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mirandapriestly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-02-06 12:08 AM
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29. ChoicePoint?
Edited on Sun Jul-02-06 12:14 AM by mirandapriestly
According to this article they were set to buy Kroll in 1997. I wonder if they did and sold it again? Or could they buy it, take it's databases then resell? I don't get it, but I'm going to put it in here. They also ID'd the DNA for the world trade center (hmmm) and you can see how government (military) people move around which could be awfully convenient, as you can see from Carol Di Battiste's resume.
Choicepoint, as everyone knows, is the one who scrubbed the felons names who weren't really felons off the list in Florida which may well have jhanded the election to u-know-who.

http://www.bizjournals.com/atlanta/stories/1997/03/31/daily11.html
ChoicePoint, the Equifax Insurance Services Group, has announced plans to acquire Kroll Associates Inc., a provider of corporate intelligence and risk management consulting services. The acquisition should be completed soon after the spin-off of ChoicePoint from Equifax. Kroll is a privately held firm and is considered the world's foremost provider of investigative and corporate intelligence consulting. Kroll will retain its name and management structure. Equifax Insurance Services Group provides information and custom systems to mitigate insurance, business and government risk and fraud.
ATLANTA and NEW YORK, April 1, 1997 -- The Equifax Insurance Services Group today announced an agreement in principle to acquire Kroll Associates Inc., the world's foremost provider of corporate intelligence and risk management consulting services. This follows last week's announcement that the Insurance Services Group, due to be spun off from Equifax this summer, has selected ChoicePoint as its new company name.

The acquisition of Kroll Associates is expected to be completed shortly after the spinoff. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
http://www.frogfire.com/frogfire_archive/equifax/about/news_releases/april97/kroll01.html

http://www.gregpalast.com/detail.cfm?artid=55&row=1
If Vice President Al Gore is wondering where his Florida votes went, rather than sift through a pile of chad, he might want to look at a "scrub list" of 173,000 names targeted to be knocked off the Florida voter registry by a division of the office of Florida Secretary of State Katherine Harris. A close examination suggests thousands of voters may have lost their right to vote based on a flaw-ridden list that included purported "felons" provided by a private firm with tight Republican ties.

Early in the year, the company, ChoicePoint, gave Florida officials a list with the names of 8,000 ex-felons to "scrub" from their list of voters.

Government agencies rely on ChoicePoint to help complete their most difficult tasks - using ChoicePoints DNA laboratory to identify victims of the World Trade Center attacks
http://www.choicepoint.com/about/executive.html
DiBattiste was formerly deputy administrator and chief of staff at the Transportation Security Administration; under secretary of the Air Force; deputy U.S. attorney and assistant U.S. attorney at the United States Attorneys Office, Southern District of Florida; director of the Executive Office for U.S. Attorneys; and principal deputy general counsel of the Navy. She served 20 years on active duty in the United States Air Force and was one of the Air Forces lead prosecutors. She was also a partner at the Law Firm of Holland & Knight.

Carol DiBattiste, Chief Credentialing, Compliance and Privacy Officer
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