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JOHN A. HODA, Certified Legal Investigator, Certified Fraud Examiner

John A. Hoda graduated in 1975 with a B.S. in Criminology from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. He is a former Police Officer, Insurance Fraud Investigator and for the last 22 years has run a successful Private Investigation business.

Many of his cases made the headlines of the Philadelphia Inquirer and the New Haven Register. He is the owner of Hoda Investigations, LLC and has been a working investigator for over 43 years.

He is a regular columnist for PI Magazine on PI Marketing: How to Survive and Thrive and has created the DVD: The Ultimate Guide to Taking Statements. He is a frequent guest blogger and webinar presenter on Investigative Interviewing.

John has written 3 books for the aspiring or working Private Investigator:

How To Launch Your Private Investigation Business: 90 Day to Lift Off!

How To Market Your Private Investigation Business: 5 Hours a Week, Really!

How To Boost Your Private Investigation Business: Make $1,000 a Day!

How To Rocket Your Private Investigation Business: The Complete Series is a compilation of all three books.

John has sat on the boards of the both the National Association of Legal Investigators and the CT Assoc. of Licensed Private Investigators.

He is a Certified Legal Investigator and a Certified Fraud Examiner.

Through the years, He told his stories about his latest cases over coffee, at parties or at dinner engagements. Asked repeatedly to write them down, he finally did with Mugshots: My Favorite Detective Stories.
John has been a lifetime athlete, playing club soccer and semi-professional football, running marathons and bicycling long distance.

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