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Asset Recovery
Thursday, May 14, 2015
Too much power, too little oversight in seizing assets? US lawmakers push for reform »
From the highest echelons of the US government down to state legislators, a growing chorus of voices is calling for reform...
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
Soaring recoveries, mounting suits – the rise of the False Claims Act by the numbers »
Each year, billions are drained from US government coffers by Medicare graft, crooked defense contracting and a wide array...
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
With roots in Civil War, the fortified False Claims Act logs big recoveries from today’s fraudsters »
Two years into his term, with the Civil War raging, President Abraham Lincoln was facing a daunting challenge on the home...
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Outfoxing the financial criminal means finding what he stole – ten ways to find the hidden loot »
By David Pelligrinelli, President and Lead Investigator of AFX Search. Mr. Pelligrinelli is an ACFCS member and an inves...
Monday, August 20, 2012
Justice Department and ICE crack down on ‘kleptocrats’ and their assets in widening effort »
Diepreye Solomon Peter Alamieyeseigha may not have known he was a kleptocrat, but the US Department of Justice and the Dep...
Friday, June 22, 2012
February 2010 – Interactive Quick Tip | A Closer Look at Tax Forms | Results »
Although investigators have access to the information in an income tax return, many don’t know how each section can be use...
Monday, February 6, 2012
Fighting over forfeiture authority: Dual receivers or duelling receivers? »
The good news is the assets are frozen. The bad news is the assets are frozen twice.That’s the situation facing investors...
Monday, February 6, 2012
How to appoint a receiver for cross-border asset recovery success »
A Party seeking appointment of a Receiver should file a Motion for Appointment of a Receiver and a Proposed Order, and the...
Friday, August 20, 2010
AN EXPERT’S TAKE ON RECOVERING ASSETS FROM OFFSHORE BANKS »
Recovering assets from offshore banks can be a daunting task for asset recovery *  professionals. But it doesn’t ha...
Sunday, August 15, 2010
Advice on Asset Forfeiture from One of the Best »
Asset forfeiture * is the most powerful weapon law enforcement wields against criminal organizations. It involves gathe...
Saturday, August 7, 2010
Sniff Out Links Between Family Members to Uncover Hidden Assets »
One of the primary third-party targets for asset recovery * is a fraudster’s family. This week, an ex-IRS agent shares...
Monday, August 2, 2010
Outliers are In-Play for Forensic Asset Recovery Pros »
Today, the location and recovery of assets is a labor intensive and complex process that often results in only a fraction...
Wednesday, June 16, 2010
Computer Forensics and 5 Ways it Can Assist in Asset Recovery »
Criminals will do many things in an attempt to not get caught – that means they will try to use methods of data concealmen...
Monday, June 7, 2010
Planning Narcotics Investigation »
There are generally three levels of narcotics investigations: street level, mid-level and high level. Each level of invest...
Tuesday, May 4, 2010
Interactive Quick Tip | Test Your FCPA Knowledge »
As a member of IAAR, you’ve no doubt heard of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, but how much do you know? The Foreign Cor...
Monday, April 26, 2010
Interactive Quick Tip | Analyze the Commodity Flow »
Computerized tools allow financial investigators and analysts to “seize the data”. From data mining to clear graphical pre...
Tuesday, April 20, 2010
Interactive Quick Tip | Dissect the Check »
Financial records kept by banks — such as account opening statements, copies of checks, deposit tickets and account transa...
Tuesday, April 6, 2010
Interactive Quick Tip | Match the FinCEN Forms »
Some investigators have access to financial forms through the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN), which stores...
Monday, March 22, 2010
Interactive Quick Tip | Finding Fraud Asset on Crooked Balance Sheets »
Tracing and recovering the proceeds of corruption as well as proof of graft or bribery creates challenges for asset recove...
Tuesday, March 9, 2010   (0 Comments - view/add)
Interactive Quick Tip | Identify the Red Flags of a Potential Fraud Scheme »
With a myriad of Ponzi schemes exposed in 2009 and victims defrauded of their life investments, investigators are actively...
Tuesday, March 2, 2010
Tax Investigations: What Can be Used? »
The original IRS 1040 forms and all other income tax returns are highly protected by law and by the IRS. In fact, law...
Monday, February 22, 2010   (0 Comments - view/add)
February 2010 – Interactive Quick Tip | Hacking the Mac »
Ryan Kubasiak, an investigator for the New York State Police, explains how to retrieve electronic data from a Macintosh co...
Wednesday, February 10, 2010
February 2010 – Interactive Quick Tip | Planning for Unplanned Seizures »
For Daniel Knowles, it was the stop of a career. Three weeks ago, the Clark County, Kansas (population 2,206) undersheriff...
Wednesday, February 3, 2010
The Good News About Fraudulent Transfer »
When fraudulent transfers are found, it can be good news for a judgment-enforcement case. Obtaining documentation of the d...
Tuesday, February 2, 2010
When Tracing Assets, Follow the Money »
The money trail consists of documents and leads that show how assets were acquired and who owns them. You will be successf...
Thursday, January 28, 2010
January 2010 – Taking Advantage of MLATs »
Mutual Legal Assistance Treaties (MLAT) are bilateral treaties for assistance in criminal matters that request information...
Thursday, January 28, 2010
January 2010 – A Closer Look at Tax Forms »
Often, investigators will have access to financial records such as income tax returns that can be used to gather more info...
Monday, January 18, 2010
January 2010 – Dissect a Fraud Receipt »
Many times investigators overlook the value of receipts from hotels, car rental agencies and even restaurants to point the...
Tuesday, January 12, 2010   (0 Comments - view/add)
January 2010 – Uncovering Hidden Documents on PC »
Many investigators have access to the documents on a suspect’s computer but most don’t know how one simple tip can reveal...
Wednesday, January 6, 2010
January 2010 – Planning is Key to a Successful Asset Recovery Investigation »
This is an excerpt from “Multi-Jurisdictional Concealed Asset Recovery * Investigations A Blueprint,” by lawyer Marti...
Tuesday, January 5, 2010
January 2010 – Deposit Ticket Easily Overlooked, Full Of Data »
IAAR Quick Tips are a Member Benefit, but we have allowed this archived article to be viewed by all users. To gain access...
Tuesday, January 5, 2010   (0 Comments - view/add)
Account-Opening Documents May Lead to Assets »
An individual or company that opens a bank account must file basic information that can be invaluable when you are trackin...
Thursday, November 12, 2009
November 2009 – In Asset Recovery Cases, Start with the Bank Records »
In a presentation at last week’s 2009 International Association for Asset Recovery * Conference, asset recovery * ex...
Tuesday, November 3, 2009
In international asset recovery, winning in court is only half the battle »
It seems logical that, when trying to recover assets overseas, a lawyer may file a lawsuit hoping to get a judgment quickl...
Tuesday, September 8, 2009
Coordinate Civil and Criminal Recovery Efforts »
“If you’re bringing an action and the goal is restitution, then the steps you need to take may be different than the steps...

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