I suppose we’re all in the same boat. By the first quarter of 2020, we at Development Fraud Investigations (DFI), were fully engaged and flying high. There were work gigs in Ethiopia and Ghana. A well-respected international NGO based in Washington DC and CBEXs in … [Read more...] about Brand New Day
When we arrived in the COVID haunted airport, my sister and her husband were already waiting for us curbside in the car. “Hurry,” exhorted my sister, “he’s going quickly.” Five months earlier, we were hugging my father outside a Courtyard Marriott hotel in Long Island. At 90 years of age , he … [Read more...] about Losing a Parent
Employed in an unsanctioned operation by rogue CIA officers and imprisoned by the Iranian government, the controversy of Robert Levinson’s disappearance is as surreal as the plot of an action movie. On March 25th of this year, it came to a tragic conclusion when his family officially reconciled with … [Read more...] about Rogue CIA operation results in death of former FBI agent
In opening our weekly town newspaper, a particular article caught my attention. The title, in itself, was vague, “Former 5-Star employee arrested, charged, released.” Our town’s crime rate is relatively low, so I decided to continue reading when I saw the subtitle, “Police allege she stole … [Read more...] about DEJA VOUS ALL OVER AGAIN
February 5, 2020 2.02pm EST Author Ritesh Chugh https://theconversation.com/charging-your-phone-using-a-public-usb-port-beware-of-juice-jacking-130947 Have you ever used a public charging station to charge your mobile phone when it runs out of battery? If so, watch out for “juice … [Read more...] about Charging your phone using a public USB port? Beware of ‘juice jacking’
What Every American Should Know about U.S. Foreign Aid by GEORGE INGRAM Seventy-five years of U.S. foreign assistance has produced more fiction than fact when it comes to how American tax dollars are being spent around the world. In the interest of providing taxpayers with information about … [Read more...] about What Every American Should Know about U.S. Foreign Aid
Between rain showers (we are in the monsoon season where the moisture from the Indian Ocean somehow manages to find this landlocked country), I found time this morning to walk the mile or so to the largest cathedral in Ethiopia and the second largest cathedral in Africa--Medhane-Alem or Savior of … [Read more...] about Sunday in Addis Ababa
As seen at the conclusion of our fraud-related "Interview & Report Writing" training in London. It was an honor to work with such dedicated professionals. Scott Nichols and I leave World Vision International knowing you all have a solid foundation on which to build. Jackie Barstow and Darhyl, … [Read more...] about Conclusion of our fraud-related “Interview & Report Writing” training in London.