Catch News, Join Investigators Aiding Injured PI David Mink, Hear Kevin Cosgrove on Sharing Personal Opinions With Clients, Kevin Whaley on Defining the Employee and Subcontractor Relationship, and Alan Goodman on Domestic Investigations and PI Events

The October 2011 podcast of The American Private Investigator with your host, Paul Jaeb of Heartland Investigative Group, features Mike McIntee and Paul Jaeb with coverage of “Who Pays the Private Investigators” in situations of nonpayment, “Missing CEO Found” more than twenty years after his disappearance, and why the city of Metropolis, Illinois paid private investigators to investigate a strip club.

In a special news segment, Mike McIntee gives an update on the investigative community’s efforts to help long time private investigator David Mink who was left with severe spinal injuries after a tragic motorcycle accident. Hear what investigators locally and nationally can do to help David and his family while David is in rehabilitation. More information about David, David’s profound impact on the investigative community, and help efforts can be found on the ISPLA website at

Kevin Cosgrove, PI, CFE joins Paul to talk about what to do when clients ask the investigator to share personal opinions regarding their case. Learn how to properly set expectations at the outset of the investigation. Hear how Kevin got started in his career and learn about the professional certification, training, and career path decisions that helped him grow his experience investigating cases of fraud. You can read Kevin’s article, Private Investigators: Don’t Take it Personally, on Pursuit Magazine’s website. Kevin is a seasoned investor fraud and corporate due diligence investigative consultant and an in-house investigator with the law firm Kaplan Fox & Kilsheimer, LLP, New York City, specializing in securities, antitrust, and consumer fraud litigation on behalf of institutional and private clients.

Next, Kevin Whaley, The Campbell Group, is back for the occasional series on insurance to talk about the difference between employees and subcontractors and the pitfalls to avoid if you hire subcontractors. Learn about the determining factors used by the IRS and the other steps to properly define working relationships and avoid potential legal and financial burdens for your business.

Alan Goodman, Lawyers Investigating Service, joins Paul to discuss domestic investigations, his friend and colleague David Mink and his condition, and to highlight upcoming events for private investigators across the nation. Learn about the potential for violence and legal issues in domestic investigations due to the emotional tension between the plaintiff and the defendant, and the key mistakes to avoid. Get the best practices for working through attorneys and averting liability issues.

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