by Russ Rheaume
Our featured sleuth is Joe Koenig, the owner of KMI Investigations LLC located in Grandville, MI. Joe retired from the Michigan State Police after 26 years and has over 45 years of investigative experience in both the public and private sectors. He was lead investigator on the James R. Hoffa case, and investigated homicides, organized crime, financial crimes, narcotics, and public corruption.
Joe is Past President of the Michigan FBI National Academy Associates and is a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), Fraud Claims Law Associate (FCLA), and Fraud Claims Law Specialist (FCLS). He also holds a BS in Accounting from Wayne State University, and a Masters in Public Administration from Eastern Michigan University where he was a member of the Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society.
In October 2014, Joe authored the book "Getting the Truth" (published by Principia Media, available on Amazon at Bookstore and is a much sought-after speaker. "Getting the Truth" is about reading between the lines, distinguishing truth from deception, and learning to sculpt your questions to get the truth. It is full of analysis of written statements from public and private figures to help drive home the book's principles, including General Petraeus' resignation letter, the ransom note from the Jon Benet Ramsay case, OJ Simpson's statement to LAPD Detectives Lange and Vannatter the day after the murder of Nicole Simpson and Ronald Goldman, Woody Allen's response to Dylan Farrow's sexual assault allegation, as well as many others.
On the personal side, Joe is married to Julie, the love of his life and wife of 44 years. They have two beautiful daughters (both married) and three grandchildren. All the women in his life are MSU graduates, creating a constant source of irritation for Joe since he's an avid Wolverine. He also enjoys golfing and motorcycling. For cycling enthusiasts, he rides a BMW R1200 GS, which allows him to enjoy both touring and off-road routes.