CBS passes on new Nancy Drew series

By Susanna Speier
Denver Private Investigator Blogger

According to IndieWire CBS just rejected the new Nancy Drew pilot it produced on grounds it skewed too “female.” Or, as the MarySue points out that the pilot actually “tested well” but

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again “skewed too female for CBS schedule.” The pilot envisions the legendary teenage detective as a thirty-year old New York Police Department (NYPD) detective.

Outrage over the cancellation was not — More—

Private investigator helps track down horse thief

By Susanna Speier
Denver Private Investigator Blogger

According to Sun Sentinel reporter Kate Jacobson, 36 year-old Elena Richart Escota was arrested last week for horse theft. Sixty-two year old Mexico City resident Gonzalo Senosiain had left three prized horses, worth $220,000 under Escota’s care.

After noticing a surge of excessive Visa card activity, Senosiain demanded Escota return to Mexico with the horses. When his phone messages went unreturned and she vacated the Wellington property –taking the horses with her– he got a private investigator on the scene.

While Jacobson’s article does not specify the word done by the private investigator –there were also deputies involved– one can infer the attempted $65,000 online sale of one of the horses, on Facebook pages and groups was the work of a PI and — More—

Professional Private Investigators of Colorado hosts a Surveillance Workshop

If you want to become a surveillance investigator or to improve your current surveillance skills, now is your chance. On Saturday, May 21, 2016, the Professional Private Investigator’s Association of Colorado (PPIAC) will convene an all-day, surveillance symposium at the offices of PINow, located at 3120 Blake Street, downtown Denver, Colorado.

Ryan Johnston of Night Moves of Denver, John Morris of EVCO Investigations and Stason Ikenouye of Opsolv will discuss vehicle surveillance, foot surveillance, insurance surveillance, infidelity surveillance, and safety practices.

The instructors have nearly a half-century of combined surveillance work. You can learn from their experiences, and you will have — More—

Public Corruption Informational seminar hosted by Colorado Society of Private Investigators

By Susanna Speier
Denver Private Investigator Blogger

In addition to being the President of the Colorado Society of Private Investigators (CSPI) Rick Johnson is an expert private investigator of public corruption.

His career began in 1990 when the Denver Elections Commission hired him to investigate campaign irregularities, money laundering, and kick-backs. Since then he has worked for Arapahoe County, Breckenridge County, Fort Lupton, Fowler, and Central City to uncover further irregularities.

On Tuesday May 10th, Mr. Johnson and investigative reporters Dan Luzudder and Todd Shephard will

Denver Silent Film Festival to screen Fritz Lang’s “Spies”

At the Alamo Draft House on Saturday, April 30th at 8:00 p.m. Fritz Lang’s “Spies” (Original title: Spione) screens as part of Denver’s 2016 Silent Film Festival.

Based on the novel by Thea von Harbou the film was released in 1929 and is now categorized as a both a romance and a thriller so think: date night movie!

Famous for silent classics like M and Metropolis, Fritz Lang is considered one of the great icons of silent cinema and Entertainment Weekly voted him the 30th greatest — More—

Private Investigator Paul Ciolino files $25 million dollar counter lawsuit for defamation

It’s every private investigator’s worst nightmare. That one high-profile case where the opposition’s false allegations cause the entire business to implode. The clients dry up due to defamation. And in the end you can’t even afford the licensing fees.

This exact thing happened in Chicago. According to Frank Main of the Chicago Sun Times, the counterclaim Ciolino filed on Wednesday “said that false allegations have ruined his business and forced him to give up his detective’s license for lack of clients.”

Since Main did such a great job covering the covering the back story we’re recommending you read his Tribune article and then weigh in on social media. Want to view the primary court docs before assessing your — More—

Union spy to be featured on the new $20 bill

By Susanna Speier
Denver Private Investigator Blogger 

One Wednesday, April 20th Treasury Secretary Lew announced that Harriet Tubman will replace Andrew Jackson on the twenty dollar bill.

An Open Letter from Secretary Lew states that “today I am excited to announce that, for the first time in more than a century, the front of our currency will feature the portrait of a woman—Harriet Tubman on the $20 note.”

The Private Investigator industry can take pride in the fact that Tubman operated as a Union spy during the Civil War when she put her knowledge of covert travel and subterfuge among — More—