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  • Submitted: Sun, June 07, 2009
  • Updated: Fri, March 04, 2011

  • Reported By:Atlanta Georgia
Martinelli Investigations
www.martinelliinvestigations.com Lawrenceville, Georgia U.S.A.

Martinelli Investigations Rip Off Lawrenceville Georgia

*Author of original report: Resolution

* : Information to Substantiate Complaint Against Robin Martinelli

* : Rebuttal from Robin Martinelli - Owner

*Author of original report: Martinelli Investigations, Inc.

*Author of original report: Martinelli Investigations, Lawrenceville, Ga.

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Robin Martinelli made false promises and misrepresented her services to secure a $10,000 retainer up front from her clients.

Ms. Martinelli made promises she did not keep and made false representations of herself. She stated she was a former police officer and had good connections with law enforcement that she would use to help further a criminal investigation. She is not a former police officer and this statement was a huge factor in her clients' deciding to pay an exorbitant retainer.

She stated she would shop our case to law enforcement and attorneys. To this date she has asked one attorney about taking our case and he has agreed to take it only on financially prohibitive terms. She has not contacted anyone in law enforcement. This assertion by Ms. Martinelli was a huge factor in the decision to hire her and pay her exorbitant retainer.

She stated that a website had been created for her clients for the company she pretended to represent in her investigation. This statement was false. No website was or has been created.

She said that the eight people at the conference the night we met with her would be working on our case- we've never seen or heard from five of them again. I do not know if any of them are officially employed by her as agents of her company and it is doubtful that they are officially registered with the licensing board as required by law.

She stated that she would contact us weekly with updates about our case. Weekly telephone conferences did not occur and most often clients had to call her several times in order to get a return phone call from her.

She lost original records and then refused to call us back after she was telephoned/texted six times regarding the lost documents. The records had to be re-requested and paid for from the medical facilities by clients.

Her services were consistently poorly performed and off the cuff, when services were performed at all. Copies of transcripts of meetings demonstrate lack of forethought or preparation on Ms. Martinelli's part about any aspect of the investigation.

Robin did not follow through on her promise to use her media connections to further clients' legal action. She stated in a recent text message to clients that they could contact the media themselves.

Ms. Martinelli never formulated a specific action plan or a budgeting of hours to accomplish the laundry list of investigative tasks requested by clients. Most of these investigative tasks were not started or completed.

She refused to send an itemized statement of how clients' $10,000 was spent until repeated and, finally, angry requests from clients.

She refused to give us copies of the transcripts from her meetings with the person being investigated until May 17, 2009 after repeated requests. When received, the transcripts contained no information of value to clients.

Renitas
Atlanta, Georgia
U.S.A.

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#1 Author of original report

Resolution

AUTHOR: Renitas - (U.S.A.)

This UPDATE REPORT is to advise that we have resolved all issues we had with Mrs. Martinelli and Martinelli Investigations.
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Information to Substantiate Complaint Against Robin Martinelli

AUTHOR: Renitas - (U.S.A.)

To substantiate the complaint made regarding her, please note that Robin has had a minimum of 3 complaints filed through the Georgia Secretary of State's Office.  She has, to date, been publicly reprimanded twice.  Go to the Georgia Secretary of State website, click on Professional Licensure, click on Online Services, click on License verifcation, choose Robin's name and her public reprimands information will appear.  Click on those links to read them.

Please also see a Rip Off Report filed by one of Robin's former employees: report # 456964-

Martinelli Investigations Inc. Bad Business / Fails to Pay Investigators / Over Charges Clients / Dishonest Lawrenceville Georgia

 

 

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Rebuttal from Robin Martinelli - Owner

AUTHOR: ROBIN MARTINELLI - (USA)





Robin Martinelli made false promises and misrepresented her services to secure a $10,000 retainer up front from her clients. SYDNEY AND JOHN -THIS RETAINER WAS BASED ON THE COMPLEXITY OF THE CASE INCLUDING SETTING UP DOMAIN NAMES FOR FICTIOUS WEBSITES WHICH WAS DONE, PURCHASING TELEPHONES WITH FICTIOUS NAMES, $900.00 WORTH OF COPIES FROM KINKOS, HOTEL ROOMS FOR MEETING THE SUBJECT OF THE INVESTIGATION, PAYING FOR DNA COLLECTION, AND DNA TESTING BY THE LEADING TESTER IN THE NATION. PICKING UP VEHICLES FROM POLICE DEPARTMENTS, PAYING FOR STORING THE VEHICLE AND PAYING THE INVESTIGATORS FOR ALL OF THIS WORK, RECREATING CRIME SCENES AND THE LIKE. AND SETTING UP AND ATTENDING MEETINGS WITH AN ATTORNEY WHO ORIGINALLY AGREED TO TAKE THE CASE BUT DECLINED IT AFTER BEING BADGERED BY THE CLIENT FOR WEEKS. http://www.martinelliinvestigations.com/

Ms. Martinelli made promises she did not keep and made false representations of herself. She stated she was a former police officer and had good connections with law enforcement that she would use to help further a criminal investigation. She is not a former police officer and this statement was a huge factor in her clients' deciding to pay an exorbitant retainer. SYDNEY AND JOHN -ROBIN MARTINELLI IS A FORMER SHERIFFS DEPUTY OF GEORGIA WITH FORSYTH AND ROCKDALE COUNTY. http://www.martinelliinvestigations.com/

She stated she would shop our case to law enforcement and attorneys. To this date she has asked one attorney about taking our case and he has agreed to take it only on financially prohibitive terms. She has not contacted anyone in law enforcement. This assertion by Ms. Martinelli was a huge factor in the decision to hire her and pay her exorbitant retainer. SYDNEY AND JOHN -SEVERAL LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES WERE CONTACTED, INCLUDING THE GBI ALL WERE NOT INTERESTED IN OPENING ANOTHER CASE A YEAR AFTER IT HAD BEEN CLOSED. WE COULD CONTACT THE SUBJECT TO SEE IF THERE HAVE BEEN ANY NEW DEVELOPMENTS IN THE CASE. WE COULD ALSO PROVIDE HIM WITH A THE SAME DETAILED REPORTS THAT WE PROVIDED YOU. http://www.martinelliinvestigations.com/

She stated that a website had been created for her clients for the company she pretended to represent in her investigation. This statement was false. No website was or has been created. SYDNEY AND JOHN -YES IT WAS CREATED ALONG WITH EMAIL ACCOUNTShttp://www.martinelliinvestigations.com/

She said that the eight people at the conference the night we met with her would be working on our case- we've never seen or heard from five of them again. I do not know if any of them are officially employed by her as agents of her company and it is doubtful that they are officially registered with the licensing board as required by law.

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#4 Author of original report

Martinelli Investigations, Inc.

AUTHOR: Renitas - (U.S.A.)

Report is specifically about Robin Martinelli and her unethical practices and illegal practices.
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Martinelli Investigations, Lawrenceville, Ga.

AUTHOR: Renitas - (U.S.A.)

Robin Martinelli has been publicly reprimanded twice by the Ga. Licensing Board for Private Investigators- Go to this link: https://secure.sos.state.ga.us/myverification/Details.aspx?agency_id=1&license_id=858846&
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