DDC Investigations™ identifies violent gang member connected to job applicant for billionaire’s household staff

A billionaire’s family office recently engaged DDC Investigations™ (“DDC”) to vet a household staff job applicant. The candidate applied to work in one of the billionaire’s residences, and the position would have allowed her to have direct contact with the billionaire, his family and other staff.

While research indicated the applicant had minimal experience, it also indicated she had no criminal record, no civil litigation, no debt and no obvious red flags.

DDC uses a proprietary research method that routinely produces differentiated research results for clients. Research of the candidate’s social media presence indicated she had been in a 4-year relationship with a young man. DDC dug deeper. Research into the boyfriend revealed various photos of him on social media and included evidence that indicated he was involved with a criminal gang that is noted for its extreme violence.

While DDC is the worldwide leader in detailed executive background checks, mergers and acquisitions research, and other investment due diligence, DDC handles each assignment with thoroughness and care, including the background check of household and family office staff.

DDC specializes in detailed research and business investigations and executive background checks on behalf of family offices, hedge funds and private equity firms, law firms and public and private companies worldwide.

DDC Investigations™ is a Florida licensed private investigation agency (License # A1300198) affiliated with Due Diligence Consulting LLC.

House Manager

DDC – Due Diligence Consulting was engaged to conduct a thorough background check of a house manager for a vacation home of a wealthy European family.  The house manager’s references were checked by the client and DDC was told that the references were “terrific”.

DDC found that the woman was living with convicted felon (assault / battery / domestic violence) and that she may be in the USA illegally.  DDC recommended that the client ask her for a copy of her passport or visa.  The client did so and never heard from the woman again.

Peter Barakett, President

DDC – Due Diligence Consulting LLC

DDC Investigations LLC

Who is taking care of your children?

We recently researched a person tasked with caring for the children of a prominent hedge fund manager.  The caregiver has been driving an unregistered vehicle for 2 years and has extremely poor credit, with multiple liens and judgements.  In addition, the caregiver was previously operating an unlicensed business, a felony offense in the state it had operated in.

Peter Barakett, President

DDC – Due Diligence Consulting LLC

You never know…

Last month DDC found that the house manager for an estate in FL owned by well known billionaire was moonlighting as an unlicensed massage therapist and prostitute over several years.  The house manager’s boyfriend was also in the same line of “work”.

In order to best protect your family’s privacy and security, please always check out your household staff before you hire them.  You never know what DDC will find.

Peter Barakett, President

DDC – Due Diligence Consulting LLC