PSA has conducted corporate investigations into issues of embezzlement, fraud, corruption and other misconduct in over 50 countries. Our investigative team works quickly and effectively, minimizing the impact contentious situations have on a business’s operations and reputation. Employing proven investigative methods, including digital forensics, data collection, and advanced interview methods, PSA’s core team of skilled investigators can develop evidence and maintain its integrity in preparation for its use in criminal or civil proceedings.

PSA has a proven track record of supporting Fortune 500 companies in international, single jurisdiction, complex, and cross-border investigations. Our experts also advise in developing management plans for internal investigations in order to better prepare our clients for the growing range of challenges experienced by multinational companies.

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A multinational energy services company approached PSA to look into a manager in the Middle East who was suspected of colluding with vendors to overcharge the company. The client, however, had been unable to connect the manager to any of the suspect vendors. PSA’s on-the-ground investigators were able to uncover family connections in the manager’s home country and work backwards to link these family members to several of the client’s vendors, uncovering a multimillion-dollar fraud network built around the manager’s relatives. The investigation also uncovered several properties belonging to the family, enabling the client to take legal action to recover lost assets.

PSA was engaged by a client to investigate the abrupt resignation of a major multinational corporation’s China general manager along with his key staff. Inquiries revealed that he had been living a lavish lifestyle, far beyond the means provided by the company salary. Our investigators further identified that important corporate records under the manager’s control had gone missing. Computer forensics revealed deleted files from seized computers that detailed widespread embezzlement perpetrated by the general manager and his associates at the company. PSA was able to help the client secure evidence and obtain witness testimony on the matter and identify several close associates of the general manager who were still holding key positions at the company.

A global technology firm suspected an Asia-Pacific sales manager of colluding with contractors to overcharge it. PSA conducted an investigation into assets and corporate registrations that ranged from the US to East Asia to India. Investigators found that not only was the sales manager overcharging the company, but the contracting companies that facilitated this scheme were all shell companies whose ultimate owner was the sales manager’s wife. These companies had overcharged the client by tens of millions of dollars. PSA also identified assets that the client was able to freeze in order to pursue litigation to recover losses.

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