Intravaia Risk Management Group LLC would like to express our sincere gratitude and appreciation for all the clients we have had the privilege to work with in the past, present and future.
11/08/19: Intravaia was retained to review a U.S. District Court Western District of Washington case.
11/05/19: Intravaia was retained to provide CPED and crime prevention training to faculty, staff and students at a large private high school.
11/05/19: $20B discrimination claim against Comcast hits Supreme Court this week. The National Association of African American-Owned Media's claims of racial discrimination by cable TV giant Comcast will be brought to the Supreme Court for oral arguments on Wednesday. After reading the complaint, we sure hope they win their case.
U-Visa Fraud: this is something we encounter ALL the time in defense cases. Innocent people, typically innocent migrants, being accused of a crime so the fake victim can obtain citizenship through U-Visa program. Even when the prosecutor’s office is aware there is overwhelming facts to support fraud and not a crime occurred, they will still pursue a prosecution: https://komonews.com/news/local/was-the-robbery-at-bobs-burgers-a-hoax We are curious how the Sheriff’s Office obtained immigration info on the fake victims when KCSO no longer cooperates with ICE.
10/28/19: Executive Order on the Commission on Law Enforcement and the Administration of Justice: https://www.whitehouse.gov/presidential-actions/executive-order-commission-law-enforcement-administration-justice/?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=wh
“Section 1. Purpose. Crime, especially violent crime, denies people their unalienable rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. Together as a society, we must work to prevent crime from occurring, ensure that those who perpetrate crime face justice, and assist victims in overcoming the effects of crime on their lives. My Administration is focused on reducing crime, and the social and economic problems — including family and neighborhood disintegration — that contribute to criminal behavior. In addition, the continued malign activity of transnational criminal organizations, and the widespread abuse of drugs trafficked by such groups, are challenges that confront our communities and law enforcement in their efforts to keep the American people safe.”
10/11/19: Intravaia was retained by a group of Sammamish parents to conduct an external review, consultation and complete investigative report pertaining to recent overdose deaths and overdoses occurring involving Skyline High School students. The parents have requested our recommendations be made public. The recommendations were shared with the DEA, Homeland Security, City of Sammamish, and King County Sheriff's Office. On 11/09/19, we learned our recommendations were implemented by applicable government agencies:
Parents should not rely on law enforcement or the school district to protect their children. This is the parent’s responsibility. Law enforcement and school districts are generally reactive, not proactive. Parents should be constantly proactive.
Determine if children are utilizing Snapchat and are in communication with anyone. View child’s Snaps with SnapChat friends.
Purchase NARCAN® from a pharmacy, such as QFC, Walgreens and Rite-Aid. Not only is it good to have this for a parent’s child, but if a friend of the child is visiting their home or at an event. A two-pack kit is approximately $130.00 but is covered by medical insurance with a prescription from a doctor. Keep one NARCAN® kit in your vehicle and one in the residence. Make sure everyone knows where to find them in an emergency. YouTube has many videos on how to administer NARCAN® nasal spray: https://youtu.be/hGVSaO1oxpg. (NARCAN® is absorbed through the mucous membranes of the nose, no breathing necessary.)
Purchase drug confirmation multi-drug test kits from an area pharmacy, such as QFC, Walgreens and Rite-Aid, which detect for opioids and fentanyl. Amazon also sells fentanyl drug tests.
Do not touch or handle any pills found in possession of their child. Consider the pill hazardous material. Mishandling of the pill could result in serious injury or death. Report the incident to the police department and inform 911 dispatchers of fentanyl concern, so responding officer/s and fire department personnel can take personal protection precautionary measures.
File an “Informational Report” pertaining to any drug trafficking to you police department. Parents can also file an anonymous tip with their police department.
Call 911, NO EXCEPTION and report any overdose incident in which a patient was provided with NARCAN®. Have the fire department respond, evaluate the patient, and to provide additional care and transport. After administering NARCAN®, the NARCAN® can wear off and the fentanyl or opioid will begin working again. Calling 911 is critical and must be done.
Keep in mind the potential for a civil suit for wrongful death or damages against any dealer/s and social media platforms.
Parents and children receive training on how to recognize the signs and symptoms of an overdose. This could be done by a simple Google search for signs and symptoms of fentanyl and opioid overdose. In one of the noted overdose cases, a much younger brother of the victim, observed his older brother in distress and notified his parents, which saved his life. See YouTube videos: https://youtu.be/Ud9ASbTeZU8 and https://youtu.be/jym7F9PQHy0
Request an anti-harassment order against any dealer/s restricting them from having any contact with the child.
Share information regarding the above report and new intelligence with other parents.
Parents should consider contacting federal law enforcement agencies as well for assistance.
Parents should consider using a GPS tracking device on the vehicle they allow their children to operate. See: https://seattlegpstracker.com/
Parents should consider hiring extra uniformed officers at school events and activities. This could be coordinated with the school district. Contact the school resource officer for additional information.
In the event of an overdose resulting in death or not, parents should have the mindset the scene is a crime scene. Preserve evidence, such as cellphone, computer, contents of child’s pockets, identify witnesses/friends present, child’s room, car they drive, bathroom, clothing, coats, backpack, receipts, etc… Parents should read RCW 69.50.415: Controlled substances homicide—Penalty.
Parents and children obtain adult & child CPR training or refresh current skills. The Red Cross provides CPR training. Take a CPR training course: http://www.redcross.org/take-a-class See YouTube video Adult & Child CPR: https://youtu.be/1wj-zixnz2s
Confirm patrol officers in your jurisdiction carry NARCAN® and are dispatched to CPR and overdose call routed from the fire department in your jurisdiction. An addendum can be written for fire department and police department dispatch protocols. This could be included to defibrillator dispatch and response protocols.
Responded officers treat these calls as a narcotics investigation, write a report, and refer to RCW 69.50.415: Controlled substance homicide-Penalty. These are not aid calls. Officers should be familiar with RCW 69.50.415: Controlled substance homicide-Penalty cases and prosecutorial standards. The police department should have a policy for how to investigate these difficult cases.
10/22/19: Intravaia will be attending US Secret Service Threat Assessment Workshop – Individuals Exhibiting Concerning Behavior training: This training will describe how a comprehensive threat assessment program can help to prevent mass shootings, school shootings, workplace violence, and other forms of targeted violence that impact communities across the United States. Included is an overview of Secret Service methodologies for preventing assassinations, and a description of how this approach can be adapted to prevent other forms of targeted violence. All content is based on the operational research conducted by the Secret Service’s National Threat Assessment Center (NTAC), and will highlight the proactive approach of identifying, assessing, and managing individuals exhibiting concerning behavior.
This video is a must watch. The real Election Interference is explained and what we have to look forward to in 2020: https://www.liveleak.com/view?t=aQ6U5_1567457704
08/23/19: We receive at a minimum 12 calls a month from women of high net worth requesting background investigations into these scams, before and after they have wired money to a men they have never met: US prosecutors charged 80 people — mostly Nigerians — in the widespread conspiracy that defrauded at least $6 million from businesses and vulnerable elderly women. Here is a much more detailed article which outlines the facts of the case/s: https://www.cyberscoop.com/blockbuster-indictment-80-fraud-suspects-details-complex-global-scam-operation/
November 20-21, 2019
Location: Sheraton Pentagon City Hotel at 900 S Orme St, Arlington, VA
Theme: Deliver, Sustain and Modernize Lethal Combat Systems in the Age of Digital and Model Based Engineering
“Digital engineering approaches and methods are a key enabler to delivery of affordable capability to the warfighter with speed and lethality. The Department of the Navy has proactively embraced digital engineering and believes it is the way we must execute business in the 21st century.” Mr. William Bray, DASN (RDT&E)
In June 2018, the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering (USD(R&E)) released a Digital Engineering Strategy built on five foundational elements necessary for a Digital Engineering Ecosystem to thrive:
§ Formalize the development, integration, and use of models to inform enterprise and program decision making
§ Provide an enduring, authoritative source of truth
§ Incorporate technological innovation to improve the engineering practice
§ Establish a supporting infrastructure and environment to perform activities, collaborate, and communicate across stakeholders
§ Transform the culture and workforce to adopt and support digital engineering across the life cycle
07/02/19: Intravaia concluded an extensive and multinational fact finding investigation that only Intravaia could have conducted period: “Mr. Javorsky's investigative work was the key to proving my innocence in a complex criminal case. I was falsely accused of a crime, I was facing prison, loss of my career, and the ability to provide for my family. Mr. Javorsky conducted an exhaustive multinational investigation which uncovered incriminating evidence against my accuser. Further, a long history of victimization of other men was also discovered. Mr. Javorsky contacted other victimized men overseas, their lawyers, provided translation for documentation, secured their support for my case, and ultimately helped proved my innocence. Today I have my freedom and my integrity is sound in the eyes of the law and my family. Mr. Javorsky's diligence, breadth of experience, and professionalism helped save my life.”
Update 07/26/19: Covington student’s defamation case against Washington Post and others dismissed by a federal judge. Regardless, this will be won on appeal.
This is a fantastic and correct summary of this lawsuit, which has set the foundation of all future lawsuits against politically biased media, politicians, and actors for defamation. Due diligence, conducting thorough and complete investigations is paramount to prevent a suit, none of which was done. This complaint should be the main assignment in law school. Sandmann is going to win this case period and will be a deterrent for other identical incidents.
05/01/19: This is one of the best arguments for Elon Musk/Tesla, SpaceX and the clear media and business black out of their accomplishments. NASA and hundreds of other associated companies are benefiting from what Elon Musk has accomplished. It is irrefutable. American car industry should have matched this product superiority level years ago. Chamath Palihapitiya on Elon Musk / Tesla : https://youtu.be/0YAMI0sPmoI
04/23/19: Active Shooter Incidents in the United States in 2018: The FBI has designated 27 shootings in 2018 as active shooter incidents. The FBI defines an active shooter as one or more individuals actively engaged in killing or attempting to kill people in a populated area.
03/15/19 Spring ATAP NW meeting at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation in Seattle, WA. The ATAP NW Chapter in partnership with the Pacific Coast’s Analyst Roundtable (PCAR) is offering a morning of training focusing on “Operating in a Disaster”. The agenda will include speakers from PCAR and ATAP NW Chapter.
03/17/19: Intravaia began a personnel investigation involving a complaint concerning the alleged violations of Chapter 42.23.070 RCW - Code Of Ethics For Municipal Officers - Prohibited Acts 1.
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, 500 Fifth Avenue North, Seattle, WA 98109
03/21/19: National Association for Civilian Oversight of Law Enforcement - Building Public Trust Through Police Accountability and Transparency: Julie E. Buchwald, Community Relations Coordinator and Special Investigator General for the Office of the Inspector for the Los Angeles Police Department will discuss best practices and effective strategies for civilian oversight agencies when working with the media.
04/11/19 Northrop Grumman, in collaboration with the USC Center for Economic Development, cybersecurity training to small businesses through an Air Force Small Business Office Mentor Protégé Program. Covers cybersecurity requirements mandated under Defense Federal Acquisition Regulations Supplement (DFARS) Subpart 204.73. We will focus on understanding the risks associated with safeguarding controlled unclassified DoD information.
The Seattle Public Library - Conference Room, 1000 Fourth Ave, Seattle, WA 98104-1109
02/04/19: The Washington State Legislature passed HB 1064. The Governor is expected to sign the bill on Monday, February 4. Once signed, the bill will immediately become law due to the emergency provision.
Here is a summary of what this amended version of I-940 does:
§ Fixed an unintended consequence of I-940 that would have decertified officers when, for example, they were on military leave;
§ Cleaned up language about first aid being a "paramount duty." This created an unintended possibility of requiring officers to prioritize providing first aid despite an ongoing public safety concern, such as an active shooter;
§ The new version has a simpler and clearer definition of the deadly force standard, and balances community concerns with the challenges of law enforcement’s duty to make split-second decisions;
§ Both I-940 and HB 1064 remove "malice" from the definition of use-of-deadly-force standard;
§ Both versions require independent investigations of deadly-force incidents, a significant change. The Criminal Justice Training Commission will hold rulemaking on the definition of what constitutes an independent investigation;
§ Clarifies notifications to tribal governments when an officer’s use of deadly force results in the death of a tribal member; and
§ Adds clarification of reimbursement of defense costs if officers are acquitted or found not guilty.
01/11/19 We attended NW Chapter of the Association of Threat Assessment Professionals (ATAP) training on Houses of Worship. This included protection and care in our houses of worship, federal law enforcement experts, and a multi-faith panel discussion. FBI Special Agent Kera O’Reilly provided these links:
Announcement: 10/29/18: Intravaia was awarded a three year government contract to conduct workplace investigation services related to complaints of alleged employee misconduct. Intravaia will also be on-call consultants for employment related matters.
Announcement: 12/20/18: Missing Native American Women: During the 2018 Legislative Session House Bill 2951 was introduced and passed by law makers. Intravaia is proud and humbled to be working with the Washington State Patrol along with the Governor's Office of Indian Affairs, on completion of the new WA State HB 2951. This bill addresses how to increase reporting and investigating missing Native American women. Current objectives are: 1) Establishing written communication with the 29 tribes. 2) Scheduling a series of meetings with tribal communities around the state to explain what tools the group has to offer. 3) Establish dialogue with tribal members. Next meeting:
December 21st. from 1:00pm-4:00pm.
Description: The Tlingit and Haida WA Chapter/Seattle Community Council and The Washington State Patrol along with the Governor’s Office of Indian Affairs invites you to take part in the community outreach regarding, missing Native American women.
House . 2951 – WSP to conduct a study to increase state criminal justice protective and investigative resources for reporting and identifying missing Native American women in the state.
Convene meetings to consult and collaborate with:
• Tribal and local law enforcement
• Federally recognized tribes
• Urban Indian organizations
• Determine the scope of the problem
• Identify barriers
• Create partnerships to increase reporting and investigation
WSP will work with The Federal department of justice to increase information sharing and coordinating resources to focus on the reporting and investigating missing Native American Women
Day Break Star Indian Cultural Center, 5011 Bernie Whitebear Way, Seattle, WA 98199
Update: 07/18/18: Seattle, WA: "BlueGene14" If you or someone you know recently received one of these letters please contact us. A WA subject of very high net worth received an anonymous extortion letter from BlueGene14 at their residence, not through the USPS, demanding $15,000 be sent via bitcoin to a provided receiving bitcoin address or the suspect will provide the victim's family and friends with alleged embarrassing information. We do know there are other victims in the U.S. that received a similar letter from BlueGene14. We have our darkweb/crypto currency tech working on this right now, so I wanted to share some intel and share some pro-active steps. See: http://abc7.com/studio-city-man-warns-others-about-blackmail-scam-letter/3779602/
Update: 04/08/18 DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY UNITED STATES SECRET SERVICE NATIONAL THREAT ASSESSMENT CENTER: MASS ATTACKS IN PUBLIC SPACES - 2017.
Update: 03/13/18 THE VIRGINIA STUDENT THREAT ASSESSMENT GUIDELINES: https://curry.virginia.edu/faculty-research/centers-labs-projects/research-labs/youth-violence-project/virginia-student-threat
Update: 03/21/18 WA Governor: Dozens of bills signed into law, including on sexual harassment, equal pay and guns:
Intravaia offers independent police oversight and review, personnel investigations, business intelligence services, & risk management to government & businesses based in Seattle, WA, and throughout the U.S. We specialize in workplace violence risk assessment, threat assessment, complaints, adverse civil litigation, evaluation of criminal investigations, use of force, policy assessment, and incident resolution.
Intravaia conducts executive level personnel investigations: Sexual Harassment, Discrimination, Retaliation, Hostile Work Environment, Employee Misconduct/Just Cause, Employee Performance Issues, and Computer Forensics. "At a certain point you’re either for an independent and impartial investigation, or you’re not." Nikki Haley, United States Ambassador to the United Nations 04/10/18
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We provide program development and training for hostile work environment risk assessment, management and conflict resolution. Our diverse group of men and women are all prior law enforcement officers and/or military personnel with extensive experience, and training. They possess backgrounds with city, state, federal law enforcement agencies. We are also an approved U.S. federal government, WA State, city and county contractor. Intravaia conducts business out of the Columbia Tower, 701 5th Ave, Seattle, WA 98104 https://columbiacenterseattle.com/
Intravaia has been certified as a King County Small Contractor and Supplier (SCS) firm. This also includes Port of Seattle and Sound Transit. We are in the business directory of the Puget Sound Business Journal http://www.bizjournals.com/seattle/
Intravaia is proud and humbled to be conducting personnel investigations for the King County Prosecuting Attorney, Civil Division. The Civil Division is the county's in-house law firm. It serves as legal counsel to the Metropolitan King County Council, the County Executive and all Executive departments, the Sheriff, the Superior and District Courts, the County Assessor.
Intravaia conducts risk management investigations for the Seattle City Attorney’s Office Civil Division - Torts Section, 701 Fifth Avenue, Suite 2050, Seattle, WA 98104-7097 and other state and county agencies.
Intravaia is extremely honored to be an approved vendor with the State of WA Department of Enterprise Services to conduct Personnel Investigations: Sexual Harassment, Discrimination, Retaliation, Hostile Work Environment, Employee Misconduct/Just Cause, Employee Performance Issues, and Computer Forensics.
Intravaia conducts executive level personnel investigations for Bellevue College, 3000 Landerholm Circle SE, Bellevue, WA 98007.
Intravaia provides employment consulting and personnel investigations for the King County Department of Executive Services and Human Resources.
Intravaia is very pleased to be conducting investigative work for the King County Department of Public Defense Conflict Panel conducting follow-up defense work on homicide and other felony level crimes. Intravaia is very pleased to also be conducting criminal defense investigative work for Stein, Lotzkar & Starr, P.S throughout King, Snohomish, and Pierce Counties—from district and municipal courts to the Washington State Supreme Court and Court of Appeals.
Intravaia conducts investigative work for the City of Seattle Municipal Court Public Defense Services.
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We are fully licensed WA State private investigators #3655, and insured. We work with several top level law firms in Seattle and across the country to address proper resolution utilizing civil and/or criminal options partnered with our specialized investigations. Our backgrounds allow us to act as a proper liaison with law enforcement to include federal authorities.