In response to a scathing press release issued by the co-presidents of FAPI against investigators involved in the Caylee Anthony homicide investigation, Dominic Casey sent Pursuit Magazine the following response:
Mark Feegel and Chuck Chambers,
I was forwarded your/FAPI March 27, 2009 Statement/Press Release. In this Press Release you state that you are refraining from speculation regarding the Caylee Anthony murder case, and the Florida Association of Private Investigators, Inc. (FAPI) “is speaking out”.
You begin by stating: “The Private Investigators who involved themselves in the Anthony case appear to have acted in violation of the regulatory provisions governing the investigative profession . . .” You further state that in Hoovers Deposition, he testified “ . . . “he performed investigative work for both Agencies and unless D&A was subcontracting work to Class Action, or unless Hoover was an employee (not subcontractor) of Class Action and subsequently D&A, Hoover and both agencies allegedly violated the law”.
Also you state “ . . . it is a shame to have this type of embarrassing activity on a high-profile tragedy such as the Caylee Anthony case . . .” Then you abruptly state “The credibility of the private investigator and, indeed, the actual investigation he conducted, may be called into question . . . leading to disastrous results for the client”
Below I have provided extracts of James Hoovers December 18, 2008 Interview with OCSO and FBI, also extracts of James Hoovers March 25, 2009 Deposition. You will note that James Hoover secretly videotaped the Anthony family while at church and without their knowledge, James Hoover states that he was not working for anybody and he intended making money from the photographs or video.
In his deposition, James Hoover stated that he did not become involved in the investigation of the case and that he offered the Family help.
December 18, 2008 James Hoover Interview with OCSO and FBI
Page 2 Line: 1 Q. Okay. And Uh, some of the pictures you have on here uhm, you have some pictures of, of, of uh, George and Cindy inside of the church? . . . page 2 Line: 3 A. Uh, yes sir . . . page 2 Line: 4 Alright, or a video of George and Cindy . . . page 2 Line 5. Yeah (Affirmative) . . . page 2 Line: 6 . . . In a church? . . . page 2 Line: 7 Yeah (Affirmative) I was playing with a camera . . . page 2 Line: 19 Did they know you were video taping them at the time? . . . page 2 Line: 20 Uh, no sir . . . page 2 Line21 Okay. Who, uh, who are you working for . . . page 2 Line: 2 Nobody page 4 Line: 2 Alright what were you going to do with these photographs or this video tape? . . . page 4 Line: 4 I think earlier you said you were going to make some money . . . page 4 Line: 5 Yeah . . .
March 25, 2009 Deposition
page 17 Line 23: Q. How did you become involved in the investigation? A. I . . . page 18 Line 1: . . . didn’t become involved in the investigation of the case . . . page 18 Line 3: Q. I didn’t understand what you said . . . page 18 Line 4: I didn’t become involved in the investigation . . . page 18 Line 5: part of the case . . . page 18 Line 6: Q. What is your involvement In the case? . . . page 18 Line 14: . . . I just thought these people needed help. I’m going to go there and offer these people help as a citizen. I wasn’t the only person that did that, by the way, certainly.
For your information, D&A Investigations, Inc. have worked this Case since July 2008 and continue to do so under a Retainer Agreement with the Anthony Family. James Hoover is not affiliated, employed nor subcontracted by D&A nor has ever been. Furthermore, he never performed any investigations in connection with this Case for D&A or the Anthony Family. James Hoover “offered” to help the Family with security then engaged in unforgivable acts such as, secretly videotaping the Family and myself in an attempt make money. For the record, your allegations directed toward me and my Agency are false, baseless and have injected uninformed opinion’s to the public arena.
Dominic Casey, Private Investigator
D&A Investigations, Inc.