Our team assisted a criminal investigation into a high value theft of luxury items from a retailer. The suspect had claimed that the items had been stolen from them, and reported it to the police. Our team were instructed to review the circumstances, and following an in-depth investigation, we identified that their account was false, and they had fabricated evidence to cover an ongoing high value theft and fraud. Our team conducted a complex and detailed criminal investigation, to gather overwhelming evidence to prosecute the individual. We liaised with experienced Queen’s Counsel to review the case, and assisted the decision to pass the material back to the police, who arrested and prosecuted the suspect.
AnotherDay’s investigation team were instructed to support ongoing civil and criminal matters in relation to a high value internal theft and fraud. An employee of a company had stolen around £1m from the company, gambling substantial amounts of money and also transferring this to other individuals. The suspect had been imprisoned but money remained outstanding. Using forensic investigation and detailed investigation, we were able to identify the recipients of the money. They appeared to have no tangible assets, however using social media analytics and deep web research, we were able to identify numerous assets that had been purchased using the proceeds of crime, and forensic analysis of computers identified methods of money laundering.
We assisted an international law firm on an ongoing civil litigation case. The client, a group of investors from the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), had been defrauded out of tens of millions of pounds, which had been laundered through Europe. Our investigation took place in the CIS, Russia, Europe and the UK, and involved in-depth investigation and on the ground enquiries to map out the fraud and the flow of money. In order to support a freezing order application, our team used open and closed source research, corporate records searches, in-country assets, social media analytics and covert methodology to identify tangible assets in excess of GBP 100 million. This then supported an international freezing order and successful resolution.
Our client, a large international manufacturer and distributor, had received several whistleblowing allegations made against a member of staff, accusing them of internal corruption. We assisted the investigation into their alleged activities, using forensic accountancy, digital forensics, witness interviews and covert methodology. As a result of this investigation, substantive evidence was identified, however the client did not wish to pursue criminal prosecutions. AnotherDay investigators supported the ongoing internal disciplinary proceedings, supporting counsel with interviews, and supported dismissal applications.
Our investigation team were asked to review a high net worth client who was in the public eye due to a potential political candidacy, to assess the potential vulnerabilities they could be exposed to. We assumed the position of an organised crime group, investigative journalist or hostile individual, to identify where the client may have been vulnerable, from a physical, reputational or legal perspective. We conducted in-depth open and closed source research, mainstream and local media searches, corporate record and credit and consented database searches, and in-depth social media analysis, as well as human source enquiries. From this, we were able to identify potential security risks, and also historic reputational vulnerabilities that could be exploited by hostile actors.
Our teams led a highly sensitive investigation into potential wrongdoing in Iraq involving government agencies, local contractors and non-state actors to inform a strategic-level decision by one of our clients. We utilised local human sources to gather useful information on the tactics being used by the groups in question, down to the level of specific individuals and locations, which was then corroborated by our access to other databases and use of specialist open source techniques. This provided our client with an in-depth investigatory report, supported by a range of raw information materials, covering places, people, activities and wrongdoing at a level of specificity that was actually useful.
One of the largest technology distribution centres in the United Kingdom was suffering a large number of thefts resulting in huge financial losses. Our teams analysed the data and identified an organised criminal network operating and working within the site. Led by our experienced ex-covert surveillance Detectives from the Metropolitan Police; we launched a targeted covert operation. Our team obtained covert video footage of the suspects committing the thefts. Once best evidence was obtained, our team directed the security to apprehend the suspects. All suspects were caught on site and arrested. A full evidential package including statements and exhibits was handed to police.
Our team supported a client in relation to an ongoing investigation into allegations of government level corruption in the Middle East. This was to support a whistleblowing allegation that was made, into allegations that illicit payments had been made to obtain products and services, involving high level government officials. Our local network of investigators and on the ground enquiries mapped out the companies, identifying familial and business links between individuals, using social media analytics to map out connections and other potential links. Covert human enquiries then corroborated the information found, to highlight where corruption was taking place and how to mitigate this in future.
Our team conducted an in-depth source of wealth and reputational investigation into a wealthy investor from the Middle East into a substantial development in the West. Using desktop research, advanced analytical tools and on-the-ground enquiries in multiple jurisdictions, we were able to identify several areas of concern, linking the individual with government level scandals. However, were able to confirm that the individuals’ source of wealth was legitimate, and advised the client accordingly to assist in their decision making process.
We assisting a large charity in the combat against global human trafficking and exploitation. Our experienced former law enforcement detectives launched a global intelligence gathering project to find methods and evidence in which global corporations may be involved in this illicit trade. Using Covert Human Intelligence Sources (CHIS) across the globe, our team were able to map out industries and networks involved. The information and material provided was redacted, and information sanitised to ensure the CHIS’s remained anonymous and safe.