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Philip Becnel Seminar on Behavioral-Analysis Interviewing

Partner Philip Becnel taught a two-hour seminar on behavioral-analysis interviewing to the Washington Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and the Equal Rights Center in Washington, D.C. These two organizations provide very important legal assistance to individuals in various criminal and civil matters in the District and elsewhere. Philip gave the ...

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Partner Philip Becnel Presenter at Metropolitan Washington Employment Lawyers Association

Partner Philip Becnel was a presenter at a panel discussion held in D.C. at the annual meeting of the Metropolitan Washington Employment Lawyers Association. Philip’s lecture, titled “Convictions and Lies: Conducting Background Investigations on Your Clients,” discussed how plaintiff employment attorneys could better vet their clients prior to initiating costly ...

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Philip Becnel on Channel 6 News in the Metropolitan D.C.

Partner Philip Becnel was featured on Channel 6 News in the Metropolitan D.C. region regarding speculation about the final episode of The Sopranos to air on HBO that evening. The news crew interviewed Philip at Dinolt Becnel & Wells Investigative Group’s Arlington, Virginia office, and he discussed the general (read, ...

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Partner Philip Becnel in The Washington Post on Credit Bureaus

Partner Philip Becnel was quoted in The Washington Post regarding the way that credit bureaus use information about consumers. In the article, titled “Good Numbers, Bad Names,” Philip explained why credit bureaus, the main source of information from investigative databases, do not cross-reference their data with government agencies. You can ...

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Partner Philip Becnel Featured on CNN’s Anderson Cooper 360

Partner Philip Becnel was featured on CNN’s Anderson Cooper 360 regarding the practice of some private investigators unethically pretexting confidential telephone records. Philip discussed how Dinolt Becnel & Wells Investigative Group had never engaged in pretexting for such records and how the practice gave ethical, law-abiding investigators a bad name. ...

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Investigator Ronald Sandoval in the Richmond Times Dispatch

Investigator Ronald Sandoval was named in the Richmond Times Dispatch after taking a statement from the only eye witness in a capital appellate case. The witness told Ronald that he could not endorse the impending execution of Robin Lovitt because he was unsure if his identification of the killer was ...

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