Kleptocracy Investigations Defense
In 2010, the U.S. Department of Justice launched an initiative aimed at combating large scale foreign corruption to recover public funds for their intended and proper use. A select team of prosecutors were assembled to focus exclusively on deterring corruption and holding offenders accountable in the interest of protecting public resources.
Robert was the lead case agent for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security against the second vice president of Equatorial Guinea who was paid less than $100,000 annually. This case drew national and international attention when a civil forfeiture complaint was filed in 2011 to recover more than $70 million in proceeds of corruption, based on Robert’s investigative efforts. The investigation revealed that Teodoro Nguema Obiang Mangue used money from his country to amass assets which included a Malibu, California mansion, Gulfstream jet, a Ferrari and well over $3 million dollars in Michael Jackson that included the iconic crystal-encrusted white glove.
Due Diligence Background Investigations
Robert conducts due diligence investigations for private equity fund clients involved in private lending. As part of the firm’s standard operating procedures, every potential customer is vetted prior to a loan being funded. The clients are of the belief that past behavior is indicative of future behavior which allows them to minimize/reduce their risk of a loan being litigated. Additionally, it provides clients a level of due diligence from government clawback.
Skip tracing involves finding people who don’t want to be found. This isn’t the same as bail bond recovery or bounty hunting. A skip trace can also be done to recover money from a bad debt. The debt can be to a business or an individual. Skip tracing is often combined with asset searches to find the money that is owed. Gatekeeper Consulting and Investigations can track down individuals through several different means. This allows us to get you your information within a reasonable amount of time while keeping your costs down. Our state-of-the-art information database allows us to locate individuals all over the country at the press of a button. Our database resources also allow us to track individuals in the same manner within our offices. If you are trying to locate a long-lost family member, friend or even a “deadbeat dad”, we have the resources and know-how to find them quickly and efficiently. We are quite proud of our successful track record.