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Challenges for an Investigator in Finding Hidden Financial Assets

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Hidden Assets are often an issue in litigation proceedings especially involving The Bankruptcy process as intended to allow debtors to reorganize and to establish a plan to repay creditors, or enable an orderly liquidation of the debtor's property. Often, debtors are tempted to hide or not disclose assets in order to avoid losing the asset to credi...
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List of Audio Surveillance Laws by State

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List of Audio Surveillance Laws by State Why was Linda Tripp indicted for recording Monica Lewinski's confession of her affair with Bill Clinton which caused his impeachment? Because she did not have both party consent to the recording and the call was made in Maryland. Had she been in Virginia or DC, perhaps the recording would have been admissibl...
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What is Computer Forensics?

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Technology is a daily part of our lives, making it more convenient. For the investigator, technology presents challenges as well as opportunities. Not only does a good computer forensics investigator need to have a pedigree of technical savvy in terms of certifications, background, skills, network and a cadre of hardware and software investment; he...
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Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A) Due Diligence

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What is due diligence? The due diligence process allows potential buyers and investors to learn about the company in question with a signed full disclosure. The information requires precision and investigation for structuring a fair deal, for all involved stakeholders. M&A attorneys create a comprehensive checklist of requirements, and accounta...
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14 Places Where People Hide Assets

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Hiding assets is a game people play to keep their money out of the hands of creditors. The actual financial hiding places are usually straightforward, as opposed to stuffing money in a mattress or hiding it in a tin can buried under a tree. Common Hiding Places Home Mortgage PayDown--A favorite tactic in Texas which has strong homestead protection ...
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What is Bankruptcy Fraud?

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What is bankruptcy fraud? The definition of bankruptcy is a legal proceeding involving a person or business that is unable to repay their outstanding debts. The bankruptcy process begins with a petition filed by the debtor (most common) or on behalf of creditors (less common). The majority of people who do file for bankruptcy are transparent w...
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Computer Forensics vs. Phone Forensics

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What is Computer Forensics? Computer forensics is a branch of digital forensic science pertaining to evidence found in computers and digital storage media. The goal of computer forensics is to examine digital media in a sound manner with the aim of identifying, preserving, recovering, analyzing, and presenting facts and opinions about the digital i...
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Four types of surveillance explained

surveillance-camera-icon The objective of your surveillance will determine what method is employed.
For investigative agencies, surveillance is categorized into either physical or electronic. Physical surveillance entails putting "eyes on" a subject, and observing that person's locations, movements, and actions.Electronic surveillance employees a variety of devices to monitor the subject.Whether physical or electronic, each method can also be fur...
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Information Sources of the Private Investigator

Private_Investigator_Resources_cropped Knowing where to find information is only the first part of developing an intelligence picture
A large portion of investigative work today is done online, making use of various databases and services to put together a picture before initiating interviews or some form of surveillance.An experienced analyst will ferret out small items within these online resources to separate the signal from the noise, and provide a thoughtful report upon whic...
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Bawn Commences Operations in Austin, Texas

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Bawn LLC is pleased to announce the opening of its headquarters office in Austin, Texas. Bawn is an investigation and security agency focused on supporting the needs of legal firms and private industry. Comprised of former federal law enforcement, military, and intelligence professionals, Bawn provides sophisticated investigative services to addres...
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