City hires PI…… Iranian Investigator in L.A. and Private Investigator spoke to about missing person!

City hires Private Investigator for Internal Investigation

For the second time in the past year, Monroeville has hired a private investigator to conduct an internal probe of the municipality’s turbulent affairs.

Interim Manager Timothy Little on Wednesday confirmed the existence of a broad and comprehensive investigation that will address, among other issues, recent personnel upheaval that involved his predecessor, the current police chief and several 911 dispatchers who were fired.

“We just want to get to the truth of what occurred here, that’s all,” Mr. Little said.

CSI Western PA is conducting the investigation. Its managing director, Joe Bellissimo, declined comment, citing client confidentiality and the ongoing nature of his work.

Several municipal officials interviewed Wednesday — including Mr. Little — refused to disclose the investigation’s cost, specifics about its scope, exactly when CSI was hired or even how it was retained.

Mr. Little was evasive when asked in what forum council made the decision to retain CSI. Despite the fact that the firm has been working for several weeks, Mr. Little said the “actual ratification” of its hiring will occur Tuesday at a council meeting.

Councilwoman Linda Gaydos said the hiring decision was made in an executive session, although Councilman Tom Wilson said that was not the case.

“I would think it was discussed in executive session but it would have to be voted in public for it to be legal,” Mr. Wilson said. But, he added, “There was no public discussion whatsoever.”

Solicitor Bruce Dice could not be reached for comment.

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Family speaks with private detective about a missing relative….

Kansas City police say they’re working new leads in the disappearance of John Parkhurst, who has been missing since last June. His mother contacted a private investigator, concerned she says that her son’s disappearance would turn into a cold case. Police call this case an active missing person’s investigation.

But the Parkhurst family already fears the worst.

As the family waits for closure, a private investigator claims to have uncovered some gruesome details surrounding Parkhurst’s disappearance. His mother and sister are desperately trying to figure out whatever happened to the 44-year-old.

“The last time I saw John was June 10. We had coffee. He put his arms around me and he said, ‘you’re a good mom,’ and I said, ‘I know, John,’”Jacqui LaForte, Parkhurst’s mother, said.

Every week Dawn Parkhurst hits the block where her brother was last seen, putting up fliers and asking questions.

“At every business, at every hotel down 40 Highway, at every grocery store,” Dawn said.

It’s been close to a year since he disappeared and with no answers, his mother hired a private investigator who told FOX 4 he’s learned that there was lots of blood found in the room where he was last seen.

Also, witnesses say he was found up the street at a Deluxe Inn and not at the Budget Inn where his car was found.

“They saw him leaving this hotel on foot, without his shoes on, and they never saw him again,” Dawn said.

Both Jacqui and Dawn fear that John is already dead and they believe some of his acquaintances know where his body was dumped.

“I know that you know what happened to him, so please just call me. You have my number,” said Jacqui.

“If someone would just come forward anonymously, it would put my mother at peace,” said Dawn.

Bringing John home is what the mother and daughter plan to do, no matter what it takes.

“I won’t stop. I will not stop,” said Jacqui

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Private Investigator Cracking L.A.’s cases for Iranian community….

An Iranian man parks his car in a guest spot behind his apartment. He heads inside the building and comes back out about an hour later to walk the dog.

Across the street, parked in a rental car, private investigator Sam Nassrouie tucks away his surveillance gear — a camera pen and a hidden tape recorder that looks like an MP3 player — and retrieves his cellphone.

“Your husband doesn’t seem to be cheating on you,” Nassrouie reassures his client, an Iranian woman, over the phone. “I followed him — he went straight home from work and only left to walk your dog.”

The client, confused, tells the PI: “But … we don’t have a dog.”

Moments later, Nassrouie hears loud profanities in Farsi coming from the apartment building. His client had figured it out: Her husband was cheating on her — with their neighbor. Nassrouie had spotted him walking the neighbor’s dog.

With jobs as varied as solving infidelity cases and conducting background checks, Nassrouie, 62, has spent 15 years as the go-to private investigator for L.A.’s Iranian community.

From Tehran to L.A.

As a child, Nassrouie said his parents would call him fozool, or overly curious. Even at Persian parties, called mehmoonies, Nassrouie said he was always “snooping.”

“I always saw things people didn’t notice,” he said. “I would ask, ‘Why is this here?'”

He also tuned into the radio show “Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar,” about the adventures of a freelance insurance investigator.

“In Iran, the idea of a private investigator didn’t really exist,” he said. “But I was drawn to it because it seemed challenging and rewarding.”

After graduating from high school in Tehran, Nassrouie hoped to become a pilot or a homicide detective.

Instead, he served several years in the Iranian military before moving to New York to live with his brother.

He eventually moved to Los Angeles in the 1980s, working at an auto repossessing company while taking criminology classes.

While taking classes, he sought real-life experience, and spent hours shadowing other investigators until he got his own license to practice in 1999.

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~ John L. Morris

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Colorado lawmakers decide whether to require private investigators to maintain state licenses

Colorado lawmakers are hearing renewed debate over whether to join 44 other states in requiring private investigators to maintain state licenses.

~Pueblo Chiftan

Democratic Sen. Linda Newell has sponsored a measure that would mandate background checks and skills tests for people doing business as private eyes. This is the second year in a row Newell has raised such a proposal, saying the current system attracts unscrupulous investigators.

To protect consumers, the state requires plumbers, barbers and members of other trades to carry licenses, she told fellow lawmakers in a hearing last week. But “private investigation involves surveillance, investigation into people’s private lives, database searching,” she said.“If any occupation merits licensing,” Newell asked, “shouldn’t this be one?”Private detectives on both sides of the debate, meanwhile, vigorously argued their case.Opponents said state licensure wouldn’t prevent dishonesty and fraud. Instead, they said, it would cause a hassle for private eyes who had done nothing wrong. Most of the state’s private detectives, they said, are retired law enforcement officers taking cases for small amounts of money who would close shop if required to pay license fees and pass a certification test.“This cost, the rigmarole of going through it,” said Charles Evans, a private investigator from Castle Rock, is going to cause a lot of investigators “to fall out of the workforce.”Ryan Johnston, a private investigator in Denver, supports regulation. He said it’s too easy to set up a private investigation business and access databases with sensitive information, including Social Security numbers.

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Business Booms On Valentine’s Day For Private Investigators

~CBSLA.com

An Orange County private investigator says Valentine’s Day is one of the busiest times of the year for his business.

“The week leading up to it and the day of we have all hands on deck, all staff working, all of our tracking devices are rented out,” Ali Ammar said. “It’s the most romantic day of the year, but unfortunately, it’s the most popular for cheating, too.”

Ammar said it’s popular because “if you have a significant other and you’re cheating at the same time, you’ve got to take care of that person you’re cheating with. You can’t leave them hanging without a gift. You don’t have to go to dinner, but you do have to buy something. You may even have to see them.”

Private investigator Justin Hodson agreed.

“Unfortunately, there’s infidelity in this world, it’s happening all the time. It just seems to happen more on Valentine’s Day,” he said.

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FBI agent works with criminal and civil attorneys conducting background and surveillance investigations

~Herald Tribune

After 25 years as an FBI special agent, Leo Martinez is opening a private investigation firm in Sarasota — Executive Assessment Group — that will work with criminal and civil attorneys and conduct background investigations and surveillance.

The transition will not be easy, says Tim O’Rourke, president of the Florida Association of Licensed Investigators.

First, there’s the competition. Nearly 7,800 private investigators work for 2,800 firms in Florida — at least 62 firms in just Sarasota. What’s more, Martinez will no longer have access to all the tools he used while with the U.S. government.

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Houston private investigators handle a wide variety of cases

including domestic issues, extortion, embezzlement and other personal or business matters. The company’s full range of cutting-edge covert surveillance and remote viewing technologies give it a significant advantage in its operations and help to ensure that the alleged perpetrator in a case will be caught in the act.

“Without the best technology available, you can only have so much success as a private investigator,” said Daniel Weiss, Managing Partner at McCann Investigations. “We are committed to providing the best possible service to our clients, and a big part of that is using all of the latest technology at our disposal to find positive outcomes in every case we take on.”

An important part of any traditional private investigation and surveillance effort is the recording gear used by the investigator. McCann’s Houston private investigations team has access to hi-tech covert recording and night-time recording equipment that help to uncover wrongdoing even when lack of visibility is an issue.

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~ John L. Morris

A Northern Colorado, licensed and insured, Greeley Private Investigator

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GPS Tracking for Private Investigators Raises Concerns for Privacy

Private Investigator’s GPS Tracking Of Cheaters Raises Privacy Concerns

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — Call him Cupid. He’s an undercover shooting arrows into relationships

He’s using GPS technology to catch cheaters finding love in all the wrong places.

This time he was doing it from the comfort of his officer computer, helping lovers get answers.

He does it secretly by placing a hidden GPS device on our in the unsuspecting potential cheater’s car. He wouldn’t place one while we were recording, but it’s pretty small.

It offers real-time tracking with pinpoint accuracy. There’s even a paper trail and video.

But is what he’s doing legal? He says it’s OK for married couples with joint vehicle registration.

But is it too sneaky?

“If you have to do something like that to find out what your loved one is doing, that’s not a good relationship,” said one man we spoke to.

But suspicious lovers are signing up.

“It’s kind of like fishing,” the investigator said. “When you go fishing, you want to catch fish, and this thing makes our job so much easier.”

He says his service can cost as little as a couple of hundred dollars to thousands.

He says it’s tough justifying tracking single lovers using a GPS device. To avoid legal problems in those cases, he usually does it the old-fashioned way: By using his car.

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Private Investigator Goes on Trial. But Some Say It’s a Set-Up

~SFWeekly
Officer Damon Jackson spotted Ladarius Greer in the Tenderloin, near Turk and Mason, on Oct. 9, 2009. Cops knew Greer as a member of the Western Addition Page Street Gang, and knew that there was a no-bail warrant for his arrest out of Solano County. After confirming the warrant, Jackson — a member of the San Francisco Police Department’s Gang Task Force — approached Greer, cuffed him, and drove him to police headquarters at 850 Bryant St. Greer didn’t know it then, but he was about to become a key player in an unusual battle between law enforcement and a veteran private investigator.

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Colorado bill would regulate private eyes – To protect consumers

TimesUnion

DENVER (AP) — Colorado lawmakers are hearing renewed debate over whether to join 44 other states in requiring private investigators to maintain state licenses.

Democratic Sen. Linda Newell has sponsored a measure that would mandate background checks and skills tests for people doing business as private eyes. This is the second year in a row Newell has raised such a proposal, saying the current system attracts unscrupulous investigators.

To protect consumers, the state requires plumbers, barbers and members of other trades to carry licenses, she told fellow lawmakers in a hearing last week. But “private investigation involves surveillance, investigation into people’s private lives, database searching,” she said.

“If any occupation merits licensing,” Newell asked, “shouldn’t this be one?”

Private detectives on both sides of the debate, meanwhile, vigorously argued their case.

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~ John L. Morris

A Northern Colorado, licensed and insured, Greeley Private Investigator

Call today for your 100% FREE Private Investigator Consultation (970) 673-5719

* EVCO LLC, EVCO Investigations, John Morris and the author of any of our articles, posts and pages do not present any information on this website as legal advice or any other advice in particular. All postings, writings, and pages on this website are for informational use only and everyone is encouraged to always seek professional and legal advise in all matters.

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