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Asset Search Litigation To Stay In Puerto Rico

Posted in Asset Search/Fraud Investigation, Divorce & Child Support, Financial Institutions, Privacy Laws

The complaint filed in Puerto Rico at Florea v. Bocra, U.S. District Court, District of Puerto Rico, Index No. 11-02102, basically alleges that private investigator Terry L. Gilbeau of Checkmate Investigative Services, Inc. and / or Virginia-based private investigator Nicole Bocra, had improperly searched for assets thought to be connected to a divorce.

As more fully set forth at “Lawsuit Claims PI’s Could Have Illegally Accessed Bank Info” and “Revisiting A Lawsuit Against Two Private Investigators”, the complaint accuses the investigators of possibly participating in a conspiracy to elicit bank account information illegally.  On November 11, 2011, Mr. Gilbeau and Checkmate Investigative Services Inc. filed papers asking the Court to change the venue of the litigation from Puerto Rico to California.

In support of the requested venue change, Mr. Gilbeau’s supplemental declaration seemed to argue that work related to the asset search(es) had been performed in California.  Supplemental Declaraton of Terry Gilbeau In Support Of Remoal Notice And Motion To Transfer Venue, dated February 10, 2012 at p. 2, ¶¶2-4.  This supplemental declaration also asserted California was the most convenient forum for the litigation.  On April 5, 2012, the Court however, ruled the litigation would remain in Puerto Rico:

(Click On The Image To Read The April 5th Ruling)


Copyright 2012 Fred L. Abrams