Due Diligence on Individual Accused of Fraud Reveals Risk-Relevant Findings

Background

Forward Risk was tasked with a due diligence investigation regarding an individual subject on behalf of a prospective business associate. Although the client was already aware of one piece of adverse information, self-reported by the subject, they were interested in discovering other potential issues.

Our Work

Preliminary research on the subject indicated that the individual had previously operated under a different name. This proved key to unveiling the subject’s complicated history, which had been otherwise unknown to the client: under their previous identity, the subject had faced fraud accusations, before taking a plea deal to act as a mole for the FBI against an allegedly corrupt politician.

Results

Forward Risk’s quick identification of the subject’s previous identity – and its complex associated history – yielded almost immediately actionable intelligence.