MARCH 2016
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We are grateful to have the opportunity to provide you this valuable information via our monthly e-newsletter and our unparalleled forensic accounting and investigative services.

The goal of this e-newsletter is to provide you critical, inside information that will help you prevail when defending an IRS criminal case. We will do this by sharing the knowledge we have from our 25+ years of experience as an IRS Special Agent.

We take special care to ensure the information we provide you in "The Beacon" is the latest and most current information available. In this edition, we congratulate Sage Investigations for being awarded the United States Fraud Investigator for 2015.

We want to write about topics that will assist you in prevailing with criminal IRS cases. Please e-mail us your topics of interest to 
We encourage you to share our e-newsletter with others in your sphere of influence.
Edmond J. Martin
Principal, Chief Investigator
Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE)
Texas Certified Investigator (TCI)
Sage Investigations Awarded United States Fraud Investigator 2015     

Sage Investigations, LLC Founder, Edmond Martin Awarded United States Fraud Investigator of the year for 2015 by Wealth and Finance Magazine.
Wealth and Finance Magazine awarded Edmond Martin, Founder of Sage Investigations, LLC, Fraud Investigator of the Year for 2015 for the United States. It is with great pride that Sage Investigations, LLC accepted this award for, "possessing the talent needed to accomplish the scope of our work."
Wealth & Finance International is fiercely passionate about recognizing outstanding achievement, game-changing innovation, and stellar performance. All of their awards are carefully tailored to provide detailed and in-depth analysis of the very best each market, industry, sector, and region has to offer. Wealth & Finance International takes choosing their winners very seriously with every single one selected purely on merit, meaning that, no matter how big an organization, and regardless of budget, there is no way someone can buy their way to success. Wealth & Finance International is dedicated to working around the clock to provide a platform to the brightest, best performing, and most deserving companies and individuals from across the funds and investment landscape.
Wealth and Finance Magazine Article
Sage Investigations provides fraud investigative services to six distinct markets: Tax Attorneys, Business and Corporate Attorneys, Estate and Probate Attorneys, CPAs, and Individuals. Within those markets, Sage represents their clients in civil and criminal matters involving fraud, embezzlement, Ponzi schemes, and business disputes that involve following money trails and developing evidence to prove the client's case on the plaintiff or defense mode.
Our knowledge, skills, training, and experience can reduce the impact of fraud, or as necessary, determine the extent of fraud and provide the client with the options they may consider necessary or appropriate in resolving the matter.
As a dedicated fraud investigator, it was a great honor to accept Wealth and Finance Magazine's award as the 2015 Leading Fraud Investigator, which is recognized worldwide. We bring the talent needed to accomplish the scope of our work. Our team of former IRS Criminal Investigators, Certified Public Accountants, and former FBI investigators, are fully committed to doing the best job for our clients and providing results that reflect the truth. We prepare a plan of action and proceed to access the records that allow us to quickly analyze financial matters in a variety of cases. Our cases have ranged from $500,000 to millions of dollars in revenue. Our expertise has developed over 40 years in the area of fraudulent schemes (Ponzi schemes, vendor fraud, and sophisticated theft schemes) that once the money is traced, the extent of the scheme comes into focus. The investigations include securities in the form of foreign currency exchange, oil and gas limited partnerships, and real estate deeds of trust and promissory notes.
At Sage Investigations, our team has a clear mission in mind. Our investigations firm is:
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At Sage Investigations we are dedicated to serving our clients nationally, to help them navigate the difficulties of dealing with the IRS, and other complex (forensic) financial fraud investigations both civil and criminal. By narrowing our focus to our primary strength of following the money, we steer our knowledge, efforts, and experience to financial issues. We help our clients propel their cases forward by assisting in the review, acquisition, and organization of financial records, evaluating the elements of their cases, and helping create winning strategies. Through the use of our proprietary advanced financial investigative technology we analyze complex financial data quickly, easily and efficiently, saving our client's time and money.


Sage handles all cases with altruism, professionalism, honesty, integrity, passion and respect. When you hire Sage, you hire a team of professionals with skill and knowledge that helps you have more effective solutions. We are innovative with our DIO cutting edge technology, and perform every investigation in an orderly and organized manner to develop a clear investigative roadmap and deliver a quality work product. The compass that guides us is strong leadership and accountability. Learn more...


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Phone: 512-659-3179

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