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Corporate investigator: there must be a school of fraud somewhere

Tuesday, April 09, 2013

Juval Aviv
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva:

If one of the funds of hedge funds that invested in Madoff had decided to dig beneath the Madoff funds’ shiny coating and hired a white collar fraud specialist beforehand, things might have looked and felt different to the many investors who have lost out. Opalesque interviewed the heads of white collar investigative firm, who explained what they do, exactly.

Juval Aviv is an Israeli-American security consultant and writer, known among other things for his claim to have worked for the Mossad, the Israeli intelligence service. Since 2003, Juval Aviv has published several non-fiction books (Staying safe, The Complete Terrorism Survival Guide) and fiction books (The Asset, Flight 103, Max, which feature a private investigator called Sam Woolfman in stories that are based on real cases).

But he talked to me as the president and CEO of Interfor, Inc., a corporate investigations firm head-quartered in New York which he founded in 1979. The firm, which has offices worldwide, provides investigative and intelligence services encompassing corporate due diligence, litigation support, asset search and recovery and other services, chiefly for large law firms and institutions worldwide.

"For example, we have been investigators on Enron, WorldCom, Tyco, Conseco, Parmalat, and have inve......................

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