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Richard Hyde

Chief Investigator
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  • Georgia State University
    Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies, Journalism & Political Science
    About Richard

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    • Atlanta Public Schools Cheating Case - investigation uncovered substantial misconduct resulting in multiple indictments and convictions. It is widely recognized as the most widespread public school cheating scandal in history.
    • Investigated racketeering and public corruption at the Medical College of Georgia involving pharmaceutical research. Resulted in guilty pleas and recovery of over $18 million.
    • Served as chief investigator for the State of Georgia’s Judicial Qualifications Commission where his investigative work led to the removal of over five dozen judges.
    • Served as investigator for multiple theft of trade secrets cases.
    • Investigated alleged misconduct and sensitive matters involving professional sports teams.
    • Served as chief investigator for two attorneys general for Georgia investigating public corruption.
    • Conducted internal compliance investigations and produced intelligence reports that provided officers and directors at public companies with necessary information to make critical business decisions.
    • Regularly engaged to conduct comprehensive background investigations on members of board of directors for private and public entities.

    Qualifications & Certifications

    • Fulton county Superior Court, qualified as an expert witness, investigative procedures and witness interviewing.
    • Hearing Officer for the Judicial Qualifications Commission, Appointed by the Governor of Georgia
    • Judicial Security Standing Committee Advisor, Appointed by the Chief Justice of Georgia
    • Board of Public Safety Member, Appointed by Georgia Lt. Governor – Overseeing the Georgia State Patrol, The Georgia Bureau of Investigation, and the Georgia Public Safety Training Center. 
    • Instructor & Judicial Discipline Expert, United States Agency for Internal Development – Assist in the hiring and training of corruption inspectors for the Supreme Court of Ukraine, 2013-present 


    • Georgia State University, Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies, Journalism & Political Science