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REMINDER (only a few days left)-- NY-NJ-CT-PA and NYC colleagues - 12 Sept 2012 SPECIAL INVESTIGATIONS SEMINAR

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    Colleagues: If you are located in or near New York City, I urge you to carefully read the below post. This is a unique training and networking opportunity.
    Message 1 of 1 , Sep 3, 2012

      If you are located in or near New York City, I urge you to carefully
      read the below post. This is a unique training and networking

      And, if you are a member of ALDONYS or one of SPI's co-sponsoring
      organizations, a portion of your attendance fee will be donated to
      your organization.

      There is now ONLY ONE WEEK LEFT TO SIGN-UP.


      (Steven Rambam, CFE, CPP, PSP, PCI, CSAR, Director.)
      (for: Pallorium, Inc.)

      direct email: rambam@...



      Sheraton New York
      12 September 2012


      On 12 September 2012, the Society of Professional Investigators (SPI)
      will be offering a full-day Special Investigations training seminar.
      This seminar will be offered as a pre-conference event in conjunction
      with the ACFCS� International Financial Crime Conference and will
      provide nine (9) NASBA (accepted by ASIS, ACFE, etc.) and BCIP-
      approved Continuing Education (CE) hours of instruction in the
      following topics:

      � International Investigations and Due Diligence

      � Undercover Operations

      � Electronic Mail Tracing and Internet Profiling

      � Medical Examiner Operations and Notorious Cases

      The words �world-class� and �unique� are too often misused in
      connection with training events and speakers, but they truly apply to
      the presenters and courses offered at this seminar. All of the
      panelists and presenters are recognized as true subject matter experts
      (SMEs) and leaders in their fields. Each panelist and instructor
      possesses 20 years or more of �real word� experience �in the field�.

      Total cost for full-day instruction, including breakfast, lunch and 9
      CEs, is $295.00. To register directly with SPI and pay by check,
      please use the linked registration form at: http://www.spievent.com/12Septapp.pdf
      . To register with SPI and pay by Paypal, please visit the seminar page:


      Persons attending this event can also register for the ACFCS's full
      conference at a huge reduction in cost. (To obtain a $600.00 discount
      off the ACFCS' conference rate, when registering online select the
      "Government Rate" and enter "srambam" for your discount Code.)

      Please see below for detailed information on the Special
      Investigations pre-conference track's speakers and sessions.



      0745-0845 -

      Arrival and Registration

      Breakfast (Included)



      "Electronic Mail Tracing and Internet Profiling"

      Instructor: Brian K. Ingram

      Understanding Electronic Mail (e-mail) systems and being able to
      trace, further investigate and exploit e-mail and other electronic
      messages is a critical skill for all investigative professionals.
      Attendees completing this seminar will gain a working knowledge of
      electronic mail systems, will learn how to trace e-mail messages back
      to the sender and how to profile the identified suspect(s).

      Brian Ingram has served in numerous law enforcement positions, running
      the full gamut from Patrol Officer to Chief of Police. Brian is
      currently a licensed Investigator, and is recognized as one of the
      foremost authorities on computer forensics and cyber-investigation.
      Brian has trained more than 1,500 Investigators and 850 law
      enforcement officers and has testified as an expert witness numerous

      Seminar Components:

      I. Definitions and Resources

      (I.P. Addresses, Dynamic I.P, Static I.P. Address, InterNic,
      Whois, DNS, ARIN, Finger, ESMTP, Munging, Headers, etc.)

      II. E-Mail Tracing

      (Keys to tracing, Header analysis, SMTP Verify, Finger, step-by-
      step instruction for the tracing process, SMTP Example, Finger
      Example, Header Example and Explanation, rDNS Example and explanation
      of geographic coding of servers, Finger-ing a Server Example and how
      to accomplish, WHOIS Databases, Configuring Spade, Utilities at Your
      Command, rDNS, Traceroute, New Techniques for WHOIS, etc.)

      III. Internet Profiling

      (Deep Web: what it is and how you find it, searching content
      databases, government databases and Advanced Search Switches)



      LUNCH (included)

      Speaker: Dr. Michael Baden

      Dr. Michael M. Baden, a captivating speaker, is the former Chief
      Medical Examiner of New York City, a board certified forensic
      pathologist and an accomplished author. In addition to maintaining a
      private practice, Dr. Baden is the co-Director of the New York State
      Police Medico-Legal Investigation Unit.

      Michael Baden has served as the President of the Society of Medical
      Jurisprudence and Vice President of the American Academy of Forensic
      Sciences. He was the Chairman of the Forensic Pathology Panel of the
      U.S. Congress Select Committee on assassinations that investigated the
      deaths of President John F. Kennedy and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
      Dr. Baden has been involved as an expert in forensic pathology in many
      cases of international interest, including the examination of the
      remains of Tsar Nicholas of Russia and his family, the death of John
      Belushi, the re-autopsy of Medgar Evers, Civil Rights Leader, the
      death of Billy Martin, the deaths of Mary Beth Tinning's nine
      children, the exhumation and re-autopsy of the five Hoyt children who
      were murdered by their mother, the re-examination of the Lindbergh
      kidnapping and murder, and autopsies of the victims of TWA Flight 800.


      1300 - 1515

      �International Investigations and Due Diligence�

      Speaker and Moderator: Steven Rambam

      Panelists and Speakers: Theodore Kavowras
      Michael Griffith, Esq.

      As the world becomes a smaller place, and the world�s Mafias, spies,
      fraudsters and criminal gangs � and millions of ordinary foreign
      citizens - flock to the United States, being able to conduct
      investigations of foreign persons, locate overseas witnesses and
      evidence, perform due diligence overseas, and bring the results back
      in a legal and �introducible� manner, has become a basic required
      skill for the active Investigative Professional.

      This seminar will provide an overview of how to conduct investigative
      activities worldwide, including how to locate witnesses, obtain
      evidence and documents, verify or �bust� identities and credentials,
      conduct due diligence activities and, most important, how to find and
      safely retain professional assistance anywhere for any investigative

      (Areas reviewed will include: False Identities; activity prior to
      retaining an investigative vendor; preliminary information to be
      obtained via domestic interviews, field investigation and database
      research; U.S. and Foreign Identifiers; Transliteration "Problems";
      Domestic and Foreign Business Activities; Practicing Safe
      Subcontracting (FCRA, GLB, DPPA, DPPA-2, FCPA, EU Privacy Laws etc.);
      Hiring Local Investigators v. "Send Your Own"; Personal and Business
      Concerns (Danger, local customs and your ability to do the work, Cost
      vs. Time, Licensing); "Bad Lawyer Tricks"; what are "typical" basic
      local documents and what is "public record"; who can "certify;
      �Patriots� (political concerns, anti-American attitudes, what if the
      crime is "sanctioned"); "Is it Bribery or is it a 'Fee'�; how U.S. law
      enforcement practices can assist criminals (esp. jurisdictional and
      "threshold" issues); local evidence gathering laws.)

      STEVEN RAMBAM is the Director of Pallorium, Inc., an Investigative
      Agency with offices and affiliates worldwide. Since 1981, Steven has
      coordinated investigations in more than fifty countries, and in nearly
      every U.S. State and Canadian province. Steven specializes in
      international and multi-jurisdictional investigations, investigations
      of sophisticated frauds and missing person investigations. Steven
      Rambam and Pallorium have conducted or coordinated hundreds of foreign
      insurance-related investigations, including more than 500 homicide and
      "death claim" investigations. A significant number of these cases have
      resulted in arrests and prosecution. Many of Mr. Rambam's
      investigations involve coordination with national authorities, and
      Steven has received commendations and awards in a number of foreign
      locations. Steven has also received a number of foreign military
      decorations, and his activities have been mentioned in the Canadian
      and Israeli Parliaments. Steven is perhaps best publicly known for his
      pro bono activities, which have included the location and
      investigation of nearly 200 Nazi collaborators and war criminals,
      coordination of investigations to expose terrorist groups' fundraising
      activities and activities which resulted in the tightening of airport
      security in 8 U.S. cities. During the past thirty years more than one
      thousand (1,000) newspapers and magazines and television broadcasts
      have reported on Steven's activities. Steven holds the "CFE� "CPP",
      "PSP", "PCI" and �CSAR� board certifications and is the Chairman of
      SPI�s �BCIP� and Education programs.

      TED KAVOWRAS is a seasoned Investigator, the Director of Panoramic
      Investigations and a retired NYPD Police Officer and Federal law
      enforcement veteran. Based in Hong Kong and China, Ted has been
      running international and undercover investigations since 1995 and has
      more than 8,000 cases to his credit. Ted currently operates one of
      Hong Kong�s largest Investigative Agencies and also works directly
      with INTERPOL, Hong Kong Customs and PSB (Public Security Bureau)
      Authorities in China to combat counterfeiting and other financial
      crimes. Ted has been featured in dozens of newspaper and television
      stories and has been the subject of two books and a National
      Geographic Documentary �Illicit, the Dark Trade�. Despite his public
      notoriety, Ted has maintained his ability to conduct undercover
      operations by using a range of remarkable disguises and identities.

      MICHAEL GRIFFITH was admitted to practice law in the State and Federal
      Courts in 1973 and is a partner of International Legal Defense Counsel
      with offices in Southampton, New York and Atlanta, Georgia. He is an
      experienced International Lawyer who has counseled clients in over
      twenty-five countries regarding international criminal matters.
      Michael has testified before the United States Senate as an expert
      witness and has lectured before the International Bar Association on
      "Legal Problems of Traveling Abroad" and on the representation of
      Americans incarcerated overseas.


      1530 - 1800

      �Undercover Investigations � Operations and Implementation�

      Speakers and Panelists: Joaquin �Jack Garcia
      Philip P. Scala
      Theodore �Ted� Kavowras
      John Negus

      Moderator and Panelist: Steven Rambam

      Implementation and management of undercover investigations is a
      critical area of knowledge for Investigators, Detectives, Security
      Directors, fraud fighters of all kinds and for nearly everyone "above
      the rank of Patrolman".
      Legal and operational pitfalls facing today's undercover operator are
      more serious than ever and range from license-threatening to life-
      threatening. The Internet and "dox-ing" have made most undercover
      identities "a mile wide but only an inch deep". Facial recognition can
      destroy even the most carefully constructed cover identity. Rogue
      Investigators may be working for your targets and helping to bust your
      operative's cover. New federal and state laws restrict the use of
      cover identities and areas of undercover operation.
      This seminar, presented by a panel consisting of arguably some of the
      United States� most experienced undercover agents, will provide an
      overview of the dramatically increasing risks for the Undercover
      Operative and the agencies employing undercover agents.

      JOAQUIN �JACK� GARCIA is a retired FBI Agent, who is regarded as one
      of the most successful and prolific agents in the history of the FBI.
      Jack is also considered by many to be the foremost hands-on expert in
      undercover criminal investigations in the United States. Jack
      successfully operated as an undercover special agent for 24 out of his
      26 years of federal service, conducting more than 100 undercover
      operations without ever being detected.
      Jack, who began his storied FBI career during May 1980, first
      became known for his successful cases against corrupt politicians in
      Atlantic City, and corrupt police officers in the Hollywood Police
      Department, the Broward County Sheriff's Office; Boston Police
      Department and in the San Juan Police Department. Jack is also
      internationally known for his work as a legendary undercover agent,
      building successful cases against hundreds of drug dealers and leaders
      of the Colombian and Mexican drug cartels, while posing as a money
      launderer, drug transporter or drug trafficker. He has done undercover
      work on international terrorism cases as well as National Security
      investigations. Jack has also worked undercover against Russian and
      Asian organized crime groups. Amazingly, Jack worked on many of these
      cases simultaneously, as he juggled his various undercover identities
      and roles.
      Jack�s most famous case involved posing as "Jack Falcone," a 6�5�
      380 lb. Sicilian gangster, jewel thief and drug dealer from Miami,
      Florida, and successfully penetrating the Gambino Mafia crime family.
      That case resulted in the arrest and conviction of 32 mobsters,
      including the top members of the Gambino crime family, Arnold
      Squitieri and Anthony Megale.
      While undercover, Jack played his hoodlum role so convincingly
      that Gregory DePalma, a Gambino family capo, offered him the position
      of �made man� (sworn Mafia soldier). If Jack had continued in his
      undercover role, he could have been the first law enforcement officer
      to become a member of the Italian Mafia.
      Jack�s life and cases have been the subject of hundreds of
      television and newspaper articles and were detailed in his 2008 book,
      "Making Jack Falcone".

      PHILIP P. SCALA is a retired F.B.I. Supervisory Special Agent and the
      Director of Pathfinder Consultants International. Philip has five
      years of significant undercover experience, and his past law
      enforcement activities have included a number of notorious GWOT,
      national security and major crime cases (Sarin Gas investigation;
      Mafia witness Sammy Gravavo; Lufthansa Skyjacking; 1993 World Trade
      Center (WTC) Bombing, Al Qaeda Bomb Factory Raid, Queens, NY; TWA
      Flight 800; World Trade Center Attack, 9/11/01; NYC Anthrax
      Investigation, etc.)

      THEODORE �TED� KAVOWRAS (see previous seminar for full bio) has
      conducted and coordinated undercover operations and intellectual
      property-related �stings� throughout China and Asia. Posing as a
      corrupt buyer or a fellow criminal, Ted has personally penetrated
      dozen of Asian criminal operations, resulting in dozens of arrests and
      successful prosecutions.

      STEVEN RAMBAM (see previous seminar for full bio) has conducted and
      coordinated numerous undercover operations worldwide, in locations
      ranging from Brazil to China to the Gaza Strip to Brooklyn, resulting
      in the capture and conviction of forgers, fraudsters, identity
      thieves, murderers and war criminals. Steven�s most noteworthy
      undercover operation involved him going undercover for two years as
      �Professor Salvatore Romano� of the fictitious �Saint Paul�s
      University of the Americas� and resulted in the successful location
      and undercover interviews of 58 Nazi war criminals and subsequent
      identifications and deportations and/or arrests in Canada and Germany.


      1800 �

      END of Seminar

      Collect speaker reviews; distribute CE and SPI Program certificates.


      1900 �

      Networking Dinner for Speakers and Attendees

      (optional; not included ; off-site location TBA)


      Questions, assistance and additional information, please contact:

      Bruce Sackman, President

      Steven Rambam, V.P. and Education Chairman

      Pallorium, Inc.
      P.O. Box 155 - Midwood Station
      Brooklyn, New York 11230 USA
      (001) 212-969-0286


      TWITTER: @pallorium and @stevenrambam

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