Divorce & Child Recovery Cases

Divorces can get really strange, and they definitely get combative when children are involved. Click on the chapter titles for an introduction.

The High Flying Wife & The Aussie Pilot

highflyingwifeThis case had me lying very still taking photos of this wife having sex with a cop on his backyard picnic table. I know I was still because vultures started circling and caught their attention...

 
The Case of the Pot Calling the Kettle Black

potcallingkettleblackThis client wanted us to see if her husband with an office next to hers was bugging her phone to get dirt for their divorce.  She wasn't happy with the results of our bug search...

 
The PI Guppy in the Shark Tank
This was a sharkandguppydivorce case in which we didn't work for either the husband or wife.  We were hired by a man dating the wife.  He knew the husband had hired a detective agency to get dirt on the wife, and he was afraid he was some of that dirt. He was right, and we performed a miracle and also enjoyed getting a newbie PI into our shark tank.
 
A Case of He Should Have Kept it Zipped
mouthzippedYou can't make this stuff up.  A husband hires us to see if his wife is cheating on him, as they're in a divorce situation. In the course of what seemed a simple case, the client threatens my staff in my office with a shotgun, and he tells the wife we were on the case.  More, but you have to read it to believe it...
 
Getting a Manhattan Case Education – In More Ways than One

muggingThis case was about smoke but no fire when a wife hired us to see if her husband was cheating on her. Following him to New York and Princeton, we cleared him, but in the process my female investigator was mugged...

 
Perception is Everything in the Drive-Through Lane
guardgateIn this divorce case, our client had us following the wife who was seeing a married wealthy Mexican national.  They were enjoying a house in a wealthy security subdivision in Beaver Creek, CO, and I was trying to get into this enclave with homes of people like Gerald Ford...
 
Louisiana Child Recovery Big Dog, Big Gun & a Relative Problem

fencedchildI won't say much more about this child recovery case other than those people over in the Leesville, LA area take "kidnapping" a child pretty seriously...


 
About-Face Child Recovery to Stay Out of Jail
childpongA call from the Alabama State Police telling me they had a warrant for my arrest for kidnapping a child I'd been hired to return to the custodial parent in Texas...  I had to go to work with them to undo my grab and grab the child again!  
 

About the Book and Author

BOOK SUMMARY

PI Revelations: True Celebrity, Political & Cop Case Stories

You might be an avid fan of crime novels, but what’s the true story behind your favorite form of fiction? Author Rob Kimmons brings his decades of law enforcement and PI experience to this collection of authentic investigative cases.

Kimmons shares some of his most interesting encounters, from brushes with the rich and famous to bringing the guilty to justice. The adventures include suing Donald Trump for nonpayment, seizing Mexico’s Air Force One, and many, many more. Ranging from dirty divorces to tracking down killers, the revelations in this book will keep you turning the pages, eager to read more.

PI Revelations: True Celebrity, Political & Cop Case Stories brings the complex world of private investigation to life, offering a behind-the-scenes glimpse into the life of a private investigator, including the perilous highs of pursuit and the ho-hum lows of surveillance.

AUTHOR BIO

Rob Kimmons began his career with the Houston Fire Department but soon was lured away by the action and freedom enjoyed by the Houston Police Department, and he joined its ranks as a neighborhood cop. However, as time went on, he realized that police officers were no longer respected and became disillusioned about his work. Rob moved on to the private sector, where he used his investigative abilities and started working as a PI for a firm in Houston, eventually going on to form his own company. This is his first book.

Foreword

by Michael O’Brien

I’ve been a practicing attorney in Texas for many years, handling all types of cases, from commercial litigation to personal injury. I’ve been one of the lead trial attorneys in national class action lawsuits, successfully gaining multimillion-dollar damage awards for my clients. I was also the youngest judge ever elected to a Harris County District Court bench.

Often in my legal practice, I’ve needed the services of private investigators. The first time I met Rob Kimmons, he wanted to take me outside and whip up on me for being tough on him as an opposition witness. It wasn’t personal; we had lunch, and a great long-term relationship has followed.

I was personally and professionally involved in many of the case stories in this book and can attest that they’re all true and unvarnished. Rob Kimmons is one of the most ethical and effective investigators in the country. His business grew because he turned in results and did so without the unethical conduct often displayed by some of his competitors.

If you’re considering a career in the private investigative arena, you need to read this book. It isn’t a motivational or excitement-building book. Too many of these type books over-galmorize the PI business, making novices believe that they’re going to be cracking big-time cases and leading a glamorous life. However, there are high-profile case stories in the book, and all of them are very interesting or they wouldn’t be here.

There is background information in some of these cases never before published anywhere. These cases reveal some ugly human behavior but also some high-road ethical and case-winning discovery through deep digging and superior investigative skills.

The one thing you will not be while reading this book is bored. These are just a few of the many hundreds of cases Rob’s business handled for me, other Texas and national attorneys, and corporate clients. Some big names are involved, and every case shows us how the justice system and human behavior can clash or harmonize.

Read it; look behind the scenes of justice.

PI Revelations – True Celebrity, Political and Cop Case Stories

FrontCoverPrivate Investigator Case Stories

  • Some upsetting
  • Some funny
  • Some very famous cases
  • A few murders
  • A couple of crooked cops
  • Some very famous names
  • Most stories never told before now
  • ALL VERY TRUE

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     Love and Marriage – We Get the Aftermath

The High Flying Wife & The Aussie Pilot

highflyingwifeThis case had me lying very still taking photos of this wife having sex with a cop on his backyard picnic table. I know I was still because vultures started circling and caught their attention...

 
The Case of the Pot Calling the Kettle Black

potcallingkettleblackThis client wanted us to see if her husband with an office next to hers was bugging her phone to get dirt for their divorce.  She wasn't happy with the results of our bug search...

 
The PI Guppy in the Shark Tank
This was a sharkandguppydivorce case in which we didn't work for either the husband or wife.  We were hired by a man dating the wife.  He knew the husband had hired a detective agency to get dirt on the wife, and he was afraid he was some of that dirt. He was right, and we performed a miracle and also enjoyed getting a newbie PI into our shark tank.
 
A Case of He Should Have Kept it Zipped
mouthzippedYou can't make this stuff up.  A husband hires us to see if his wife is cheating on him, as they're in a divorce situation. In the course of what seemed a simple case, the client threatens my staff in my office with a shotgun, and he tells the wife we were on the case.  More, but you have to read it to believe it...
 
Getting a Manhattan Case Education – In More Ways than One

muggingThis case was about smoke but no fire when a wife hired us to see if her husband was cheating on her. Following him to New York and Princeton, we cleared him, but in the process my female investigator was mugged...

 
Perception is Everything in the Drive-Through Lane
guardgateIn this divorce case, our client had us following the wife who was seeing a married wealthy Mexican national.  They were enjoying a house in a wealthy security subdivision in Beaver Creek, CO, and I was trying to get into this enclave with homes of people like Gerald Ford...
 
Louisiana Child Recovery Big Dog, Big Gun & a Relative Problem

fencedchildI won't say much more about this child recovery case other than those people over in the Leesville, LA area take "kidnapping" a child pretty seriously...


 
About-Face Child Recovery to Stay Out of Jail
childpongA call from the Alabama State Police telling me they had a warrant for my arrest for kidnapping a child I'd been hired to return to the custodial parent in Texas...  I had to go to work with them to undo my grab and grab the child again!  
 

     Cops, Courts & Investigators Behind the Scenes

The Justice System – Adversaries but Friends

fistsbumpingWhen a woman I'm attempting to arrest as a cop starts tearing my clothes off, this lawyer made fun of me in court.  I wanted to do him physical harm, but...

 
 
Cases that Forced Me to Go Out on My Own

goyourownwayEnjoying a trip to the Bahamas to seize a yacht for a client from his business partner, I thought I would be reporting a death when my co-investigator, an ex military sniper, got tossed off a catamaran by the captain.  He wouldn't go get him in the ocean...

 
 
The Settlement that Almost Went Away

gavelquestionmarkThis time my client was an attorney who normally hired me to work for his clients and cases.  In this case, he was being accused of jury tampering, and it seemed like they had the evidence to make it stick. The shady PI who was working the other side was working a witness who later felt badly about how he had been scared into his testimony.  Shotguns will do that...

 
Pernicious Prosecution of Aldape Guerra

Ibehindbars was pleased to be helping a team of attorneys and others to right a wrong perpetrated by the police and courts that resulted in a man's conviction and years of incarceration for murder in this case that got national media attention.   He didn't do it, but that didn't mean he wasn't a criminal...

 
 
Investigate Your Investigator

investigatortimes2Sorry, but the PI business, like any other, can have some really bad apples.  This is mostly my advice to those who want to hire and investigator and not get taken by an amateur or worse, a criminal...

 
 
My FBI Scare – Gray Area PI Work

I work with and share information with the FBI from time to time, and I have some FBI agent friends.  I wasn't too concerned when I walked into the office and was told the FBI was in my office; at least not until he started talking...

 
 
Case of Lawbreaking Law Enforcement

My client was a developer building out a subdivision with spec and model homes.  He was experiencing a lot of theft of appliances and items from homes, even though they were locked up. We finally tracked a theft to a residence, but we weren't prepared for who lived there...

 
 
Turning the Tables on an Investigative Reporter

An investigative reporter for a major Houston, TX TV network was known for going to press without the full story, some questionable facts, or even just plain false stories.  A group of attorneys and judges hired me to find out what he was up to in his investigation of their activities.  He got smoked in the process...

 
The Killer Cop Case

This case received national attention.  I was hired by the family of the murdered victim.  The cop who killed her and tried to fabricate evidence to mislead investigators had a troubling history of behavior, and this story damages the reputation of police officers everywhere. I am pleased to have helped in locating witnesses that were a part of the trial that brought this cop to justice.

 

     Business, Politics & Money – Backstage Stories

You Guys are the Rich Man’s Police

richmanpoliceCostco doesn't have a thing on this group of thieves breaking into oilfield drilling materials warehouses and shopping the aisles for expensive equipment to sell.  We had video, but it took more than that to catch them...

 
Seizing Air Force One – Not a Movie

MexicoAirForceOneWorking for a client trying to seize assets to satisfy a really large lawsuit judgement, we thought we'd made a dent in it with the seizure of a jumbo jet.  Oops, didn't cover the situation when the President of Mexico said it was his official airplane...

 
Party On – But Not with My Company

localbarBinge drinking, snorting cocaine and bedding strippers didn't qualify this tycoon's son to take over the reins of the company.  But it was a fun case to work, mostly from a bar stool...

 
Rags to Riches Deja Vu

One of my best friends for many years is a genius at real estate development.  This is a story of how he built his success from the ground up and how malicious federal prosecution took him down...


 
 
The Case of the Doctor’s Deceitful Deposition

carryingbooks300Depositions can be fierce events at times.  There are some rules, but not many.  In this one, I was called in cold with a pile of fake documents and made the bad guy...

 
 
The Case of the Disappearing Democrats

disappearingdemocratsThis case made national news, just not our part in finding 53 Democrat state legislators who disappeared to avoid a vote on a Republican-friendly redistricting plan...

 
 

Finding the Truth in Airlines Crashes

Where There is Smoke, There is Usually Fire: The Helicopter Crash Investigation

crashedhelicopterFighting fires is dangerous enough, but when we were hired to find the truth behind a helicopter crash that killed forest fire fighters, the cause was more than disturbing...

 
 
The Deposition Tangle and Strangle

lawyergesturingA line of lawyers across from one business owner being deposed were unaware of my client attorney's taunting antics behind them.  They never found out, even after I had to use a strangle hold to subdue the business owner...

 

     Names You May Know – Case Stories You Don’t

Digging up the Assets of Ferdinand Marcos

marcosstoryThis story was global news, as efforts were worldwide to locate the hidden assets of Ferdinand Marcos to return them to the Panamanian people.  We helped and were in the news for finding $50 million in assets...

 
Ross Perot Opposition Research

oppositionresearchWhen Ross Perot ran for President, he was an unwelcome outsider and we were hired to dig up whatever we could in an extensive background investigation for the Wall Street Journal.  They got nervous about using my 500 page report, so you can guess what they didn't do...

 
 
Behind the Oklahoma City Bombing Scene

bombedbuildingThis is a story I wasn't allowed to tell when it happened, but I've finally gotten the OK from my FBI friend, as long as I don't mention agent names.  Here's how my firm helped to locate Terry Nichols, the accomplice to Timothy McVeigh...

 
 
Trumping it Up to Get Paid

trumpstoryI was duly impressed by Donald Trump and his office.  I like him.  What I didn't like was the group of New York shark attorneys who I dealt with in working on Donald's divorce.  It ended up in the national news, but not the details...

 
Basketball Scandal and Murder: The Patrick Dennehy Case

dennehymurderThis case went national, and it had a little of all things interesting; sports, guns, cheer leaders and corruption.  You'll get the story and my involvement on behalf of Patrick Dennehy's family in a lawsuit...

 
 
Hands Across the Aisle

repubdemThis is a story about influence and power, and how even staunch political adversaries can cooperate to do favors and get favors in return.  Governor Ann Richards of Texas and I were not politically aligned, but the influence of a friend helped...

 
 
FBI Rates New Scams as a Major Concern

scammerThis is a current story about a case of my client being scammed for tens of thousands of dollars on the Web and how the FBI and news outlets interviewed me about her experience...