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Best Practices | Building on the Initial Lead

Tuesday, July 28, 2009  
Posted by: Bobbi-Jo O'Gilvie
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In addition to the analysis of mail and telephone records as proactive tools, the legal pick-up and careful analysis of your target’s trash, at either their residences or known businesses, should never be overlooked as a potentially important proactive source of intelligence. It must be stressed, however, that this must be accomplished in a totally legal manner to avoid tainting the evidence.

In addition, you may find notes written by your target regarding his involvement in some previously undisclosed business or investment. Or you could discover hand-carried invoices or bills from a supplier to the hidden-asset business. Many businesses do this as a matter of practice.”

Best Practice Tip from the Bureau of Justice Assistance’s Asset Forfeiture*: Public Record and Other Information on Hidden Assets guide.

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