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Former FBI Director Louis J. Freeh Joins AlixPartners through the acquisition of Freeh Group International Solutions, Expanding World-class Investigations Practice

NEW YORK (Aug 3, 2020)—AlixPartners, the global consulting firm, today announced it has acquired Freeh Group International Solutions LLC (FGIS), a leading global risk management firm, expanding its premier global investigations practice. The transaction, effective immediately, sees FGIS team members joining AlixPartners and is complementary to the firm’s investigations, compliance, ... [read more...]

Freeh Group International Solutions, LLC Names Lewis Schiliro as Managing Director

Wilmington, Delaware - Freeh Group International Solutions, LLC (FGIS), a global risk management firm, is pleased to announce that Lewis Schiliro has joined the firm as a Managing Director.

Mr. Schiliro is an accomplished criminal justice professional with over 40-years of expertise in domestic and international criminal investigation, law ... [read more...]

Smart Cities New York 2019

Smart Cities and CyberSecurity Risk and Mitigation: How 5G and Edge Computing Changes Everything.

Louis Freeh was interviewed by Hon. Jerry Hultin at Smart Cities New York 2019. The topic was Smart Cities and CyberSecurity Risk and Mitigation: How 5G and Edge Computing Changes Everything.

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Louis Freeh and Glaser Weil Enter Into Strategic Alliance

LOS ANGELES AND NEW YORK – Glaser Weil LLP, Freeh Sporkin & Sullivan, LLP (“FSS”) and Freeh Group International Solutions, LLC (“FGIS”) today announced the launch of a strategic alliance, one capable of deploying their vast resources and experience as a combined legal and investigative powerhouse focused on risk ... [read more...]

The Pizza Connection

Painstaking Work Leads to Landmark 1980s Heroin Bust

Thirty-five years ago, in early April 1984, the FBI closed in on a real-life Mafia godfather.

His name was Gaetano Badalamenti, and he was the former top boss of the Sicilian Mafia. Though banished from Sicily by rival mobsters in 1978, Badalamenti had continued to secretly lead one of the ... [read more...]

Former Director Freeh Updates June 2017 Report on Drug Importation Proposals

February 2019 Update: Former Director Freeh has published an addendum to his 2017 Report on the Potential Impact of Drug Importation Proposals on U.S. Law Enforcement. In the update, he reiterates the dangers posed to the U.S. drug supply chain and communities if federal policymakers allow the importation ... [read more...]

Former FBI director Louis Freeh is going crypto

Tether, the Hong Kong-based company behind the cryptocurrency of the same name, has been the subject of fierce scrutiny in the crypto world all year. Tether, the digital token, is meant to be a 1-to-1 surrogate for the U.S. dollar, a “stablecoin” that bitcoin holders can trade into as a ... [read more...]

The Anatomy of Construction Corruption

How bribery and overbilling schemes have become commonplace in the world of real estate’s middlemen

In New York City’s $45.3 billion construction industry, it’s a network of middlemen that choreographs the rise of buildings. From supply companies to electrical workers, developers rely on a consortium of professionals to assign contracts and oversee the flow of millions of dollars – sometimes with little to no oversight.

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An F.B.I. Contribution in Eastern Europe

On the wall in my office is a 1996 photograph taken in Budapest. Among the 10 portrayed facing the camera are a former president of Hungary, Arpad Goncz; Louis Freeh, then the F.B.I. director; Janet Reno, then the attorney general; and me. We were celebrating the first anniversary of the ... [read more...]

Investigation by Former FBI Director Louis Freeh Finds Congressional Drug Importation Proposals Would Pose Significant Threats

Law Enforcement Would Carry Costs and Burdens Related to Opening U.S. Drug Supply to Increased Threat of Foreign-Sourced Counterfeits

WASHINGTON — Permitting prescription drug importation would lead to an increased flow of counterfeit and other potentially dangerous products across U.S. borders, worsen the opioid crisis, and cause unnecessary strain on law enforcement and already-overburdened government regulators, according to the findings of an investigation led by Former Federal Bureau of ... [read more...]

Former FBI Director Louis Freeh Keynotes Assoc Of Certified Fraud Examiner's 25th Annual Conference

The Association of Certified Fraud Examiners kicked off its 25th Annual conference this year in San Antonio, TX. The association, founded by former FBI agent and renowned crime fighter Dr. Joseph T. Wells, boasts over 70,000 members and nearly 3,000 of them were in San Antonio to hear former FBI ... [read more...]

Freeh: Intellectual Property Infringements Costing Companies Billions

Companies, especially financial institutions, soon may be required to beef up their internal protections against intellectual property theft, former FBI Director Louis Freeh said in San Antonio on Monday.

"Corporate governance groups have enormous concerns over their companies not understanding the protection of intellectual property. It's a critical part of ... [read more...]

BP Ruling is Latest Development Since Freeh’s Appointment as Special Master

Federal Judge Carl J. Barbier of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana ruled on Tuesday, April 29 that a $357,000 payment in a damage claim arising from the 2010 BP oil spill must be repaid because the claim was fraudulent.

In July 2013, former federal judge ... [read more...]

How a Gulf Settlement That BP Once Hailed Became Its Target

NEW ORLEANS — Four years ago the Deepwater Horizon oil rig caught fire and exploded, killing 11 men, spewing millions of barrels of oil into the Gulf of Mexico and staining, seemingly indelibly, the image of BP, the international energy giant responsible for the well.

Its reputation in free fall, ... [read more...]

Louis Freeh: Tempered Ambition

LOUIS FREEH has balanced raising six children with a tenacious ambition that led him to be an FBI special agent, an investigator with the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York, a district court judge, the director of the FBI and now the chair of Freeh Group ... [read more...]

Report of Special Master Louis J. Freeh to the Honorable Carl J. Barbier, United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Louisiana

September 6, 2013 - Report of Special Master Louis J. Freeh to the Honorable Carl J. Barbier, United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Louisiana

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Southern District Celebrates Its Long-time Security Chief

About 300 well wishers gathered to honor retiring U.S. Marshal for the Southern District, Joseph Guccione, second from left, Thursday at the Daniel Patrick Moynihan U.S. courthouse. Among the speakers at the celebration were, left to right: Southern District Judge Loretta Preska, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, Southern ... [read more...]

United States Marshal Joseph R. Guccione to Join FGIS

New York, NY - July 25, 2013 - Freeh Group International Solutions, LLC (FGIS) is pleased to announce that the Honorable Joseph R. Guccione, the former United States Marshal for the Southern District of New York, will join the firm as a Managing Director in the firm’s New York office.

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Judge taps ex-FBI director Louis Freeh to probe alleged misconduct by BP spill claims lawyer

NEW ORLEANS — Former FBI Director Louis Freeh was appointed Tuesday to investigate alleged misconduct by a lawyer who helped run BP’s multibillion-dollar settlement fund.

U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier issued an order naming Freeh, who now runs a consulting firm, a “special master” for the investigation. In another high-profile ... [read more...]

Louis Freeh on law, Pittsburgh and more

Louis Freeh is here, there and everywhere — coming up with the liquidation plan for brokerage MF Global Holdings’ bankruptcy two weeks ago, heading to Ireland next month for Mercyhurst University’s Global Intelligence Forum.

Wednesday, “here” was Pittsburgh for the former FBI director who oversaw Penn State’s internal investigation into ... [read more...]

United States Attorney Robert E. O’Neill Joins FGIS

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United States Attorney Robert E. O’Neill Joins Freeh Group International Solutions
Expands Firm by Opening New Miami Office

New York, NY - April 4, 2013 – Freeh Group International Solutions, LLC (FGIS) has hired Robert E. O’Neill, the United ... [read more...]

Bobby O'Neill: A fresh breeze in rarefied air

Tampa's top federal prosecutor is a regular, affable sort of guy who, between big cases, might tell you a story in that gravelly Bronx voice of his that makes you laugh very hard.

This detail about U.S. Attorney Bobby O'Neill may not seem especially remarkable – unless you have spent ... [read more...]

U.S. Attorney O’Neill resigning to work with Freeh Group

TAMPA - Robert O’Neill, one of the top federal law officials in Florida, is resigning this summer to work for a firm founded by a former FBI director.

O’Neill will become a managing director in Miami for Freeh Group International Solutions. O’Neill said he plans to spend at least part ... [read more...]

Statement of Louis J. Freeh in response to Paterno Family Report

I respect the right of the Paterno family to hire private lawyers and former government officials1 to conduct public media campaigns in an effort to shape the legacy of Joe Paterno.

However, the self-serving report the Paterno family has issued today does not change the facts established in the Freeh ... [read more...]

Freeh Report on Penn State University

The independent report by Louis Freeh and his law firm, Freeh Sporkin & Sullivan, LLP, into the facts and circumstances of the actions of The Pennsylvania State University surrounding the child sexual abuse committed by a former employee, Gerald A. Sandusky, will be available at 9am today. Mr. Freeh’s statement ... [read more...]

From FBI to MF Global: Louis Freeh finds role in bankruptcy fray

Jon Corzine, the former governor of New Jersey, was chairman and CEO of MF Global Holdings when the firm collapsed on following a disastrous bet its futures brokerage placed on troubled European sovereign debt.

As director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Louis Freeh chased down allegations about then-President Bill ... [read more...]

A Freeh Hand on Governance

Judge Louis Freeh is uniquely positioned to influence the practical application of corporate-governance principles — and he is strongly encouraged to do so.

The estimable former FBI director is playing a leading role in the resolution of two of the most prominent organizational dramas of the year — directing the ... [read more...]

Louis Freeh, Ex-FBI Chief, Taps Old Skills in New Job

Louis Freeh is a big name who likes to keep his business small.

After eight years as director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Mr. Freeh now runs his own investigative firm and law practice, Freeh Group International Solutions LLC.

Louis Freeh is investigating Penn State's handling of child-sex charges.

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Freeh Appointed Trustee in MF Bankruptcy

Louis J. Freeh, the former Federal Bureau of Investigation director, was appointed Chapter 11 trustee in the MF Global Holdings Ltd. (MF) bankruptcy after the company and creditors said one person should take charge of recovering assets.

Such a trustee would coordinate globally with regulators and advocate for a prompt ... [read more...]

Ex-FBI Chief Named Trustee In MF Global Bankruptcy

Former FBI Director Louis J. Freeh has been tapped to be the trustee for MF Global's Chapter 11 bankruptcy case.

The U.S. Trustee for the New York region requested court approval for the appointment, according to documents filed Friday.

MF Global and a committee of its creditors asked the court ... [read more...]

Ex-FBI chief named trustee in MF Global bankruptcy

New York Former FBI Director Louis J. Freeh is being tapped to be the trustee for MF Global's Chapter 11 bankruptcy case.

The financial firm's federal bankruptcy trustee requested court approval Friday for the appointment.

MF Global and a committee of its creditors asked the court on Monday for permission ... [read more...]

Penn State University Board Special Committee Retains Former FBI Director Louis J. Freeh

Media Contact for PSU Board Special Committee and all aspects of the investigation:
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SAT Officials Vow More Security After Cheating Arrests on Long Island

FARMINGDALE, N.Y. — Stung by the arrest of seven Long Island teenagers accused of cheating on the SAT, the College Board said Tuesday that it was hiring a former F.B.I. director to review its security procedures, and that by the next exams, Nov. 5, it would begin analyzing more test ... [read more...]

SAT officials say former FBI chief to examine security procedures after NY cheating scandal

FARMINGDALE, N.Y. — A security firm run by the former director of the FBI has been retained to review security — and will recommend changes — on standardized testing procedures following an SAT cheating scandal on New York’s Long Island, officials with the nonprofit organizations behind the tests said Tuesday.

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Expenses Felled US Mercedes-Benz Boss - Sources

Daimler AG (DAI.XE, DDAIY) dismissed the chief of its U.S. Mercedes-Benz operations earlier this week over the company's allegations that he paid for personal expenditures with company money, according to people familiar with the matter.

The German luxury car maker this week unexpectedly removed Ernst Lieb--a well-regarded, 36-year company veteran ... [read more...]

Mujahedeen Khalq: Tehran's foes, unfairly maligned

As the United States tries to halt Iran's nuclear program and prepares to withdraw troops from Iraq, American voters should ask why the Obama administration has bent to the will of Tehran's mullahs and their Iraqi allies on a key issue: the fate of 3,400 unarmed members of the exiled ... [read more...]

An Agent for Change in Online Gaming

Former FBI Director Louis Freeh is upping the ante in the fight against illegal Internet gambling. He has joined the advisory board of FairPlayUSA, a new coalition of law-enforcement officials, consumer-protection experts, and other groups concerned about the need to regulate Internet gambling.

Although Freeh has held numerous positions over ... [read more...]

Former FBI Director Louis Freeh & Former Governor Tom Ridge Join FairPlayUSA to Tackle Ineffective Laws on Illegal Internet Gambling

"Former FBI Director Louis Freeh and former Pennsylvania Governor Tom Ridge, today, announced they have joined the Advisory Board of FairPlayUSA, a new coalition of law enforcement officials, consumer protection experts and others concerned about the failures in current law to put illegal Internet gambling operators out of business, the ... [read more...]

...the Go-To Guy for High-Profile Corruption Investigations is Louis J. Freeh

His name hasn't come up yet in the News Corp case. But these days the go-to guy for high-profile corruption investigations is Louis J. Freeh.

He's a former FBI director, federal prosecutor, and U.S. district court judge. Now he's a private citizen, running Freeh Group International Solutions, LLC, "an independent ... [read more...]

Ex-FBI chief submits Bin Hammam bribery report

Mohamed Bin Hammam, the Qatari who ran for the presidency of football’s governing body, refused to cooperate with investigators during a probe into recent bribery allegations, according to a document that has been submitted to FIFA’s ethics committee.

The report, compiled by former FBI chief Louis Freeh, said Bin Hammam ... [read more...]

Jack Warner Says He’d Rather Die Than Meet FIFA Investigator Louis Freeh

Jack Warner, the former FIFA vice president who quit yesterday, said he’d “die first” rather than meet with former FBI Director Louis Freeh, who’s investigating allegations of bribery within the soccer body.

FIFA said Warner’s resignation meant it ended its inquiry into the Trinidadian over claims he and Asian soccer ... [read more...]

FBI’s Freeh, FIFA Bribe Investigators to Visit Bahamas After Miami Snubbed

A team led by former Federal Bureau of Investigation head Louis Freeh that is looking into allegations of bribery in the presidential election of soccer’s governing body will go to the Bahamas to meet with officials who refused to travel to the U.S.

Meanwhile, the Trinidad & Tobago Police Service ... [read more...]

Watching the Executives

Companies caught lying, cheating or bribing are increasingly turning to new a solution to signal they have recovered their moral compass – an integrity tsar. One reason is that hiring a guardian of ethics is an easy way to broadcast to the outside world that the business has renounced its ... [read more...]

FIFA hires ex-FBI boss agency for bribery probe

FIFA has hired former FBI director Louis Freeh’s investigations agency to gather evidence following allegations that Mohamed bin Hammam and Jack Warner offered $40,000 bribes to voters during its presidential campaign.

FIFA said Friday that Freeh Group International Europe was "mandated" to help its ethics committee, which will summon the ... [read more...]

Freeh Named Daimler Monitor

Former FBI director Louis Freeh will act as compliance monitor to German vehicle-maker Daimler AG, which is expected to obtain court approval on April 1st for its settlement with the Justice Department of two FCPA-related charges.

Freeh is nominated to be monitor in the deferred prosecution agreement the government filed ... [read more...]

Ex-FBI chief keeps clients to legal course

Del.'s Court of Chancery provides the stars to steer by

With his résumé and brand name, former FBI director Louis J. Freeh could have started his legal services business anywhere.

But he chose Wilmington to start Freeh Group International, in part, because Delaware has its own brand as the nation's ... [read more...]