The Wife’s Social Life to Uncover $200M Worth of Hidden Assets

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A court ruling determined that our client was to be paid by an individual, who in his defense, claimed to have no assets and therefore could not pay.

Our client tasked us with identifying any tangible and recoverable assets and assessing their value. Thorough research conducted by our team revealed several bank trust accounts of significant value in Eastern Europe, belonging to the subject.

In addition, TERRA-SS created a map of all first and second-degree relationships of the subject (family, friends, colleagues, partners, etc.) to identify potential sources of essential information on the assets in question.

After identifying the wife of the subject as the most efficient way to retrieve information, our undercover female agent began attending the yoga classes she frequented, befriending her in the process. After a reasonable amount of time, our agent suggested that they go on a double date with the subject and the agent’s “husband,” who posed as a real estate investor.

The four met for dinner at an exclusive restaurant, where the subject revealed that he was working on several real estate projects and stated which companies he was using to run said projects. After the dinner, TERRA-SS was able to confirm the information shared and established in court that the subject held previously unknown and well-hidden real estate properties in four different countries across Europe, totaling $200M.

With this information in hand, our client was able to appeal to the court and seize the subject’s assets.