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Civil Case No. 00-0038-S Involving Alleged Sexual Assault – Update

Meridian, MS (PRWEB) January 31, 2007

“Incumbent Lauderdale County Chancery Court Judge Sarah Springer, who was recently defeated in the November 2006 election, in Civil Action 00-0038-S had given custody of two minor children to the biological father,” says Jane Tucker, one of several Jackson Ms attorneys working on this civil case for the mother. Ms. Tucker continues, “This happened just prior to the November election. Now,” according to Ms. Tucker, “a new Chancellor, Larry Primeaux, was sworn in January 02, 2007. Interestingly, Primeaux was one of the mother’s previous attorneys in this case. Jackson Attorney, Karen Spencer replaced Primeaux as counsel for the mother.” To further complicate matters, Springer has left Mississippi and moved to Texas. Ms Tucker shakes her head at this most recent turn of events. “This complicated civil case is every investigative reporters’ dream and every attorneys’ nightmare,” says Ms. Tucker in a recent interview. A quick update on this Case follows.

Incumbent Chancery Court Judge Sarah Springer in Civil Action No 00-0038-S handed custody of two minor children to the biological father. According to medical reports, counselors’ notes, state appointed psychologists and Child Protective Services Texas there are reasons to believe that one of the children, the girl, may have been sexually assaulted. The mother left the jurisdiction allegedly to protect her children.

After it became apparent that the mother had left the state, the attorney moved to withdraw from representing her (CP 1560; T172). The chancellor denied the attorney’s motion. The attorney was also defending herself in a contempt/sanctions proceeding in this same case. As a practical matter, then, the mother went unrepresented at the contempt hearing. Indeed Judge Springer ruled that because the mother was absent, the attorney could not put on any affirmative evidence on her behalf (T. 221).

At an earlier status hearing on December 5, 2005 the chancellor ordered that the children be returned to their mother from DHS custody (T. 157). The chancellor also restored the biological father’s original visitation rights (CP. 1504-05; RE. 142).

On January 9, 2006, the Court entered an order directing the mother and her attorney, Karen Spencer, to be in Court on February 3, 2006, for pre-trial motions and for trial on February 6-10, 2006 (T. `162-63; CP. 1552).

A five day sanctions/contempt hearing against Karen Spencer, the mother’s attorney; and a one day, custody trial was held. At a hearing commencing February 3, 2006 and lasting through February 9, 2006, the court refused to allow Spencer to withdraw from representing the mother (T. 1080). There followed several days of cross-examination of Spencer. It was during this hearing, while defending herself against charges that the abuse allegations were frivolous, that Spencer was able to make a record of the evidence supporting the molestation. (Evidence is at http://www.chandlerkids-thetruth.com)

The custody “trial” commenced at the close of the contempt hearing. At that February 10 trial, the Chancellor dismissed all defenses and the counterclaim filed by the mother and refused to allow into evidence testimony and documents concerning allegations of abuse (T 214, 221).

The chancellor sentenced Karen Spencer, attorney for the mother, to 90 days in jail – later rescinded – for, among other things, giving a copy of the chancellor’s bench opinion in the custody case to her client (CP. 2291). The chancellor held that the attorney was not to give her client copies of the court’s orders even though the chancellor was found to have erred when she did this very same thing in another case. In re E.C.P., 918 So.2d 809 (Miss.App. 2005), the Mississippi Court of Appeals held that Judge Springer violated the daughter’s right to counsel and right to access to the courts when she ordered counsel not to disclose the court’s ruling to the daughter.

The results of the rulings against Karen Spencer, attorney for the mother were these. The chancellor perturbed by the plethora of pleadings filed by Attorney (CP 2262-65) and by the fact that Spencer provided copies of the court’s rulings to her client (CP. 2291) ordered that Spencer pay attorneys the sums of $ 25,000 each for violations of Rule 11 and the Litigations Accountability Act (CP 2301). The chancellor also found Spencer in criminal contempt despite the fact that Spencer was never given notice that she faced criminal sanctions. For allegedly giving documents to her client and for alleged violation of the Court’s order not to issue subpoenas without permission from the Court, Judge Springer sentenced Spencer to two 90-day jail sentences to run concurrently (CP 2293).

At a hearing on June 14, 2006, represented by Criminal Defense Attorney Cynthia Speetjeans of Jackson, Ms., and Julie Ann Epps, Appellate Attorney, the Chancellor, having been apprised that the criminal sanctions against Spencer violated due process, rescinded the jail sentences (T. 1499). Ms. Spencer posted $ 10,000 bond. Spencer’s Case is in Appeal at the Mississippi Supreme Court and is interlocked with the Appeal by her client (Civil Case No 00-0038).

The climax in this case began July 16, 2004. For more details please go to website: http://www.chandlerkids-thetruth.com

For Documentation and more information phone Jane Tucker, Attorney, 601-291-2047.

See documents and evidence in this case at http://www.chandlerkids-thetruth.com

Time line in case is attached to this news release.

Department of Protective Services – Texas Report is attached to this news release.


The Kelsey Smith-Briggs Case What You Didn’t Know

New York, NY (PRWEB) June 27, 2007

Former Judge of The Kelsey Smith-Brigg Case Announces New Book, Defends Decision and Tells All.

Former Lincoln County Judge Craig Key has been blamed for the death of Kelsey Smith-Briggs. The two-year-old girl lost her life by blunt force trauma to the abdomen on October 11, 2005, after his decision in June 2005, to return her to her mother’s home in Meeker, OK. This decision has turned his world upside down and ultimately ended his judicial career due to mischaracterizations of the evidence and innuendos from the paternal family and the one-sided reports by the media. (Case number: JD05-10)

The much-criticized Judge in this infamous case is speaking for the very first time since Kelsey’s death in 2005 in his new book, A Deadly Game of Tug of War: The Kelsey Smith-Briggs Story (Morgan James, 2007), which is a factual account of the crime to let you be the judge.

The book is available online at http://www.judgekey.com, but will not be available in bookstores until after the trial next month of Kelsey’s mother, Raye Dawn Smith, who is charged with child neglect and enabling child abuse. Raye Dawn Smith’s former husband and Kelsey’s stepfather, Michael Porter, pleaded no contest to one count of enabling child abuse and is serving a 30-year prison term.

Judge Craig Key Reveals:

San Diego Attorney Awarded Top Honors for Groundbreaking Work in Civil Rights Case Against Orange County Social Services Agency

San Diego (PRWEB) November 7, 2007

On November 2, 2007, the Orange County Trial Lawyers Association awarded a San Diego attorney top honors in electing him as the “Top Gun – Trial Attorney of The Year” in the area of civil rights. The award was based on the 4.9 million dollar jury verdict obtained by Deanna Fogarty-Hardwick, against Orange County, its Social Services Agency, and two of its social workers Marcia Vreeken and Helen Dwojak earlier this year in a lawsuit alleging violations of her Constitutional right to familial association.

This case (Fogarty-Hardwick v. County of Orange, et al.; Superior Court of California, County of Orange; Case No. 01CC02379; Trial before Hon. Ronald L. Bauer, Dept. CX103) was brought by Deanna Fogarty against the County of Orange, Marcia Vreeken, Elaine Wilkins, and their supervisor Helen Dwojak to recover damages arising from Defendants alleged falsification of evidence, perjury, and suppression of exculpatory evidence during a juvenile dependency action back in February of 2000. On March 23, 2007 after over six years of litigation and a seven week trial, an Orange County Jury found against Orange County, social worker Marcia Vreeken, and social worker supervisor Helen Dwojak and awarded monetary damages of $ 4.9 million. A third social worker, Elaine Wilkins was found not liable.

In addition to seeking damages, Ms. Fogarty also sought to enjoin the Orange County Social Services Agency from continuing its allegedly unlawful practice of making allegations of wrong doing against parents in dependency proceedings without supporting evidence. On May 14, 2007 Orange County Superior Court Judge, Ronald Bauer (Dept. CX-103) issued an injunction against the Orange County Social Services Agency requiring the agency to obtain “reasonable and articulable evidence” prior to initiating dependency proceedings alleging abuse, neglect, or abandonment of a child.

In accepting the “Top Gun” award Shawn A. McMillan said: “Ms. Fogarty should not have had to step outside her community to find an attorney to represent her. Trial attorneys are a pretty elite group, and as officers of the court we have taken an oath, and it is our duty, to protect and defend the Constitution, and the rights arising therefrom. These cases are important cases and should be brought and tried. We’ve proven that they can be won, now its your job to carry the ball the rest of the way, to accept these types of cases, and force a change in the system.”

For additional information, contact:

Shawn A. McMillan, Esq.


4955 Via Lapiz

San Diego, California 92122

Telephone: (858) 646-0069

Facsimile: (206) 600-4582

Website: http://www.mcmillan-law.com


Protecting Your Identity and Peace of Mind: Identity Services and Fraud Expense Coverage Secures Identity, Resolves in Case of Fraud

West Des Moines, Iowa (PRWEB) June 16, 2009

The Federal Trade Commission recently reported that identity theft affected more than 10 million Americans in 2008, making it the fastest-growing crime in the nation. Quick discovery and a rapid response are the crucial first steps.

That’s why Farm Bureau Financial Services has introduced its Identity Services & Fraud Expense Coverage, offering consumers tips and services to help them reduce their risk of identity fraud.

“Farm Bureau Financial Services has addressed this growing risk by offering comprehensive Identity Services and Fraud Expense Coverage, which includes credit monitoring and fraud alerts to help customers be proactive in preventing fraud. It also provides expert identity restoration assistance, and coverage for associated expenses such as attorney fees, loss of wages and child-care costs,” says Susan Halterman, product and data management vice president.

This service and coverage includes credit monitoring and fraud alerts to help customers be proactive in preventing fraud. It also provides expert identity restoration assistance, and coverage for associated expenses such as attorney fees, loss of wages and child-care costs.

“We can help consumers protect more than their home, vehicles and personal belongings – we can help them protect their identity in a convenient and affordable way,” Halterman says.

Farm Bureau’s Member’s Choice policyholders can now receive up to $ 25,000 in reimbursement with this Identity Services and Fraud Expense coverage1. For $ 25 a year, this program provides credit monitoring for two people per household as well as identity theft resolution, and identity document recovery.”

“We are committed to making insurance simple for our customers,” Halterman says. “And this is a product that can provide real peace of mind when it comes to protecting what matters most.”

To learn more about Identity Services and Fraud Expense coverage, or to find an agent near you, visit http://www.fbfs.com. Current Farm Bureau Member’s Choice policyholders can purchase this coverage online or they may contact their agent to add the coverage to their policy.

About Farm Bureau Financial Services

Through an exclusive, multi-state agent force, the companies affiliated with the Farm Bureau Financial Services brand underwrite, market and distribute a broad range of financial services products, including life insurance, investments, annuities, property-casualty insurance products and services and more, to individuals and small businesses within a marketing territory that includes 15 states. For more information about products and services, log on to http://www.fbfs.com or call or visit your local Farm Bureau agent.

1 Identity Services, including Identity Credit Monitoring Services(SM), Identity Theft Resolution(SM) and Identity Document Recovery(SM) are provided by Identity Theft 911, LLC. This coverage can be added to the property or liability section of your Farm Bureau Member’s Choice policy at any time for an additional cost.

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eMazzanti Technologies Customer Andover Regional Schools Counts on Smart Security Solutions in New Video Case Study

Hoboken, N.J. (Vocus) December 31, 2009

A new video describing how eMazzanti Technologies helped Andover Regional Schools solve network security, reliability and budget issues is now viewable at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=buB8a0eyoLQ. The video chronicles the lessons Andover learned about solving some of its most persistent computer problems.

In todays schools, technology is the students pen and paper, said Bernard T. Baggs, superintendent, Andover Regional School District. Safe, reliable network and Internet access is critical to the skills that were trying to develop.

Protecting Kids and Running a Business

eMazzanti developed a security solution utilizing WatchGuard firewall hardware along with its own proprietary eCare support package that delivers 24×7 support and maintenance for a fixed fee. Were not only responsible for the safety of the children; we also have a business to run. Both need protection. eMazzanti development a solution to meet all of our needs, continued Baggs.

Andovers Network Systems Administrator, Bill McNeir enthusiastically echoed support for the eMazzanti solution. The combination of WatchGuard hardware and eMazzantis services was a win-win for the school district. It solved bandwidth and safety issues as well as addressed budgetary constraints and the need for on-going support.

eMazzanti made sure Andover got its moneys-worth with the deployed security solution. We fixed the problems and made the solution affordable, noted Carl Mazzanti, chief operating officer, eMazzanti Technologies. Whether Andover needed to protect and maintain 300 or 1000 computers, the cost remained the same.

The Andover video case study will be featured on three main websites: eMazzanti Technologies (http://www.emazzanti.net), Andover Regional School District (http://www.andoverregional.gov) and WatchGuard (http://www.watchguard.com).

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Demetria Graves, Attorney and Legal Mentor, Discusses the Gore Divorce Case and How to Protect Yourself in a Long-Term Marriage

Glendale, CA (PRWEB) June 17, 2010

Al and Tipper Gore have been through a lot together. She was there when he moved into the White House as second-in-charge and when he won the Nobel Peace Prize. She was also there at his senior prom. After spending what many would call a lifetime together, the couple shocked the world by calling it quits after forty years of marriage, and they arent the only couple splitting so late in the game. Here to discuss divorce after a longstanding marriage and what spouses can do to protect themselves is Family Attorney at Law and Legal Mentor, Demetria Graves, who is based out of Los Angeles, California.

Divorce after a short marriage is not uncommon, and the proceedings for them tend to be well-known, at least on some basic level, by the general public. However, filing for divorce after a marriage of twenty, thirty, or forty years can be rather complex. Demetria Graves, a Family Law Attorney based out of Los Angeles, explains, After a marriage of such a long duration, there are not only entangled feelings, but entangled assets, debts, and belongings as well. Sifting through everything a couple has accumulated and shared over a lifetime can be, simply put, an arduous process.

Furthermore, Spousal Support requirements can make the process an expensive one if awarded, which it often is. According to Family Law Attorney Demetria Graves, In California, if you have been married for less than ten years, Spousal Support generally lasts for half of the duration of the marriage. She goes on to state that this is not the case for marriages in California that last longer than ten years, which are generally awarded long duration Spousal Support. Graves explains, Long duration support is issued indefinitely unless both parties agree to a specific end date. So, if we assume that Al Gore earns more than his wife does, a California court would require he pay her Spousal Support for the foreseeable future. That could get pretty expensive for Al Gore, who was on track to become the worlds first carbon billionaire, according to John Broder of the New York Times.

The Gore divorce case carries a high emotional price tag as well. Even though Al and Tipper Gores children are all adults and are in their late twenties and thirties and thus are no longer dependents, there is still concern regardless of their age, says Attorney Demetria Graves. Graves states that emotional bonds are hard to break and that this is especially evident in long-term marriages or when children have seen their parents get along for so long.

When asked about what the Gores or any spouses can do to protect themselves in long term marriages, Attorney at Law, Demetria Graves, suggested reviewing their history. Be clear on what you own. Did either party have debt or assets before the marriage? If so, is there proof to support it? Looks like the Gores will be in for the long haul, in terms of court dates that is.

Demetria L. Graves, Esq. is a family law attorney who opened her own firm to provide clients with the exceptional personal service and legal mentoring that is not always available at a larger firm. Demetria Graves is an outstanding attorney, with memberships in the Los Angeles County Bar Association, the Beverly Hills Bar Association, and the Pasadena Bar Association. She has also been a Professor of Family Law at West Law College in Los Angeles. In addition, Demetria Graves is an active member of the Step Up Womens Network, a nonprofit targeting the development of business skills in women and underprivileged teens.

Ms. Graves, Esq., handles all aspects of California family law, including divorce, child custody, child support, modifications, paternity, visitation rights, guardianship and related legal issues. The Law Offices of Demetria L. Graves represents clients throughout Los Angeles County, including Glendale, Burbank, Pasadena, L.A., West Hollywood, Beverly Hills, Arcadia, Alhambra and communities throughout the Los Angeles metro area.


Lakota Peoples Law Project Released a Special Report on the Richard Mette case, a Non-Indian Foster Care Parent of Indian Girls in South Dakota, Convicted of Child Rape

Santa Cruz, CA (PRWEB) June 04, 2012

The Lakota Peoples Law Project, a non-profit Indian rights organization of the Romero Institute, recently released a Special Report of their four month investigation of the Richard Mette Indian child rape case, and the criminal charges filed against the acting attorney Brandon Taliaferro and child advocate Shirley Schwab. Mr. Mette, a non-Indian foster care parent of Indian girls was convicted May 29th of child rape and was sentenced to 15 years in prison. Attorney Taliaferro, the former assistant state attorney in charge of prosecuting child abuse cases in Brown County, South Dakota, filed charges against Mr. Mette in 2011 (CR 10-11-13; Fifth Circuit Superior Court of South Dakota). To read the full Special Report, please visit: http://lakotalaw.org/special-reports/special-report-justice-as-retaliation/

Attorney Taliaferro and Mrs. Schwab were working to protect Indian children from rape and incest in a state foster care home. Although Mr. Mette has pled guilty and been convicted, the two critics of the foster care parents were indicted by the state for alleged ‘witness tampering’ and ‘subornation of perjury’ in cases State of South Dakota v. Brandon Taliaferro (CR 12-428 and CR 12-431; Aberdeen, South Dakota) and State of South Dakota v. Shirley Schwab (CR 12-427 and CR 12-430; Aberdeen, South Dakota). Attorney Taliaferro and Mrs. Schwab were charged by the state with allegedly disclosing confidential case information and encouraging perjury by two Indian children against Richard Mette and his wife Gwendolyn. The court has scheduled a Status Hearing on June 13, and a jury will ultimately decide whether Taliaferro and Schwab are guilty or not, states Daniel Sheehan, Harvard trained attorney and counsel for the Lakota People’s Law Project.

Attorney Brandon Taliaferro is the former assistant state attorney of Brown County in charge of prosecuting child abuse cases in Brown County, and Mrs. Shirley Schwab is a widely respected court-appointed child advocate for Brown County. The Aberdeen News reported on Dec. 19, 2011, that Attorney Taliaferro asserts that he was simply looking out for the children, trying to hold the Department of Social Services accountable, and refusing to participate in the cover-up of misconduct by the D.S.S.

According to the National Public Radio investigation Native Foster Care: Lost Children, Shattered Families by Laura Sullivan in October 2011, Native American children in the State of South Dakota have been being seized, removed from their Lakota families and Tribe, and placed involuntarily into state foster care facilities by the State of South Dakota. In fact, the Child Welfare League of America reports that Native children constitute from 61% -to-68% of the children seized and placed in out-of-home care in South Dakota over the last ten-years, even though they make up less than 13% of the states total child population. Placing the Lakota children in non-Indian foster care violates the federal Indian Child Welfare Act (authored by former South Dakota United States Senator James Abourezk), which mandates that all necessary active efforts be undertaken by State officials to place such children with their closest Native American family member, so as not to remove these Indian children from their Native American culture.

Research shows that the outcomes for Indian Children in non-Indian foster care homes and institutions are not encouraging. In fact, Judge Thorne of the Utah Supreme Court asserts that, Over 60% of Native children in non-native foster care who age out of the system are homeless, in prison, or dead by age 20. Also, according to Attorney Sheehan, The current system is a failure. Our research shows that the State of South Dakota is the worst violator of the Indian Child Welfare Act in the nation.

To read the full Special Report, please visit: http://lakotalaw.org/special-reports/special-report-justice-as-retaliation/

Since 2006 the Lakota Peoples Law Project has been partnering with the Native American tribes of South Dakota. Through law, public policy, research, and education, LPLP is challenging systemic injustices and working for the renewal of Lakota culture and society. The Lakota Peoples Law Project is sponsored by the non-profit organization the Romero Institute of Santa Cruz, CA. The Romero Institute, named after slain human rights advocate, Archbishop Oscar Romero of El Salvador, seeks to identify and disassemble structural sources of injustice and threats to the survival of our human family.

Trtl Bot Announces “Cases For Kids” Charitable ProgramFor Each iPad Shell Case Purchased, One is Donated To A Student With A Special Need

Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) October 03, 2012

TRTL BOT, designers of eco-functional iPhone and iPad cases, today announced its Cases for Kids charitable program, where for each iPad Shell case purchased, one is donated to a student with a special need.

TRTL BOT has partnered with iTaalk, a charitable organization dedicated to matching families with a special needs child with an iPad complete with all the educational and communication components needed.

As a school psychologist who works with children with special needs, Marissa Gloria, TRTL BOT co-founder, witnessed an increase of teachers, specialists and parents using the iPad as a tool for language development and learning. The Shell was created and designed with features that transform the iPad from a recreational device into an advanced learning tool. The durable, lightweight protective iPad casing features an easy-grip handle that doubles as a multimedia stand, a volume enhancer that redirects sound to the front of the iPad, strategically placed tote or strap eyelets for easy toting, and the innovative child-proof retractable home button lock.

Marissa and I share a passion for supporting student learners of all abilities and we also wanted to create a way for our TRTL BOT friends to give back to the community. Cases for Kids does just that! It allows our customers to give back to families with special needs children who do not have the resources to purchase an iPad with all of the necessary assistive components themselves, said Peter Gloria, President and CEO, TRTL BOT. The iPad has become a very important device to families who have a child with autism, but for many the purchase of an iPad with all the components can be too costly. To launch Cases for Kids, we actively sought out organizations focused on pairing families with a child with autism with an iPad fully loaded with the necessary communication and learning toolsand its a program wed like to see grow over the coming years.

Were thrilled to have a partner like TRTL BOT to help us complete the iPad packages we donate through our iPad Grant program, said Brooke Olson, found of iTaalk Autism Foundation. We strive to provide each family with all the tools theyll need to make the technology enhance each childs education needsthe iPad, appropriate applications, stylus pens and now a Shell case to protect the iPad.

The iTaalk Autism Foundation has educated thousands of families, service providers and caretakers on the benefits of using interactive technology with children with Autism. Since April 2011, iTaalk has given over 140 iPad devices to children with an Autism diagnosis.

TRTL BOT was created on the principal that all products should come from recycled materials, made in the U.S., and have more than one purpose. Each product has unique functions made to complement the users lifestyle.


Founded in 2010 TRTL BOT is a line of multifunctional Apple accessories inspired by design, functionality and environmental awareness. TRTL BOT is committed to eco-friendliness, doing more with less, and is proud member of 1% For the Planet. The turtle logo represents ecology, protection, functionality and distinct style, characteristics that are adopted in all TRTL BOT designs and products. For more information, visit http://www.trtlbot.com or http://www.facebook.com/TRTLBOTpage

Computer Forensics Early Case Assessment & Digital Forensic Triage

St. Louis, Missouri (PRWEB) November 27, 2012

SpearTip, LLC, a cyber counterintelligence firm, has released a white paper entitled Computer Forensics Early Case Assessment & Digital Forensic Triage white paper outlining the recommended initial steps of litigation efforts relative to the compromise of electronic media. SpearTip provides state-of-the-art information security, incident response consulting, and cyber forensics investigations.

Almost daily there are news reports of significant cyber cyber-attacks and data compromises involving some of the largest and most tech savvy enterprises. These types of breaches trigger state and federal breach notification laws and SEC guidance regarding the disclosure of material risks and even common law anti-fraud issues prior to the sale of a business. SpearTip has the capability and experience to discover such breaches, safeguard sensitive data, mitigate regulatory disclosure, and protect an enterprises reputation in the marketplace. As the inevitability of cyber espionage and data security compromises increases, SpearTip offers enterprises the ability to meet the time-tested admonition that ‘the best defense is a good offense’.

Kristopher Bleich, author of the Computer Forensics Early Case Assessment & Triage White Paper, says “Through a proactive approach and cutting edge forensic support, organizations are able to protect their intellectual property in an age where the theft of trade secrets is only a mouse click away. SpearTip combines traditional investigatory techniques with un-paralleled computer forensic results, providing our clients with the resources and evidence to protect their Brand during civil litigation.”

Mr. Bleich has 15 years of military and civilian law enforcement, computer information security, and computer forensic experience. He has extensive experience in criminal investigations and criminal computer forensic investigations. He has testified in various criminal cases including possession of child pornography and exploitation of a minor, along with other criminal cases as an expert computer forensics witness. He has real-world experience in the identification and analysis of Advanced Persistent Threat (APT) malware within corporate network environments. Mr. Bleich is certified to instruct law enforcement personnel in the seizing of electronic evidence through the National White Collar Crime Center (NW3C), along with being a Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) and certified as an EnCase Certified Examiner (EnCE). Mr. Bleich continues to serve his community and increase his skills as an investigator as a Police Officer for the City of Holts Summit, Missouri.

SpearTips unique expertise brings to bear on security breaches and information theft scenarios a comprehensive set of technical and human factors capabilities that meet or exceed standards for cyber cyber-counterespionage recognized by various federal agencies and the Office of the National Counterintelligence Executive (ONCIX).

Cyber forensics greatly aids our clients when responding to and/or thwarting unfair competition by departing or malicious employees, even in the absence of restrictive covenants. Digital Forensics can provide leverage against the competitor who retains the former employee. SpearTip puts comprehensive counter-espionage capabilities at the disposal of banking and other regulated financial services entities to assure regulatory compliance and, equally importantly, to protect against financial loss, brand impairment, and civil liability. These capabilities can be indispensable to attorneys as well as clients in carrying out internal investigations, in preparation for litigation, and in obtaining reliable information from adversaries in pretrial discovery.

Mr. Jarrett Kolthoff, President / CEO of SpearTip, has over 17 years of experience in the field of Information Security for both the government and corporate sectors. As a former U.S. Counter-intelligence Agent, he has vast experience in conducting counter- espionage investigations and vulnerability assessments for U.S. military installations and government contract facilities. His civil casework has included investigations in anti-trust lawsuits, embezzlement, fraud, and bankruptcy. He has testified in civil cases as an expert computer forensic witness and often has acted as a liaison between corporations and law enforcement agencies.

Mr. Kolthoff has considerable experience in securing sensitive data for privacy/security audits, policy and procedure development, and deployment of technical security controls.

Learn more on digital forensics and the necessary steps in a cyber cyber-litigation by downloading the Computer Forensics Early Case Assessment & Triage White Paper


Private Investigation Firm Retained in Child Protective Services Abduction Case

Tucson, AZ (PRWEB) February 5, 2005

Red Team Investigations has been retained by a confidential party to conduct a private investigation in an attempt to locate Nataly Reyna and Angel Jacobo.

On Thursday, December 30, 2004, Nataly and Angel were abducted from the Tucson, Arizona Child Protective Services office by their mother, 28-year-old Gabriella Pesqueira, and Nataly’s 26-year-old father, Ignacio Reyna, who had lost custody because of chronic drug abuse.

“We have been brought in to search for the children independent from law enforcement. Our primary goal is to ensure they are safe.” – Vince Handler, private investigator, Red Team Investigations.

Nataly is one year old and Angel is six years old. Gabriella has a tattoo of a rose on her right forearm and may also be several months pregnant. Neither parent is believed to be a U.S. citizen. They may continue to reside in the Tucson area or may have fled to Nogales, (Sonora) Mexico.

Anyone with information concerning the location of the children or their parents are encouraged to call 911, 88-CRIME, or Red Team Investigations at (520) 390-8764.

Red Team Investigations, LLC is Private Investigation firm based in Arizona and licensed through the Arizona Department of Public Safety (License #0407007). Red Team Investigations conducts a wide assortment of investigations for legal, corporate, and consumer clients.