Patriotic Investigations & Consulting LLC. is a Private Investigation & Consulting agency operating out of Central Florida and the greater Orlando area. Located on the east side of the Orlando it easily serves the counties of Seminole, Orange, Brevard, Volusia and Lake, but also serves all of Florida and the nation.
Our Founder and Chief Executive Manager, Michael P. Linthicum Sr, known as Mike to all his friends and associates he obtained his Bachelor of Science and Master of Science Degree in Criminal Justice from Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida. His experience in Law Enforcement extends for the past thirty five (35) years with local, county and federal Law Enforcement agencies.
He started his career as a latent print examiner and crime scene technician qualifying as one of the youngest latent print examiners and testifying experts in the United States at the time, and finished his career as a Special Agent with the U.S. Department of Justice, Mr. Linthicum retired from the U.S. Department of Justice in 2007 with over 21 + years as a Special Agent serving the citizens of Florida and the United States.
During his career he conducted numerous criminal and narcotics investigations, participated in drug investigations, drug seizures, Money
Laundering investigations, smuggling cases, wiretaps, undercover investigations, and financial fraud investigations. Much of his career has been spent conducting complex conspiracy multi-defendant criminal investigations, which have resulted in numerous arrests, and dismantling of criminal organizations. He has debriefed numerous witnesses and cooperating defendants about various criminal investigations and utilized their information to further criminal investigations. He has also provided extensive support and advice to many state and local Law Enforcement agencies on criminal investigative matters and assisted in the preparation and execution of numerous arrest and Search Warrants at both the State and Federal level. His extensive experience also includes assignment to an Asset Identification & Seizure Group, working daily with the U.S. Federal Seizure laws, and to the Central Florida HIDTA Money Laundering Task Force, multi-agency money laundering investigative group. During this assignment he had the opportunity to direct the investigation of a one hundred million dollar Ponzi/Pyramid fraud that resulted in the recovery of eleven million dollars for the 300 plus victims worldwide. He has qualified numerous times as an Expert Witness in Federal Court in both the Southern District of Florida and the Middle District of Florida.
After his retirement from the Department of Justice he founded Patriotic Investigations & Consulting LLC. with a focus on specializing in Background Investigations, financial fraud and fraud investigations, money laundering investigations, Ponzi/pyramid fraud investigations, Asset Identification & Investigations and Asset Forfeiture issues, general investigations, Skip Tracing and Probate and Lost Heir Investigations as well as consulting in these matters.
He has continued his specialized training by receiving one of the most recognized titles in the financial fraud world that of a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), and the financial world as a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (ACAMS) from which he is now retired. Mr. Linthicum is a member of the Florida Association of Licensed Investigators (FALI).
With this vast amount of training and experience, you can be assured that Mr. Linthicum will personally direct and review each and every investigation that Patriotic Investigations & Consulting LLC Investigators conduct, and that the number one priority is the satisfaction of our clients.