Consulting, Investigations and International (CI&I):
We assist business leaders, counsel, security managers and professionals in responding to risk by providing business intelligence in support of asset recovery efforts.
Andrews International is an enterprise risk management firm with global reach and years of experience in asset tracing and recovery. Specializing in fraud inquiries, analysis, asset tracing and recovery, Andrews International has assisted counsel, governments and clients with some of their most challenging projects. Our consultants conduct research, analysis and investigations to uncover fraud, abuse and misconduct from the individual to the corporate level, building cases for litigation, judgment and recovery.
Our team consists of former law enforcement and intelligence agents with extensive experience investigating and prosecuting money laundering cases relating to narcotics trafficking, fraud, diversion of technology and military armaments, and espionage. Whether supporting Fortune 500 corporations, governments or outside counsel, our services are conducted with the utmost discretion and confidentiality, with respect and sensitivity to the culture of the enterprise and the individuals involved.
The company’s core investigative team boasts professional backgrounds such as Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), and US Customs, and we have developed an international network alliance of investigators with similar experience and local cultural expertise in regions such as the Caribbean, Latin America, the EU, the Middle East, Africa, and Asia.
Our asset recovery team is augmented by a group of research analysts with access to hundreds of databases and thousands of data sources across the globe. Our trusted analysts are constantly searching for new sources of information, from electronic databases to human intelligence; each leveraging contacts and know-how in their particular area of expertise.
These analysts also employ link analysis tools, such as i2, that can synthesize large amounts of data into concise, focused demonstratives and provide leads necessary to advance specific inquiries. They work closely with our forensics team and financial forensics experts to provide the most surgical approach.
Our field resources consist of investigators and sources of information that know how to traverse the cultural nuances of their particular location of expertise; understanding where to find information and how to access it. Local asset tracing resources are capable of employing tactics from researching public records, surveillance of a target, interviewing a witness, accessing financial sources to pulling garbage. All very important in any asset tracing exercise.
Best-in-class expertise and resources has led to success with a wide range of cases over the years, ranging from local matters to large scale international cases traversing many jurisdictions. We have located assets in offshore jurisdictions such as Panama and the Cayman Islands in support of judgments and traced funds through the Isle of Man and Cyprus as part of a fraud case.
In the early 1990’s, the government experience of our team members, and understanding the network of entities used by Saddam Hussein to acquire military equipment, was used as a platform to trace his assets spirited offshore and later used as war reparations after invading Kuwait.
Other team members have traced the assets of Russian fraud perpetrators through Cyprus into Caribbean, and ultimately into the U.S., where they were frozen and forfeited. In other matters, our team has traced monies from African enterprises through a myriad of banks in Europe, which was ultimately used to acquire real estate around the world.
Andrews International has the experience and expertise to develop and execute sophisticated multi-jurisdictional matters. Our phased approach provides the efficient results and allowing for maximum control of these complex matters. We can provide detailed proposals upon request.
About Andrews International, Inc.
Andrews International, Inc., headquartered in Los Angeles, California, is an industry-leading full service provider of security and risk mitigation services. Through local offices in the United States and Latin America and nearly 150 strategic partners around the world, the company provides security services to a wide range of business sectors in all 50 states and internationally to many of the Fortune 500. The firm's portfolio of services includes uniformed security, consulting and investigations, personal protection, special event security, training, alarm monitoring and response, and disaster and emergency response services. For more information, please visit the Andrews International website at www.andrewsinternational.com.