Category Archives: Asset Search/Fraud Investigation
PROVING YOUR SPOUSE HID COMMUNITY PROPERTY IN SECRET BANK ACCOUNTS
During your divorce you may need to search for community property your spouse hid in secret bank accounts.1 If your asset searches & / or bank searches show your spouse hid community property, you may need to prove this in Court. If so, there are pitfalls you can avoid which are discussed below. I have…
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Divorce & Hidden Money: Concealed Assets & Concealment Schemes
Learning about concealment schemes can help you spot concealed assets your spouse places beyond your reach during your divorce. Therefore, a divorcing spouse trying to identify hidden marital assets / community property could learn a lesson from Dr. Krishnaswami Sriram. Dr. Sriram is thought to have concealed assets from the IRS in two suspected concealment schemes. The…
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2 Tips For When You Access Your Divorcing Spouse’s Computer
If you are in a high net worth divorce, you might hire a forensic computer expert to access your divorcing spouse’s computer. You might hire this expert to try to detect community property your divorcing spouse hid from you. Meanwhile, if you are going to access your divorcing spouse’s computer, make sure your access does…
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Hiding Community Property At A Nonqualified Deferred Compensation Plan
If your spouse is a highly paid key employee, your spouse may participate in a nonqualified deferred compensation plan offered by an employer. By using this kind of plan, your high net worth spouse might reduce taxes by deferring an employer’s payment of salary, stock share certificates, cash or other assets. The YouTube video…
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Using Forensic Computer Experts In Your Divorce
By using forensic computer experts in your divorce, you might identify a money trail leading to community property your spouse hid from you. In fact, you may be able to ask the Court to appoint a forensic computer expert to act as special master in your case. This special master would examine your spouse’s computer…
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Your Search At Swiss Banks And Other Banks Offshore
I. Are Secret Swiss Bank Accounts Still A Viable Concealment Tool? The number of secret Swiss bank accounts held by U.S. citizens has decreased in recent years. This is due to FATCA; and Qualified Intermediary Withholding Agreements with the IRS; and the U.S. Government’s Swiss Bank Program. According to my counsel in Switzerland, many Swiss…
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A Computer Search For Hidden Marital Assets?
I. Alleged Hidden Marital Assets At A Bahamian Trust Mrs. Jennifer Stein suspected her anesthesiologist husband Dr. Barry D. Stein, had hidden marital assets during their divorce. According to Mrs. Stein, Dr. Stein transferred assets to a Bahamian trust to place them out of Mrs. Stein’s reach. Dr. Stein allegedly manipulated the family finances, Mrs….
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Asset Search Red Flags, Smurfing, Private Investigators & A Kidnap Plot
If you are trying to detect hidden money you should look for asset search red flags like “smurfing¹.” Smurfing is a form of structuring cash deposits into bank accounts. It is one of the ways to secretly place cash into a money laundering circuit. When a bank customer in the U.S. deposits or withdraws $10,000…
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Hidden Community Property In Ultra-High-Net-Worth Divorces
Everybody knows there can be hidden community property in ultra-high-net-worth divorces. Meanwhile, the ultra-high-net-worth divorce between Mr. Bill Gates and his wife Melinda does not now appear to involve hidden community property. Their divorce does however, give us a glimpse of the kinds of community property the Court often divides in ultra-high-net worth divorces. Mr….
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3 Tips For Your Bank Searches
As your adversary may hide money in multiple bank accounts, you may need to perform bank searches. For example, my December 21, 2020 post mentioned a scheme in which 150 checks worth $2 million were seemingly hidden at 12 bank accounts. At your bank searches you would seek your adversary’s customer information from banks. Therefore,…
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