A Colorado private investigator is playing a key role in unearthing information on the politically explosive issue of whether President Barak Obama was born in the U.S.
John Sampson of CSI Consulting and Investigations in Aurora is helping raise interesting questions about the President’s social security number.
Sampson is an expert on social security numbers by virtue of a 27-year career with the former Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) and its successor, the Bureau Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) of the Department of Homeland Security. He holds a Bachelor of Arts cum laude in Criminal Justice from Long Island University and attended Thomas M. Cooley Law School in Lansing, Mich.
Along with his academic experience, he is a graduate of the Immigration Officers Basic Training Course held at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center, located in Glynco, Ga. He has investigated several high profile cases, most notably that of Gregory Adam Mills, an Australian national who fled to the United States after brutally murdering his employer in London, England.
Sampson was the INS agent who located and arrested Mills, who was hiding in a rural part of Colorado. Mills was ultimately extradited to England to stand trial for the murder, and was convicted and is currently serving a life sentence in an English prison.
Sampson retired from the federal service in 2008, and launched his private investigation firm last year.
Sampson recently discussed his work investigating President Obama’s birthplace with the Private Investigator Blog.
Private Investigator Blog: How did you first get involved in investigating President Obama’s social security number?
John Sampson: I was approached by Dr. Orly Taitz, who simply asked me to research a particular SSN. She did not tell me who was associated with it. When I saw the number, assuming it had something to do with Mr. Obama, I knew there was an issue due to the first three digits, which indicated it was issued to someone living on the East Coast. Knowing that Mr. Obama was raised in Hawaii by his maternal grandparents, as well as spending several years in Indonesia, I anticipated that there was going to be an issue. At the time the SSN in question was issued, Mr. Obama was living in Hawaii with his maternal grandparents, Madelynn and Stanley Dunham.