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Nichols J. Smith, Expert Investigator
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CA USA
phone: 800-516-2448
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Nichols J. Smith is a licensed, professional Civil and Criminal Investigator who brings extraordinary expertise to PSI. In his 42 years in the investigation business, he has helped solve thousands of cases in the legal, corporate, and law enforcement arenas.

Mr. Smith has helped attorneys resolve complex criminal, civil, environmental, and fraud related cases and helped corporations in risk assessment, negligent security matters, technical surveillance and counter measures. A court-qualified expert in security and investigations, he is also experienced in felony criminal defense, including capital murder.

Litigation Support - Mr. Smith has testified in California Superior Courts on the issues of negligent security, premises liability, the adequacy of private security, and asset investigations. In addition to the cases that went to trial, he has testified at deposition in dozens of other cases that were settled prior to trial.

Mr. Smith is also effective in international cases. He recently helped a Venezuelan Insurance Company successfully locate and secure over $4million US, which had been stolen from them by criminals in Sri Lanka.

Areas of Expertise:
  • Environmental Litigation Support - PRP / Toxic Tort / Private Party Cost Recovery, Proposition 65 (Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986)
  • Corporate Fraud, Confidential Corporate Investigations and Difficult Witness / Principal Locates
  • Fraud and Asset Location and Recovery
  • Negligent Security Risk Assessment
  • Technical Surveillance Countermeasures, Debugging
  • Skip Tracing
San Francisco Office
548 Market Street #88333
San Francisco, CA 94104
Telephone: 805-439-2824, Cell: 949-689-7708
Los Angeles Office
10158 Hollow Glen Circle
Los Angeles, CA 90077
Telephone: 310-275-8619, Cell: 310-779-6805
Fax: 310-274-0503


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Andrew F. Richards, CFS
President
2199 Almanack Court
Pittsburgh, PA 15237
USA
phone: 412-722-8380
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Andrew F. Richards, CFS is a recently retired federal agent with over 25 years’ experience investigating White Collar Crimes. As head of the Fraud Section of the U.S. Postal Inspection Service, he handled almost every type of scheme and scam committed on businesses, government entities, and individuals. Prior to his federal experience Andrew was a Reading (PA) police officer for five years in. He has a BA in Criminal Justice and a Master’s Degree in Criminology.

As a National Fraud Subject Matter Expert (SME) for USPIS and supervisor of the Financial Crimes/Major Crimes section, a nationally recognized multi-agency task force, Mr. Richards supervised task force members from the FBI, US Secret Service, US Treasury- Inspector General, US Attorney’s Office, PA Attorney General’s Office, and many more. He has covered criminal conduct in both the Western District of Pennsylvania and the Northern District of West Virginia.

Areas of Expertise:
  • Internal and External Corporate Investigations
  • Fraud and Theft Investigations
  • Whistleblower / Qui Tam Actions
  • Corporate Fraud
  • Commercial Corruption
  • Investment Fraud
  • Health Care Fraud
  • Worker's Compensation Fraud
  • Mortgage Fraud
  • Vendor Fraud
  • Extortion
  • Bribery
  • Insurance / D&O Insurance Fraud
  • Political Corruption
  • Employee Investigations
  • Identity Theft
  • Surveillance
  • Computer and Asset Recovery
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    Mark Lacek
    Repossession Expert Witness
    P.O. Box 765
    Minneola FL 34755
    USA
    phone: 407-948-7087
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    Mark Lacek Repossession Expert PhotoMark Lacek is a Commercial Asset Repossession specialist with over 30 years of experience. His focus is on the recovery of trucks, trailers, construction equipment, agricultural equipment, boats, mining equipment, and manufacturing and luxury motor homes.

    Mr. Lacek has successfully repossessed fleets of over 100 pieces of collateral on many occasions. He has served commercial accounts for Paccar, Wells Fargo Equipment Finance, The Associates, Orix Credit, Financial Federal, Navistar, Mack Finance, NewCourt Finance, Greentree Financial, Conseco, and many others.

    Background - Mr. Lacek founded MDL and Associates, a repossession agency specializing in commercial assets, in 1989. With a growing client list of commercial lenders, MDL increased the coverage area of operations. In 1995, MDL relocated to Central Florida giving MDL the ability to service the entire state of Florida using in-house agents. In 1997, MDL & Associates began accepting nationwide assignments and utilized its list of national repossessors becoming the nation’s first commercial repossession forwarder. In his capacity as President of MDL, Mr. Lacek personally repossessed over 7,500 commercial accounts in the field. MDL & Associates repossessed 20,000 units for its client base without a single court proceeding.

    Mark Lacek is currently the Owner of Commercial Asset Solutions where he investigates the location of commercial assets, and serves as a repossessor, Skip Trace team leader, and expert witness.

    Litigation Support - Mr. Lacek provides expert witness services to attorneys representing both Plaintiff and Defendant. His services include case review, depositions, and expert testimony when necessary.

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