Howard Hughes: The Legend & The Man

February 19, 2015
Hosted by Francie Koehler, CPI, CCDI

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Howard Hughes was a pioneer aviator, aerospace engineer, filmmaker, inventor, investor, entrepreneur, business magnate, and philanthropist. One of the wealthiest men in the world during his lifetime, he founded Hughes Aircraft then acquired Trans World Airlines which merged with American Airlines. He is included in the fifty-one Heroes of Aviation. Always controversial, Howard Hughes was famously handsome and dated many well-known actresses such as Ava Gardner, Katharine Hepburn and Bette Davis. Private Investigator Peter Maheu knew Howard Hughes and was involved in managing Hughes gaming interests as well as his mining and real estate investments. Tune in to hear Peter discuss the Hughes he knew along with the myths that surrounded him, some true and some not so true.

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Francie Koehler, CPI, CCDI

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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