To gain financial and political benefit, a Balkan national made false claims about his ties to the political and diplomatic structure of his home country.
In less than two weeks, through first-hand local sources in three countries, we were able to show that his diplomatic status was fraudulent. Furthermore, we discovered that his attempts to raise money for a major development scheme in his country were not government sanctioned; and that past funds raised by him had probably been diverted to his personal use.
Additionally, his claims to belong to a persecuted minority group were without foundation.
Through forensic and linguistic analysis, we established that the academic documents he used to claim a doctorate were not valid.