Africa Investigation

Objective

Develop intelligence regarding the veracity of rumors that a wealthy but reclusive businessman had been involved in bribery across Africa.

Results

Forward Risk found a previously unreported relationship between the subject and a different individual who had pleaded guilty to bribery charges; the two had undertaken a major property transaction in Miami. Research also found that an unnamed co-conspirator mentioned in a separate indictment was in fact the subject. The implication of the findings was that the allegations were not mere rumors, and that bribery charges against the subject himself could be forthcoming.

Value-add

Instead of simply reporting that the subject was not charged or named in the indictment, Forward Risk carried out a relationship analysis and an examination of obliquely worded documents. This allowed the client to properly understand the level of risk that a potential business relationship with the subject would entail.