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Digging for Disclosure: Tactics for Protecting Your Firm’s Assets from Swindlers, Scammers, and Imposters by Joelle Scott, Kenneth S. Springer

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17. You, the Referee

At Corporate Resolutions, we do not think the information relayed in the background check process is the only thing that drives a deal. You are familiar with the financial aspects of the deal, the legal intricacies, and other liabilities that come into play. Sometimes we may think the information we gather will kill or rescue a deal, but we often only know a small percentage of what is going on in the locker room of the business agreement.

We have been involved in deals where we have uncovered a CEO who was arrested for grand theft, or a COO who had spent years struggling with an addiction to heroin, but the deal still goes through. Conversely, we have seen clients cancel a deal when an executive had two Driving Under the ...

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