SPI board member Steven Levine on Labor Press Radio

On April 9, 2017, Steven R. Levine, CFE, President and CEO of Prolective Solutions, LLC was interviewed by Labor Press Radio’s Bill Holfeld on AM 970 The Answer on public construction wage requirements and compliance. As Steven puts it: Prevailing wage compliance can be complicated; noncompliance can be costly.

You can read more about the show here on Steven’s LinkedIn and listen to the podcast, archived here on SoundCloud.

Jan/February 2017 newsletter: OSINT tips and tools

Our first 2017 issue of SPIONLINE reports on our very successful first dinner of the year with guest Brian Willingham, founder of Diligentia Group. A private investigator and trainer in Open Source Intelligence techniques, he gave us a fascinating presentation on how to update old search habits on the internet and try new free tools. Also in this issue, our President, Bruce Sackman has a message for SPI members about the new members directory and 61st SPI gala in September. At our next dinner, we’ll learn how to interpret cyberleads and connect the digital dots with Chad Los Schumacher of iThreat Cyber Group. We also meet new members and learn what to expect with the Trump presidency and new Congress in matters relevant to the investigative professions.

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SPI Member Paul Babakitis in the Wall Street Journal

Private investigator Paul Babakitis of PGB Executive Investigations was featured in a Wall Street Journal article on January 12, 2017. The story highlights the value of utilizing technology, in the form of video evidence to gather and preserve evidence in landlord-tenant matters. “This article illustrates the importance of credible video evidence and mentions one custom covert video recording appliance that PGB designed and built to assist a property owner in their effort to evict an unscrupulous tenant,” he tells SPI. This investigation led to the arrest, criminal indictment and conviction of an NYPD officer. To read the article, click here:
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November 2016 newsletter: Undisclosed Files of the NYPD

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Our November issue of SPIONLINE takes us behind the police tape at more than 170 years of New York crime, courtesy of the three co-authors of Undisclosed Files Of The Police, our dinner guests in October. Also in this issue, our President, Bruce Sackman has a message for SPI members. At this month’s dinner, we’ll dive into the world of Bitcoin and digital currencies with cyber security attorney Rick Borden. Also coming up in February 2017: Making the most of cyberleads in investigations.

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Newsletter October 2016: 60th Gala Galore

spionline-october2016coverOur October issue of SPIONLINE has lots of photos of our 60th Gala in Brooklyn, including vintage pics of past honorees, provided by SPI Past President and Member Extraordinaire Charlie Iadanza. We were at the launch party for the new book Undisclosed Files of the Police in Manhattan. The three co-authors will be the speakers at our October 27 dinner at Forlini’s. In November, we’ll dive into the world of Bitcoin and digital currencies with cyber security attorney Rick Borden. Every investigator should know more about this subject and be ready to answer questions from colleagues and clients about the hot topic of the moment:ransomware.

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Photos by SPI photographer, Serena Xu-Ning.