Ken Springer and Joelle Scott Discuss the Factors Surrounding the Rise in Tougher Manager Due Diligence

Published September 8, 2016 By CRI admin

Ken Springer and Joelle Scott discuss the steady rise in demand for CRI’s services as institutional investors seek to vet managers’ personal lives and protect themselves against headline risk and potential fraud. Read the full article here.  

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Ken Springer Talks Platinum Partners Scandal

Published August 16, 2016 By CRI admin

Ken Springer, former FBI agent and founder of due diligence firm Corporate Resolutions, discusses the latest in the Platinum Partners corruption case. Murray Huberfeld, an advisor to the hedge fund, was accused of bribing the New York Corrections Officers Union for an investment. Springer talks about Huberfeld’s ties to felons and the warning signs investors […]

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In hiring, why not put safety first?

Published July 28, 2016 By Ken Springer

As more cities and states adopt “ban the box” policies, it has become increasingly unclear who is being protected by these regulations. Ostensibly, “ban the box” seeks to protect people with prior criminal histories from being discriminated against when seeking a job. Proponents claim that employers ask about past criminal activity early in the application […]

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The Power of Privilege: Caspersen and Madoff Abused It But Investors are Taking it Back

Published April 13, 2016 By Joelle Scott

The unraveling of Andrew Caspersen is alarming not only because of the amount of money Caspersen schemed out of friends, family and investors ($95 million and counting) but also that someone from such a perceived high perch (Ivy league schools; prominent wealthy family) would commit such a crime. The SEC filed civil charges, DOJ filed […]

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CRI Analysts Discuss Madoff TV Special

Published February 25, 2016 By Joelle Scott

Dylan Anderson, aka Due Dylangence, and Eimile Logan, two of our Investigative Analysts, discuss the recent ABC TV special “Madoff” and whether Bernie Madoff was the last of the “great” Ponzi schemers. EL: Obviously networks like ABC sensationalize stories like this for entertainment purposes, but still – Even if you omit the few Bernie – […]

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LinkedIn Speak

Published December 8, 2015 By Mike Leahy

In George Orwell’s novel, Nineteen Eighty-Four, the totalitarian regime that ruled over the fictional nation of Oceania used a language called Newspeak in order to repress concepts they disliked and conceal reality in ways that suited their agenda.  Since 2003, another equally dangerous language has evolved: It’s called LinkedIn Speak.  LinkedIn Speak is when an […]

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Behind the Curtain: A Three Part Series…

Published November 3, 2015 By Joelle Scott

Part Three: Online “Peril” In Part One of our Series we shed some light into how we identify information on a subject through their residential and address history, and in Part Two, we demonstrate the importance of conducting interviews to get to the bottom of any potential problems. Now with all the boxes checked, our […]

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Behind The Curtain: A Three Part Series…

Published October 26, 2015 By Dylan Anderson

Part Two: Dryft-ing Beyond the Data: What Happens When you Find a Red Flag In Part One of our Series we went through the address history of our fictional subject Daryl Dryft which led us to material information in several states – a DUI, a controversial hazing incident and a lawsuit by former investors. So, […]

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Behind The Curtain: A Three Part Series…

Published October 20, 2015 By Dylan Anderson

Part One: The Adventures of Daryl Dryft: Why Address Histories are Important Daryl Dryft has developed an app. Dryft managed to get some investors interested in his product and the investors wisely asked us to conduct a background investigation on him before they funded Dryft. The investors told us Dryft lives and works in New […]

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Live Blogging from the ACFE Conference – Day 3

Published June 18, 2015 By CRI admin

Day 3 started off wanting to close all social media and email accounts, thanks to Cary Moore, SVP, Emerging Threats Manager.  Mr. Moore showed us how easy it is for cyber criminals to gain information with the Internet and a computer (yes you heard right…no money required!). Google is a powerful tool with usernames, passwords, […]

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