Month: May 2014

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Dottie Laster Speaks at Youth for Human Rights International Celebrity Studded Benefit

Actress Marisol Nichols (“GCB”) and Dr. Mary Shuttleworth hosted a celebrity benefit for Youth for Human Rights International at Eva Longoria’s restaurant Beso in Hollywood on Tuesday, March 25 2014. The celebrities in Hollywood love to come out for a good cause and the benefit for Youth for Human Rights International was no exception. They came out, compete with a red carpet entrance, but with their hearts attached to the cause of human rights for youth around the world. Among those stars, Dottie Laster was honored to speak about her achievements within the issue of global human trafficking. No stranger among celebrities, Laster has served as technical advisor and/or producer of TV and movie projects for all major networks, and several motion picture production companies, and has worked with noted celebrities to raise funds and awareness about the issue of human trafficking. When introducing Terry Crews and his wife, Rebecca, actress Marisol Nichols referred to Dottie as the “bad ass!” Laster replied to Crews, “When going after the bad guys I think I’m as big as you are!” Dottie Laster …

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Shattered Lives: Homicide by Diabetes?

Listen to Shattered Lives Radio   December 5, 2007, 39-year-old Patrick Smith was killed in a traffic accident in Mansfield, CT. This was not just a routine accident, the driver of a truck ran a stop light and plowed into Patrick’s vehicle which was legally stopped at the light and then left the scene. Although some deadly traffic accidents are just that, an accident, with a driver who may have been at the wrong place at the wrong time, this accident is unusual as the driver was found to be in diabetic shock, his glucose level such that he didn’t know what he was doing.  Although as humans we try to make sense of the senseless things that happen to us, or our loved ones, we ask how could this accident have been prevented? Was the driver in control of his disease? What situation enabled him to be in such a state of diabetic shock that he was so impaired as to cause this accident? Why was he not in control of his diabetes and should …

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Wrongful Convictions and Private Investigators Discussed on Crime Time with Vito Colucci

Sunday June 1 at 11pm ET, Vito Colucci welcomes fellow private investigators, Bob Rahn and Kim Anklin of Management Resources LTD of NY to his weekly radio show, Crime Time with Vito Colucci. PODCAST NOW AVAILABLE:   The wrongful conviction and recent exoneration of Jonathan Fleming quickly made headlines across the US and globally. What many of the major news outlets didn’t cover was the back story of the year-long investigation. Bob Rahn and Kim Anklin were first approached by the Fleming family after many attempts were made through legal channels, and other private investigators, to prove Fleming’s innocence, one of several cases awaiting rulings within the Brooklyn, NY District Attorney’s office. They were able to uncover crucial evidence, re-interview key witnesses, and turn their findings over to the Conviction Integrity Unit and the District Attorney, resulting in a favorable ruling and Fleming’s freedom. As a consequence of their work with Jonathan Fleming, Rahn and Anklin have been besieged with calls from other families with a member they believe to be unjustly incarcerated . This has given Rahn and Anklin yet another …

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How do Private Investigators Work with Attorneys?

In order to bring a successful outcome to the criminal defense of an individual charged with a crime, and ensure justice, it’s imperative to pull together a team of professionals. An integral member of the team assembled by a defense attorney is their choice of private investigator. The ability and experience of the private investigator can greatly influence what the attorney has to present as evidence in court. The private investigator’s credentialed skills are important when gathering that evidence, utilizing a vast network of knowledge and contacts to make certain the evidence is substantiated and never compromised. Oftentimes individuals will hire a private investigator on their own. This isn’t always advisable, being more advantageous to the client to have the investigator be a part of the attorney’s team and within the scope of all correspondence relating to strategies, opinions, and theories about the case. Professional Investigators offer the following advice to attorneys: When utilizing the services of a Private Investigator get them involved in the case as soon as possible. This is true in both criminal and civil matters. …

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Shattered Lives: Dennis Griffin and THE MORGUE

Listen to Shattered Lives Radio   Dennis Griffin, best known for his mob-related true crime books, started his “after retirement” writing career writing mystery/thriller novels, one of the most popular, THE MORGUE. The novel is based on his work as an investigator looking into the operations of the medical examiners office. What he found was unbelievable and the fictionalized account tells the story of out of control coroner, perversion, cover up, and the politics behind it. A medical examiner is a government official who: Investigates human organs like the stomach, liver, brain Determines cause of death Issues death certificates Maintains death records Responds to deaths in mass disasters Identifies unknown dead Other functions depending on local law What many don’t know is the difference between a medical examiner and a coroner and what specific duties they are qualified to perform: A medical examiner by definition is a physician … In most cases, they are trained to be forensic pathologists… and are appointed to their positions. To be a coroner, you just have to be able to be …