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T&M Protection Resources Acquires International Corporate and Financial Investigations Firm FIA

Acquisition strengthens T&M's security portfolio

April 01, 2004

New York, NY — April 1, 2004 — T&M Protection Resources announced the acquisition of Forensic Investigative Associates Inc. (USA), an international investigations firm headquartered in New York City. The acquisition expands and strengthens T&M’s current investigative capabilities and adds further depth to its extensive portfolio of solutions-based security services.

“The acquisition of FIA enables T&M to offer more comprehensive investigative services, including corporate due diligence, financial, forensic and fraud investigations, cybercrime and global intelligence services,” said Robert Tucker, Chairman and CEO of T&M Protection Resources. “The addition of FIA’s expertise moves us closer to our goal of being the industry’s foremost security organization.”.

FIA brings an outstanding team of the leading specialists in the field headed by its President, Robert H. Silbering who was one of the most widely respected prosecutors in the United States. Previously, Bob was the Special Narcotics Prosecutor for New York City and a Trial Bureau Chief for the New York County District Attorney’s Office. Tucker added, “Bob and the FIA organization bring tremendous experience and specialized skills to meet the ever-increasing sophistication and challenges facing today’s corporate and financial investigations.”

The acquisition of FIA is another step in T&M’s growth strategy, having recently announced the hiring of private security industry veteran John “Jack” Goldsborough as its Executive Vice President and the appointment of Joseph Russo as Vice President of Special Operations. Russo spent more than 20 years with the U.S. Secret Service and most recently served as the Special Agent in Charge of the Clinton Protective Division where he was responsible for the security arrangements for former President Bill Clinton and Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton. T&M continues to provide innovative, advanced solutions and countermeasures based on the training and protocols of the worlds leading public and private security and law enforcement organizations.

“By combining FIA’s special resources and expertise with T&M’s corporate security capabilities we can more effectively provide a balanced, thorough and proven set of solutions for virtually any security problem or concern,” said Robert Silbering. “The training and experience of our investigative teams are based on the best practices of elite law enforcement organizations, regulatory agencies and investigative journalism.”

About FIA
Based in New York City, FIA is a corporate and financial investigations firm with offices in London, Moscow, Cyprus and Toronto. FIA provides an extensive range of services including Global Intelligence, Due Diligence, Fraud Investigations, Litigation Support, Cyber Crime and Monitoring. FIA is composed of senior professionals recruited from elite organizations in law enforcement, regulatory agencies and investigative journalism.


About T&M Protection Resources
Established in 1981, T&M Protection Resources provides high-level security, executive protection, explosive detection canines, and technology countermeasures to leading corporate, institutional, and private clients, including financial institutions, property management firms and high net-worth individuals. Through its recent acquisition of Forensic Investigations Associates (FIA), T&M now also offers expertise in corporate due diligence, fraud and forensic investigations, litigation support, and global intelligence services. T&M's multidisciplined approach involves management and operational security teams carefully drawn from the highest ranks of federal and New York City law enforcement, as well as from leaders in the private security industry.

For more information, please contact T&M Protection Resources at 212-422-0000 or visit our web site at