- White Collar Defense
With over 26 years of investigating complex financial crimes, our experience allows us to review a case from the law enforcement aspect. For five years of his FBI tenure, Fred Olivares was a Supervisory Special Agent and also an Assistant Inspector in Place where part of his responsibility was to review cases for their strengths and weaknesses-not only from a factual standpoint, but as the case applied to the law. Let us review your case to determine a best approach to a proper defense.
- Litigation Support
Our experience includes testifying at numerous judicial proceedings including federal grand juries, suppression hearings and trials. As a case agent on numerous complex financial investigations, we have successfully organized massive amounts of documents and witness testimony. During these complex investigations, we have presented all the evidence in a format easily understood by judge and jury.
- Witness and Subject Interviews
Interviewing is better left to those with experience. Our investigators have interviewed victims, witnesses and subjects, with the goal of obtaining an unbiased documentation of the events. Fred Olivares was deemed by the FBI as a subject matter expert in interviewing and even today lectures on the topic at the university level.
- Corporate Investigations
According to the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, the majority of financial crimes are committed by employees who are in charge of finances. It takes an experienced investigator to sort through the allegations and determine if those allegations are true. It also takes an experienced investigator to succinctly summarize a case for presentation to law enforcement or a prosecutor, which we have done.
- Asset Search and Recovery
“Where did the money go?” is a frequent question asked by victims. We are able to trace funds through layers of transactions to aid in the recovery of your funds.
- Background Checks
Ever wonder who you’re doing business with? Or who that associate or new found friend is? We can perform a discreet background check to see who that person is and what their motivations may be.
- Money Laundering
Our accreditations include being a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS) as designated by the Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (ACAMS). In addition to this accreditation, we have extensive experience tracing funds through a myriad of means and methods. In the past we have both investigated and defended allegations of money laundering on the federal level.
- Fraud Detection and Prevention
Are you looking at the bottom line, with revenues up and expenses down but no rise in profits? Maybe there is another reason why this is happening. Maybe fraud is the problem. Let us assess your situation.
- Forensic Accounting
Forensic accounting is defined as the use of accounting skills to investigate fraud or embezzlement and to analyze financial information for use in legal proceedings. During our tenure both as a FBI Special Agent and in private practice, we investigated countless allegations of fraud and embezzlement using forensic accounting to prosecute or exonerate the subject. Let us put this experience to work for you.
- Employee Theft Investigations
Employee thefts are demoralizing to an organization or business. We can investigate the allegations in a professionally discreet manner ensuring all the evidence is properly preserved for either criminal or civil litigation.
- Pre-Employment Screening
Before you entrust an applicant with access to your finances or proprietary information, let us perform pre-employment screening to determine criminal history, sex offender registry, reference checks and prior employment verification.
- Witness Location and Interviews
Without that witness, a document has no life. Bring it to life by locating that elusive witness. Witnesses can also corroborate information or testimony or contradict it. We can determine what a witness will testify to prior to a deposition or court proceeding. We also are able to locate and talk to an uncooperative witness in an effort to convince them to cooperate in your case.