Intravaia conducted threat assessment for four City of Lynnwood buildings.  Intravaia worked in partnership with Integrus architecture.   See: https://www.economicalliancesc.org/finding-success-and-support-in-the-government-market/

Intravaia conducted threat assessment for four City of Lynnwood buildings.  Intravaia worked in partnership with Integrus architecture.   See: https://www.economicalliancesc.org/finding-success-and-support-in-the-government-market/

Casey Kasem 

Intravaia was very proud and humbled to be part of the Casey Kasem investigation.  Intravaia conducted expert risk assessment and management, coupled with physical protection of Kerri Kasem, her siblings and father Casey Kasem. Intravaia was an intricate part during the initial stages of investigating Kasem's arrival in WA State, facilitating visits with him, and ultimately his removal and transportation to St. Anthony Hospital ICU.  This was a constantly evolving case with known threats.  Intravaia worked closely with the law firms representing Casey Kasem and Kerri Kasem in WA and CA.  We assisted in the court proceedings providing depositions and acted as a liaison with the sheriff's office. Casey Kasem passed away on Father's Day June 15th 2014 with his children, loved ones and relatives beside him.  We are proud to have been a part of making that possible.  

https://tv.yahoo.com/news/norway-funeral-home-refuses-bury-casey-kasem-004600275.html

http://abcnews.go.com/Entertainment/casey-kasems-children-share-sweet-memories-father/story?id=24172829

http://abcnews.go.com/Entertainment/casey-kasem-hospice-care-daughter-retains-control-medical/story?id=24097215

Law & Order Special Victims Season 16, NBC, New York, NY

 http://www.nbc.com/law-order

 GQ Magazine article February 2015

 

Investment Fraud

Intravaia was retained to assist a former government investigator from Asia in locating a subject in Seattle that had obtained a two-million dollar investment from an Asian investor residing in a southern state of the U.S.  Subject then breached the investment contract and alleged investment was actually a fraud.  Intravaia conducted a background and subsequent surveillance on the subject.  Subject was the owner of multiple businesses throughout Western WA, most were not licensed under the subject's name. Subject was here in the U.S. illegally as well as skimmed cash off the top of each business (unreported income).  Subject was involved in a large organized crime network.  Subject lived a lavish lifestyle, resided in a 1.5 million dollar home and drove a 2016 luxury vehicle.  Intravaia assisted the client and victim in obtaining legal representation in WA and obtaining all the proper civil court orders in WA State to serve upon the subject.  Subject was located and served with court orders at an isolated and safe location.  A settlement was reached by all parties.         

Intravaia was retained to assist a former government investigator from Asia in locating a subject in Seattle that had obtained a two-million dollar investment from an Asian investor residing in a southern state of the U.S.  Subject then breached the investment contract and alleged investment was actually a fraud.  Intravaia conducted a background and subsequent surveillance on the subject.  Subject was the owner of multiple businesses throughout Western WA, most were not licensed under the subject's name. Subject was here in the U.S. illegally as well as skimmed cash off the top of each business (unreported income).  Subject was involved in a large organized crime network.  Subject lived a lavish lifestyle, resided in a 1.5 million dollar home and drove a 2016 luxury vehicle.  Intravaia assisted the client and victim in obtaining legal representation in WA and obtaining all the proper civil court orders in WA State to serve upon the subject.  Subject was located and served with court orders at an isolated and safe location.  A settlement was reached by all parties.         

Exonerated

Intravaia was retained to investigate whether a public employee had violated policies & procedures as well as C.B.A, R.C.W. and W.A.C.  Intravaia interviewed over forty employees, collected and reviewed hundreds emails.  Intravaia thoroughly researched the laws and HR job descriptions for all parties.  Due diligence was conducted in an objective manner.  The employee was exonerated and remained employed.  

Intravaia was retained to investigate whether a public employee had violated policies & procedures as well as C.B.A, R.C.W. and W.A.C.  Intravaia interviewed over forty employees, collected and reviewed hundreds emails.  Intravaia thoroughly researched the laws and HR job descriptions for all parties.  Due diligence was conducted in an objective manner.  The employee was exonerated and remained employed.  

IT Investigation/Porn

Intravaia was retained by a public agency to investigate the improper access of pornographic websites on a work computer.  Over thirty employees had access to the work computer which did not have individual employee log on name and passwords.  Intravaia worked closely with the IT department.  As in law enforcement, an investigator should visit the crime scene/s as was done in this administrative investigation.  During this time period, Intravaia inquired as to who cleaned the public agencies office/s and was informed a contract company provided these services through a procurement contract.  The dates and times the inappropriate websites were accessed were compared to the office cleaning schedules, which matched perfectly.  The contract employee was identified that worked on these particular dates and times.  The contract employee was visited at his residence and interviewed.  Based upon this interview and the above, it was concluded the contract employee was responsible.  The company contract was terminated with the public agency.      

Intravaia was retained by a public agency to investigate the improper access of pornographic websites on a work computer.  Over thirty employees had access to the work computer which did not have individual employee log on name and passwords.  Intravaia worked closely with the IT department.  As in law enforcement, an investigator should visit the crime scene/s as was done in this administrative investigation.  During this time period, Intravaia inquired as to who cleaned the public agencies office/s and was informed a contract company provided these services through a procurement contract.  The dates and times the inappropriate websites were accessed were compared to the office cleaning schedules, which matched perfectly.  The contract employee was identified that worked on these particular dates and times.  The contract employee was visited at his residence and interviewed.  Based upon this interview and the above, it was concluded the contract employee was responsible.  The company contract was terminated with the public agency.      

 

 

 

 

 

Stolen Seattle Mariners memorabilia recovered.

A Seattle resident's home was burglarized and approximately $42,000 in vintage Seattle Mariners baseball cards and other memorabilia were stolen.  The items had been passed down through three generations.  A burglary report was filed with the City of Seattle Police Department; however, investigating this case quickly was imperative due to the ease in moving such items.  Also, the probability of recovering such items was very low.  We interviewed the client and identified a short list of suspects, one being the client's ex-girlfriend whom was a recovering heroin addict. 

Unfortunately, the girlfriend was not answering her cell phone and had no current address; however, a relative did indicate she had received a telephone call from the ex from a suspicious telephone number.  A follow-up of the number led us to a Seattle hotel.  Surveillance was initiated and after thirty minutes, guess who exited a hotel room.  After a few minutes of questioning, she admitted to knowing about the burglary and knew who possessed the property.  Ultimately, she was uncooperative and provided false and misleading information.  She also asked for money to assist.  Denied.  We located information on her methamphetamine/percocet/heroin dealers.  We telephoned several of them and each were overly cooperative and deceitful.  After many games played by the typical Seattle drug dealers, we offered the primary suspect involved an offer he could not refuse.  He relinquished the items in lieu of prosecution by our client.  All the items were recovered except a $100 baseball card.  Only an investigation company consisting of previous law enforcement, specifically those with backgrounds in narcotics enforcement could have properly worked this case.

Inclusion & Affirmation

Intravaia was retained to investigate an allegation of violation of inclusion & affirmation involving administrators of a Pacific NW public agency.  The complainants were female and some were members of the LGBT family.  This was an extremely sensitive investigation due to the nature, religious backgrounds, and positions of the involved parties.  The client was not forthright with Intravaia in regards to past complaints against the alleged harassers.  The client implied there would be additional investigations for Intravaia if our conclusions were beneficial to the public agency.  Intravaia located witnesses that had been terminated by the harassers and conducted interviews.  HR was also sneaky with Intravaia and underestimated our backgrounds and experiences.    The complaint was sustained and Intravaia confirmed the public institution had failed to notify the police of a prior incident involving one of the harassers, which was in violation of federal and state laws as well as their own policies & procedures.  Furthermore, as we concluded our investigation, another complaint was filed against one of the harassers.  Intravaia had provided weekly updates and advice to the director; however, this fell on deaf ears.  Intravaia conducted an objective, thorough, and fact finding inquiry.  Three days after Intravaia submitted the Executive Summary to the public agency, the director with a $260,000 a year salary was directed to resign or face immediate termination.          

Intravaia was retained to investigate an allegation of violation of inclusion & affirmation involving administrators of a Pacific NW public agency.  The complainants were female and some were members of the LGBT family.  This was an extremely sensitive investigation due to the nature, religious backgrounds, and positions of the involved parties.  The client was not forthright with Intravaia in regards to past complaints against the alleged harassers.  The client implied there would be additional investigations for Intravaia if our conclusions were beneficial to the public agency.  Intravaia located witnesses that had been terminated by the harassers and conducted interviews.  HR was also sneaky with Intravaia and underestimated our backgrounds and experiences.    The complaint was sustained and Intravaia confirmed the public institution had failed to notify the police of a prior incident involving one of the harassers, which was in violation of federal and state laws as well as their own policies & procedures.  Furthermore, as we concluded our investigation, another complaint was filed against one of the harassers.  Intravaia had provided weekly updates and advice to the director; however, this fell on deaf ears.  Intravaia conducted an objective, thorough, and fact finding inquiry.  Three days after Intravaia submitted the Executive Summary to the public agency, the director with a $260,000 a year salary was directed to resign or face immediate termination.          

Intravaia met with two government agencies regarding an extortionist case that we had previously worked for GE. This time the suspect targeted Avalara. We consulted them on how to catch this elusive suspect and they did.   This is fantastic example of why hiring us to do background investigations on employees is imperative.  For approximately $200.00, our background investigation would have disqualified this candidate and all of this could have been avoided.     http://komonews.com/news/local/spd-suspect-tried-to-extort-150000-from-company-in-vandalism-scheme

Intravaia met with two government agencies regarding an extortionist case that we had previously worked for GE. This time the suspect targeted Avalara. We consulted them on how to catch this elusive suspect and they did.  

This is fantastic example of why hiring us to do background investigations on employees is imperative.  For approximately $200.00, our background investigation would have disqualified this candidate and all of this could have been avoided.    

http://komonews.com/news/local/spd-suspect-tried-to-extort-150000-from-company-in-vandalism-scheme

Sexual Harassment and Cyberstalking

Intravaia was retained by a large public agency to investigate an anonymous harassment & stalking case involving sexually related emails, spam, and materials, which were mailed through the U.S.P.S.  Ultimately, a retired employee was identified.  King County District Court was provided with Intravaia's Executive Summary and Investigative Report.  A temporary order was approved.  Intravaia later testified in King County District Court and a two-year anti-harassment order was issued by the judge against the retired employee.

Wow Technologies-Global Cloud Service

    Intravaia conducts comprehensive background investigations for potential employees from web designers to CEO positions.  Our backgrounds are equivalent to a law enforcement candidate’s pre-employment background screening.  Intravaia conducts in person interviews of candidates and makes recommendations to Wow Technologies.  We prevent a problem from walking in the door and creating havoc for a company.  We also conduct internal and external investigations for the corporation and handle the human resources perspective to mitigate any risk to the company.  We provide detailed reports on candidates.  

Capitol Hill Felony Assault

We are aggressively working a serious felony assault case, which occurred on Capitol Hill on 12/21/14.  The victim was attacked while with a group of friends. The suspect, without provocation, punched the victim in the face.  Victim fell to the ground and struck his head. He was knocked unconscious and required an emergent craniotomy.  The suspect watched at the victim fell and struck his head.  The suspect then turned and fled the scene on foot.  He was with a group of white college aged kids, who also saw the assault.  Victim's friend, chased after the suspect as others called 911.  Suspect stopped, turned and punched second victim. Komo4 covered the story.  Seattle University Public Safety has been helping as well.  Q13 Washington's Most Wanted is also covering the story.  The victim is a straight A U.W. student that had planned on going to law school, then military.  We requested the assistance of Natalie Murry, a forensic sketch artist to complete the composite sketch.  Her web page is: http://nataliemurry.com/ 

http://catchwmw.com/2015/01/30/sketch-released-of-suspect-in-seattle-assault-case/

http://q13fox.com/2015/02/19/family-asks-for-publics-help-in-finding-man-who-attacked-son-outside-bar/

Harassment & Cyberstalking

Intravaia was retained to investigate an anonymous stalking and harassment case against a protected class employee within a large public agency.  The administrator was stalked and harassed at his place of employment, church and personal residence.  The suspect/s utilized the U.S.P.S. and social media to carry out their objective, which was to cause emotional, and physical distress to the employee as well as hinder his professional career opportunities. The investigation included personal interviews with the complainant and approximately seventy current and/or past employees.  Intravaia collected & conducted a review of 2.7 GB of documents, computer and phone records.  Intravaia also utilized a computer forensics investigator as well as a forensic linguistics expert.  Intravaia collected, packaged and submitted evidence to the Washington State Patrol Crime Laboratory for DNA and latent print examination.  An extensive investigation of social media was conducted which lasted for several months.  A current and retired employee were identified as being responsible.  The employee was terminated and Intravaia wrote temporary anti-harassment order for the victim employee.  King County District Court was provided with Intravaia's Executive Summary and Investigative Report.  The temporary order was approved.  Intravaia later testified in King County District Court and a two-year anti-harassment order was issued by the judge against the terminated and retired employee. Victim employee returned to work; however, cyberstalking and harassment continued.  On 09/15/17, the retired employee was arrested and booked into jail for violation of a protection order, felony stalking, cyberstalking, and felony harassment. 

Intravaia was retained to investigate an anonymous stalking and harassment case against a protected class employee within a large public agency.  The administrator was stalked and harassed at his place of employment, church and personal residence.  The suspect/s utilized the U.S.P.S. and social media to carry out their objective, which was to cause emotional, and physical distress to the employee as well as hinder his professional career opportunities. The investigation included personal interviews with the complainant and approximately seventy current and/or past employees.  Intravaia collected & conducted a review of 2.7 GB of documents, computer and phone records. 

Intravaia also utilized a computer forensics investigator as well as a forensic linguistics expert.  Intravaia collected, packaged and submitted evidence to the Washington State Patrol Crime Laboratory for DNA and latent print examination.  An extensive investigation of social media was conducted which lasted for several months.  A current and retired employee were identified as being responsible.  The employee was terminated and Intravaia wrote temporary anti-harassment order for the victim employee.  King County District Court was provided with Intravaia's Executive Summary and Investigative Report.  The temporary order was approved.  Intravaia later testified in King County District Court and a two-year anti-harassment order was issued by the judge against the terminated and retired employee. Victim employee returned to work; however, cyberstalking and harassment continued.  On 09/15/17, the retired employee was arrested and booked into jail for violation of a protection order, felony stalking, cyberstalking, and felony harassment.