendations from the Chief of Army Staff, the Army Chief Gold Medal, 20 gold medals in sports, and was awarded the World Association of Detective’s International Security Professional of the Year in 2004 in Moscow. He is located in Karachi, Pakistan. View Guest page

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Alan Marr

Alan Marr served his law enforcement career with London’s Metropolitan Police, both in uniform and in plain clothes. In addition, he was posted to New Scotland Yard’s headquarters as a Senior Investigator. Following his retirement from as an inspector in 1991, he opened his own private investigation agency, Jigsaw Services. Alan is a Freeman of the City of London and of the Worshipful Company of Security Professionals. He is a Fellow, a Past Principal and a Life member of the Institute of Professional Investigators, both past President and past Chairman of the Council of International Investigators where he received the prestigious Malcolm Thomson Memorial Award as well as the Meritorious Service Award. He is a member of the Association of British Investigators, the National Association of Retired Police Officers, and the Founder and past Chairman of the Lyne Mountain Rescue Team. View Guest page

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Robin Martinelli

Georgia native, Robin Martinelli, is the president of Martinelli Investigations Inc. Robin hails from three generations of private investigators, is married to a police officer, and served in law enforcement herself. Then 17 years ago, after spending years as a process server, she founded her private investigation agency. Robin is a founding officer, past President and current Secretary of the Georgia Association of Professional Process Servers. She is a member of the Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the National Association of Professional Process Servers & is currently in the process of founding both the Georgia Association of Female Private Investigators & the National Association of Female Private Investigators. Robin, along with her PI daughter, Kristi, has been featured on The Montel Williams Show, Geraldo & CNN. View Guest page

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Dorothy McCoy

Dr. Dorothy McCoy’s background is in psychotherapy, law enforcement, law enforcement training, pre-employment assessment, and behavior modification. She is a researcher, a psychotherapist and a law enforcement consultant. She received her BA from the University of South Carolina, Masters in Clinical Counseling from The Citadel and her doctorate from the University of Sarasota. She is a Diplomate with the American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress, a certified Cognitive-Behavioral Therapist, a national certified therapist, a NOVA-trained community crisis responder and a licensed professional counselor. Dr. McCoy says she enjoys working with clients and witnessing the positive changes they make in their lives. She has published a police-stress workbook and three books, including The Manipulative Man. View Guest page

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Dr. Dorothy McCoy

Dr. Dorothy McCoy is the author of several books and articles. The most recent is her 2nd edition of Should I Chose Anger? Training for Law Enforcement, Security and Leaders. Dr. McCoy received her BA from University of South Carolina, Masters in Clinical Counseling from The Citadel & her doctorate from the University of Sarasota. She is a Diplomate with the American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress, a certified Cognitive-Behavioral Therapist, a national certified therapist, a NOVA-trained community crisis responder and a licensed professional counselor. In private practice for 15 years, Dr. McCoy is a researcher, a psychotherapist & a law enforcement counselor. She has served in many positions such as the Chairman of both a Rape Crisis Center & an Infant Fatality Board. She has been a hiring consultant for police departments in her area, is a former Commissioner for the USC Western Carolina Higher Education Commission & is a former member of the SC Governor’s Arson Task Force. View Guest page

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Brian McGuinness

Private investigator, Brian McGuinness, is the owner of Miami, Florida’s McGuinness & Associates, Inc. He holds several investigative certifications, has been Court qualified as an expert witness, and has worked nationally on a number of high profile criminal defense cases. He is a popular speaker at conferences and has lectured at the University of Miami School of Law. He is a member and former president of the Florida Association of Licensed Investigators and a member, former president and board chairman of the National Council of Investigation and Security Services. He has received awards from both of these associations. He is a long standing advocate for the private investigation profession, has lobbied in support of the investigative profession for over fifteen years, has assisted in drafting amendments to Federal legislation impacting investigators, and has testified before a Congressional Sub-Committee and a Federal Judicial panel. View Guest page

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Patrick McGuinness

After 31 years with the Jacksonville, Florida Public Defender’s office, Patrick McGuinness, a senior homicide division trial attorney, joined two attorneys to launch Finnell, McGuinness & Nezami, P.A. McGuinness, as lead counsel in most of the high profile cases tried in Jacksonville over the past three decades, he presents seminars across the country on forensic issues, cross-examination, case investigation, false confessions and other topics. McGuinness’ trial efforts and successes have been chronicled over the years by the press and a number of television programs. He and his partner, Ann Finnell, were the featured counsel in a documentary film “Murder on a Sunday Morning,” a Jacksonville murder case that ultimately drew international attention. After the successful conclusion of the case and the vindication of their client, the film was featured on HBO and won an Oscar (Academy Award) for the best documentary View Guest page

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R.J. McMahon

President of R.J.McMahon & Associates, Inc., since 1991, Rory McMahon is a Private Investigator, a Certified Legal Investigator, a Certified Criminal Defense Investigator, and a Certified Fraud Examiner. For twelve years starting in 1978, Rory served as a Federal Probation Officer in New York and Florida followed by ten years as instructor and Department Chair for the Private Investigation Services Program at Florida’s City College. He is currently an instructor for S2institute, an on-line private investigation school. Rory specializes in financial investigative techniques, legal investigations (civil & criminal) and fraud Investigation. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in English and has credits toward his Masters in Criminal Justice. Rory has authored two books, Fraud Investigation: How to Conduct White Collar and Fraud Investigations (2008) and the Practical Handbook for Professional Investigators, 2nd edition (2007). View Guest page

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Rory J. McMahon, CLI, CFE, CCDI

As a Federal Probation Officer in New York and Florida, Rory was assigned to investigate and supervise numerous career criminals; including major white collar and fraud offenders; large scale narcotic traffickers; and organized crime members and associates. This experience enabled him to become proficient in many areas of investigation including: financial investigation; surveillance; fraud investigation; undercover tactics; and, understanding the criminal mind. Rory received his Bachelors in English from LeMoyne College in Syracuse, NY and is working toward his Masters in Criminal Justice. Founded in 1991, Rory is the president of R. J. McMahon & Associates, Inc. He is a Certified Legal Investigator and a Certified Fraud Examiner. He was an instructor of Florida’s City College for 10 years and served as Department Chair of the Private Investigative Services Program. He is the author of 7 books including Fraud Investigation & Practical Handbook for Professional Investigators. View Guest page

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Susan Mellen



In 1997, Susan Mellen, a mother of three, was falsely accused of committing the gruesome murder of Rick Daly. At the time, Susan was living with her boyfriend, Tom, and her two youngest children, Jessica (9) and Donnie (7). She was a gentle and doting mother, but succumbed the use of methamphetamine when she was in her early 30's. Susan dated Rick Daly briefly but the relationship ended when Rick went to jail. Susan met and she and her children moved in with Tom. Rick was released from jail. About the time Rick was released, Susan and Tom were in the midst of moving to Gardena, California. Several miles away, three Lawndale gang members savagely attacked and murdered Rick Daly. Nevertheless, the investigation targeted Susan. View Guest page

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Mark Mermelstein

A partner at Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe, Mark Mermelstein is a trial attorney specializing in complex litigation and white collar criminal defense. He is admitted to practice in both California and New York and specializes in complex commercial litigation. His main focus is representing corporations and individuals facing allegations of securities fraud, health care fraud, antitrust violations, money laundering, environmental crimes, mail & wire fraud, embezzlement, and violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. Following his graduation from the University of Pennsylvania Law School magna cum laude, he served as clerk for Honorable Jane R. Roth, 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals. He has authored several articles and spoken to groups regarding white collar crime. For the past seven years the Los Angeles Magazine & Southern California Super Lawyers - Rising Star Edition have voted Mark a “Rising Star” in Southern California. He is currently the editor of the Pennsylvania Law Review and has received commendation for his participation in the pro bono civil rights panel, US District Court, Central District of California. View Guest page

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Jimmie Mesis

Following his service as a US Marine Corps military translator, Jimmie Mesis learned his skills on the streets of New York City as a private investigator over 30 years ago. Featured on the History Channel TV show, Operation Reunion, he located & reunited soldiers who served together in Korea and Vietnam; he has also been a guest on the FX TV, P.I. and CNN’s Larry King Live. Jimmie and his wife Rosemarie own and publish PI Magazine, a trade magazine for private investigators and also own both PI bookstore.com, and PI Gear.com. A recipient of numerous awards, Jimmie is past president of the New Jersey Private Investigator Association, is a member of the National Council of Investigative and Security Services, and is an Honorary Member for both the Georgia Association of Professional Private Investigators and London, England’s World Association of Professional Investigators. Currently Jimmie is the Legislative Chair and Director for the National Council of Investigation & Security Services. View Guest page

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Brett Mikkelson

A former U.S. Army military intelligence officer, Private Investigator Brett Mikkelson is the president of B.M. Investigations, Inc. The firm is located in the Republic of Panama and operates primarily within Central and South America. Besides being a polygraph examiner, Brett has a strong security orientation. He established a security and investigations department for the family owned Panama Harari Group stores and warehouses and updates the family on investment and security issues both within Panama and internationally. Also, because Panama is a popular tourist attraction that draws those who prey on tourists, Brett has become a specialist in handling missing person cases. Brett is able to get assistance from his international contacts through the trade associations where he is a member such as the Council of International Investigators, World Association of Detectives, Intelnet, National Association of Fraud Investigators, and others. View Guest page

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Carol Moore

Conducting scores of civil investigations throughout the US, many resulting in million dollar verdicts or settlements, Carol Moore is a staff legal investigator & paralegal for the Florida Levin Papantonio law firm. She was the lead investigator in Perrine v. DuPont that ended in a verdict against DuPont for a total of $381.6 million. Carol has a Business Administration Degree, a Legal Assistant Degree, is continuing her studies in Criminal Justice & is a Florida Certified Investigator. An active member of many professional associations, she served as president of both the NW Florida Legal Professionals Assoc, the NW Florida Staff Legal Investigators, & as National Director of the Natl Assoc of Legal Investigators (NALI). She holds a Certified Legal Investigator designation and is a recipient of the Florida’s Certified Investigator of the Year. Active in community environmental protection, Carol also served as Executive Director of Riverkeepers in Northwest Florida for over a decade. View Guest page

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Joan Morris

Joan Morris has been a newspaper reporter for 35 years and has reported on topics as varied as a prison riot, two Super Bowls, the landing of the space shuttle in a New Mexico desert and the disappearance of Dottie Caylor. She has worked at the Contra Times for 25 years. For the past year she has been the pets & wildlife columnist for the news group that includes the Times, Oakland Tribune and San Jose Mercury News. View Guest page

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Mark J. Murnan

Mark J. Murnan is a Certified Legal Investigator and a Certified Fraud Examiner. A former staff investigator for the Southern District of Florida Federal Public Defender, he has over 25 years investigative experience in both public and private sectors, and has assisted counsel in a myriad of criminal defense cases. Mark’s agency, Complete Legal Investigations, Inc., focuses on criminal defense and civil/plaintiff personal injury investigations. Mark has written extensively for professional journals and often lectures on investigative procedure Mark is a past regional director for the National Association of Legal Investigators, a member of the National Defense Investigator Association, and is Past President of the Florida Association of Licensed Investigators. He is committed to improving the perception of private investigators throughout the country by addressing issues facing PIs, including education, privacy concerns and access to public records. View Guest page

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Anthony Murray



Anthony Murray was wrongfully convicted of first-degree murder in Illinois in 1998.

In 2012 the Illinois Innocence Project presented new evidence that won him a third trial. In a surprise move, the county prosecutor approached Anthony with the “Alford Plea.” This seldom-used plea bargain would allow him to maintain his innocence and walk out of prison after more than 14 years. But there was a catch – Anthony would need to plead guilty to second-degree murder in exchange for his release. Though innocent, Anthony accepted the plea bargain because his mother and family needed him home.

Anthony completed two years’ probation in October 2014, a condition of his release. The 2012 conviction makes it appear he is guilty of committing a recent and egregious crime, leaving him with limited possibilities. A recently filed executive clemency petition on his behalf, if granted, a crime he did not commit will be removed from his record. Then, Anthony truly be free. View Guest page

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Siti Naidu

With 16 years experience in the field, Siti Naidu is the Managing Director and Director of Search Training for Corporate Risks Consulting Sdn Bhd, a corporate security & investigation company licensed by the Malaysia Ministry of Home Affairs. In October 2011, Siti was elected President of the World Association of Detectives (WAD) at its 86th conference in Hong Kong, the second woman to hold this position and the first Asian woman. At this conference, she was also awarded the Association’s Norman J Sloan Award for long and meritorious service to the investigation and security profession. Siti is a founder-Chairman of the Malaysia Chapter of ASIS International, American Society for Industrial Security), is a member of the British Investigators Association, Intellenet USA & the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners USA. In Malaysia, she is the Vice-President of the Asian Professional Security Association and the Malaysian Intellectual Property Association where she has served on the Executive Committee. An active Rotary Club member, Siti has served in several elected positions and is a Major Donor. View Guest page

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Susan Nash

Susan Nash, president & founder of Search-Net Management Corp, provides litigation support, judgment debtor tracing & asset research. Susan is a forensic accountant, an investigative consultant, & regularly conducts seminars on Skip Tracing, the Internet, Fraud, Collections & Personal Growth. She has published articles in trade publications, as well as being the author of two books, "Budgeting Basics & Beyond: A Complete Step-by-Step Guide for Non-Financial Managers" and Skip Tracing Basics & Beyond: A Complete Step-by-Step Guide for Locating Hidden Assets.” Susan's book is endorsed by National Association of Retail Collection Attorneys, the Debt Buyers Association & PI Magazine. Susan holds a Bachelor’s in Accounting from Queens College. She is President and Founder of New York Judgment Recovery Specialists & a member of a number of trade associations including the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners & the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants. View Guest page

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Mindy Naumer

Mindy Naumer has been a marketing consultant with LAWgical for four years. Her in-depth knowledge of the legal support industry and online marketing products enables her to educate and to provide insight and help to businesses and establish the best marketing strategies. Mindy is a graduate of DePauw University, and originally from Southern Illinois. Mindy travels nationwide to conferences to speak and discuss business marketing to those wanting to expand their business. As a former small business owner herself, Mindy has experience with the challenges of online marketing exposure. Mindy loves learning about her customers as well as helping them succeed. Mindy's career in sales and marketing has taken her from Chicago to Little Rock, from Little Rock to Aspen, Colorado and then on to Denver where she currently resides. View Guest page

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Keith Nelson

Lobbyist Keith Nelson is Executive Vice President of Lobbyit, a Washington D.C. based legislative advocacy firm, and represents the National Council of Investigation and Security Services. Keith is an attorney and former prosecutor with extensive government experience at both the state and Federal level. Before joining Lobbyit.com, Keith ran the Offices of Legislative Affairs for two Federal Cabinet-level agencies – The U.S Department of Justice, and the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy. In both of these positions, he managed agency-wide issue portfolios, advised the Attorney General and Director of National Drug Control Policy on a daily basis, and was the primary liaison and chief negotiator between the agencies and Congress. At DOJ, he was named to the Federal Senior Executive Service. Subsequent to DOJ, Keith served as an Associate Deputy General Counsel at the U.S. Department of Defense preparing cases against suspected terrorists detained at Guantanamo Bay. View Guest page

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George Michael Newman

George Michael Newman, a licensed private investigator with 30 + years experience is a combat decorated veteran, owns Tactical Investigative Services & is a Board Certified criminal investigator. He is a qualified expert in investigative protocols & has been appointed to defend U.S. military personnel in Courts Martial and other venues. A certified NRA approved Firearms Instructor, he has provided protection services for government dignitaries & others and has coordinated details with the US Secret Service, FBI & the US State Department. He is an active member of the CA Institute for Professional Investigators, Assoc. of Certified Fraud Examiners, Intellenet, Council of International Investigators, Professional Investigator Assoc. of CA, Natl Assoc. of Legal Investigators, and the CA Assoc. of Licensed Investigators. Michael is routinely published in periodicals, been featured on KPBS’s Murder, Rape & DNA, 48 Hours and profiled in the Naval Dispatch, San Diego Magazine & P I Magazine. View Guest page

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Barry Nixon

Prior to founding PreemploymentDirectory.com, W. Barry Nixon earned a Masters in Human Resource Development, NY University, & a BS from Northeastern University. Barry has received advanced education human resource management, organizational development programs, & earned certifications in Workplace Security, POST Background Screening & Safe Hiring. He serves as Co-Chair of the International Committee for the National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS). Barry is co-author of Background Screening & Investigations: Managing Hiring Risk from the HR and Security Perspectives, authors PI Magazine’s Background Screening Column, publishes both The Background Buzz, a newsletter for the screening industry, & the Annual Background Screening Industry Buyers Guide. He has appeared on ABC, MSNBC, Wall Street Journal Radio, UK’s National Talk Radio, WGST News Radio’s Job Talk. He is a past recipient of Security Magazine’s prestigious Top 25 Most Influential People in Security. View Guest page

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Deirdre O'Connor



Deirdre is Innocence Matters Founder and is the current Executive Director, a position she has held since 2010. Deirdre earned her J.D. degree from Northeastern University. After a highly successful career devoted to indigent criminal defendants at the Public Defender Office in Los Angeles, she served as the Clinic Director for the Indigent Criminal Defense Clinic at Emory Law School. In 2007, Deirdre learned of the Troy Davis case and, after a careful review of the entire trial record and new evidence, she became convinced of Troy's innocence. On September 21, 2011, Georgia executed Troy Davis despite compelling evidence of innocence. Deirdre's exposure to Troy's case prompted her to create Innocence Matters and her memory of him will forever inspire her work. View Guest page

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Melissa O’Connell

Melissa O’Connell received her J.D. with a concentration in Public Interest and Social Justice from Santa Clara University School of Law in 2003. Melissa was one of the founding practitioners with Fresh Lifelines for Youth (F.L.Y.), a legal non-profit working with at-risk youth in Santa Clara County. Melissa was a Public Defender in Solano County representing indigent clients charged with various misdemeanor and felony level offenses. With that trial experience, Melissa went on to join a boutique criminal defense firm in Berkeley, CA and practiced in multiple jurisdictions throughout Northern California. In January 2010, Melissa returned to Santa Clara School of Law where she currently serves as a Staff Attorney for the Northern California Innocence Project’s DNA Unit. As a Lecturer in Law, Melissa has taught courses in Advanced Legal Writing, Interviewing & Counseling, and served as Coach for the Juvenile External Honors Moot Court Competition. View Guest page

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Eric O’Neill

Eric O’Neill is currently a practicing attorney in Maryland and the District of Columbia. He specializes in counterintelligence and counterterrorism operations, investigations into economic espionage, internal investigations and security risk assessment consulting. Eric’s broad legal experience in homeland security, border protection, risk and liability mitigation for anti-terrorism technologies, national security & federal investigations of United States citizens & of foreign nationals, includes due diligence for mergers & acquisitions, procurement fraud, internal investigations of companies & employee corruption cases. Eric is an accomplished public speaker who lectures about security issues internationally. Eric graduated from Auburn University with honors and majored in political science and psychology. He received his law degree from The George Washington University Law School. Eric’s involvement in gathering information on Robert Phillip Hanssen provided a compelling story. Eric subsequently consulted on a movie detailing the case entitled, “Breach” available on DVD. View Guest page

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Joseph Paolella

Following his career with the US Secret Service & the White House detail, Joseph Paolella became a polygraph examiner who has conducted over 17,000 polygraph examinations. He is a licensed private investigator in both CA & IL & specializes in criminal defense, background investigations, & locating people. In addition, he provides the services of both private & commercial executive protection & uniformed security officers. Joe was featured on both the FOX TV show “Liars ” & Queen Latifah as a technical advisor & featured polygraph examiner, as technical advisor for the Leeza Show & King World, & has appeared on ABC Peter Jennings episode, “President John F. Kennedy.” Joe founded Chicago’s American Lie Detection Laboratory, the CA Organization of Private Police, & established the American College of Forensic Studies. He is a member of the CA Assoc of Licensed Investigators, the American Polygraph Association and the Assoc of Former Agents of the US Secret Service among others. View Guest page

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A. RILEY PARKER

With over 30 years of law enforcement and private investigation experience, Riley Parker handles complex cases including workers compensation, disability, embezzlement and fraud assignments at his agency, Parker & Associates; he shares with his wife, Jane. Riley is a Certified Professional Investigator & a Certified Fraud Specialist and has qualified as an expert witness. He has a Bachelors Degree in Criminal Justice Administration; is a P.O.S.T. Certified Law Enforcement Background Investigator; holds a Certification in Workers’ Compensation Law, and a Certification in Traffic Accident Investigation and Reconstruction. Serving honorably as a member of the Bakersville Police Department in California, he is a Kern County Law Enforcement Training Academy graduate. Riley is an active member of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, Association of Certified Fraud Specialists, and the California Association of Licensed Investigators. View Guest page

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Jane Parker

Jane Parker, private investigator and research coordinator for Parker & Associates, has more than 15 years of professional and private investigation experience. She is responsible for conducting all pre-employment screenings and executive level backgrounds; the coordination of online research and the daily supervision of administrative and financial functions. She is a former fraud analyst experienced in the telecommunications industry and was an auditor for a major workers’ compensation carrier. Jane holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Liberal Studies; Certification in Workers’ Compensation Law, and a Certification in Human Resource Management, all from California State University, Bakersfield. She is a P.O.S.T. Certified Law Enforcement Background Investigator, an active member of the California Association of Licensed Investigators, and an active member of the Kern County Chapter of the Society for Human Resource Managers. View Guest page

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Kelly Paxton

Kelly Paxton is a Certified Fraud Examiner, a Licensed Private Investigator, and holds a B.A. in International Studies with an emphasis in Economics. In 1992, she was recruited by the U.S. Customs Service for her financial industry expertise in commodities, securities and insurance investments and spent five years there assigned to the Money Laundering, Currency, and Narcotics Group. Kelly has over seven years' experience performing background investigations and security clearances at the federal and local level. As a financial analyst for the Washington County Fraud Identity Theft Enforcement Team, she provided investigative and analytical support for numerous embezzlement, elder-abuse and identity-theft cases. Kelly is a Financial Industry Regulatory Authority National Public Arbitrator. She is past Membership Director and a Director At Large for the Oregon Chapter of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners. View Guest page

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Thomas Peele

Tom’s career began at a weekly newspaper in New York in 1983. Since, he has worked for 7 daily newspapers. Specializing in data collection and analysis, he is currently an investigative reporter for the Bay Area News Group, publishers of newspapers surrounding San Francisco. A recipient of over 50 journalism awards, Tom holds a bachelor’s in journalism and a master's in creative writing. He lectures at UC Berkeley’s Graduate School of Journalism & co-teaches a class on public-records reporting. Tom says, "work life changed radically after the 2007 murder of a man I'd never met.” Chauncey Bailey, the editor of a weekly newspaper in Oakland, was working on an article about an organization called Your Black Muslim Bakery and the cult behind it. A group of journalists (Tom was one) incensed by lack of attention Bailey’s murder received, joined together in a loosely formed association they named The Chauncey Bailey Project. The tragedy of this case is chronicled in Killing the Messenger. View Guest page

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Bill Pellerin

Bill Pellerin is President and Founder of Texas Investigative Network, Inc., and has been in the investigations profession for 24 years. His company specializes in obtaining publicly held and difficult to obtain information and evidence to assist clients in making sound business decisions. Prior to attending the University of Houston where he holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice and a Bachelor’s in General Studies, he attended Texas A&M University where he was a member of the Corps of Cadets and a member of the Varsity Football Team. Bill is licensed by the Texas Department of Public Safety Private Security Bureau, is a member of the Texas Association of Licensed Investigators, the National Council of Investigative & Security Services, the Council of International Investigators, Vistage 1039 Trusted Advisor Roundtable and the Galleria Chamber of Commerce. View Guest page

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Clem Pellett

Dr. Clem Pellett is a highly skilled oral and maxillofacial surgeon specializing in problems relating to the mouth, teeth and facial regions from a clinic located in Bellevue, Washington. After graduating from dental school, he served his residency at the Mayo Clinic, is now considered one of Seattle’s top ten surgeons, and has even taught in Zimbabwe. Dr. Pellet’s grandfather, Clarence Pellett, was shot to death by a hitchhiker in 1951, two years before Dr. Pellet was born. While cleaning out his mother’s home, Dr. Pellett discovered the details of his grandfather’s death while looking through a box of keepsakes containing newspaper clippings of his grandfather’s murder. His curiosity led him to research the case and as he gathered more and more information, he called upon the assistance of private investigators. For more information about Dr. Pellett go to http://www.oralsurgerycenter.net View Guest page

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Ray Pezolt

After operating his own private investigation * consulting company for 27 years, Ray Pezolt joined Pinkerton Consulting & Investigations in 2002 as Manager of Investigations for the Rocky Mountain region. Ray began his private security career following 4 years in the US Navy, then started his own investigation company in 1976. Ray is a teacher, an author and featured on numerous television news stories and in the print media. He co-authored Basic Guidelines for Executive Protection & assisted as technical advisor on 3 Emmy-award winning documentaries including, I Know You, an ABC News documentary to examine the use and access of legal and public sources of information. Ray holds the designation of Certified Protection Professional (CPP) by ASIS International, graduated from Denver’s Metro State College & is a graduate of the American Institute of Applied Science course Forensic Science “Civil and Criminal Identification and Investigation.” View Guest page

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Joey Piscitelli

Born in Brooklyn, New York, Joey Piscitelli was a Catholic from birth until he was molested by a priest at Salesian High School in Richmond, CA where he was attending 9th grade. He had just turned 14-years-old at the time. Joey was an A-student and even though he was 14, he weighed 85 lbs. The abuse continued from 1969 to 1972. Against all odds, in 2003, Joey sued the Church. He prevailed after five years of litigation and multiple appeals. In 2009 Joey finally received the $650,000 awarded by the jury. The suit cost the Church 5 million dollars. He is the only clergy abuse victim to have ever gone to a jury trial in Contra Costa history. Joey is currently 56-years-old and a general contractor. He has been married for 32 years to his wife Linda and has two grown children. He is a strong activist for sexually abused children and is the Northern California Director for SNAP (Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests). He has participated in over 100 protests in over 50 California cities. He is a member of Mensa. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rpnkj1p_jPE View Guest page

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Sheila Ponnosamy

Sheila Ponnosamy holds a Masters degree in Business Administration from Edith Cowan University in Western Australia. Before joining the private investigation firm of Mainguard International (S) Pte Ltd 15 years ago, she handled exhibitions & events management and was a conference producer in Australia. Her scope of work includes business development, client liaison and investigations management of operations in the Asia Pacific region. After spending over 10 years advancing her training in investigations and attending local workshops and international conferences all over the world, she currently serves as an elected Board Member of the Council of International Investigators and is the Chair of the Public Relations Committee. Ms Ponnosamy was awarded the Investigator of the Year Award in 2010 at the CII Conference in Cardiff for her work in an international case across a few countries in locating a woman who had been missing for 10 years. View Guest page

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David Queen

Prior to entering private law practice, David Queen was an Asst US Attorney in Pennsylvania & Maryland & Special Asst US Attorney in the Dist of Columbia. He has practiced law since 1973 & is a licensed California private investigator. He is the author of two legal texts and the California The Private Investigator’s Legal Manual (3rd Edition). Nominated by President Reagan as US Attorney, Middle District of Pennsylvania, David became a member of the US Attorney General’s Advisory Board. As US Attorney, he oversaw 100s of prosecutions including the 3-Mile Island power plant disaster & the E.F. Hutton mail fraud case. He was Deputy Assistant Secty of the Treasury under Treasury Secty James Baker & Acting Assistant Secty for Enforcement & Operations, overseeing enforcement activities of Customs, Secret Service, IRS, ATF & the Ofc of Financial Enforcement. In addition, he was an INTERPOL Treasury Department Representative and a Federal Law Enforcement Training Center board member. View Guest page

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Robert Radus

Private investigator Robert “Bob” Radus, is the Director of Forensics & Marketing for ACTForensic.com, Inc. He is a Certified Public Accountant & a Certified Fraud Examiner. After retiring from the Orange County Sheriff's Department with 31 yrs service, he obtained his California PI license. He is a member of the California Society of CPA's, the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners & the California Association of Licensed Investigators. A graduate of the FBI While Collar Crime Course & the CA Department of Justice computer course series, Bob’s last police assignment was as a Lieutenant in the HiTech Services Unit supervising 20 Reserve Deputies & Volunteers in technology related crimes & Departmental Support Units. Bob has qualified & testified as an Expert Witness in Orange, Riverside, & Los Angeles County Superior Courts & for the American Arbitration Association on Forensic Accounting in business & family issues, fraud, and eDiscovery. He is a qualified computer forensics examiner who "works in the field and on the bench" for computer evidence acquisition and examination. He regularly participates in fraud examination gathering and analyzing evidence. View Guest page

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Lt. Robert “Bob” Rahn (ret.)

Lt. Robert “Bob” Rahn (ret.) is the CEO of Management Resources Ltd. of New York and a former homicide detective. He has over 40 years of investigative experience. During his esteemed police career, he was assigned to the Patrol Bureaus of Manhattan and Brooklyn, the Manhattan South Anti-Crime Unit and the Detective Bureau. As a detective, he worked on the Lower East Side Homicide Task Force, the Manhattan North Detective Joint Homicide Task Force and the Major Case Squad. Bob has accrued decades of unparalleled investigative experience, particularly with regards to homicide cases. He is a Certified Criminal Defense Investigator. View Guest page

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Steven Rambam

Private Investigator, Steven Rambam, founder & CEO of Pallorium, Inc., has offices and affiliates worldwide. He has coordinated investigations in over 50 countries & in nearly every U.S. State and Canadian province. Steve specializes in complicated international & multi-jurisdictional investigations. He is known for his pro bono activities, including the location & investigation of nearly 200 Nazi collaborators & war criminals in the USA, Canada, Europe and Australia. Steven has also coordinated efforts to expose terrorist groups' fundraising activities in the United States and has conducted investigations resulting in the tightening of airport security in 8 U.S. cities. He has received many commendations, awards, foreign military decorations, and has been mentioned in the Canadian and Israeli Parliaments. He holds 6 professional board certifications and memberships in numerous national & international trade associations & is the host for Investigation Discovery’s “No Where to Hide.” View Guest page

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Elizabeth Fern Rathjen

It was reported that Elizabeth Fern Rathjen walked away from Stockton State Mental Hospital in 1956. But did she? Mass graves were found with at least 40 intact human skeletons. Is one of the skeletons Elizabeth? Her daughter Joyce Tafoya thinks so. Tammy Davidson, the licensed private investigator Joyce hired to locate her mother, thinks it is a good possibility. Joyce ran into obstacles at every turn. She finally was granted an injunction to keep the skeletons from just being reburied when unearthed by a construction company working on the old hospital site and to get them examined for time of death, sex and height. Will Joyce be successful in getting DNA tested on the two skeletons that are potential matches? The State of California Department of Health has refused. What do Joyce and Tammy do now? View Guest page

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Don Ray

Don Ray is a veteran multimedia investigative journalist, producer and author. He has written or produced for NBC, CBS, PBS and Disney, among others. He has written six books that relate to public records, background investigations, document interpretations, privacy issues and writing for the ear. Before Don Ray was a journalist, he worked in law enforcement as a U.S. Army combat military policeman in Vietnam, a Postal Police officer and a fraud analyst with the U.S. Postal Inspection Service. For the past 20 years, he has trained tens of thousands of law enforcement agents, private investigators and investigative journalists. He’s trained journalists in Third World countries and other developing democracies such as Nigeria, Nicaragua, Malawi, Serbia, Bosnia & Herzogvina, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Poland and the Ukraine. Nowadays, Don Ray is forming a not-for-profit corporation that will focus on preserving all forms of the media so that future generations can enjoy access. View Guest page

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Lisa Reed

After twenty-five years in law enforcement, Lisa Reed became a licensed private investigator and founded LSR Investigations in Flemington, NJ. Her background as a detective in the Sex Crimes Unit, Deputy Commander for the Narcotics Task Force and Police Academy Sergeant, gave her valuable experiences easily transferable to the private sector. During her law enforcement career, Lisa was recognized with numerous commendations, most notably concerning her contributions to children. Since her transition to the private investigation arena, she was awarded the Investigator of the Year Award for her dedication and commitment to the New Jersey Association of Licensed Investigators (NJLPI). Lisa is Executive Vice President of NJLPI and is a member of the Pennsylvania Associations of Licensed Investigators, the National Association of Legal Investigators, Intellenet, and is a member of law enforcement trade associations. View Guest page

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Chris Reynolds

Chris Reynolds has been a licensed private investigator since 1979 when he was 23 years old, one of the youngest to acquire a PI license in California. He started working for a civil and criminal litigation firm at age 17 and since 1980 has owned & operated his own agency as Chris Reynolds Investigations. Chris is the President of the California of Licensed Investigators (CALI), the largest organization of its type in the world. This year is the second time he has served as association president. He has served in CALI leadership positions for years. He is a recipient of its Investigator of the Year award & in 2014 CALI honored Chris with the Distinguished Achievement Award. Along with several trade associations, he holds memberships in the National Association of Criminal Defense Investigators, and the National Council of Investigation & Security Services, an association representing PIs & security professionals before the U.S. Congress and governmental agencies for almost 40 years. View Guest page

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Chris Reynolds

Chris Reynolds, a licensed private investigator since 1979, is one of the youngest to ever acquire a PI license in California. He started working for a civil & criminal litigation firm at age 17 & since 1980 has owned and operated Chris Reynolds Investigations. Chris and his investigation of a pathology expert were recently featured on PBS Frontline. Chris is serving his 2nd term as President of the CA Assoc of Licensed Investigators, the largest association of its type in the world. He is an Investigator of the Year award recipient & has served on its Board of Directors & in other leadership positions for several years. He holds memberships in the National Assoc of Criminal Defense Investigators (NACDL), CA Attorneys for Criminal Justice (CACJ), Defense Investigators Assoc (DIA), & the National Council of Investigation & Security Services (NCISS), a 36-year-old association representing private investigators & security professionals before the U.S. Congress and governmental agencies. View Guest page

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William “Billy” Reynolds

William “Billy” Reynolds is a Missouri licensed investigator and nationally recognized DWI consultant and trainer. Billy has been the owner of Brighton Lewis, Inc. since returning in 2009 from almost three years training security forces in Iraq. In addition to concentrating on criminal defense assistance for attorneys, Billy uses his former law enforcement experience to train attorneys using the same National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) training law enforcement receives. He also consults with attorneys on DWI cases and is available to testify nationwide as an expert. Billy has earned a BS in Criminal Justice from St. Charles University’s Lindenwood University. He is a member of the National Association for Public Defense (NAPD), ASIS International as well as the National Association for Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL). View Guest page

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Jamie Richardson

A licensed private investigator from Albany, New York, Jamie Richardson has developed, through his training and experience, a specialty in investigating alleged abuse, neglect and financial exploitation of aging and vulnerable adults. Richardson has conducted numerous investigations of abuse and maltreatment in nursing home and aging care settings. A former United States Marine, he is the founder and owner of Mission Possible Investigatons (MPI). Prior to founding MPI, Richardson worked for the Bost Inc. as a Quality Assurance Investigator and the Florida Department of Children and Families as Adult Protective Investigator. View Guest page

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Kelly Riddle

With more than 30 years of investigation experience, Kelly Riddle is the owner of Texas based Kelmar & Assoc. Inc. He earned his B.S. degree in Criminal Justice from the Univ of North Alabama. Prior law enforcement experience includes being a SWAT team member, Training Officer, EMT, Evidence Tech, Arson Investigator, Juvenile Specialist & a Traffic Investigator. He has been designated an expert in several investigative disciplines and holds a Certified Investigator designation. Kelly has authored 10 books and published more than 40 articles. Chosen as the PI of the Year by the Natl Assoc of Investigative Specialists, Kelly was also named as #1 PI in the US by PI Magazine & chosen as One of the Top 25 PI’s of the 20th Century. A member of many private investigator trade associations, Kelly currently serves as president for Texas Assoc of Licensed Investigators. He is a Board Director of Freedom of Information Foundation of TX & serves on the PR committee for Council of International Investigators. He is a founding board member & advisor for a non-profit, Can You Identify Me, the founder & president of both PI Institute of Education & Assoc of Christian Investigators. View Guest page

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Rebecca Roberts

Rebecca Roberts is the National Marketing Director of IRBsearch®, an on-line data provider, and travels extensively for the company presenting demonstrations on research methodology. Information provided through access to IRBsearch® is proprietary and governed by state and federal legislation, laws protecting consumer privacy rights and governing the legitimate use of the services. Rebecca teaches classes covering state and federal legislation for online database searching, best search practices, and security issues private investigators should know and understand. Rebecca has Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Social Science and a Master’s in Science in American and Florida Studies from Florida State University. Rebecca’s marketing and promotional abilities hail from more than twenty years of experience in media and communications where she created original programming for regional cable networks and brought the shows to award-winning status through effective promotions. View Guest page

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Rich Robertson

Formerly an Arizona print and broadcast journalist for 28 years, Rich Robertson, a licensed investigator, is the founder & owner of R3 Investigations. He has been the lead investigator on hundreds of complex criminal and civil cases, including numerous death penalty cases at the trial, sentencing and post-conviction levels. Rich’s journalism experience includes being a member of the investigative team & subsequently city editor during his 20 years stint withThe Arizona Republic. There, he was the editor of three projects that were finalists for Pulitzer prizes. In addition, he is an Emmy Award-winning investigative reporter for Arizona’s KPHO-TV and KPNX-TV. Rich is past-president of the AZ Association of Licensed Private Investigators. He is currently editor of The Legal Investigator, a publication of the National Association of Legal Investigators; active in the Justice Project; an associate member of AZ Attorneys for Criminal Justice; a past president and member of the board of directors of the First Amendment Coalition of AZ; and for over 10 years was AZ public records chairman for the Society of Professional Journalists. View Guest page

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Olivia Robinson

For thirty years, private investigator Olivia Robinson has been conducting critical, time sensitive research projects for corporations and investors around the world. She conducts investigations in support of court appointed receiverships, assists with informed decision-making during a merger, acquisition, restructuring or turnaround. Though her investigative process, she has uncovered fraud and criminal activity, exposed hidden transactional misrepresentations, diagnosed industry or company performance issues, and determined factors affecting reputation and profitability. Olivia has authored a number of articles on Ponzi schemes, hard money load scams, due diligence, and tracking down assets. She is a member of the California Receivers Forum. Olivia is a popular presenter on subjects related to all kinds of scoundrels, skullduggeries & those conducting business mischief. View Guest page

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Lester S. Rosen

Lester S. Rosen is a former deputy District Attorney and criminal defense attorney, is president and CEO of Employment Screening Resources (ESR) and is also a private investigator. He graduated from UCLA and then received his J.D. from the UC Davis School of Law. In 1996, Les participated in creating ESR, a background screening firm dedicated to a safe and profitable workplace for employers and employees and in the first independent industry study, has been rated as the top-screening firm in the US. Les is a recognized expert, consultant, writer and presenter on pre-employment screening and safe hiring, is often quoted in the news media and is a founding member of the National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS) where he served as co-chairman on its first board of directors. He is the author of The Safe Hiring Manual--Complete Guide to Keeping Criminals, Imposters and Terrorists Out of Your Workplace and produced the first industry course on background checks. View Guest page

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Eli Rosenblatt



Eli Rosenblatt is a private investigator, CFE, and digital forensics specialist in Portland, Oregon. He owns Eli Rosenblatt Investigations and Core Service, LLC. His caseload includes in-depth background investigations, social media, comprehensive workplace investigations, missing persons, criminal defense, and civil, insurance, and family law.

Eli’s impressive list of certifications include Certified Fraud Examiner, Association of Certified Fraud Examiners; Certified Forensic Interviewer, Center for Interviewer Standards and Assessment; Mac & iOS Certified Forensic Examiner, Black Bag Technologies; Social Media Intelligence Analyst, McAfee Institute; Board Certified Criminal Defense Investigator, Criminal Defense Investigation Training Council; Oregon Certified Medicolegal Death Investigator, Oregon State Medical Examiner; Apple Certified Support Professional, Apple Computer; Oregon Notary Public, Oregon Secretary of State. View Guest page

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Keith Rosenthal

Keith Rosenthal’s interest in photography began at the age 10. He now has more than 40 years of accreditation as a professional photographer. Keith studied under the man known as the dean of photographers for Look magazine, Earl Theisen. He recently earned Professional Photographic Certification Commission’s Certified Evidence Photographer designation after meeting rigorous requirements measuring his technical skills. He is one of less than 50 photographers worldwide to earn this designation. Keith designs & builds specialized equipment and pushes his cameras, lenses, and computer programs to achieve maximum results. Keith’s long lists of credentials include photographing many Fortune 500 companies. He was the “Artist in Residence” for the San Francisco Giants ballpark documenting the three-year plus construction and was also the Transamerica Senior PGA Golf Championship’s official photographer for their 14-year duration where he photographed the tournament & all tournament events. View Guest page

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Larry Sabbath

Larry Sabbath is a government relations consultant with almost two decades’experience serving associations, coalitions and corporations in Washington, D.C. He is a Capitol Hill veteran, having served as staff director for three subcommittees with jurisdiction over issues affecting the Federal Trade Commission, small business, tax, antitrust, transportation and the environment. Following his legislative experience, Sabbath served as Vice President of Sellery Associates, Inc. where he represented clients in the private security and financial services industries. In 2005 he opened his own firm, Sabbath Government Relations, LLC. He holds a B.A. in Government and Politics from the University of Maryland and an M.A. in Political Science from the University of Nevada. He is the Legislative Advocate for the National Council of Investigation & Security Services (NCISS), a 35-year-old association of investigation and security professionals. View Guest page

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Denise Savastano

Owner of LP Solutions, Denise Savastano has been a licensed Private Investigator since 1983. She holds licenses in California and Arizona. Denise specializes in Corporate Investigations, including embezzlement, fraud, sexual harassment, and employee theft issues. She also investigates domestic violence & sexual Assault cases and speaks as an advocate against domestic violence. Denise began her career as the Co-Owner and Vice President of The Amherst Group, Inc. In 1984, she revolutionized the Shopping Services Industry by developing a narrative style report that identified Employee Theft. This style of report became more popular than the Customer Service Checklist used by others. This method of Shopping Services attracted clients like Universal Studios, Host Marriott, Aramark, Warner Brothers, and the Los Angeles County Zoo. Born and raised in Southern California, Denise is a single mom of a teenage son. Her mission: To solve her dad’s murder and see that he gets the justice he deserves. View Guest page

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Keith Schafferius

After Keith SCHAFFERIUS served in the Royal Australian Air Force & spent a brief stint as a motel & restaurant owner on Australia’s Gold Coast, he switched gears to become a private investigator. Four decades later, Keith is Australia’s longest active PI license holder. He is a member of the World Association of Detectives. Keith developed International Detection Services into one of Australia’s most high profile investigation businesses. He became known as an international specialist in non-custodial parental abduction child recovery, often risking his life, & once even jailed. Today, he continues to be a consultant for the business he sold in 2004 & still handles cases for a number of international clients. In 2008 Keith was approached by Harper Collins Intl to chronicle his PI adventures. The Retriever, a book about the recovery of abducted children was released in 2010. A second book drawn from his voluminous investigation files will be released in 2012. Keith’s career also caught the attention of a movie company who has contracted with Keith to produce a thirteen part TV miniseries dramatizing the fascinating & high profile cases from Keith’s lengthy career. View Guest page

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Michael Schoen

New York City native, Michael Schoen always wanted to report the news. Interested both news and radio from an early age, the idea of making a living with his voice was tantalizing to Michael. Graduating from Queens College of the New York City University, Michael’s career path has taken him from broadcasting all-news radio in the Philadelphia, Los Angeles and New York markets to newscasts on two national networks, RKO radio network and CBS news. He has been a beat reporter as well as a war correspondent, and in the past few decades, has covered some of the nation’s biggest stories from the Gulf War to political campaigns to momentous courtroom moments. Today, Michael anchors the news at CBS radio in New York. View Guest page

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Daniel Schumaker

Daniel Schumaker of Contrast Designs specializes in crime scene reconstruction with state-of-the-art equipment & media. With 25 years’ experience in creating information visuals for government agencies & Fortune 500 companies, Daniel saw a need for greater accuracy in quality visual communication to convey critical details & processes in the court room and in presentation to juries. Some of the tools Daniel uses are a robotic surveying laser to measure a crime scene and an aerial drone to video or photograph a geographic area. In addition, Contrast Design is the only US company with wireless motion capture capabilities for accurate real-time recording of human movements. Daniel has worked on over 60 criminal trials, 21 civil trials, and has been provided his expert expertise in another 22 trials, He has been the only court-approved person court to enter, measure, & photograph the interior of Pelican Bay Prison to reconstruct a homicide. View Guest page

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Michael Semanchik

Michael Semanchik is a staff attorney at the California Innocence Project and has been with CIP since 2010. Michael was instrumental in exonerating NFL linebacker Brian Banks in 2012. For his work on the case, California Lawyer Magazine named Michael Attorney of the Year in 2013. Along with litigating innocence cases, Michael supervises four clinic students and manages marketing, in-office volunteering, and CIP events. This year, Michael and two other attorneys from CIP walked from San Diego to Sacramento to protest the incarceration of 12 innocent inmates and deliver clemency petitions to Governor Brown. He has presented at numerous schools and universities and appeared in the media over two dozen times. He was born and raised in Pittsburgh, PA View Guest page

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Cory Session

Cory Session currently assists the Innocence Project of Texas on public policy initiatives and community outreach. He graduated from the University of Texas at Austin in 1991 and worked as a legislative aid for Representative Garfield Thompson from 1991 to 1994. He is the brother of Timothy Cole, who was posthumously exonerated by the Innocence Project of Texas in 2009. Cory testified about his family's experience with wrongful convictions during the 81st Texas Legislature, and he made numerous public appearances in order to educate the public about the causes of wrongful convictions and how they can be prevented. He has continued advocating on behalf of the wrongfully convicted since joining forces with IPTX. He currently resides in Fort Worth, Texas. View Guest page

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Thomas P. Shamshak

Former police chief and licensed private investigator, Thomas P. Shamshak, has made his mission to resolve cases involving missing and abducted individuals. In addition he is a police practices expert and has provided services to law enforcement, governmental agencies, insurance companies and attorneys. Shamshak holds a B.S. in Sociology and a Masters in Criminal Justice. He is currently the program director and lead instructor for the Professional Investigator Program at Boston University. Among his professional affiliations, he counts National Center for Missing & Exploited Children, American Society for Industrial Security, International Assoc of Chiefs of Police, Massachusetts Chiefs of Police Association, National Council of Investigation and Security Services, Licensed Private Detectives of Rhode Island, the World Association of Detectives and the Licensed Private Detectives Association of Massachusetts where he served as President. View Guest page

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Patricia Shaughnessy

Pat Shaughnessy, a legal investigator in Phoenix, Arizona, has provided claims and litigation support for 32 years to Risk Management, attorneys, insurance adjusters, and other professionals. Prior to establishing her business, Investigative Resources Service, LLC in 1988, Pat spent 12 years as litigation paralegal with Phoenix law firm, Lewis & Roca. Pat served 12 years on the Arizona Private Investigator Licensing Board as well as was a confidential intermediary (adoption searches through the Arizona Supreme court), and held many offices in the Arizona Association of Licensed Private Investigators. Pat has been recognized through the Maricopa County Bar Association and Community Legal Services for her pro bono work and received the Investigator of the Year award on more than one occasion. Pat and her company offer a wide range of services including conducting extensive background investigations and locating and interviewing both lay and expert witnesses. View Guest page

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Jeremy Sheets

Jeremy Sheets was wrongly convicted of murder in 1997 and spent 4 years on Death Row in the state of Nebraska. He is an Anti-Death Penalty advocate. He is currently a member of Witness to Innocence, a national organization of Death Row Exoneree’s. He works closely with Coloradans for Alternatives to the Death Penalty Colorado. He is a member of “Witness to Innocence, an organization of death row exonerees leading a campaign to end the death penalty. Jeremy hopes to become involved in a national campaign to end Prosecutorial Immunity. He says, "You are putting the power of life and death in the hands of someone that does NOT care about innocence, only conviction rates, and then giving them complete immunity when they knowingly send an innocent person to death row. That's insanity." View Guest page

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Eduard Sigrist

Eduard Sigrist, CFE, CII, founded the company Aristeed B.V. in 2003 in The Netherlands. Aristeed B.V. is a full service investigation company serving the corporate, financial, maritime, legal, insurance and investigative sectors. Eduard says that investigations often have a cross border element to them in which members of international associations have proven to be an invaluable asset. Eduard is the Conference Chair for the 2012 South African Conference for the Council of International Investigators and is the incoming President for the 2012-2013 year. View Guest page

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Jim Silvania

Jim Silvania spent 17 years with the Columbus, Ohio Police Department including 13 years as a Detective with the Intelligence Bureau investigating organized crime thoroughout Ohio. Following his law enforcement career, Jim hired on as the Chief Investigator of Porter, Wright, Morris and Arthur, a law firm of almost 300 attorneys. Currently Jim is a private investigator and the owner of Silvania Investigative Services. Jim has also spent 25 years as an assistant professor and dean at the community college level and eight years as a criminal investigator with the United States Army Reserves 375th Military Police Criminal Investigation Detachment. For nine years he was the executive director and lobbyist for the Ohio Association of Security and Investigation Services, then voted a lifetime member. He is also a member of the National Associaation of Legal Investigators, Association of Certified Fraud Examiners and Intellenet. View Guest page

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Barry Simon

Barry Simon has been a private investigator in the Bay area for over 25 years. He has worked on a wide range of cases in the areas of federal and state criminal defense, civil investigations, and problem solving for business and personal matters. He is known for his success in international inquiries and has worked in southeast Asia, Europe, Mexico and Central America, China, and south Asia. In early 2002 he was asked by the attorney's who represented John Walker Lindh to team with David Fechheimer and travel thru Afghanistan, Pakistan and Yemen in preparation for trial. He photographed and videoed every place John had been. His firm, in the northbeach area of San Francisco, consists of two other investigators. The team is routinely called upon by some of the best attorneys in San Francisco and elsewhere for assistance in gathering,often difficult to obtain, information. View Guest page

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John Edward Smith



John Edward Smith was just 18 years old when he was arrested for and ultimately convicted of a shooting murder he did not commit. The lone eyewitness – also a victim of the shooting -- said police pressured him to identify John Smith as the shooter but later tried to tell authorities he couldn’t identify the shooter.

Feeling pressure when he saw his friend’s mother crying in the courtroom, this sixteen-year-old thought he didn’t have a choice but to identify John. When the eyewitness met with representatives of Innocence Matters, the witness blurted out that he lied during the trial.

Prosecutors told the judge that they now believe he lied when he testified at trial. After 19 years in prison, John was released. View Guest page

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Darryl Stallworth

Former Deputy District Attorney, Darryl Stallworth, went from an illustrious high school career where he was 4-sport scholar athlete of the year, student body president, & valedictorian to UC Berkeley as a 3-year starter for the CAL Bears varsity football team, graduating with a BA in Political Science. He received his Juris Doctor from UC Davis and while there served as President of the Black Law Association. During his 15 years with the DA’s office, Darryl tried over 50 cases, 30 that were felonies including 18 murder cases and one death penalty case. In addition, he conducted 250 Preliminary Hearings and resolved over 10,000 cases. He is a past president of the Charles Houston Bar, is a Director of UC Berkeley Big “C” Society, is a member of the NCAA Gender Equity Certification Committee and a number of other professional associations. Currently he is an outreach coordinator for Death Penalty Focus Darryl has lectured on case resolution in Brazil, Malaysia, India, & Turkey. View Guest page

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Joe Stiles

Beginning as a bail enforcement agent, Joe Stiles has worked in the commercial bail industry since 1986. He opened Bail Fast Bonding in Knoxville, TN in late 1999 and , now serves 22 Tennessee counties and capable of nationwide transfer service. Joe says that with his wife, Darlene, & a superior group of professional agents, the company has over 100 years of combined industry expertise. Joe has served the Tennessee Board of Professional Bail Agents (TAPBA) as a Director-At-Large & as Chair of both the Internet & Education Committees. He was responsible for hosting of the first ever TAPBA state sanctioned continuing education class for bail enforcement agents. In addition, Joe is the first and, to date, only person granted permission by the TAPBA to hold & certify an independent continuing education class for Tennessee bail enforcement agents. Joe serves as Parliamentarian and Central Region Director of the National Association of Bail Bond Investigators (NABBI) which he founded. View Guest page

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Jean Strauss

Jean Strauss is a New York Times bestselling author, legislative activist, and documentary filmmaker. Her film, ADOPTED for the life of me, marries her twin passions of adoption reform and filmmaking. A graduate of UC Berkeley and USC, wife of a former college president and mother of two grown sons, she began making documentary films at the age of 60. Her short films won numerous awards and accolades, including American Cinematheeque’s list of top women directors in Women in Shorts. Her books include Penguin’s Birthright, the Guide to Search and Reunion, her memoir, Beneath a Tall Tree, and the New York Times bestseller, Forever Liesl: a memoir of The Sound of Music. Adopted for the Life of Me, her first feature film is currently on public television. Her work was inspired by her own search for her birth family back in the 1980’s. Her reunion with her birth family was featured in PEOPLE Magazine (9/5/88) led to the publication of her first book, The Great Adoptee Search Book. View Guest page

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David Sullivan

David Sullivan is a private investigator and owner of Sullivan Associates International with offices in the San Francisco Bay Area and Rio de Janeiro. With a background in cultural anthropology, David studied cults for 40 years and has been investigating them for over 20 years. His broad experiences due to living in Europe, North Africa, Latin America and the United States, made him a perfect candidate to infiltrate cults. This journey, he says, has made him many enemies, therefore he is careful about how much he discloses to the public. He has worked extensively with leading psychologists and experts in the field of cults, mind control, undue influence, abuse of children, the elderly, mentally ill, and the developmentally disabled. View Guest page

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Joyce Tafoya

Joyce Tafoya was born Terry Lee McDonald. Joyce always knew she was different from the rest of the family. When Joyce was 37 years old, her adopted grandmother broke the news that she was adopted. Joyce ultimately obtained a copy of the relinquishment document that included her birth name and the name of her mother, Elizabeth Fern Rathjen. Joyce spent the next 20 plus years looking for her mother and finally located her Uncle Bud who gave her photos of her mother and her mother’s medical records. Her mother was committed to a mental institution, Stockton State Mental Hospital in Stockton, CA but walked away in 1956. After years of searching on her own and hiring private investigators, Joyce found licensed private investigator, Tammy Davidson in 2007.Tammy located information concerning mass graves found on the old hospital grounds and the results are still pending. Interviews concerning this incredible journey are posted on Youtube by searching Joyce Tafoya’s name. In you can help Joyce with her mission, Joyce can be contacted at TafoyaJoyce@yahoo.com View Guest page

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Candice Tal

Candice Tal is CEO of Infortal Worldwide, a global security and investigations company founded in 1985. Infortal serves the emerging security needs of industries including banking, high-technology, life sciences, biotech, non-profit organizations & international law firms. A licensed private investigator, Candice works with multi-national corporations and specializes in strategic corporate business investigations for Mergers & Acquisitions, providing expanded due diligence to corporations & non-profit organizations to protect Boards of Directors and assist companies in compliance with federal regulations. Candice has presented on these topics to numerous law firms, professional groups, news media and radio interviews, Candice has a BS degree and has Masters coursework in science. She holds memberships in World Association of Detectives where she is a board member, American Society for Industrial Security, National Association of Chiefs of Police, National Council of Investigation and Security Services, & Society of Human Resources Managers. View Guest page

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Tamara Thompson

A licensed private investigator since 1989, Tamara Thompson is featured in today’s show due to her specialization in genealogical investigations, fact-gathering through Internet sources, and identifying & finding birthmothers & siblings for adoptees. Tamara has presented seminars to legal associations on effective use of search engines, social networking sites and information databases to locate & profile people. She has had several articles published in Law Technology News and was profiled in the front page article, Privacy Predicaments Catch Gumshoe’s Eye in the Contra Costa Times. Tamara holds a BA in Intellectual History. Her popular blog, PIbuzz.com, gives pointers to investigators, journalists and the general public on researching information. A member of the CA Assoc of Licensed Investigators (CALI), Tamara is the editor of the CALI Journal, is a member of the National Council of Investigation & Security Services as well as the Assoc of Independent Information Professionals. View Guest page

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Joseph D. Thornton

Joseph D. Thornton was born in Portland, Maine. He is Jesuit educated, graduating from Cheverus Classical Preparatory School there in 1967 and then from Boston College with a B.A. in English and Philosophy in1971. He attended the University Of Maine School Of Law, has been a licensed private investigator in Maine since 1975 and in Massachusetts since 2005. He owned and operated Lawyers Investigating Service in Maine performing civil and criminal investigations for trial lawyers throughout New England until 1995. He also has been licensed and worked extensively in New Hampshire, North Carolina and Florida. Between 1999 and 2005 Joe was a staff investigator for the Federal Defender Office in the Philadelphia Capital Habeas Unit assigned to Pennsylvania capital cases. Joe has returned to the private sector and currently operates an agency in Portland. He is a former director of the National Association of Legal Investigators, is a Certified Legal Investigator, as well as a Board Certified Criminal Defense Investigator. He has active cases pending in several jurisdictions at both the trial and appellate level. View Guest page

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NORMA MOTT TILLMAN

NORMA MOTT TILLMAN, a private investigator with over 25 years of experience, has successfully located over 1000 persons and is known for her tenacity and her ability to orchestrate televised reunions. Norma’s background includes 11 years working with law enforcement, 2 years insurance fraud investigations, and over 20 years of private investigation. She has posed as a street person to find a mentally disturbed woman who was hiding from her family, worked undercover in a topless bar to save a man from suicide, and rolled under a mobster’s Jaguar in a crowded parking lot to install a tracking device. Norma has authored four books, How to Find Almost Anyone Anywhere, The Man with the Turquoise Eyes and Other True Stories of a Private Eye’s Search for Missing Persons, The Adoption Searcher’s Handbook, and Private Investigation 101. She appeared on Oprah, The View, Case Closed, CNN News, and NBC Nightline. View Guest page

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Kevin Toal

Kevin Toal is a licensed private investigator and provincial civil constable based in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Kevin also holds a private investigator’s license for the province of New Brunswick. He is a frequent contributor to PI Magazine, and has an extensive background in locates. Before becoming a private investigator, Kevin worked at Rogers Cablesystems in Toronto, Ontario, where he established a fraud department and worked as a fraud analyst. The fraud department investigated accounts to recover lost equipment and monies as well as to prevent further losses. Kevin helped train incoming call centre representatives on how to identify and report potentially fraudulent activity. Although experienced in surveillance, Kevin prefers the challenge of tracing individuals who would rather remain hidden. While privacy laws may have closed off some traditional sources of information the surge in social media sites has opened many more. Kevin uses people’s own desire to communicate every facet of their lives to help locate and confirm the identity of subjects. At the same time, he has a great respect for old-fashioned knocking on doors and cold calls. View Guest page

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Anna Tolin

Anna Tolin is Deputy Director of the Innocence Project Northwest (IPNW) and a Lecturer at University of Washington School of Law. She supervises IPNW Clinic students investigating claims of innocence for Washington prisoners and oversees post-conviction DNA testing cases under a National Institute of Justice “Bloodsworth” grant in collaboration with the Washington State Patrol Crime Laboratory. A 1992 graduate of the Cornell Law School, Anna has practiced criminal defense as a public defender and in private practice at all levels of Washington State and federal courts. She serves as Chair of the Board of Directors for the Post-Prison Education Program and is a past President of the Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. View Guest page

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Catherine Townsend

Catherine Townsend is a licensed private investigator, author and journalist. She is the owner and qualified manager of Los Angeles based The Townsend Detective Agency, founded in 2013, and blogs at The Love Detective. Since beginning her career as a staff writer for New York magazine, Catherine has written for publications including GQ, Elle, Marie Claire, Cosmopolitan, the Daily Mail, the New York Post, and The Atlantic - and interviewed everyone from Playboy bunnies to heads of state. She also created the Sleeping Around dating column for The Independent newspaper in London. Catherine is the author of Sleeping Around: Secrets of a Sexual Adventuress (John Murray) and the sequel Breaking the Rules: Confessions of a Bad Girl. More than 100,000 copies have been sold worldwide. After moving to Los Angeles, Catherine completed the Certified Master Investigator Training with DGA Detectives, then completed the requisite 6000 hours and state test to get her private investigator’s license. She finds that since most people are motivated by love, greed and/or revenge, her expertise in the area of personal relationships is a huge asset when it comes to solving cases. View Guest page

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Dave Townsend

Recognized as an authority on computer forensics and Cyber crime investigation, Dave Townsend has more than 20 years of police & detective experience including many high profile assignments with the Silicon Valley High Tech Crimes Task Force & the FBI. Dave is a former member of the FBI REACT Task Force where he investigated many high technology crimes as well as developed, designed and implemented training to investigators and staff on tools, resources and investigative techniques in computer crime. A California Licensed Private Investigator and Certified Computer Crimes Expert by California, Peace Officers Standards and Testing (POST), Dave has served as an expert witness in criminal and civil cases for the U.S.Federal Court San Jose, California; the Stanislaus County Superior Court; and the San Francisco County Superior Court. Dave is part of Kaiser Permanente's Information Security Team where he provides computer forensics support, ESI data collection and incident response. View Guest page

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Jack Trimarco

Jack Trimarco is a private investigator & internationally known, highly experienced and respected expert polygraph examiner, also known as a forensic psycho-physiologist. For the 21 years following a stint in the US Airforce and time as a deputy sheriff, patrolman, and detective, Jack served as a Special Agent for the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), including program manager for their Los Angeles Field office until his retirement. There he received numerous commendations for his exceptional performance. He also served as Inspector General for the US Department of Energy Polygraph Program between 2000 & 2002. After his training with the Department of Defense & the FBI as a polygraph/lie detection expert, he has conducted more than 2,500 polygraph tests throughout the world and became a member of several professional trade associations. Jack has appeared on Oprah, Dr. Phil, 20/20, Dateline NBC, Hannity & Combs, the O’Reilly Factor, Fox News and others. View Guest page

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Connie Trujillo

Connie Trujillo serves as the Deputy Chief, California Department of Consumer Affairs' Bureau of Security and Investigative Services, helping to manage the agency's consumer protection, licensing & enforcement regulation of the private security industry. In 1987, Ms Trujillo started her career in Enforcement with the Contractors State License Board as an investigator. Ms. Trujillo was instrumental in establishing the Application Investigation Unit, providing statewide training for the Enforcement staff & developing procedures to process complaints submitted via the internet. The Contractors State License Board processes more than 20,000 complaints each year, Ms.Trujillo lead her staff to eliminate all aged complaints. Ms. Trujillo is a member of the interdependent Process Improvement Team (PIT) that serves as the Department of Consumer Affair’s main resource for planning, developing, evaluating, and prioritizing process improvement initiatives with Department-wide impact. View Guest page

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Jan Tucker

Jan Tucker may have been destined to become a private investigator as he was born on August 25, the birthday of Detective Allen Pinkerton. Even then, he became a private investigator by a "fluke" when he was promoted from security officer to undercover investigator while working his way through graduate school. At the time he had Bachelors with a double major in Political Science and Chicano Studies and had completed 22 units towards his Masters when he was lured into investigation. He has never looked back. Jan has worked as an undercover operative as an industrial janitor, a hospital purchasing agent, as well as an operative in three industrial plants in the very neighborhood he grew up in and alongside co-workers he'd gone to school with in junior high school. Even more fantastic, while working undercover under his own name, he ran for U.S. House of Representatives and caused a well-publicized upset defeat of the ranking Californian Congressman, Jim Corman. Jan is a member of the California Association of Licensed Investigators and served seven consecutive terms as Chairman of the Board. Jan is also a member of a number of community based, grass-roots organizations. View Guest page

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Brent E. Turvey

Brent E. Turvey is the senior partner at Forensic Solutions, LLC & is a forensic scientist, criminal profiler, & instructor. He is an adjunct professor of Sociology and Justice Studies at Oklahoma City University. Brent does consulting around the globe and has lectured before groups of detectives at six China based police bureaus and to Singapore’s police academy. Brent received a BS in history & a BS in psychology from Portland State University, with an emphasis on forensic psychology, and his Masters of Science in forensic science from New Haven University. Brent has been court qualified as an expert in the areas of criminal profiling, victimology, crime scene investigation, sex crimes investigation, false reports, crime scene analysis, forensic science, & crime reconstruction in federal & state courts across the US. Brent is the author of 5 books including Forensic Criminology & Criminal Profiling: An Introduction to Behavioral Evidence Analysis, all with Academic/ Elsevier Science. View Guest page

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Christopher Utley

When Christopher Utley was 17 years old, his first job was as a library attendant in the Family History Center of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Salt Lake City. He then moved to the Temple Index Bureau where he started to do genealogy and family history where he learned his craft. Chris graduated with a BA in design after attending Utah Valley State College and Brigham Young University (BYU). As a BYU student, he worked as a document researcher for BYU’s PBS series “Ancestors.” With the help of his wife, Chris founded Reuniting Families in 2010. He does most of his research at the Family History Center Library, where he got his first job. Since then, Chris’ work has expanded from helping families and individuals to working for German and Swiss heirs and estates. Involved with several series on PBS Television, his most recent venture was the PBS series entitled The Generations Project. View Guest page

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Nicholas Vilbas

A native of Kemp, Texas, Nicholas Vilbas obtained his Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology from the University of Texas at Arlington before moving on to several positions in the criminal justice field, including law enforcement and court administration. He approached the Innocence Project of Texas (IPTX) representatives at the Texas Tech University School of Law during his first year and hasn’t left the organization’s side since. During law school, Nick clerked for a local defense lawyer while simultaneously working with the IPTX clinic for two years. In 2009, he was honored with the IPTX “Member of the Year” award for his dedication to the organization. Nick joined the IPTX staff shortly after taking the Bar Exam to serve as the Case Director. A year later he became the Executive Director. Nick also serves as a Board member for the Innocence Network. View Guest page

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Sam “Glesty” Waters

In 1989, Sam Glesty Waters was a 35-year-old mechanic, living in Coos Bay, Oregon. Due to an unfortunate chain of events, Glesty found himself with a criminal history. He is looking to set the record straight. He has been married for forty years and is the father of two sons. Today, in spite of the obstacles he has encountered, he has own his own car dealership for eleven years. Glesty states the goal for his dealership, Portland, Oregon’s All Star Dealer LLC, is to assist others. He sells used vehicles to “needy” people and provides a free warranty to over 90% of all the vehicles he sells. View Guest page

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Roy Whitehouse

Roy Whitehouse is the head of WIS International, based in Portugal and the United Kingdom with outlets in Brazil and Angola, specializing in research, investigation business intelligence service and corporate risk. Roy is a member of a number of professional organizations and is presently Chairman of the Board of the Council of International Investigators, a Board member of the British Portuguese Chamber of Commerce, a Certified Fraud Examiner, and a member of both the World Association of Detectives & the Association of British Investigators. After serving with the British Army, Roy joined the Police force in central London. He served in the uniform and the Criminal Investigation Department, finally becoming a Sergeant. Roy left the Police in 1980 and became an Insurance investigator for a city-based firm. In 1985, he started in private practice in central London, and then formed the Portuguese office in 1992. View Guest page

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Brian Willingham

According to Brian Willingham, he is the father of two amazing kids, husband to an amazing wife, beer lover, less-than-stellar golfer, sports junkie and lover of all things food. He says he is a “bit of a technology geek… can cook a mean paella,” and would consider himself a baseball nerd. He even spent several years working for a New York sports photography firm, Major League Baseball and the New York Football Giants. Since he was a kid, Brian says, he has been enchanted by Sherlock Holmes, Hardy Boys, and Magnum PI. Today, he has come full circle. Brian has been a private investigator for more than 10 years and is the founder and president of the Diligentia Group, an agency he founded following 9 years with a New York investigative firm. He often pens articles for a blog he authors, Pursuit Magazine, Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, and PINow. He is a Certified Fraud Examiner and is a member of the National Council of Investigative and Security Services. View Guest page

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Scott Wilson

Currently Director of Sales for IRBsearch located in Tallahassee, FL, Scott Wilson background includes Network & Systems Administrator, and Customer Care & Training Director. His prior experience includes Instructional Systems Designer for Miami-Dade County, FL Department of Health, and Lockheed Martin where he was responsible for designing and developing financial & healthcare software simulations for proprietary applications. He spent 7 years working at the Florida Office of Legislative Information Technology and his highly decorated 20-year career in the Navy was spent in healthcare. Scott recently obtained his FL Private Investigator Intern “CC” license. Scott plan is to use his information technology knowledge & skills to become a computer forensics and digital discovery investigator. Scott is a member of the Florida, California, and Texas Association of Licensed Investigators, National Assoc of Professional Background Screeners, & American Society for Training and Development. View Guest page

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Adam Winkler

UCLA Professor, Adam Winkler, is a specialist in American constitutional law & instructs on such topics as Professional Responsibility, Gun Control & Firearms Policy. His work has been cited and quoted in landmark Supreme Court cases, including opinions addressing the Second Amendment. His commentary has been featured on media outlets such as CNN, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and others. He contributes to The Daily Beast, The Huffington Post, & the author of Gunfight: The Battle over the Right to Bear Arms in America. Adam attended the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University, then earned his JD from New York University. Adam’s first case following law school was with noted criminal defense lawyer, Howard Weitzman, representing the late Michael Jackson in his child-molestation case, then a member of the initial defense team representing O.J. Simpson. Adam clerked on the US Court of Appeals and then received his master’s degree from UCLA in political science. View Guest page

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Jason W. Womack, MEd, MA



Jason W. Womack, MEd, MA, sees the world differently. He does not compromise when it comes to increasing productivity and finding time to work on the most important things. Jason is an international speaker, productivity coach, and author of the PERSONAL business development book: *Your Best Just Got Better: Work Smarter, Think Bigger, Make More*, (Wiley, 2012).

Clients describe him as a "force of good." Jason has worked with leaders and executives for over 16 years in business, military and higher education sectors. His focus on creating and implementing ideas that matter change the way leaders work and create environments where sustainable productivity is the norm. He provides practical methods to maximize tools, systems, and processes to achieve a balance between work and personal life. Jason is the founder of the online coaching program: www.TimeToGetMomentum.com. He lives with his wife Jodi and dog Zuma in Ojai, California and trains as an endurance athlete. View Guest page

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Chris Woodson

Chris Woodson is an expert in technology, productivity, and methodology as it relates to the field of Private Investigations. He has presented on these topics throughout the State including last two California Association of Licensed Investigators Conferences. Chris has published articles in several PI trade magazines and offers more of his writings on a full range of topics at no charge on his web site. In addition to his PI practice, he also has a web design firm just for Private Investigators. Chris is a California Licensed Private Investigator and became a Certified Professional Investigator in 2009. He has served on the Board of Directors for CALI and spent two years as the Vice President of Investigative Services. During his time on the board Chris chaired the Website Committee through which he introduced updated website technology, digital marketing methods, and video conferencing to the Association. For this work Chris was awarded CALI’s Presidents Award in 2011. View Guest page

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Tim Young

Hailing originally from Texas, Private Investigator Tim Young owns and operates his private investigation agency, Pathfinder Investigations from Sun City, Arizona. In the business of locating people for over 15 years, Tim has used his locating skills to bring "unfindable" witnesses into court, place high profile con men behind bars, and most importantly reunite missing children with their parents. Tim says he is, "always fascinated with the chase." Tim collaborated with San Antonio Express News Reporter John MacCormack to resolve the disappearance of Madalyn Murray O’Hair, her son Garth and granddaughter, Robin from Austin, Texas in 1995. The murder uncovered by Tim and John led to Tim’s award winning documentary entitled Good Riddance. Tim has appeared on; America's Most Wanted, Nightline, City Confidential, Vanished, American Justice and Disappeared. View Guest page

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Anthony D. Zinnanti

Anthony D. Zinnanti is a California lawyer whose practice is dedicated to appellate & post-conviction matters, including major civil cases & serious felonies. Since his admission to practice in 1998, he has handled hundreds of matters of criminal appellate & trial litigation, family law, immigration & civil proceedings. Zinnanti has been involved in high profile cases including the Anna Nicole Smith post-mortem custody litigation, a post-trial matter in People v. O.J. Simpson, a Roe v. McClellan restraining order proceeding, extensive representation of members of one of the "Big Four" motorcycle clubs, & representation of homeless & environmental activists. While still in law school, Zinnanti had a rare opportunity to work with the Los Angeles County Sheriff Homicide Bureau after successfully reopening a 1979 cold case. "Mr. Zinnanti is a single parent. His interests outside of the practice of law include rifle marksmanship, handgunning, traditional archery, hunting and fishing." View Guest page

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Meet Mickey Spillane’s Mike Hammer

November 4, 2010
Hosted by Francie Koehler, CPI, CCDI

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If you are a fan of Stacy Keach aka Mickey’s Spillane’s Mike Hammer, this is a show you must hear. Stacy Keach’s view of Mike Hammer: “First of all, he's a great character. Mickey Spillane captured the essence of the tough, no-bullshit, vigilante who loves women, and women love Mike, who was the champion of the common man, and who views the world of good guys and bad guys with a droll, and oftentimes, an acerbic wit. I think of Hammer as a cross between Dirty Harry and James Bond, with one foot in the back alleys of Manhattan, but the other firmly planted in supercoolness. But Hammer bleeds …Story line must be triggered by Mike's making an emotional investment with the victim. …Mike cares. He takes it personally when innocent people are done over by the bad guys. He doesn't work for money. He takes a case because he cares (www.stacykeach.com)” Stacy Keach as Mike Hammer is one who developed a TV private investigator myth that still carries over today.

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PI’s Declassified!

Thursday at 9 AM Pacific Time on VoiceAmerica Variety Channel

PI’s Declassified! lets you listen in as authentic private investigators discuss their real-life cases.

Every week, private detectives spill the beans, -- discussing investigator specialties that you wouldn’t even imagine exist!

You’ll hear stories about lies and false confessions… tracking down missing persons… forensics… workplace violence… innocent people freed from prison… human trafficking… and other tantalizing cases.

Tune in to PI’s Declassified! every Thursday at 9 AM Pacific Time on the VoiceAmerica Variety Channel.

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Francie Koehler, CPI, CCDI

Francie Koehler’s career as a licensed private investigator includes cases that have sparked media projects. "Unsolved Mysteries" portrayed one of her missing person cases. British author Val McDermid featured her capital case in "A Suitable Job for A Woman" and true crime writer Ann Rule chronicled a case she investigated involving a missing nightclub owner entitled "In The Name Of Love." Francie drew on her investigative and retail experience to create the 3-part video, "Loss Prevention - The Big Picture." International results included an invitation to Moscow, where she spoke to Russian nationals interested in privatization. Francie is the former two-term president of both the National Council of Investigation & Security Services (NCISS) and the California Association of Licensed Investigators (CALI). Awarded by each organization for her work, she serves as Legislative Chair for both and regularly testifies before the California State Legislature regarding bills of concern to PI’s. Francie has been recognized by her state regulatory agency for outstanding service to her profession. In addition, she holds memberships in the Council for International Investigators, National Association of Legal Investigators, World Association of Detectives, and California Attorneys for Criminal Justice. Francie also works with the Innocence Project and holds certifications as a Conflict Mediator, Legal Investigator, Professional Investigator and Criminal Defense Investigator.

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