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 Former Police Office turned PI indicted for sexual imposition

A former police officer and current owner of a private investigation business was indicted Wednesday by a Lucas County grand jury for gross sexual imposition.

Authorities believe Timothy Villa, Sr., 67, of 6960 Kinsman Drive, Sylvania, engaged in sexual contact with a female employee June 16 at his business, Data Research Inc.

Jeff Lingo, chief of the criminal division for the Lucas County Prosecutor’s Office, said the incident was investigated by the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation because it occurred at Mr. Villa’s business, 5650 W. Central Ave. in Sylvania Township.

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 Private Investigator Helps Fund Missing Girl

When the case of missing child Sabrina Allen went cold, the girl’s father turned to private investigator Philip Klein to help bring her home.

Now, 12 years after she went missing — and nine years after Klein agreed to take on the case — Allen, 17, is back home in the United States.

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Politics, Missing Cash, Fired Employee and a Private Investigator!

Alvin Bordelon, an attorney who represents the Kenner administration at Civil Service hearings, interrupted one such proceeding on Tuesday night. “Let’s just get it all out on the table,” said a flustered Bordelon, turning to the fired employee in the case. “You’re trying to make this a political circus.”

His comment came during an almost four-hour hearing that saw a long-running feud between Mayor Mike Yenni and his political opponents play out under bright lights. The case touches on one employee’s potential status as a whistleblower, the administration’s decision to hire private investigators to follow employees, missing cash in a department under the watch of a employee who failed to report her felony conviction when she was hired and turnover in the same department, Inspection and Code Enforcement, which saw three directors over a four-month period.

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~ John L. Morris

A Northern Colorado, licensed and insured, Greeley Private Investigator

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How Far Can A PI (Private Investigator) Go? This story and more!

Eyes on the spies: how far can private investigators go? – A DOWNunder look at the Private Detectives profesion in Australia.

For all their snooping into other people’s business, most PIs are loath to have someone snooping around them. I’m told by one (who won’t give me his name) that I’ll be lucky to find anyone who’ll give me the time of day. Why? “The nature of the industry,” he says, evasively. I call another in Perth. He says he can’t talk. Why? “Legal reasons.” What legal reasons? He hangs up. Desperate, I reach for the phone book and call a private investigations company with the most respectable sounding name I can find, but the weary voice down the line from “Flingbusters” refuses to help.

Unlike Twitter, private investigators don’t send you alerts to let you know you’re being ­followed. If you’ve ever been off work due to an injury, or received compensation for a road accident, chances are you’ve been followed by one. So how far are PIs allowed to go in their covert surveillance of your life?

Actually, they have no more powers than you or me. They are not privileged to any information not legally obtainable by the public. Neither are they required to undertake professional development or show any real evidence of their competency. In fact, for around $1000 you could become a licensed private investigator in a couple of days. Simply complete a short course, take your certificate to the state police and receive your license.

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 District Attorney sued by Private Investigator!

St. Lawrence County District Attorney Mary E. Rain is being sued for $1,800 by a Canton private investigator who claims she failed to pay him for services rendered while she was a defense attorney in private practice….

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Private Investigator found guilty of violating laws protecting personal privacy.

“I DO not understand…..” declared the private detective working as a corporate investigator in China. This was his declaration to the court on August 8th when confronted with evidence of alleged wrongdoing. In the end, he and his wife, who is also his business partner, were found guilty of violating laws protecting personal privacy. Mr Humphrey was jailed for two-and-a-half years; his wife, for two.

The verdict did not come as a surprise. Even so it sent chills down the spines of investigators carrying out due diligence on prospective business partners. Life was never easy for such folk, given that information on such basic things as credit history and asset ownership is hard to verify in China. Now it will get harder still.

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~ John L. Morris

A Northern Colorado, licensed and insured, Greeley Private Investigator

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Colorado Private Investgiators Licensing NOW MANDATORY!

Colorado’s Governor John Hickenlooper signed Senate Bill 14-133 into law. on Friday,June 6, 2014.   This new law brings mandatory licensing to the State of Colorado.

The Colorado PI Licensing Law creates a mandatory requirement that every individual, who is conducting private investigations within the state of Colorado,  must obtain a PI license with a compliance date June 1, 2015.

This affects ALL individuals who conduct and form of work considered to be in the realm of private investigations, regardless of whether their practice is full time or part time. The law also affects individuals who primarily work in other areas but occasionally offer investigative services to their clients.

What Colorado Private Investigators Licensing does….

1. ALL Private Detectives will be required to submit to pass a fingerprint based background check

2. ALL PI’s will be required to pass a jurisprudence examination concerning the laws of  private investigations

3. ALL Private Investigators will obtain a surety bond

This new law brings about consumer protections, that have been missing in Colorado fro many years, back into the realm and establishes the industry of Private Investigations and Detectives as a recognized and responsible profession. There will now be a regulation ensuring that not just anyone can work in the industry, not just anyone can call them self a PI and those unscrupulous wanna be PI’s that have been ran out of other states won’t be able to prey on the innocent clients in Colorado any longer without repercussion.

I applaud the efforts of the PPIAC (Professional Private Investigators Association of Colorado) In their unyielding efforts to bring PI licensing back to the great state of Colorado since the repeal of licensing in the 70s. The Professionals in this great organization have shown what it means to be a PI (Professional Investigator) and unselfishly protect the industry they are so proud to work in.

~ John L. Morris

A Northern Colorado, licensed and insured, Greeley Private Investigator

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