Past case results
Threat Assessment and High-Risk Security Operations
KCI conducts threat assessment and high-risk protection details internationally specifically specializing in Asia on a regular and frequent basis.
Due to the high-profile nature of KCI's clients, businesses, and corporations, confidentiality must be preserved and are therefore unable to list every operation due to privacy issues and the ongoing nature of the operation.
KCI is fully capable of supporting any threat assessment, high-risk operations, and intelligence gathering that you or your organization may require.
For further information please contact us directly.
Monday, January 13, 2020
Internet Ticket Fraud
KCI was retained by the client to conduct an investigation on an individual that had been contacting the client for the purposes of selling tickets to an upcoming event. The client was concerned that the company selling the tickets was not legitimate and was attempting to commit fraud.
KCI investigated the company and individual in contact with the client by searching known scammer databases and by employing investigative tactics to get the scammers to reveal information that would uncover their true motives. This information was provided to the client as well as to relevant authorities to prevent the scammers from continuing their operation.
Sunday, September 15, 2019
KCI was retained by the client to conduct an investigation into the legitimacy of a charity that was soliciting donations from the client. This “charity” was in contact with the client through the internet and was repeatedly asking for donations for their cause; the “charity” often sent emotionally sensitive information relevant to their cause in an attempt to strengthen their story and guilt the victim.
KCI investigated this “charity” through various techniques and was successfully able to reveal the true nature of the scammers. KCI advised the client about known scamming techniques and was able to prevent any negative consequences from the fraud.
Monday, August 19, 2019
Dating Site Scammers
KCI was retained by the client to conduct an investigation on a subject from a dating-app used by the client. The client was concerned that the person they were speaking with was not who they said they were and was attempting to steal their money. KCI performed a background investigation on the account that was being used as well as well as other database searches regarding scam accounts.
KCI determined that the subject was not a scam account and was a legitimate individual. Information on protecting against illegitimate accounts was still provided to the client for the future.
Monday, March 11, 2019
KCI was retained by the client in order to locate an individual that had been evading process service. The client was unable to locate the subject after various failed attempts and other unsuccessful background checks.
KCI was able to conduct an investigation into the subjects past as well as analyzing the subjects internet activities. KCI determined that the subject had been actively concealing their current residence in an attempt to evade service. This information was provided to the client and the subject was properly served.
Wednesday, February 20, 2019
KCI was retained by the client in order to conduct an investigation into the possibility of insurance fraud from an employee. KCI was able to obtain approximately 1 hour of video surveillance footage of the subject acting outside of their medical restrictions at the time. The obtained evidence was provided to the client.
Tuesday, February 05, 2019
Social Media Scammers
KCI was retained by the client to conduct an investigation on the legitimacy of a recent online contact. The client was concerned that this individual that was in contact with them through social media was attempting to steal their financial information. KCI was able to perform an extensive investigation on the alleged scammer involving database searches, phone forensics, as well as a comparison to known scamming techniques.
KCI determined that the person in contact with the client was attempting to scam them for money and advised the client on the necessary steps to ensure privacy in the future.
Friday, January 18, 2019
KCI was retained by the client in order to locate their daughter who had gone missing. The client was unable to locate their daughter themselves and requested KCI conduct an investigation of the subject’s social media, contacts, as well as search various databases for information that might help locate the subject.
KCI was able to successfully obtain enough information to locate the subject and restore contact.
Wednesday, December 12, 2018
Technical Surveillance Counter Measures
KCI was retained by the client to conduct a TSCM operation in the client’s residence and vehicle. The client was concerned that video recording and audio listening devices were hidden throughout their home and vehicle. KCI conducted an extensive operation involving various types of equipment and skilled agents. Both the client’s residence and vehicle were searched and analyzed with the proper equipment in order to determine if/where these listening devices would be hidden.
KCI determined that no listening devices existed in the client’s residence or were present in the vehicle.
Wednesday, September 12, 2018
KCI was retained by the client in order to conduct video surveillance on a specific house in the neighborhood suspected as being a drug-dealer’s home.The client was concerned due to the large amount of traffic going in-and-out of the house at all hours of the day and night, strong “chemical” smell, as well as other indicators.
KCI was able to obtain video surveillance of the residents conducting illegal activities including drug trafficking, drug manufacturing, etc. KCI provided this evidence to the client and proper authorities were notified to resolve the problem.
Wednesday, May 23, 2018
Social Media Background Checks
KCI was retained by the client to conduct a background check on a specific person that the client was becoming romantically involved with through a social media/online dating platform.
The client was concerned that the person was not who they said they were and was attempting to exploit the client for their own personal gain. KCI performed an extensive background check on the individual in question.
After analyzing multiple databases and relevant information, KCI determined that the individual was not who they were portraying and was acting under a false identity.
Wednesday, April 18, 2018
KCI was retained by the client in order to conduct a background check on their fiancée. The client was concerned about their fiancée’s questionable history and possible exploitation.
Following the detailed background investigation, KCI was able to uncover all information that was requested by the client and provided it to the client as was requested.
Saturday, June 10, 2017
TSCM: Technical Surveillance Counter-Measures
KCI was retained by the client-very important personnel-to conduct a sweep of the residence that the client would be staying at. The client was concerned about possible eavesdropping and recording equipment planted in the residence to obtain possibly very sensitive information exchanged between the client and relevant personnel.
KCI employed their own TSCM technicians to the residence and were able to conduct a thorough sweep of the building for any/all possible eavesdropping devices.
Sunday, February 11, 2018
Locating Missing Person
KCI was retained by the client to locate a missing family member. The missing person was unable to be located or contacted by the client and decided to enlist the help of KCI.
KCI was able to perform an investigation on the missing person, including a background search of various databases as well as known social media platforms.
Following the investigation, KCI provided the uncovered information to the client which was then used to make contact with the missing family member.
Tuesday, May 16, 2017
Threat Assessment and Personal Protection Detail in Manila, Phillipines
KCI was retained by a client to conduct a high-risk threat assessment for international travel for a company business. KCI provided advance team, protection detail, and transportation for company employees.
Result: Successful threat assessment and protection detail for approximately a two week period.
Friday, June 16, 2017
Workers Compensation Insurance Fraud
KCI was retained by a local corporation to investigate the possible insurance fraud of an employee through the use of video surveillance and further investigations.
KCI was able to obtain approximately 30 minutes worth of video surveillance of the subject outside his restrictions. KCI provided the gathered information to the client following the extensive investigation involving both video surveillance and undercover operations.
Saturday, June 10, 2017
Restored Cell-Phone Forensic
KCI was retained by the client for the purpose of conducting a Digital Forensic Exam (DFE) on a cellular device in order to recover deleted information.
During the DFE it was determined that the cell-phone was restored multiple times rendering the deleted information nearly inaccessible. However, after an extensive forensic exam utilizing several different techniques, KCI was able to recover and re-carve the deleted information despite numerous factory resets.
KCI was able to provide the deleted information to the client following the investigation.
Tuesday, June 06, 2017
KCI was retained by the client to conduct a video surveillance of the client's girlfriend on the same day. KCI was tasked with conducting surveillance of the subjects activities at her home.
Further, KCI conducted an undercover operation at the subject's place of work at the request of the client. KCI provided the information gathered to the client during the course of the investigation.
Tuesday, February 21, 2017
UCMJ Adultery Charge
US Marine Corp E-8 Master Sergeant
KCI was retained by the client in order to conduct a UCMJ adultery charge investigation. KCI was tasked with gathering evidence as well as conducting interviews. The information gathered from these investigations was then provided to the defense attorneys to be used in trial.
Result: Client received most favorable outcome
Thursday, May 18, 2017
Technical Surveillance Counter-Measures (TSCM)
KCI was retained by the client for the purpose of conducting a TSCM operation in the client's apartment to determine if the client was being eavesdropped on. After a thorough survey and inspection of the house took place, KCI TSCM technicians determined that no devices were present.
Thursday, March 30, 2017
Online Dating Investigations
KCI was retained by the client to conduct background investigations on a specific subject from an online dating website. KCI was tasked with determining if the subject was real and not a scam or fraud.
KCI was able to conduct the investigation on the subject provided by the client and KCI found that the subject was a known scammer and was a fraud.
Result: KCI advised the client to avoid the subject due to the fraudulent activity of the subject.
Monday, January 09, 2017
KCI was retained by an out-of-state attorney in order to locate a specific individual so that documents could be served to further the clients divorce. KCI was able to conduct a background investigation of the subject and discovered possible locations of the subject and proceeded to attempt to serve the divorce papers.
However, the subject was not found after the attempts were made, therefore the documents were notarized and the divorce was completed after the documents were accepted as due diligence.
Tuesday, February 14, 2017
Recovery of Materials
KCI was retained by a large corporation not in the state of Hawaii. KCI was tasked with making contact with a local Hawaii corporation in the custody of a large industrial wood chipper and to further assist in the legal recovery of the wood chipper.
KCI was able to locate the wood chipper as well as the individual who had custody of the machine. From this, a meeting was able to be arranged in which KCI investigators met with the individual in the custody of the wood chipper.
Result: KCI facilitated the transfer of the wood chipper to the appropriate location.
Thursday, March 23, 2017
Escorting and Protecting
KCI was retained by a well-known artist in a last minute request to have KCI investigators stand-by while the artist inventoried valuable artwork at a storage unit.
Following meeting with the client, the client was escorted by KCI investigators to the storage unit as well as where the contents of the unit were recorded on video.
July 14, 2016
UCMJ Drug Offenses
US Air Force E-3
The client retained KCI with the purposes of conducting a UCMJ drug offense defense investigation. Upon KCI investigating and reviewing the law enforcement and prosecutor discovery, it was found that OSI investigators have violated the clients constitutional rights by demanding the unlock code for his cellular telephone which they believed to hold evidence against the client.
In the process of investigating the clients case the provided interrogation by OSI agents was carefully reviewed for constitutional violations. At which time it was found that the client had exercised his right to remain silent and requested an attorney, however, the OSI agents continued in violation of his constitutional rights to interrogate and demand the unlock code for his cellular phone. Which was a direct violation of his rights, therefore it is the belief of KCI investigators that any and all evidence collected after the client exercised his rights would be inadmissible. The clients defense attorney was notified of this possible violation at which time the defense attorney brought it to the attention of the prosecutor, who quickly after dropped the charges on the client.
Result: Following this information being uncovered, a plea deal was offered by the JAG and all charges were dropped against the client.
April 21, 2016
UCMJ Sexual Assault
US Army enlisted
The client retained KCI for the purposes of a pre-charge UCMJ sexual assault investigation. KCI was able to conduct an investigation that included several interviews involved in the investigation. Following the investigations, KCI provided the client's attorneys with the information obtained to be used in trial. During the trial it was found that the allegations were untrue.
Result: No charges preferred.
December 20, 2016
US Navy Officer
KCI was retained by the client with alleged state charges of harassment. KCI was tasked with conducting an investigation of a misdemeanor charge occurring while the client was off-duty in Waikiki, HI.
The client is a military personnel holding a sensitive position and KCI understood that it was imperative that all information was thoroughly investigated to preserve his position in the military. KCI investigators were able to conduct the investigation and were able to retrace the clients steps in order speak with all parties involved. Following the investigation, the information gathered was then provided to the client's attorneys to be used in trial.
Result: All charges were dropped.
September 23, 2016
Locating a Missing Person
KCI was retained by the client in order to locate a missing person. KCI conducted a thorough background investigation in order to locate the clients husband.
KCI was able to locate the missing husband and therefore provided the client with the information gathered.
Result: Client was able to use the provided information to locate and contact her husband.
October 10, 2016
Technical Surveillance Counter-Measures (TSCM)
KCI was retained by a large professional organization in order to have a TSCM conducted on the clients office building to determine if any eavesdropping devices were present. KCI TSCM technicians conducted a thorough search and TSCM sweep of the building and did not locate any eavesdropping devices.
Result: KCI provided the client with a recommendation on how to continue to preserve their privacy.
May 11, 2016
Uncovering the Truth
US Coast Guard enlisted
KCI was retained by the client in order to conduct a UCMJ investigation involving a drug violation. KCI was tasked with investigating fraudulent claims by the client's ex-wife stating that the client was a habitual drug user.
KCI conducted several interviews in order to gather information and evidence from both the interviews and from Digital Forensic Exam (DFE). KCI provided the information obtained to the defense attorneys to be used in trial.
Result: Client was not charged
March 01, 2016
SEXploitation against Naval Officer
Navy (location undisclosed)
Navy Officer (rank undisclosed)
Allegations: Sexploitation (EXTORTION ATTEMPT AGAINST OUR CLIENT)
Our client was a Naval officer who was receiving threats from someone online claiming they were a family member of a minor he allegedly solicited for sex.
There was no merit to the allegations. After receiving this threat, he and individuals close to him were continually threatened with legal action and other physical harm in an elaborate international scheme to extort him for money.
This officer contacted our office for assistance and we partnered with Kiamalu Consulting and Investigations to conduct a full investigation and threat assessment. After putting in hundreds of hours into the case, including email tracing, ip tracking, threat assessments, business record reviews, NCIS and other governmental coordination, we determined the nature of the threats, the individuals behind the threats and tracked them back to both Australia and Nigeria.
Kiamalu Investigations, with coordination and legal advice from our office, took extensive steps to track the source of the scammers, exposed them and stopped the harassment, threats and extortion.
After locating and containing the threat, Mr. Bilecki and Mr. Moores of Kiamalu flew to and undisclosed foreign country to meet with the NCIS officer in charge of these particular cyber security threats and worked in coordination with NCIS to ensure that the extortion attempts stopped and that the NCIS case against our client was closed.
After the extensive meeting, NCIS closed the case against our client. The extortion attempts were stopped.
Result: CASE CLOSED BY NCIS, INTERNATIONAL SCAM ARTISTS IDENTIFIED AND EXTORTION ATTEMPTS STOPPED
July 15, 2016
KCI was retained by a major local bank to conduct internal investigations regarding allegations of misconduct. After a thorough investigation and numerous interviews were conducted by KCI an evaluation was conducted and the resulting information was provided to the client.
Result: KCI provided a report to the client that was used for appropriate actions and to lessen liability.
September 02, 2016
Finding Missing Family
KCI was retained by the client in order to locate the clients estranged, long, lost brother, who she believed to be homeless with whom the family had not had contact with for years. The client explained to the KCI investigators that other investigative firms were not able to locate her brother. The client also explained that her mother had passed within the previous years and had left a significant sum of money to the clients brother.
Following an investigation by KCI, the clients missing brother was then located and KCI investigators were able to facilitate the transfer of money from the mother to the clients brother. Further, due to the clients brother being homeless, KCI investigators assisted the clients brother in opening a bank account and obtaining identification.
Result: KCI was able to locate the clients missing brother and facilitate the transfer of money from the clients recently passed mother to the clients brother.
February 20, 2015
Internal Theft Investigation
KCI was retained by a large local corporation in Hawaii for the purposes of an internal theft investigation. KCI conducted an investigation involving interviewing possible suspects.
KCI was able to investigate and interview the suspects and then provide that information to the client.
Result: Following the information being provided to the client, no further theft was recorded by the client.
April 16, 2015
KCI was retained by the client in order to investigate the spouse of the client. KCI was tasked with determining if the spouse was fit as a parent. During the KCI investigation, it was determined that the spouse of the client was not fit for parenting.
Results: KCI provided this information to the client, with which the information was then used to give the client favorable results regarding the custody of the child.
December 08, 2015
US Army enlisted
KCI was retained by the client for the purpose of conducting a Digital Forensic Exam (DFE) of a cell-phone. KCI was able to successfully conduct the DFE and was therefore able to obtain information that was provided to the defense attorneys to be used in the trial.
Result: Client received most favorable outcome.
November 19, 2015
KCI was retained by the client for the purposes of investigating a female which the client had had interactions with while frequenting a local establishment, the female alleged that the client had hurt her while drinking. The female, who was employed by the establishment , attempted to extort money from the client.
KCI conducted an undercover operation at the establishment and was then able to positively identify the female. KCI spoke to the people in charge of the establishment and were then able to determine that the client had not harmed the female in any way and the female was therefore terminated as a result of the fraudulent claim.
Result: KCI provided this information to the client, with which the client was satisfied with the results of the investigation.
August 12, 2015
KCI was retained by the client for the purpose of conducting a background check on an individual in order to confirm his identity as a potential business partner. KCI conducted the background check and was able to uncover information about the client's potential business partner.
Result: KCI provided the information to the client, showing that the subject had no derogatory information against the client.
September 16, 2015
Finding Missing Persons
Locating a missing person
KCI was retained by the client in order to locate her missing boyfriend who had went missing from a mainland state and had reportedly traveled to Hawaii. KCI was able to conduct an investigation in order to locate the missing boyfriend.
After several months, KCI was able to determine utilizing several different techniques that the missing boyfriend was located on the island Maui and had been working as a contractor.
Result: KCI provided the location of the missing boyfriend to the client.
August 07, 2015
Intellectual Property Investigation
KCI was retained by a large corporation to conduct an intellectual property investigation on a separate corporation. KCI was tasked with determining whether the corporation in question was violating government contracts and selling counterfeit items.
KCI conducted undercover operations in addition to the investigation and was able to discover information that showed that the corporation in question was providing the government with inconsistent information and was therefore a violation.
Result: KCI provided this information to the client, with which it was used to further the case against the corporation in question.
September 24, 2015
Employment Background Checks
KCI was retained by a large local corporation located in Hawaii. KCI was tasked with conducting ongoing background checks for all new employees.
February 11, 2015
Client retained KCI for the purposes of background investigations. KCI was tasked with completing a detailed background investigation including an analysis of the subjects social media accounts for the purposes of gathering information of the subjects possible de-fraudulence against the client
Result: KCI uncovered information about the subject that was beneficial to the client.
May 22, 2015
KCI was retained by a large local corporation in order to obtain video surveillance of a subject for the purposes of workers compensation insurance fraud. KCI was able to obtain video surveillance of the subject outside his restrictions and was able to provide the evidence gathered to the client.
Result: Evidence gathered was provided to client as evidence of fraudulent behavior.
January 28, 2015
Saving Damaged Information
US Army Officer
KCI was retained by the client to conduct a UCMJ investigation involving a Digital Forensic Exam (DFE) on a cell-phone. Upon receiving the cellular device, it was discovered that the cell-phone was severely water damaged. However, KCI was able to recover most of the information from the damaged device and provide the information to the client's attorneys for use in trial
Results: Client received the most favorable results.
March 12, 2015
Defensive Trial Support
US Army Officer
KCI was retained by the client who was charged with sexual assault allegations. KCI was able to provide trial support as a part of the defense team and additionally conduct interviews to support the client. As a result of the information gathered through the interviews and the support provided, the client was found not guilty.
Result: Client was found not guilty.
October 31, 2015
US Navy Officer
KCI was retained by the client to conduct character interviews and to provide trial support for a board of inquiry. During the interview process, KCI was able to gather valuable information for the defense attorneys.
Result: Client received no punishment.
March 04, 2015
Forensic Cell-Phone Exams
US Navy Officer
Client retained KCI for a UCMJ investigation involving a Digital Forensic Exam (DFE) on a cellular device. KCI was able to successfully conduct the exam and then provide the gathered information to the client's attorneys for use during the trial.
Results: Client received most favorable outcome.
September 09, 2015
US Army Officer
KCI was retained by the client for a UCMJ investigation involving a Digital Forensic Exam (DFE) on a cell-phone. During the DFE KCI was able to obtain information from the exam that was then provided to the client's attorneys to be used during the trial.
Result: Client received most favorable outcome.
March 05, 2015
US Army enlisted member
KCI was retained by the client to conduct interviews prior to the admin separation board meeting. KCI was tasked with finding favorable information about the client, the information found was then provided to the client's attorneys.
Result: Client was given most favorable outcome
July 18, 2015
Investigations in South Korea
US Army Captain
Upon the the client retaining KCI, KCI traveled to South Korea to meet with the client in order to conduct multiple Digital Forensic Exams (DFE) on several cell-phones in the custody of the CID of the US Army. Arrangements were made at each location the cellular devices were being held, after the DFEs were completed they were analyzed by the investigators to find information that was favorable to the client.
The client's attorneys used the information gathered by KCI in the client's hearings, of which KCI was in attendance as a part of the defense team. During the hearing, it was found that one of the cell-phones that the alleged victim had been using contained critical information in favor of our client, the cell-phone was also found to be locked and could not be unlocked for a DFE.
This objection was brought to the judges attention and it was determined that it was unfair for the exam to not be conducted and that the prosecution must provide access to the cell-phone. After approximately one month, the prosecution responded, knowing that the information on the cell-phone would exonerate our client, deciding to drop all charges.
Result: All charges dropped.
July 23, 2015
Kiamalu in South Korea
US Army High-Ranking enlisted member
KCI was retained by the client who was charged with spousal rape. KCI investigators traveled to South Korea to meet with the client and his attorneys at his base.
KCI was requested to conduct multiple Digital Forensic Exams (DFE) on cell-phones that would help provide information that would support the client.
The resulting information obtained from the KCI investigation determined that the client's ex-wife was lying about the allegations.
Result: All charges were dropped
July 18, 2015
US Army enlisted service member
KCI was retained by the client to conduct a Digital Forensic Exam (DFE) to be used by the client's attorneys to discover and preserve evidence.
During the trial, the results of the investigative work done by KCI helped the client obtain more favorable results.
Results: Client gained more favorable outcome.
March 20, 2015
Retired Lieutenant Colonel
KCI was retained by the client to conduct a Digital Forensic Exam (DFE) of the clients cell-phone in order to document and preserve any evidence that was on the cellular device.
As a result of the investigation done by KCI, the client was not charged with any offense
Result: Client not charged
October 17, 2015
Digital Forensic Exam (DFE)
US Army member
KCI was retained by the client to conduct a DFE in order to uncover evidence of communications between the client and the alleged accuser. KCI provided the subsequent information discovered to the client's attorneys with which the information was used in trial.
Result: Client was given most favorable outcome
July 09, 2015
Wedding Sexual Assault
US Navy enlisted
Client retained KCI to investigate sexual assault allegations that occurred during a wedding. The alleged assault occurred when the client was on leave for a friend's wedding, at which time a female involved in the wedding party and the client became friendly. Both the client and the female were in married relationships. At some point in time the female claimed that the client sexually assaulted her.
KCI investigated the allegations and conducted interviews of the individuals involved and found in the course of the investigation that the allegations were false in nature. This information was provided to the client's attorneys and were then used in trial
Result: Client was given most favorable result
August 21, 2015
Doctor charged with Sexual Assault
Triple Medical Center
US Army Doctor and Officer active duty
KCI was retained by the client, an active duty US Army Officer and Doctor charged with sexual assault. KCI was able to immediately conduct an investigation alongside the client's attorneys.
During the KCI investigation, the allegations were found to be false in nature. KCI provided this information to the client and his attorneys in order to be used during the trial.
Result: Client was given most favorable outcome
June 11, 2015
US Army E-5 active duty
KCI was retained by the client's attorneys to conduct a full cell-phone Digital Forensic Exam (DFE) on the clients cell-phone in order to prove that the accuser had communicated with the client and had lied about the claims made about the client.
KCI was able to successfully conduct the DFE which aided in the client being acquitted of all charges.
Result: Client was acquitted of all charges
May 01, 2015
FOUND after more than 40 years
After last working together, more then 40 years ago and searching for more then 10 years a Vietnam Vet is reconnected with a former comrade who just might be able to help him get the help he needs.
October 14, 2015
UCMJ Precharging in Alaska
US Army E-3
UCMJ Pre-charging of Alaska stationed serviceman
KCI was retained by the client to conduct pre-charging investigation of multiple UCMJ violations. KCI investigators traveled to Alaska to meet with the service member and conduct multiple interviews with individuals and potential witnesses.
Further, KCI met with the client, Judge Advocate Generals, the prosecutors, as well as child defense attorneys during the investigation. As a result of the investigative work completed by KCI, the client was not charged.
Result: Not charged
August 20, 2015
US Army E-5 active duty
Client retained KCI to conduct video surveillance on his ex-wife in order to determine of his daughter was being taken care of and in a safe and appropriate environment.
KCI was able to collect evidence that showed that the client's ex-wife was not fit for full-custody of the child. Due to the surveillance conducted by KCI and the information gathered which aided the client, the client was able to gain full-custody of his daughter and in addition have all false charges from the ex-wife dropped.
Result: Client was able to gain full-custody of daughter and have all false charges from ex-wife dropped.
August 14, 2014
KCI was retained by the client to conduct video surveillance during a custody battle between the child's mother and grandparents. The client requested surveillance be conducted in order to determine whether the child was being appropriately taken care of.
KCI was able to conduct video surveillance on the mother of the child during the transfer of the child to the grandparents and was able to show the interaction between the child, the mother, and the child's grandparents.
Result: Client was happy with the information obtained from the surveillance
October 01, 2014
Acquitted Sexual Assault Allegations
Schofield Barracks, Hawaii
Charges: Sexual Assault on a minor
Our client was an Army captain who was falsely accused by his 15-year-old stepdaughter of sexually assaulting her. In this high-profile Army case the government brought everything it had to try to obtain a conviction. Initially, the evidence looked overwhelming because our client's semen DNA was mixed with his stepdaughter's DNA on her blue polka-dot blanket. It looked, at first to be the unwinnable case.
The Bilecki and Tipon law firm was hired immediately and both Mr. Bilecki and Mr. Tipon were on the case. They quickily brought on Kiamalu Consulting & Investigations to get to the bottom of what really happened.
Mr. Bilecki and Mr. Tipon took the case to trial with trial support from Kiamalu and discovered that the crime scene was completely contaminated. Evidence may have been planted at the scene by CID and the alleged victim had a motive to fabricate and a lengthy history of fabricating allegations. After dominating the trial and telling our client's story of innocence, the jury fully acquitted our client.
Result: NOT GUILTY OF ALL CHARGES AND SPECIFICATIONS
August 01, 2014
Wrongful Sexual Contact x 3 Alleged Victims: Acquitted
Schofield Barracks, Hawaii
Charges: Wrongful Sexual Contact x 3 Alleged Victims
Our client was a combat veteran who was falsely accused by three separate individuals of alleged sexual contact while deployed to Afghanistan. The odds seemed overwhelming, especially when they were three separate female Soldiers who accused our client of seemingly identical alleged assaults.
CID tried everything, except to actually look for the truth. In this case they interrogated our client for nearly 10 hours but finally gave up when they couldn't get what they were looking for. Bilecki & Tipon, LLLC worked directly with Kiamalu Consulting & Investigations to uncover why the allegations were being made. At trial, Mr. Bilecki devastated the alleged victims' story through hardnosed cross-examination which exposed that the accusers were friends, had a motive to take out our client and essentially made the allegations against our client before he reported their own significant misconduct. Despite the governments and law-enforcement best efforts, our client was acquitted of all charges and specifications at trial.
Result: NOT GUILY OF ALL CHARGES AND SPECIFICATIONS
January 16, 2014
Federal Fireman and Military Serviceman
KCI was retained by the client to investigate a federal fireman who had ran into the back of a stopped police officer while on the freeway where the police officer had died. Client was originally charged with manslaughter, however, as a result of the investigative work by KCI, the client was only charged with misdemeanor negligent homicide.
Result: Fireman was only charged with misdemeanor negligent homicide
August 01, 2013
Fighting Numerous Serious Accusations
Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii
Marine Corps E-3
Charges: 7 Alleged Victims - Child Sexual Assault, Sexual Assault (multiple alleged victims), Video Recording Sexual Acts without Consent, Use of Narcotics, Making Threats.
A Marine was accused of sexually assaulting his stepdaughter, making over 37 hours of sex videos without the other participants consent, sexually assaulting two females, using drugs, and making threats to the alleged sexual assault victims.
In an incredibly complicated case where all of the evidence seemed insurmountable, The Bilecki Law Group, Mr. Bilecki, Kiamalu Consulting & Investigations investigators and military defense counsel took the case head on and battled the government relentlessly.
After a difficult trial against a mountain of evidence, Our client was found, Not Guilty on the majority of the most serious charges, including the child sexual assault, one of the sexual assaults, and the threats. The accused received a conviction for production of the videos, one specification of forcible sodomy, which was documented on video, and he pled guilty to the drug charges. The government originally sought 20 years confinement and a dishonorable discharge, but the Marine was sentenced to only 24 months confinement and a bad conduct discharge.
Result: Government Sought 20 Years and a DD, sentenced to 24 months and a BCD
August 01, 2013
The Importance of Experienced Professionals
Fort Irwin, CA
Charges: Sexual Assault / Rape by Force
This case serves as an ominous example of why law enforcement (CID or NCIS) should not be trusted and no statement ever provided to them.
A Soldier was charged with a sexual assault that occurred in Iraq several years prior and was brought to light after the alleged victim changed her report from unrestricted to restrict.
Believing it was in his best interest, and without the benefit of legal counsel, the E-8 submitted to a law enforcement interrogation where for hours he maintained his innocence. Not accepting his story, and assuming he was lying, CID offered the Soldier a polygraph. The accused Soldier took the polygraph test, and while the results were inconclusive, CID blatantly lied to the Soldier, saying he failed the polygraph. After six hours of interrogation and being told over and over that his situation was hopeless because "machines don't lie," the Soldier admitted to the alleged sexual assault. Following the admission, CID closed the case, and the accused Soldier was prosecuted.
The accused Soldier retained Mr. Bilecki of the Bilecki Law Group and Kiamalu Consulting & Investigations after the Article 32 hearing and faced an uphill battle given his admissions to CID. At trial, the defense attempted to show that the alleged victim was utilizing the court-martial system in order to substantiate her retirement medical benefits for a military rape trauma syndrome. The defense attacked the case from every angle, but the panel could not get over the Soldier's admission to CID and ultimately convicted him.
The defense alleged that, during the trial, the prosecution failed to turn over exculpatory evidence and will appeal the case on Brady violation issues. That notwithstanding, this case sets an example of why service members need to be suspect of law enforcement when they are facing allegations of sexual assault and to contact a qualified attorney and an expirenced Investigations Agency at the earliest possible opportunity.
Speaking to law enforcement without the benefit of an attorney can have dreadful consequences.
At sentencing, the government asked the jury to confine the accused for 15 years. Mr. Bilecki, of The Bilecki Law Group, presented a compelling sentencing case and the jury ultimately sentenced our client to six years confinement and a dishonorable discharge.
Result: 6 Years Confinement and Dishonorable Discharge.
June 01, 2013
Complete Sexual Assault Acquittal
Schofield Barracks, HI
Charges: Male on Male Sexual Assault
This case represents a prime example of how Judge Advocates, Commanders and Convening Authorities often lack the backbone to challenge bogus claims of sexual assault refuse to prosecute baseless allegations.
This case began with a patently false allegation. After the alleged victim falsely alleged that Mr. Bilecki of the Bilecki Law Group and Kiamalu Consulting & Investigations client had sexually assaulted him and was the unwilling recipient of gay anal sex, charges were preferred against the accused. After charges were preferred and evidence collected, DNA was collected and sent to the lab for testing. The results showed that the alleged victim's semen was found in the accused anus!
The astounding DNA lab results proved that it was actually the "victim" that was the aggressor, rather someone who was drunk, passed and had anal sex forced upon him by another man. The DNA results made it clear, the "victim" had sodomized our client, who was likely the one who was drunk and victimized.
Despite the overwhelming forensic evidence that destroyed the government's case, the "victim's" credibility and the integrity of the government's charging decision, the prosecutors marched blindly forward and took the case to trial.
The government denied Mr. Bilecki's request for a defense DNA expert, even though they flew their own expert out to the trial from Georgia to try to explain the findings. Fortunately, our client had the financial resources to retain one of the nation's leading DNA experts to assist the defense and confirm the findings.
Instead of accepting the fact that our client was falsely accused and wrongfully charged, the prosecution changed their case theory. They now claimed:
· The "victim" was straight, notwithstanding that he and the accused were watching gay porn together in the barracks room moments before the sex occurred.
· The alleged victim passed out on our client's bed, drunk from consuming three beers.
· Our client was able to take off the "victim's" pants and underwear, masturbate the alleged victim until he obtained an erection, and then place the alleged victim's erect penis into his anus without waking the alleged victim.
· Then, remarkably, the prosecution claimed that the accused was able to continue anal sex from the above position until the alleged victim ejaculated into the accused anus, which woke the alleged victim from his three-beer drunken stupor.
The case was so ridiculous it wouldn't pass the laugh test, but the government still went forward to trial with their theory, thinking, or hoping, that it would explain how the alleged victim's semen was found in the accused's anus.
Despite this incredulous madness, the defense was steadfast in its investigation of the "victim" and Kiamalu Consulting & Investigations investigators obtained forensic data from the alleged victim's cellular phone, including quite a bit of homosexual pictures. The call record showed that he was making phone calls and texting the entire night, even after the time he claimed he was passed out drunk from three beers.
Mr. Bilecki, with trial support from Kiamalu Consulting & Investigations, was relentless throughout the trial, exposed both the alleged victim as a liar, and the government as biased abusers of the accused's constitutional rights for taking a case to trial that should have never seen the inside of a courtroom. The military jury saw right through the government's case and acquitted client of all charges and specifications.
Result: Full Acquittal, Not Guilty of All Charges and Specifications