Corra Group Adds International Due Diligence Background Checks to Assist Investment Security as Fears Rise About a Global Economic Downturn

Wed, February 3rd, 2016 - 10:22 am - By Gordon Basichis

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As the world looks at what may be a global economic downturn, Corra Group is expanding its national and international background checks to meet the needs of businesses and members of the financial investment community who are seeking greater assurances that their investments are sound. The expanded background searches will help ascertain whether joint ventures, partnerships, and mergers and acquisitions are as sound as they may first appear.

“As evidenced by a January 20th,2016 article in The Guardian, we are seeing a contraction of the global economy,” said Corra Group Co-Founder, Gordon Basichis. “Once again, as it was just a few years ago, as fears increase, business entities are exercising increased caution with their financial endeavors. Whether it is reviewing the solvency of a new business client or even a vendor, or contemplating a co-venture of partnership, the responsible parties are recognizing the need to conduct more comprehensive background checks.

“These searches should be conducted on the business entities but also on the corporate principals,” said Basichis. “To assist our clients in the vetting process, Corra Group now offers a comprehensive international due diligence package. The all-encompassing search will include business identifiers and reported addresses, criminal proceedings, corporate and personal, civil proceedings, bankruptcy proceedings, reputational corporate affiliations, real property records, professional licensing, and media and internet searches. Also included are reputational interviews with relevant parties familiar with the company and individuals.”

Basichis pointed out that Corra Group conducts domestic comprehensive background checks on U.S. based agencies as well. As well as due diligence social media searches, criminal and civil records, Corra Group offers corporate affiliation searches and business credit reports.

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More Courts Closed Due to Bad Weather on the East Coast

Fri, January 22nd, 2016 - 12:49 pm - By Gordon Basichis

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Corra Group has the following announcement…

We would like to take this opportunity to notify you of weather delays that are currently being experienced throughout the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic and Southeast sections of the country.


Minor delays may occur for some searches.   Corra Group will be sure to return results as expeditiously as possible as weather conditions continue to improve.


Specific states with indicated delays are listed below:


New York
Washington, D.C.

Courts Closed Due To Snow

Fri, January 22nd, 2016 - 12:47 pm - By Gordon Basichis

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DC Courts to Close Today at Noon


Courts in Washington, D.C. will close at noon today, Friday, January 22, 2016 due to an impending snow emergency. We will keep you apprised of further developments as information becomes available.

How Drug Test Donors Cheat on Their Drug Tests

Wed, December 16th, 2015 - 12:18 pm - By Gordon Basichis

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So if you think all employment candidates who come back with clean results on their drug tests, think again.  At Corra Group where we are partnered with Quest Diagnostics, we found this bit of information useful to any employers who are conducting drug screening as part of their employment screening policy.   The drug test can be a helpful background check and in some cases it is mandated as employers are confronted with compliance issues when dealing with certain business or government contracts.

According to this article on Quest Diagnostics…”Some donors drink large volumes of liquid prior to their drug test collection in an effort to dilute their specimens, while others add water, products or chemicals to their urine specimen in an effort to mask the drugs present in their body, destroy the drugs in the specimen, or interfere with the laboratory analysis. Some donors even attempt to substitute their specimen with another person’s urine, synthetic urine or beverages.

The use of oxidizing adulterants is one of the most common ways donors try to cheat a urine drug test. According to theSubstance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), an oxidizing adulterant is a substance that acts alone or in combination with other substances to oxidize drugs or drug metabolites to prevent the detection of the drugs or drug metabolites, or affects the reagents in either the initial or confirmatory drug test. Examples of oxidizing agents include, but are not limited to, nitrites, pyridinium chlorochromate, chromium (VI), bleach, iodine, halogens, peroxidase and peroxide.”


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