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/

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.      

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Whistleblower Complaint

Intravaia was retained by a public agency to investigate a whisleblower complaint filed by a city council member against the chief of police and fellow council members. 

A complete and thorough fact finding inquiry was Conducted.  The Whistleblower Protection Act of 1989 prohibits reprisal. It is unlawful for agencies to take or threaten to take a personnel action against an employee because he or she disclosed wrongdoing.  In this case, the allegation was unfounded.    

 

 

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.

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Intravaia was retained by a public agency to investigate an allegation of harassment and retaliation by a supervisor.  The HR Director was related to the accused harasser and there was an allegation that the supervisor allegedly had inappropriately received their promotion.  The outside law firm that historically conducted investigations for the agency was no longer considered objective and independent.  This feeling was felt by the union, and employees, which included several administrators.  The agencies insurance company referred a secondary law firm; however, the attorney assigned was a former HR Director for the same agency and a search of social networks revealed was a friend of the current HR Director.  The situation could have been made into a network TV show.  Intravaia was retained as an objective, impartial, and independent fact finder on behalf of the tax payers.  The allegation of harassment, retaliation and nepotism were sustained.     

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.