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The Official Newsletter Of The National Association Of Investigative Specialists
Keeping Investigators Informed And Up-To-Date For 30 Years! - Editor- Ralph Thomas

January 10th, 2007 Edition

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Investigative Articles

White House Situtation Room Gets A Make-Over
"The White House Situation Room is arguably the most important facility in the most important building in the world." Michael K. Bohn -Compiled By Ralph Thomas

Pretexting Problems in Everyday Life
"As much as I hate to acknowledge this because it doesn't do my industry any justice, there is an underside to the investigative industry that is not particularly ethical," Scott Moritz, executive director of Daylight Forensic & Advisory, a risk management firm, said. "Now, when we meet with clients they almost always ask about pretexting. They don't want to find themselves in a position similar to HP's.

Private Investigator Wants to Change Profession's Image
Christopher Bauer is going public -- which is a bit unusual for someone in his profession: Bauer is the 33-year old, second generation CEO of Bauer Risk Management, a Des Plaines private investigation firm.

Blast From The Past! Micro Minifon Clandestine Spy Wire Recorder with Wristwatch Microphone 1952
This 1952 recorder that recorded to wire was state-of-the-art for it's time. It was used by almost all governmental spy agencies and private investigators jumped at the change to own one if you could afford one! A seven page presentation! By Ralph Thomas

Where Angels Do Not Fear To Tread
The real world of a woman detective in India is often very different from that of her fictional counterpart, writes Uddalak Mukherjee

Use of Rationalization During An Interrogation Theme
"Two conditions must be satisfied before a person decides to commit a crime. The first is that the individual must believe that he or she will not be punished for the crime.  For example, no sane person would set their neighbor’s house on fire or download pornography on a company computer if they knew that they would suffer consequences for their actions.  However, ninety percent of society would never sell illegal drugs, steal a car or sexually molest a child even if they were guaranteed to get away with the crime. Therefore, a second condition must also be met which is that the person must be able to justify the criminal behavior in some manner." A John Reid Article

Architectures for Forensic Watermarking
This paper introduces watermarking concepts and describes how forensic watermarking is positioned in that framework. It then develops ... Dr. Dobb's Journal - San Mateo,CA,USA

Private eye tells of role in return of 'abducted' children
The Age - Melbourne,Victoria,Australia

PRIVATE investigator John Bracey is used to unusual cases, but when he was approached to help Melissa Hawach retrieve her "abducted" children, ...

New Technology? Now Here's How To Track People With RFID
Communication Congress (CCC) in Berlin, Germany, and how attendees are paying 10 euros each for an RFID badge that reports their location. There's an array of 35 monitoring stations that pick up badge locations and produce a constantly updated public XML feed.

High Technology-Plastic may spell the end of the silicon microchip
The list of achievements of Cambridge University’s Cavendish Laboratory – one of the world’s most prestigious centres for physics research – is about to get a little longer. By Peter Marsh

Serial Killers Need To Increase The Risk To Maintain The Thrill
The serial killer may be deliberately "taunting" police, a forensic psychologist has said. Dr Keith Aschroft, who was trained by FBI profilers, said the sudden infamy of the killer may feed his ego and compel him to kill again. By Ian Herbert

Maine’s real-life Mannix
I pretty much lived in the moment when I was a kid. I didn’t really stop long enough to figure out my true life’s ambition. There was the brief period after a trip to a Florida sea aquarium where I thought I’d like to wear a bikini and swim with dolphins while being cheered on by enthusiastic applause. Then someone said something about a degree in marine biology and I thought better of the idea.

A Tempest When Art Became Surveillance
Drawn to the luminous glass towers along Michigan Avenue, hundreds of visitors and art lovers gaze each day upon the glowing images of human faces at Crown Fountain. Yet, to the surprise of many, for a brief moment this month the two towers became security sentinels in the city’s well-patrolled Millennium Park.

 

 

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Evidence Grows Against Star PI
Nicherie admitted in federal court that he authorised private eye Anthony Pellicano to intercept the telephone conversations of a man he was in a business ...

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State-By-State Directory Of Laws On Bail Recovery
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Trends! Cops grab counterfeit merchandise
LYNN - Police raids on three downtown businesses last Wednesday took hundreds of pairs of counterfeit Nike shoes from shelves, leading to one arrest on felony charges. Over 1,000 items, representing $128,000 in retail sale value, were seized during the raid.

Phony goods at 4 local retailers part of global black market
Virginian Pilot - Norfolk,VA,USA
... The investigation began in December 2004 when a private investigator hired by Nike discovered 72 pairs of counterfeit shoes at the Military Circle store. ...

With the Help Of a PI-Morgantown woman finds her father, and her crown
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review - Pittsburgh,PA,USA
... Culberson, who learned that her mother had died of cancer about 15 years earlier, hired a private investigator to find her father. ...

 

 

 

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Evidence Grows Against Star PI
Nicherie admitted in federal court that he authorised private eye Anthony Pellicano to intercept the telephone conversations of a man he was in a business ...

7th Defendant Admits Guilt In Pellicano Case
A seventh defendant pleaded guilty Tuesday in the wiretapping case involving sleuth-to-the-stars Anthony Pellicano, leaving the private ..

Businessman Pleads Guilty In Hollywood Pellicano Wiretaps Case
A businessman pleaded guilty Tuesday to an aiding and abetting charge in the wiretapping case against one-time private eye to the stars Anthony Pellicano. Daniel Nicherie, 46, was the seventh defendant to plead guilty in connection with sweeping allegations of a conspiracy involving wiretapping and digging up dirt on people, including celebrities such as Sylvester Stallone.

Man Arrested Over Leaking Of Saddam Video...
The person believed to have recorded Saddam Hussein's raucous execution on a cell phone camera was arrested Wednesday, anadviser to Iraq's prime minister said.
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Regulators suspend former HP investigator's license
Milwaukee Business Journal - Milwaukee,WI,USA
Massachusetts regulators have suspended a Needham private investigator's license for his role in the Hewlett-Packard Co. spying scandal, a state official ...

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Private Eye-in-the-Sky Nips Crime
A surveillance helicopter patrols Jackson, Mississippi, using a zoom camera, high-powered searchlight and infrared camera to prevent crime. And the city's not going broke to pay for it.

Montana private eye pleads not guilty to wire fraud
A Montana-based private detective who allegedly tried to double deal parties involved in two high profile corporate litigation cases ...

PI Helps-Two arrested in police crackdown on counterfeit CDs, DVDs, clothing
Complaints about streetside sales of counterfeit music, movies and clothing that led to two arrests by Wilmington police this week are part of a nationwide initiative by the entertainment industry to crack down on the distribution of pirated products.

Newspapers that used illegal information listed
Guardian Unlimited - UK

... with the job of protecting people's privacy, compiled the report from evidence found by his investigators during a raid on a private detective who was working ...

Hacker Con Submits to Spychips
Berlin -- This year's Chaos Communication Congress opens with a unique opportunity -- your chance to track the movements of a Wired News' reporter on the scene, as well as nearly a thousand other visitors to the annual hacker convention.

Web page helps father find son
The Republican - Springfield,MA,USA

... years ago. He hired a private investigator, looked up old phone records, and used Internet search engines, with no luck. Recently ...

Toyota Developing Drunken Driving System
Toyota Motor Corp. is developing a fail-safe system for cars that detects drunken drivers and automatically shuts the vehicle down if sensors pick up signs of excessive alcohol consumption, a news report said Wednesday.

Attacker traced via DNA after 12 years
A SEX attacker who assaulted a pensioner 12 years ago has been jailed for seven years after detectives traced his DNA.

Anti-fraud hotline launched for UK companies
Accountancy Age - London,UK

... David Luijerink, director at KPMG Forensic, said that colleagues sometimes suspect that fraudulent activity is going on but are reluctant to report or ‘blow ...

Thief steals book containing information on bank customers
Centre Daily Times - Centre County,PA,USA
... Louis police. The bank's security consultant hired a private investigator to search trash bins for the stolen records. But none were found. ...

HP pays $14.5m to settle investigation
The Lawyer - London,UK

... The detective allegedly used ‘prextexting', or pretending to be someone else, to ... They, along with three private detectives, have been charged on four counts ...

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Officer in Bush Motorcade Accident Dies
A motorcycle officer injured last week while escorting President Bush in the islands died Sunday, police said.

Prostitutes fear serial killer in Atlantic City
Atlantic City New Jersey (Reuters) - In Atlantic City, the prostitutes toil not far from this gambling city's famed Boardwalk hoping to turn a trick even though many know a serial killer on the loose has murdered their sister streetwalkers.

 

 

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