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Kroll is the world’s leading risk consulting company. For more than 30 years, Kroll has helped companies, government agencies and individuals reduce their exposure to risk and capitalize on business opportunities. Kroll is an operating unit of Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc., the global professional services firm.
Kroll’s clients include many of the world’s largest and most prestigious corporations, law firms, academic institutions, non-profit organizations, sovereign governments, government agencies, and high net-worth individuals, entertainers and celebrities.
Kroll’s seasoned professionals were handpicked and recruited from leading management consulting companies, top law firms, international auditing companies, multinational corporations, special operations forces, law enforcement and intelligence agencies. Kroll also maintains a network of highly trained specialists in cities throughout the world who can respond to your global needs 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
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In 1996, President Clinton appointed Mr. Jenkins to be a member of the White House Commission on Aviation Safety and Security. From 1999 - 2000, he served as an advisor to the National Commission on Terrorism and in 2000 he was appointed to be a member of the U.S. Comptroller General's Advisory Board. Mr. Jenkins is a research associate at the Mineta Transportation Institute, and since 1997 has directed its continuing research on protecting surface transportation against terrorist attacks.
NEW YORK – October 30, 2007 – Kroll, the world’s leading risk consulting firm, announced today that the Office of the U.S. Trustee of the Department of Justice has awarded Kroll’s Government Services division a contract to provide random and targeted audits of bankruptcy filings
Kroll Associates UK Limited is a limited liability company incorporated in England (registered number 2020412) whose registered office is at 10 Fleet Place, London, United Kingdom EC4M 7RB.
Simon Freakley may only have done one audit during his time as a professional chartered accountant at Andersen, but as an insolvency practitioner he has seen hundreds of businesses, and turned them inside out and upside down.
Staring out at St Paul’s Cathedral from Kroll’s London office, Freakley admits he can barely believe three years have flashed by so quickly since he was thrust into the position of chief executive at Kroll, the corporate restructuring, investigative and forensic accounting company.
Three years ago this month, he was rushed out of a weekend away in France and told to hightail it to New York, where his then boss Michael Cherkasky asked him to take on the job of Kroll CEO.
At the time Cherkasky had been appointed chief executive of Marsh & McLennan a professional services company that had bought Kroll earlier in the year replacing Jeff Greenberg, who resigned under a cloud following US regulatory investigations into illegal payments by MMC’s brokers.
Kroll’s notable cases over past 30 years include:
Early in 2002, Kroll’s US corporate advisory subsidiary was given the monumental challenge of restructuring Enron, the collapsed energy giant with $65bn (£32bn) of assets.
With Kroll’s Steve Cooper at the helm as Enron’s interim CEO and chief restructuring officer, a Kroll team is still working with Enron’s current management and creditors committee to implement a viable plan to maximise value for the company’s stakeholders.
Unravelling Saddam Hussein’s financial network
The Kuwaiti government hired Kroll between 1990 and1991 to investigate the financial network used by Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein to hide assets in the West. Kroll’s work linked Hussein to millions in assets held through nominees in the US and Europe, exposing his front companies and agents.
In brief, NBC retained me as a consultant for their planned story on Files. I hired the detective firm of Jules Kroll. JK established from telephone records Files was in Chicago, not Dallas, on November 22,1963. We then placed a call to Files from Dick Clark's office (DC was producer), and I interviewed Files about Kroll findings. He said he had a twin brother, who no one knew about, and whom he met shortly before November 22, and who he murdered after November 22. He said it was his twin brother in hospital with his wife, not him. His wife, however, said there was no twin, and Kroll confirmed there was no twin. My view then and now is that Files invented the story for the money it would earn him.
Kroll originated as Kroll Associates, Inc., which was
founded in New York City in 1972 by Jules Kroll. The
firm began as a consultant to corporate purchasing
departments and gradually expanded its operations
to include a variety of investigative, intelligence and
security services. Kroll established a reputation as Wall
Street's private eye during the hostile takeover era of
the 1980s, and later gained worldwide renown for its
success in searching for assets hidden by Jean-Claude
Duvalier, Ferdinand and Imelda Marcos, and Saddam
Hussein. In December 1997, Kroll merged with armored
car manufacturer O’Gara-Hess & Eisenhardt and became
The Kroll-O'Gara Company, a public company listed on
NASDAQ as "KROG." In August 2001, following the sale
of the O’Gara businesses, the company’s legal name
was changed to Kroll Inc. and its ticker symbol became
"KROL." On July 8, 2004, Kroll was acquired by Marsh &
McLennan Companies Inc. (MMC).
While most of Kroll’s services are marketed under the
Kroll brand, Kroll also conducts business under four
sub-brand names. Please note also that contractual relationships
are established under various legal subsidiary
names. The Kroll sub-brand names are:
■ Kroll Factual Data
■ Kroll Ontrack
■ Kroll Talbot Hughes
■ Kroll Zolfo Cooper
Kroll’s current organizational structure and diversified
service offerings result from the integration of companies
acquired in recent years, among them:
■ TrialGraphix, Miami, Fla., trial consulting and presentation
■ Engenium, Dallas, Texas, conceptual search technology,
■ Homeland Solutions, LLC, Wayne, Pa., security
intelligence consulting and analytical training, (07/06)
■ InfoLink Screening Services, Inc., Chatsworth, Calif.,
background screening, (03/06)
■ Ibas Holdings ASA, Norway, data recovery, data erasure
and computer forensics in Europe (1/06)
■ Scientific Testing Laboratories, Inc., Richmond, Va.,
substance abuse testing (11/05)
■ Talbot Hughes McKillop LLP, London, U.K., corporate
restructuring in Europe and the U.S. (1/05)
■ National Flood Research, Boulder, Colo., hazard
disclosure services (10/04)
■ FPR Limited, East Grinstead, U.K., employee screening
■ Quorum Litigation Services LLC, Eagan, Minn.,
litigation support (5/04)
■ The Credit Network Trust, Framingham, Mass.,
mortgage credit reporting (3/04)
■ Oyez Legal Technologies Ltd., London, U.K., litigation
■ Factual Data Corp., Loveland, Colo., customized
business information (8/03)
■ Zolfo Cooper LLC, New York, N.Y., corporate advisory
and restructuring (9/02)
■ Crucible, Fredericksburg, Va., security operations and
■ ONTRACK Data International, Inc., Eden Prairie, Minn.,
data recovery and electronic evidence (6/02)
■ Background America, Inc., Nashville, Tenn., background
■ The Buchler Phillips Group, London, U.K., corporate
advisory in the U.K. (4/99)
■ Holder Associates, S.A., Buenos Aires, Argentina, risk
consulting in Latin America (12/98)
■ Schiff & Associates, Inc., Bastrop, Texas, security
■ Laboratory Specialists of America, Inc., New Orleans,
La., substance abuse testing (12/98)
■ Fact Finders Ltd., Hong Kong, intellectual property
investigations in Asia (11/98)
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Is the Sears Tower filled with thermite right now? With double Goldman Sachs and Kroll links to WTC and the Sears Tower, you should take note. Evidence below that the Sears Tower was meant to be hit on 9-11, though it failed to be... or evidence that it is soon planned to be hit by the U.S. Government. And the high level link of Goldman Sachs to everything from Bush Senior's private terrorism slush fund moneylaundering, to helping Silverstein buy up the towers to destroy evidence of Goldman Sachs own financial criminality with Bush Senior, to now buying up and owning the Sears Tower, the "other 110 story tower" they own. Goldman Sachs were big residents themselves in the Chicago Sears Tower, though as soon as they buy it, they quickly plan to move out!
A German company, CONVAR of Pirmasens near the French border, was given more than 400 computer hard drives from the wreckage of the World Trade Center. These are extremely sensitive computer components that went through the collapse of the World Trade Center. Using blue laser technology, CONVAR succeeded in reconstructing all the data from the computer debris. The CONVAR data salvage has made it completely clear that more than $100 million in insider credit card transactions took place in the hours and minutes before the twin towers collapsed. in June 2002, Ontrack/Convar was aquired by Kroll Inc. (Kroll O'gara Eisenhardt), which has strong ties with the US Government. One of their former employees, Jerome Hauer, organised a security job for ex-FBI anti-terror chief John O'Neill in the Twin Towers, where he died on Sep11th.
In 1993, Maurice Greenberg's American International Group (AIG ->), became co-owner of the "private spy agency", Kroll Associates. Maurice Greenberg was deeply involved in chinese trade in the 80s, where Henry Kissinger was one of his representatives. In the China trade, Greenberg became very close to Shaul Eisenberg, the leader of the Asian section of the Israeli intelligence service Mossad, and agent for the sales of sophisticated military equipment to the Chinese military.
When asked by moderator Glenn Yago of the Milken Institute, what his recommendations would be for increasing homeland security, Jules Kroll, Executive Chairman of the Board for Kroll Inc., responded with a four-fold layout. First, he stated “we must set standards for what is expected at places that hold large numbers of people such as stadiums.”
The message boards have been abuzz with speculation involving Mr. Milken, following a one hour conference call and presentation by Overstock.com CEO Patrick Bryne. In that call, he articulated an illegal stock manipulation scheme that was run by a "Master Mind", and which involved hedge funds, the media, influential investors, and private investigators Kroll Associates.
The Kroll connection got me thinking, as did the speculations that the Master Mind was a play on words, where the initials signaled the identity of the arch criminal directing the game. MM = Michael Milken. If that was the case, what corroborating evidence could be found to either destroy the idea, or support it?
In Den of Thieves, a book by James B. Stewart about the Drexel Junk Bond days, we get a glimpse of the seamy side of Wall Street and the evil that some men cheerfully do. in it, particularly, we get a connection made between two of the players in the Bryne piece: Jules Kroll, founder of Kroll, and Michael Milken. From the book: "They hired a private investigator, Jules Kroll, to unearth damaging information about Boesky. They portrayed Boesky as a liar who couldn't be trusted, and as a far greater criminal than the government had admitted." Kroll has since then been a speaker for the Milken Foundation, and is David Einhorn's neighbor.
Following the 1993 World Trade Center bombing (see February 26, 1993), the New York Port Authority asks investigative and security consulting firm Kroll Associates to help design new security measures for the WTC. Kroll’s Deputy Chairman Brian Michael Jenkins leads the analysis of future terrorist threats and how they might be addressed. Assessments conclude that a second terrorist attack against the WTC is probable. Although it is considered unlikely, the possibility of terrorists deliberately flying a plane into the WTC towers is included in the range of possible threats.