One of the biggest challenges in a case with substantial assets is connecting the assets to the criminal activity. Asset and income tracing helps establish this link by investigating the paper trail, the series of documents providing written evidence of a sequence of events or the activities of a person or organization.
A financial investigation should be considered at the beginning of a criminal case. Gathering financial documents via subpoena, can generally take an extended amount of time. The many benefits of asset and income tracing include: providing valuable evidence to prove a crime, assist in the generation of new leads and additional targets, and the identification of assets subject to forfeiture in connection with a crime.
Financial investigations are divided into two stages. The first is creating a financial picture of the target and obtaining all relevant financial records about what assets the target possesses or is connected to. The second is analyzing all of the financial information obtained to establish what assets are connected to the crime.
At Sage Forensic Accounting, we have the expertise and experience to assist these cases.