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SPI featured in the New Yorker

Comedian Zachary Kanin mingled with SPI members at their monthly dinner in the wood-panelled back room of Forlini’s and wrote a humorous column about the experience in the Dec. 13, 2010 issue of the New Yorker. To read it, click here.   To see the video, click here.

Excerpt:

Since SPI’s inception, in 1956, networking and professional education have been at the core of its mission. According to the group’s former president Charles Iadanza, to become a full member of SPI you must have completed at least five years of investigative service in law enforcement or seven years as a licensed private investigator.

Iadanza, an investigator for the city, sat at a table rearranging his silverware. He recalled a case from his homicide-unit days: “I had a witness I was trying to find who went by the name of Boogaloo. He weighed over three hundred pounds, and he slept in a coffin that he kept in a hearse. And he ate only raw fish.” He pushed his wineglass forward an inch. “But he was the nicest guy you ever met.