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Antonin Scalia  3/11/1936 – 2/13/2016

Conversations with Karen

With the recent death of US Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, and the questions surrounding it, Karen joins Dean to talk about the controversies of his death:

  • In perfect health
  • No autopsy
  • No toxicology
  • No investigation
  • Changed from heart failure to natural causes
  • Phone pronouncement
  • Pillow over his head
  • Embalmed to prevent an autopsy
  • Private plane transportDean’s blog with more commentary

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Who are your Facts & Forensics hosts?

Meet the AFI-LLC Team at http://www.DeathCaseReview.com/principals-bios.html

Reminder of our monthly agency newsletter

Each month our agency publishes an interactive and informative newsletter for clients and colleagues. Our January newsletter is at http://conta.cc/1n46NbH

Conversations with Karen

In Conversations with Karen she’s going to share some practical thoughts on the latest true crime documentary, and remind us of why we always say, “To deny a defendant justice is to deny a victim justice.” 



Mississippi Private Investigator Assoc.

Richard is owner operator of Richard Brooks Investigations (RBI), specializes in surveillance investigations and is located in the Jackson, MS area. His firm services all of Mississippi and several neighboring states.  Richard has been involved in the Mississippi Private Investigators Assoc. or MPIA both in leadership and in the legislative pursuits.  He is also the immediate past president of MPIA.

Prior to his embarking on his 15 year career as a PI – Richard served his country in the US Air Force and then his community as a police officer in Jackson, MS.  Today Richard stopped by to discuss the work MPIA has put into getting Mississippi PIs licensed.

Richard Brooks Investigations, LLC
P.O. Box 4401
Brandon, MS 39047
T: 601-862-0666
W: JacksonPI.com


timorourke-3About the host: Tim O’Rourke is a Private Investigator for The Grafton Group based in Tampa, Florida. Tim is a Corporate Investigator for TGG which serves all of Florida and has reciprocity with many other states as licensed investigators.

The Grafton Group
3001 N Rocky Point Dr., E #200
Tampa, Florida 33607 T: (813)658-9438 or (727)648-3510
We are experts in surveillance investigation – if you are looking for services in Tampa Florida or the surrounding area.




Scott Wilson stops by the show to discuss the databases and records retrieval for investigators.

IRBsearch was launched in Spring of 2001, the first iteration of the only database designed exclusively for the investigative industry. By the first year, more than 3,000 companies had joined to receive database results available online. IRB was just beginning to change how the industry accessed and received search results.

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News of Interest

Dean reminds listeners that GPS and drone regulation continue to be the top state and federal legislative issues.  FALI has a bill introduced to correct anti-PI GPS legislation passed earlier this year and now in effect.  NCAPI recently defeated similar anti-PI GPS legislation.  NCISS continues to monito federal legislative issues and assist state associations.

Dean also emphasizes the importance of multi-disciplinary investigative and expert resources in both civil and criminal litigatin.

Conversations with Karen

This month Karen joins us to talk about the need for effective teams in legal strategy.  Having effective team strategy, and multi-disciplinary resources are very important



John Hoda

Interview Techniques with John Hoda

Our guest John A. Hoda’s investigative career spans five decades. After graduating from Indiana University of Pennsylvania with a B.S. in Criminology in 1975, John began as a police officer in suburban Philadelphia.

He later flourished in the private sector with positions as a Insurance Fraud investigator, Claims Manager with AIG and SIU Manager with Maryland Casualty before creating his first private

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News of Interest

Dean discusses news of the World Association of Detectives (www.WAD.net), including a new Administrative Manager, and two unique benefits to NCISS members from IRB and PI Now and the upcoming conference in Las Vegas.

Conversations with Karen

This month Karen joins us to talk two recent news stories.  The first is about retraumatizing families with body parts left at the scene; and the second is about prosecutors who will believe anything to prosecute.  Karen also talks to us about the James Holmes sentencing verdict in the Aurora Colorado theater shooting (our last show the jury was out).  Also in our last show, Karen’s latest article ‘Investigating Without Playing Into Drama’ was pending posting by PI Now (below).

Special Guest with Dean

Dean is joined by expert in criminalistics and explosives, Paul Laska.  Paul is a fellow member of FALI and provides extensive training and consultations worldwide.



Dear Lord, as we remember the evils of September 11th, let us turn our hearts and minds towards the good found only in You;
Be close to those who mourn: the parents who lost children, the children who never knew a parent, and all who lost a loved one;
Embrace this grieving nation, and let time never lessen the impact of this day; may we never forget;
Protect those who go in harm’s way to save others, and those who suffer and die to safeguard our nation;
Give wisdom to our leaders, that they may make choices that prevent another day such as this;
Convert the hearts of those who seek our destruction, and banish from the world the darkness that allows such hate to fester and grow;
Let Your love rain down upon us, and let Your peace flourish on the Earth;
All these things we ask in the name of Jesus Christ, Our Lord



One of the fundamental tools for any business is the use of thorough and well written contracts to protect the owner and the business. During this important interview, guest Mark Aubin will take you through several contracts including:

Client Contracts
Subcontractor Agreements
Employee Non-Disclose and Non-Compete Agreements