private investigator


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private investigator

n. Abbr. PI
A person privately hired to do investigative or detective work. Also called private detective, private eye.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.private investigator - someone who can be employed as a detective to collect informationprivate investigator - someone who can be employed as a detective to collect information
detective - an investigator engaged or employed in obtaining information not easily available to the public
hotel detective, house detective, house dick - a private detective employed by a hotel or retail store
inquiry agent - a private detective
store detective - a private detective employed by a merchant to stop pilferage
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And she became so rigid all over that she was not able to turn her head at the clatter of the bell, which caused the private investigator Heat to spin round on his heel.
Private investigator Daniel Summers, of Pilgrim Close, Radyr, was found guilty at Maidstone Crown Court of
People who need a private investigator in any of these regions should always go to someone with experience and proper training and credentials.
Wallace then told the private investigator he wanted his ex-wife killed and asked the investigator if he knew of anyone who would murder her.
But the DA's office said Wallace told the private investigator in September that he wanted his ex-wife killed.
Unbeknownst to the conspirators, however, the private investigator -- himself an Orthodox Jew -- had alerted the FBI.
104, in the State of Texas, any firm that enter in the business of securing, or accepts employment to secure, evidence for use before a Court, is required to hold a Private Investigator License.
As previously reported, Castle will get his private investigator license.
Mr Bebb took the opportunity to set the record straight in the House of Commons, stating: "I highlighted information presented to me by a private investigator who identified a Mr Nigel Roberts and a Mr Dylan Moore as being involved with the site.
General manager John Brehony confirmed to Fianna Fail TD Dara Calleary the agency had approved the hiring of private investigators last year.
A statement by the Orange County District Attorney's Office said: "Wallace is accused of hiring a private investigator to try and find negative information about the victim that could be used against her in court.
The private investigator, who was jailed for six months in 2007 for intercepting messages on Royal aides' phones, had sued News International subsidiary NGN for breach of contract.

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