Private Investigator charged with assisting a child abduction

Greeley Private Investigator News from around the world

Private investigator charged in connection with Irish boy’s rescue

~Independent.ie

The private investigator who helped an Irish father trace his son in Zambia, has been charged with assisting a child abduction and released on bail.

 Cork father Richard Quarry undertook an epic seven-week trip to rescue his son Ethan (7) earlier this month, and triumphantly brought him home on Saturday.

In Zambia, he employed a private eye to help him to locate Ethan, and once Richard and Ethan were reunited, they made their way straight for the Zimbabwean border.

This morning Richard revealed that the PI has been charged with assisting in a child abduction.

“He was arrested and charged for assisting with a child kidnapping. He was released on bond. So now it’s a wait-and-see situation,” he told independent.ie.

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District Attorney’s Office received more than $70,000 in cash – private investigator accused of setting up a scheme

~ctpoost.com

LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — A federal judge has agreed to delay the trial of a Lafayette private investigator accused of setting up a scheme to bribe 15th Judicial District Attorney’s Office employees for favorable treatment for DWI defendants.

The Advocate reports (http://bit.ly/1b8o1Og ) Robert Williamson was set to go to trial in March, but U.S. District Judge Elizabeth Foote delayed it to Aug. 18, citing concerns from Williamson’s defense attorney about the volume of evidence that needs to be reviewed in the case.

Foote already had granted a prior delay in the case, moving the trial from its original date in December until March to give Williamson time to seek medical care.

Williamson’s attorney, Thomas Damico, filed court papers Monday arguing that a second delay was needed to give him more time to review evidence that includes 136 surveillance tapes of Williamson and others and 400 interviews of 224 potential witnesses.

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San Diego city attorney pays for private investigator to conduct surveillance on sexual assault victim

~10NEWS

SAN DIEGO – The city of San Diego paid for a private investigator to track, record and document the daily activities of a sexual assault victim. The victim has sued the city over a sexual assault suffered at the hands of an on-duty San Diego police officer.

“They have private detectives following me around, videotaping myself, my family, my friends, my co-workers,” said the woman, only known to the public as Jane Doe.The video shows Doe pumping gas, ordering coffee and socializing with family and friends.Doe’s lawyers provided the surveillance video to Team 10. They said it was revealed in the discovery process of Doe’s civil suit against the city.

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Veteran Private Investigator Goes on Trial

~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.

It started on Easter Sunday 2009, when a rival gang member shot Greer several times at a bus stop on McAllister and Fillmore. A day later, while recovering in the hospital, Greer told Jackson that the person who shot him was a 19-year-old named Phil Pitney. Jackson taped that conversation with a recorder hidden in his jeans, and a couple of days later, he arrested Pitney, who was charged with attempted murder.

The prosecution wanted Jackson to serve a subpoena on Greer as a witness to testify against the man who tried to kill him. But when Jackson caught up with Greer in the Tenderloin that October, Greer told the officers that Pitney’s defense investigator had been harassing him. Steve Vender, a 58-year-old private investigator, kept calling and leaving messages, he said. Greer even played one for the cops.

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January API Podcast

– pursuitmag.com/

January API Podcast
This month’s American Private Investigator podcast is up. Check it out here.

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~ John L. Morris

A Northern Colorado, licensed and insured, Greeley Private Investigator

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Judge Grants State-Paid Private Investigator “to effectively represent the Defendant”

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Charges dropped against Mass private investigator allegedly working in Maine without license

~BDN Main Midcoast

ROCKLAND, Maine — A case in which the state claimed an out-of-state private investigator was doing work in Maine without a license, and which took nearly three years to go to court, ended Tuesday morning as the jury was waiting to enter the courtroom.

Justice Jeffrey Hjelm ruled that the state law being cited by the district attorney’s office in charging Joshua A. Gray, 36, of Winchendon, Mass., was the wrong statute.

Hjelm ruled that because the case had reached the point of a jury being selected for the nearly three-year-old misdemeanor case, the state would not be allowed to refile the charge under the correct law.

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Judge Grants State-Paid Private Investigator “to effectively represent the Defendant

~ OTUMWAPOST.COM

OTTUMWA – The Defense team for Seth Techel, Attorneys Jake Feuerhelm and Roger Owens, have filed paperwork for a State-paid private detective. The detective’s name was not mentioned in the Court documents, but the retainer fee was listed at $4,000.00.

Why would Techel need a private investigator, nearly two years after his wife and unborn child were murdered? The document cites a few reasons that the Defense has requested the additional help.

”Due to the nature of the crime charged herein, the number of witnesses, and the amount of investigation necessary to effectively represent the Defendant, a private investigator is necessary.”

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Investigating Workplace Violence

– voiceamerica.com

Workplace violence is complex and multidimensional. The threat may come from either inside or outside its walls. It could be in an office, a school or a warehouse. Approaches crafted to address violence prevention therefore require an active and creative multidisciplinary approach. An expert on threat assessment and author of several books on workplace investigations is Private Investigator Eugene Ferraro…

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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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How to Conduct Proper and Effective Workplace Investigations

Corporate Investigations Training

March 21, 2014 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

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Workplace investigations are complex affairs. They typically involve the convergence of many disciplines and an assortment of uncommon skills. More often than not, the investigator must have a comprehensive understanding of criminal, civil and employment law. They also require a considerable investment of time, money and patience from the employer or client. Then finally, to ensure success, the process must be highly structured and flawlessly executed. Even the most sophisticated organization can find the task consistently challenging. Few activities invoke so much risk and, at the same time, yield so much opportunity. Unnecessary and costly litigation is the biggest threat to business today. Discover how to reduce the risk of litigation by conducting defensible, cost-effective internal investigations.
Learn to:
• Organize and conduct a proper and effective investigation
• Choose the right tools and appropriate investigative methods
• Avoid unnecessary claims and expensive litigation
• Use your investigative results both ethically and legally
Ignorance is not bliss
—internal investigations are an important management tool necessary in today’s business climate and are routinely conducted by organizations of every size. Though the objectives, and certainly the scope, of these undertakings vary widely, their principle purpose is that of unbiased fact-finding that leads to objective results.
Only a quality investigation can withstand scrutiny. Carefully examine the methods,tools, and legal limitations of modern fact-finding in today’s workplace. Learn how to use the Process of Investigation ®and conduct fast, proper, and cost-effective internal investigations. Discover how to use force multipliers when conducting your investigations and obtain the highest possible return on investment from every undertaking. The secret tips and traps that often make the difference between a successful investigation and a catastrophic one will be revealed.
Don’t miss this opportunity to master the intricacies of conducting a flawless investigation. What you don’t know CAN hurt you!
IMMEDIATE BENEFITS
•Learn the latest techniques, methods, and processes.
•Strengthen your interview and interrogation skills and learn the new I2M interview method
•Gain valuable insight into the process of modern fact-finding.
•Discover how to build air-tight cases.
•Learn how to conduct fast, efficient investigations.
•Obtain the highest possible ROI.
•Receive forms, checklists, and other valuable tools.
•Learn how to sell investigative services and sell workplace investigations to employers.
•Build relationships and share experiences with others who conduct internal investigations.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
•Corporate investigators and support personnel
•Security and loss prevention managers
•Private investigators
•Fraud examiners

•Risk managers
•HR professionals
•Attorneys representing employers
•Anyone having to conduct workplace investigations
Program Overview – The Process of Investigation
Explore significant trends in workplace crime and investigations and examine the different elements of a successful investigation. Identify the six methods and seven phases of an investigation and see how they are used.
Fundamentals of Fact-finding – Examine the attributes of a successful fact-finder and learn how to document, catalog, and properly report findings. Review proper methods of evidence handling and management.
Methods of Investigation – Closely examine the six methods of investigation and learn how they are best used. Discover the four elements of a proper investigatory interview. Learn how to overcome denials and obtain powerful written admissions.
Project Management and Case Development – Examine the role of the project team and each member’s responsibility. Discuss investigative ethics and how they drive the process. Learn how to properly take notes and write professional reports.
Applied Strategies – Explore the different types and classifications of workplace misconduct. Discuss modern prevention and intervention strategies relative to issues such as workplace violence and substance abuse. Participate in several case studies that will explore current investigative best practices and how they are used.
Corporate Investigations Training

March 21, 2014 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
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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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