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Archive for March, 2010

Las Vegas surveillance for cheating spouses……

31 Mar

Is it legal to have surveillance conducted on a suspected cheating spouse or significant other? Yes, as long as you don’t trespass while performing the surveillance. Can you video the activities of a suspected cheating spouse or significant other while they are in Las Vegas? Yes, but only when they are in a public place and you cannot record conversation unless the person recording the conversation is a party to the conversation.
Las Vegas licensed private investigators conduct surveillance on persons in the hotels, night clubs, strip clubs and any place the person under surveillance goes unless it is behind closed doors. Modern electronic equipment enables the investigator to video the activities of the suspected cheater without detection. Many persons who visit Las Vegas believe “what happens in Las Vegas stays in Las Vegas” and they engage in activities while visiting that they would never participate in while at home. The 85 plus pages in the Las Vegas phone book under “Adult Entertainment”, the 24/7 operation of the bars, the extraordinary atmosphere in the night clubs and the party mood of most of the visitors combined with the “gamblers flair for taking chances” encourages behavior that can lead to cheating.
Persons who travel to Las Vegas without their spouses or significant others are prime candidates to engage in unsupervised adult activities that may violate the relationship standards. Las Vegas is a complex city and the hotels are cities within the city. If you “need to know” be sure to utilize a skilled person with complete knowledge of the hotels, clubs and rules of the city.

 
 

Don’t get fooled by scamming tax preparer’s. Check them out before using them!

15 Mar

Using a qualified, reputable tax preparer is often the least painful route to paying the least amount of taxes. On the other hand, using a bad one can cost you a lot of money and could even put in you in jail, since you are ultimately responsible for the information that goes on your tax form.
Meanwhile, here are 7 simple tips that will help you find and work successfully with a reputable tax preparer:
1. Check if they’re “enrolled” tax preparers (which means they have taken an IRS exam) and/or qualified CPAs. Over the next three years, every tax preparer will have to be registered with the IRS, but not right now. So, find out just how qualified your preparer is.
2. Check out their credentials too with state licensing bodies (a few states, such as California and Oregon, actually have specific regulations for tax preparers). And ask them for verifiable references.
3. Establish who is actually going to do the work — the preparer or an assistant down the line? Unqualified preparers often miss key deductions.
4. Ask if they would represent you in the event of an audit or other review. This may turn out to be important — and will also give you an idea about how reputable and confident they are in their own abilities.
5. Get an upfront quotation on their fees. Usually they charge by the hour — and also find out how many hours they expect to spend. Don’t work with a preparer who offers to work for a percentage of your refund.
6. Monitor how much detail they ask for. If they don’t want to see receipts or scrutinize income and expenditure, they’re not doing their job.
7. Beware of scaremongers — preparers who try to persuade you it’s unsafe to take legitimate deductions — and very aggressive preparers. You likely want a tax preparer who will take all the legitimate deductions available, but no more.
And remember you are ultimately responsible for what goes on your tax form so check every line before you sign off on it.

 
 

Las Vegas Pimp Arrested

08 Mar

Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department arrested 33 year old Solomon Barron on several prostitution related charges. Barron transported several young girls from the East Coast to Las Vegas to work as prostitutes and on of the girls contacted police when she decided she no longer wanted to work as a prostitute.

This case has the earmarks of a major case as Solomon Barron was questioned extensively by Henderson Police Department in May of 2005 when Lindsay Harris a prostitute who worked for Barron was reported missing. Barron claimed that Lindsay Harris was his girlfriend. Her dismembered body was found off the side of an interstate in Illinois three years later.

Mike Kirkman
mike@lasvegasdetectives.com

 
 

Las Vegas prostitutes and human trafficking

01 Mar

Is there a connecting with Las Vegas prostitutes and human trafficking? Are young girls enticed to come to Las Vegas with promises of lavish lifestyles, nice cars and lots of money? Are these young girls introduced to prostitution and then abused, threatened and forced to continue working as prostitutes by the pimps who recruited them from towns and cities across America and even foreign countries? How many of the young Asian girls who work in Las Vegas massage parlors are victims of human trafficking? The answer to all of these questions is yes!
Most people don’t have any idea of how a pimp controls their prostitutes. Why would a beautiful young female work as a prostitute and give all of the money to her pimp? Why don’t the young prostitutes just run away when they are away from the pimp and working? These young females are scared to death and afraid to runaway. They are afraid for themselves and for their families. They believe they their pimp will either harm them or their family members. They are hit by their pimps. They are abused by their pimps. They do what they are told to do by their pimps and they give their pimps all of the money they receive as prostitutes. Sad, but very true.
The pimps recruit young females from towns and cities across America. Many of the pimps bring the new recruits to Las Vegas and show them the bright lights and fast life style and then force them to become members of the oldest profession. Visitors to Las Vegas buy into the slogan “What happens in Las Vegas stays in Las Vegas”. Check out the “Adult Entertainment” listings in the Las Vegas phone books. Prostitution thrives in Las Vegas but is illegal. There are no legal brothels in Clark County, Nevada.
I believe that there will be prosecutions of human trafficking and pimping in Clark County, Nevada in 2010.

Mike Kirkman
mike@lasvegasdetectives.com