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Category Archives: Investigations

CONFESSIONS OF AN FBI AGENT/INVESTIGATOR

Becoming a Private Eye Made Me a Better Investigator. I love the FBI. I love the people at the FBI. I was an FBI Agent for 29 years before I decided to retire. I was fortunate that I was able
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A LEBANESE SWINDLER [NASSIF], a MINNESOTA CONMAN [KITZER] and a GENEVA CRIME FIGURE [CORNAZ] OUTWIT LA CITY OFFICIALS, circa 1974

SACRAMENTO-The trap was set and the gendarmes were in position.  Inside Amsterdam’s HOLLANDISHE BANKE plainclothes police posed as bank employees. Not wanting to tip their presence the police arrived early … seeded with the morning commute.  Outside, the “uniforms” were also
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JAPANESE FACE TERROR THREAT AT UPCOMING 2020 TOKYO OLYMPIC GAMES

HOUSTON–The terrorist shooting attack and bombings at Istanbul airport on June 28, 2016 kept many travel security professionals around the world up all night.  Foreign security officials responsible for the health and safety of overseas spectators and participants at the
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FORMER LEGAT TALKS ABOUT ORLANDO INCIDENT / 2020 TOKYO OLYMPIC GAMES

HOUSTON–The recent terror attack in Orlando, Florida is still being investigated and final conclusions regarding the motivations of the shooter, his likely associations with radical Islamic terrorist groups will not be fully known by the public for days or weeks.
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FORMER LEGAT TALKS ABOUT CULTURAL DIFFERENCES CONDUCTING INVESTIGATIONS

Islamic Terrorism Investigations in Europe and Japan: How They Differ and What That Means for Tokyo Olympic Security: Recently we discussed the Brussels bombings, Tokyo Olympics security, and how the Japanese government coordinates with other nations during counterterrorism investigations.  Today’s
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MEMBERS PROVIDE SECURITY & EXECUTIVE PROTECTION SERVICES THROUGHOUT US

CALIFORNIA / NEW YORK–Capitalizing on the prominent “page one” listings the website has with search engines, in particular key words used by high-profile individuals, security officials, law firms and journalists seeking information about “security” and/or “executive protection,” and someone who
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WARNER BROS / ROBT DOWNEY JR SECURE FILM RIGHTS TO “CHASING PHIL,” BY DAVID HOWARD

SACRAMENTO–Completing the book proposal for CHASING PHIL author DAVID HOWARD said he was surprised … almost “overwhelmed” by the attention.  In circulation for about a week, he said he expected to get calls from book publishers, but film studios?  That
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PERSONAL SECURITY IN A VIOLENT WORLD

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: Your personal security is based on your life style, and personal decisions.  The Risk Continuum will assist you in determining your risk for becoming the victim of a violent crime.  Minor changes in your life style may have
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“BIG BILLS ONLY” BY JERRY WEBB

SACRAMENTO–Dressed in combat fatigues, wearing ski masks, armed carrying semiautomatic weapons and several explosive-like devices, three men crouched in silence waiting for ROBERT BIGHAM to open the back door.  It was 7AM.  A prominent banking figure, BIGHAM was President of
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THE CHINESE FOX HUNT

HOUSTON–Did the Chinese government outfox the FBI? In a recent article, published in the World Affairs Journal, GORDON CHANG said the Chinese government had launched a new initiative, dubbed “Fox Hunt” to send Chinese law enforcement officers to foreign countries,
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False Allegations in Criminal Cases – The Rape Case

Executive Summary: False allegations are seen in several types of cases and are very problematic for police since extensive investigation must be conducted to corroborate the victim’s allegations. A great deal of resources can be wasted in these investigations since
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Pepperoni Pizza, Prostitutes, or Prison: an Easy Choice for Most: How a Cooperating Witness Continued to Con Everyone While in Prison

Executive Summary: This article will discuss the attempted management of a convicted cooperating witness who continued his cons while working with the government. He was a constant challenge with many interesting events. These types of people do not change their
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