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Blast from the Past

Blast from the Past Lively radio interview on Boca Raton based PI Hotline with myself and colleague Jean Mignolet from Ft. Lauderdale. Jean is one of the best and is a pleasure always to work with. Content: summarize certain cases for ex. Corporate fraud to demonstrate the need for due diligence investigations before the transaction. Hosts, Rory McMahon and Doug Haas make it an educational, lively and fun interview.
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Attended the National Association of Legal Investigators Seminar

Hollywood Beach, FL was the setting for the Mid-winter Conference which featured informative speakers and great networking with some of the top investigators in the country.
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Criminal Defense Presentation on August 18, 2013 at Charlotte NC Super PI Conference

I will be giving a Criminal Defense presentation on August 18th in North Carolina and will make some references to the US vs. Eric Rudolph case & will show some evidence photos
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Attended the 30th Annual INTELLENET SEMINAR in Philadelphia

Fraud and financial crime, asset tracing, understanding financial statement fraud were but a few of the interesting topics at this top ranked investigative association seminar.
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Received Honorary Life Membership Award by the Florida Association of Licensed Investigators

At the last minute, I had to cancel my registration for the 2012 FALI Annual Conference due to work needing to be done right away for a client.
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Copy Machines and Fax Machines, A Security Risk

Technology has evolved at such a rapid pace that it is nearly impossible to keep up with all the potential ramifications. There is, as in most things in life, a down side to certain technologies. You may have seen broadcasts or read news articles in the recent past concerning the amount of data that is retained on the hard drive of a fax machine. Didn't know? Well, if you are a professional, for example an attorney or accountant or a doctor, you better know or you could face some serious consequences for not safeguarding clients' confidential information.
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National Association of Legal Investigators Mid-Winter Conference was a Success

The Deauville Hotel on Collins Avenue on Miami Beach was the storied setting for a group of 60+ private investigators or legal investigators from around the country this past week Feb 3-5, 2011. I use the term "legal investigator" since members primarily work for law firms doing either plaintiff civil litigation support or criminal defense investigations. This hotel has hosted some famous people from the Beatles to the Rat Pack, Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr., Peter Lawford, Dean Martin - am I leaving anyone out?
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THANKS for your Business!!! & Happy New Year!!!

A big "THANK YOU" to all of our clients who have put their trust in us this past year to handle their investigations. We do not take this trust lightly and endeavor to give each assignment as professional an effort as possible.
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Private Investigators Storm Washington D.C.

We had a very successful annual "Hit the Hill" campaign in Washington D.C. on September 29, 2010. This was the annual meeting that NCISS - National Council of Investigation & Security Services has in Washington.
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Legislation and Investigations

Clearly our clients would have less information available to them during the course of an investigation had the investigative profession not taken an activist role in legislation. Each year there are dozens of bills that could affect the flow of information that is vital to professional investigators.
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International Investigations

Back at the IRE - Investigative Reporters & Editors Conference, I made a valuable contact with an investigative reporter for a major newspaper. The reporter later introduced me to the executive producer of an investigative television show that to this day, I assist in investigations usually in foreign jurisdictions.
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More on Journalist Molly Ivins

I followed her career over the years and was happy to see her eventually get her own syndicated column. I recall her quick wit on the old Johnny Carson Show when she was asked for an assessment of the 1992 presidential nominees.
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Early Days: Meeting the future syndicated columnist Molly Ivins

Back to Philly and the Investigative Reporters & Editors Conference: Texas journalist Molly Ivins was the IRE keynote speaker and one of the most entertaining and informative speakers that I can recall hearing before or since.
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News Media & Early Online Information

I have attended dozens of investigative seminars over the years and have always been a proponent of continuing education. If you are a private investigator, it is required to keep up with technology, methodology and for developing contacts both nationally and internationally. One of the more interesting conferences that I have attended was in Philadelphia at the Investigative Reporters & Editors annual conference.
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Jury Came Back Tonight in Bahamas Murder Case

Not Guilty!!! I got a call from the client's father tonight. The jury was out for a little over 3 hours. This young man and his family can now get on with their lives. If ever a case demanded a not guilty verdict, this one did.
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False Confessions Program on PIsDeclassified.com

I appeared on Francie Koehler’s new Voice of America internet radio show yesterday along with my brother Patrick McGuinness, a criminal lawyer in Jacksonville, FL and San Francisco based false confessions expert and author of Police Interrogation and American Justice, Dr. Richard Leo. Dr. Leo’s research is fascinating; I will be buying his book soon.
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British v. American Criminal Justice System

Earlier this week, I had an interesting initiation into the Bahamian criminal justice system. The Bahamas gained their independence in 1973 and previously had been a British Crown Colony. Their political and judicial system is still heavily influenced by Britain. I have traveled there multiple times on criminal cases and even have met with top police officials on one case involving money laundering; But, I had never attended a court proceeding before.
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Investigators v. Journalists

I have arranged for journalists to give presentations in the past for the south Florida regional meetings of FALI – Florida Association of Licensed Investigators. I was able to get former Miami Herald journalist and author, Jeff Leen on one occasion.
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Welcome to PI Newsroom!

Over the years, I have written several investigative articles and book reviews, so blogging will likely be a natural extension of those prior efforts. This is my first posting on this blog & newly designed website.
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