T.O.T. Private Consulting: Asset Tracing

The client was in possession of a very significant judgment against an individual and a target company (both Brazilian), and needed to identify any tangible and recoverable assets, including bank accounts, and understand their value.

Due to the nature of the enforcement orders, the areas of focus for the client’s recovery efforts were physical assets in Brazil, and financial products and bank accounts in Central America and Europe.

A thorough search of limited access databases quickly revealed several Fazendas (Brazilian plantations) of significant value, along with several other tangible assets of value, including real estate in Europe.

Following this, T.O.T. Private Consulting performed an initial mapping of all relevant entities and companies, and identified several new companies within the subject’s company structure.

T.O.T. Private Consulting also created a short-list of companies that the subject was believed to hold significant numbers of shares in, but that do not release any information regarding shareholders.

Furthermore, T.O.T. Private Consulting identified several individuals that were well positioned to provide information on the subject’s financial holdings.

Using our proprietary combination of deep-web intelligence collection, human intelligence, and social engineering techniques, T.O.T. Private Consulting established that the subject held significant numbers of shares in two previously unknown companies with value in the tens of millions.

Using the previously created map of key players, and intelligence gained from the individuals identified by T.O.T. Private Consulting as having knowledge of the subject’s financial holdings, T.O.T. Private Consulting constructed an intelligence dossier sufficient to obtain Intermediary Bank Discovery subpoenas against 15 target companies.

T.O.T. Private Consulting managed the discovery process from beginning to end, processing and analysing all data received which was well over 1,000 separate bank transactions.
As a result, over 20 new bank accounts were discovered, and the movement of over 500M USD was tracked.

Further to this, several new companies that were eligible for recovery efforts were identified.

T.O.T. Private Consulting also revealed fraudulent transactions that provided the basis for piercing the corporate veil in US courts, allowing for the addition of further defendants to the judgment.

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