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Jonathan Légaré, CFE - Managing Partner

Jonathan Légaré

Jonathan Légaré is an intelligence and financial crime expert. After a highly successful career within a number of Royal Canadian Mounted Police specialized investigation units targeting financial and organized crime, Mr. Légaré founded the Vidocq Group. Amongst his multiple realizations, Mr. Légaré was a lead investigator for the Commission of Inquiry on the Awarding and Management of Public Contracts in the Construction Industry, investigating organized crime, corruption and collusion. Throughout his career, Mr. Légaré has effectively dealt with a large variety of individuals, spanning from company executives and public office holders to blue-collar and career criminals. Mr. Légaré has acquired noteworthy practical experience in terms of data collection and intelligence analysis, securities and financial fraud, corruption, collusion and organized crime.

Mr. Légaré earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Security and Police Studies and a Graduate Diploma of Criminological Analysis. Mr. Légaré is also a Certified Fraud Examiner by the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners. Furthermore, Mr. Légaré serves as Vice-President of the Montreal Chapter of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners.

Paul Garside, CFE - Partner

Paul Garside

Paul Garside is an expert in the fields of fraud and corruption investigations as well as the planning and management of major investigation projects. Mr. Garside had an exemplary career with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) where he began in 1987. He dedicated most of his career to his real passion, major – domestic and transnational – financial crime investigations. Prior to his retirement in 2014, Mr. Garside concurrently held two positions at the RCMP; Officer in Charge of the Commercial Crime Section as well as the Integrated Market Enforcement Team. By virtue of his duties, Mr. Garside has developed an extensive network of connections, both nationally and internationally.

Paul Garside earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Applied Studies, with a focus on law, criminology and business administration. He has also successfully completed the Canadian Securities Course and Post-Graduate Studies in Financial Crime. Mr. Garside is also a Certified Fraud Examiner by the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners.

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