Case Study 4
During an M&A investigation for a private equity firm, we discovered several red flags on one of the two owners of the business they were acquiring. The subject had old criminal records and claimed that the case was expunged when, in fact, it was not. He served time for three counts of indecent exposure, which was also reported to the California Sex Offender Registry. One of our expert investigators found that the subject had also been charged in Florida as a sex offender, even though he had never lived in Florida. In addition, he had some past drug charges, miscellaneous debt-related civil cases, and a foreclosure.
The history of the subject led to several concerns for our client. If we had limited the search to just the county of residence, only the foreclosure case and one small claims case would have been reported. Since the client wanted a comprehensive investigation conducted, we were able to investigate further and share the full scope of findings.