Encore Inside the Investigation of The American Taliban
September 1, 2022
Hosted by Francie Koehler, CPI, CCDI
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.
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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.