New York Raising Fees for Statewide Criminal History Record Searches Effective July 1

By Thomas Ahearn, ESR News Staff Writer The New York State Office of Court Administration (OCA), which provides a New York Statewide Criminal History Record Search (CHRS), will raise fees for each CHRS to $65.00 from $55.00 effective July 1, 2010, according to information on NYCourts.gov. As explained on NYCourts.gov, the OCA’s CHRS criteria “is strictly…

Kroll to Be Sold by Marsh & McLennan to Altegrity

According to a report by the Wall Street Journal on WSJ.com, insurance conglomerate Marsh & McLennan Cos. Inc. has agreed to sell its corporate-intelligence unit Kroll to global security firm Altegrity Inc. for $1.13 billion. Altegrity started in 1996 as U.S. Investigations Services (U.S.I.S.) when the government privatized the business of security clearance background investigations,…