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April 2019  Ed Martin attend  16 hours of forensic expert witness training at the national office of FEWA in San Francisco, CA

Austin, TX  This specificforensic expert witnesstraining bolsters the trial experience Martin received as a Special Agent of the Criminal Investigation Division of the Internal Revenue Service.  All financial investigations require extensive analysis of financial records including bank and brokerage records, and the tracing of funds and following the money through the use of sophisticated proprietary technology. Martin’s expertise as a forensic expert witness helps our clients be better represented in deposition or trial.


April 2019 –  Ed Martin attended 19.5 hours of training by the National Association of Defense Investigators in San Diego, CA

Austin, TX  –  The training Ed Martin received was in trial preparation, witness interviewing, testifying as an expert, report writing and other skills to help refresh knowledge acquired as an IRS Special Agent and Criminal Investigator. This knowledge will be used  in defense of clients.  


August 2018 –  Ed Martin was elected President of the Texas Association of Licensed Investigators

Austin, TX  –  Sage Investigations is proud to announce that Ed Martin was elected President of TALI.  The industry leading association in Texas and the United States.  This helps our clients by having access to well informed trained investigators to meet the needs of our clients.. 


July 2018 - William Gorenstein became the Managing Director of Financial Asset Recovery for Sage Investigations. 

Austin, TX  – Sage Investigations is proud to bring on board Bill Gorenstein. Billis is an experienced CPA who specializes in financial turnarounds of companies. He helps our clients improve financial performance and locates assets.


August 2017- Sage Investigations is proud to announce our Financial Investigator and Technology Expert, Jason Slick received his CFE

Austin, TX  – Jason has the ability to conceptualize the nature of a financial investigation and bring to bear his knowledge of mathematics and computer science to solve problems for our clients.  This involves analyzing voluminous records and converting them into a database and summarizing the transactions in reports beneficial to our clients.  Among the many things he has done for our clients, he has successfully reconstructed a file server that acted as the repository for the contents of 15 point of sale registers.  This achievement helped defend the client in a criminal case. 


April 2016 - Kenton Stephens became the Director of Surveillance and Undercover for Sage Investigations.

Austin, TX – Sage Investigations is proud to bring on board Kenton Stephens. He has the ability to blend in and be nearly invisible.  He has a vast knowledge of the operation of business entities and has an uncanny ability to find hard to acquire information through searching the internet and social media. Kenton finds out the truth of what is happening for our clients.


April 2016 - Joe Stanfield became the Director of IRS Civil Matters for Sage Investigations. 

Austin, TX – Sage Investigations is proud to bring on board Joe Stanfield. Joe is a CPA and a retired IRS field auditor that now works to defend taxpayers who are contacted and abused by overzealous IRS office auditors and field agents.  Joe  helps our clients prevail when up against the IRS.


March 2016 - Sage Investigations, LLC Founder, Edmond Martin Awarded United States Fraud Investigator of the year for 2015 by Wealth and Finance Magazine

Austin, TX - 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.”

Their team of former IRS Criminal Investigators, Certified Public Accountants, and former FBI investigators, are solely committed to providing results that reflect the truth. Sage prepares a plan of action and proceeds to access the records that allow them to efficiently and effectively analyze financial matters in a variety of diverse cases. Their cases have ranged from $500,000 to millions of dollars in revenue. Their 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. 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.

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. Download PDF


October 2015   Ed Martin of Sage Investigations began focusing on Expert Witness testimony

Austin, TX  – Ed Martin of Sage Investigations began focusing on Expert Witness testimony  and joined the Forensic Expert Witness Association to receive training for expert witness testimony. Training  seminars were received in Dallas and online.


August 2015 - Sage Investigations, LLC Founder, Edmond Martin Awarded the Hudgins-Sallee Award by TALI

Austin, TX - The Texas Association of Licensed Investigators awarded Edmond Martin, Founder of Sage Investigations, LLC the most distinguished, honourable and noble award that can be presented to a member of Texas Association of Licensed Investigators (TALI) by their peers. This award was established in remembrance of two outstanding deceased TALI members — Virginia Hudgins and David Sallee. The Hudgins-Sallee Award was established in their memory to exemplify the high moral and ethical standards by which a professional licensed private investigator adheres to in his/her services to the Texas Association of Licensed Investigators.


November 2013 - Sage Investigations, LLC Launches a New Website to Provide Clients Added Benefits. 

Austin, TX - Sage Investigations, LLC has launched a new website to provide better education to the public about their services and the benefits they yield. On this website our clients have access to log into their secure share file and have immediate admittance to records and reports generated for their use.


July 2013 - Sage Investigations, LLC Adds Ease of File Access for Clients

Austin, TX -.  As an added benefit, clients of Sage Investigations, LLC can access their case data by logging into their secure share file on the Sage website. This provides our clients with better encryption and immediate access to records and reports generated for their use.


June 2013 - Sage Investigations, LLC Moves to a New Corporate Office

Austin, TX - To better serve clients due to growth of Sage Investigations, LLC Company founder, Edmond Martin moved to a new office located at 4103 Westbank Drive, Austin, TX 78746.  


August 2012 - Sage Investigations, LLC Founder, Edmond Martin Chosen as TALI Treasurer

Austin, TX - The Texas Association of Licensed Investigators chose Edmond Martin, Founder of Sage Investigations, LLC as Treasurer for the association. Duties include maintaining the books and records of the association. 


February, 2011- Sage Investigations, LLC Narrows Their Focus to Better Serve Their Clients

Austin, TX- To better serve their clients Sage Investigations, LLC narrowed their focus to their core competency of tax investigations and forensics accounting. In the last ten years of business, Sage Investigations, LLC learned the needs of their tax and financial investigative clients and developed systematic ways to effectively and efficiently fulfil their needs.


January 2011 - Sage Investigations, LLC Adds Additional Computer Power as a Client Benefit. 

Austin, TX - Sage Investigations, LLC increases its computing power with the acquisition of two file servers to more efficiently serve clients. 


January 2010 - Sage Investigations, LLC Launches DIO Technology

Austin, TX - After four years of development, Sage Investigations, LLC and Jason Slick, the new Director of Technology for Sage Investigations, LLC launches DIO financial investigative technology. This technology will better serve our clients with a faster, more accurate and less expensive analysis of voluminous financial data. 


December 2009 - Sage Investigations, LLC Acquires Technology as an Additional Client Benefit. 

Austin, TX - Sage Investigations, LLC has added portable high speed scanning of large quantities of data to bring additional benefits to clients. 


April 2008 - Sage Investigations Founder, Edmond Martin Invited to Join Intellenet 

Austin, TX - Edmond Martin, Principal, Chief Investigator of Sage Investigations, LLC was invited to become a member of Intellenet, a nationwide Private Investigator Association that provides training and better access to investigators worldwide to better serve clients. 


December 2007 - Sage Investigations Founder, Edmond Martin Invited to Join Forensic Expert Witness Association (FEWA)

Austin, TX - Edmond Martin, Principal, Chief Investigator of Sage Investigations, LLC was invited to join FEWA to receive additional training in the expert witness discipline. 


July 2007 - Texas Certified Investigator (TCI) Status Awarded

Dallas, TX - The Texas Association of Licensed Investigators awarded Edmond Martin, Principal, Chief Investigator of Sage Investigations, LLC with the Texas Certified Investigator designation after completing a practical exercise, written test, and a white paper on white collar crime. The designation has been awarded to only 40 individuals state wide. 


August 2006 - Meritorious Service Awarded

San Antonio, TX - The Texas Association of Licensed Investigators at its annual meeting awarded Edmond Martin, Principal, Chief Investigator of Sage Investigations, LLC, the Meritorious Service Award for outstanding service to a client in a Wrongful Death Investigation in Colorado. 


February 2006 – Sage Investigations, LLC Starts Development of DIO Technology

Austin, TX - Sage Investigations, LLC contracted with Jason Slick, and together started the development of the DIO financial technology in order to better serve clients with faster, more accurate and less expensive analysis of voluminous financial data. 


June 2002 – Service Above Self Awarded

Austin, TX - Edmond Martin, Principal, Chief Investigator of Sage Investigations, LLC is awarded the Rotary Service Above Self Award from Austin Rotary Clubs for solving the Madalyn Murray O'Hair disappearance.


June 2002 – Circle of Excellence Awarded

Austin, TX - Edmond Martin, Principal, Chief Investigator of Sage Investigations, LLC is awarded the Circle of Excellence from the 100 Club of Central Texas for solving the Madalyn Murray O'Hair disappearance.


April 2002 – Association Joined by Sage Investigations, LLC

Austin, TX – Principal, Chief Investigator, Edmond Martin of Sage Investigations, LLC joined the Texas Association of Licensed Investigators to continue investigative education and remain on the cutting edge in order to provide the best service to clients.


June 2001 - Sage Investigations, LLC Launches First Website

Austin, TX – Sage Investigations launches its first website to educate the public about the diverse investigative services offered to the legal profession, individuals, businesses and the government.


January, 2001 – Edmond Martin and George Mading Founded Sage Investigations, LLC

Austin, TX - Edmond Martin and George Mading both retired IRS Special Agents founded Sage Investigations, LLC to provide nationwide services to the legal profession, individuals, businesses and the government.  Martin and Mading bring a combined 50 years of investigative experience with the Internal Revenue Service and the State Securities Board.  The name “Sage” was chosen because as a noun it means: an experienced person respected for sound judgment and as an adjective: wise, judicious or prudent.

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