Multiple defendants have been indicted by a Federal Grand Jury for their involvement in criminal acts committed against a Mobile, Alabama manufacturing corporation. Baldwin Legal Investigations conducted a theft investigation for their corporate client between January and February 2014 that uncovered a conspiracy to commit fraud and thefts over a three year period. B.L.I., Inc.’s investigative findings were turned over to Special Agents with US Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and the Department of the Treasury Internal Revenue Service. There were several persons involved with the criminal organization in multiple states when Federal agents executed search warrants and arrests. The case is still pending and due to be tried in Federal court.

As of May 1, 2014, all rules, regulations, and laws as related to the Alabama Private Investigation Regulatory Act have been officially activated. Any persons providing investigative services or acting as a private investigator after May 1, 2014, without proper licensing through the Alabama Private Investigation Board are in violation of the professional standards and licensing requirements and in addition are subject to fines and/or criminal prosecution.

All staff investigators employed by B.L.I., Inc. have completed the license application as required by the Alabama Private Investigation Regulatory Act.

As of May 1, 2014, it is recommended that all consumers engaging the services of private investigators ensure that the vendor (investigator) is properly licensed.

To verify the proper certifications and licenses of private investigators, contact the Alabama Private Investigation Board at 334-215-0693 or

B.L.I., Inc. recovered $250K in restitution for a client/victim in a Mobile, Alabama-based manufacturing facility. Defendants who were involved in the original theft ring agreed to pay restitution to the victim in January 2014 when their involvement was uncovered by investigators at B.L.I., Inc. On February 26, 2014, the defendants brought cashier’s checks totalling $250K to the offices of B.L.I., Inc. as agreed.

B.L.I., Inc. recently conducted an investigation in Texas and California of suspects linked to thefts committed in Alabama. Employees of a Mobile, Alabama-based corporation conspired with suspects in Texas and California to transport stolen materials across state lines. Investigators traveled to Texas and uncovered multiple front companies used in conspiring to launder money and handle shipments of stolen materials from the United States to countries abroad. We will continue to provide updates as the case unfolds.

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Max Hansen and Baldwin Legal Investigations, Inc.  provides full service, private investigation services throughout Southeast, including Alabama, Florida and Mississippi. B.L.I. is licensed and insured and utilizes over 100 years of specialized investigative experience to conduct investigations.


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