CASES
DUE DILIGENCE - RISK MITIGATION - BACKGROUND CHECKS

Names and locations have been changed to protect the innocent, as well as the not so innocent.

Million Dollar Mistake

Most stock exchanges require background checks on all principals of member companies. A public company based in the Caribbean, and traded on the London Stock Exchange, requested a background check on Mr. Lewis when it acquired his company.

We found that in completing his Declaration, Lewis omitted information or presented information in a manner that was not an accurate representation of the facts.
Lewis had been a key player in a fraud scheme. According to court cases found in a province thousands of miles from his residence, Lewis had been one of three men involved in a conspiracy to defraud Revenue Canada. We tracked down and interviewed a journalist who had been following Lewis. He told us Lewis had "a number of run-ins with CCRA [Canada Customs and Revenue Agency], a raid on his home and office and a failed tanning business in the early 80's which mysteriously burned down". One of Lewis' companies was involved in ten civil litigation cases in Toronto, two as a defendant and eight as a plaintiff.

Unfortunately, the transaction was already complete. In fact, our client had already issued a press release announcing the acquisition of the company, with Lewis as CEO. According to the contract it had with Lewis, our client would have to pay $1 million dollars to remove Mr. Lewis from his post.

 

 

DUE DILIGENCE
Offshore Insight
A Safe Bet?
Family Business
How do I look?
Million Dollar Mistake

ASSET TRACING
Cutting Their Losses
Alimony Pony
Volatile Activity

LITIGATION SUPPORT
Unaware Heirs
When your home is not your own
Elder Abuse

TRADE MARK INVESTIGATION
Twist Ending
Brand Contraband
A Novel Idea