Dear Mr. Michael Calder:
Michael - Best Regards, My Friend.
Tell your friend to:
1. Hire a good Private Investigator as soon as is possible.
2. Hire a good attorney, and seek guidance as soon as is possible for:
A. Immediately filing the appropriate criminal charges where that crime took place. Consider local and state police both
as may be appropriate to the fact pattern and jurisdiction.
B. Immediately filing the appropriate state based civil allegations that apply. Consider appropriate ways to allege fraud which allows for punitive damages in addition to compensatory damages.
C. If the perpetrator has crossed state lines, or if there is more than $ 10,000.00 damages, or an appropriate Federal
Law can be alluded to:
1. The FBI might be encouraged to look into the matter, and
2. A Federal Civil Action may also be brought.
These suggestions are based loosely on what you have stated.
Do not waste time.
Encourage your friend to take immediate action.