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Ana Carolina Lanuza
Ana Carolina Lanuza – Private Investigations
Ana Carolina Lanuza is a private investigator in Florida who owns, Leverage Investigations, Inc., which is an internationally well-known full service private investigation agency based in Miami, FL.
Growing up she always had a fascination with investigations and enjoyed putting together the missing pieces in order to solve the puzzle. It would not be until she was an adult, when she would realize that her story too was a puzzle, when she discovered she had been adopted.
Leverage Investigations dedicates 40% of its time rescuing runaway kids. Together with her business partner, Joe Carrillo, they have rescued more than 66 missing children. While most of their rescues are local, they have rescued many nationwide.
In 2012, both were responsible for uncovering absentee ballot fraud in Miami-Dade exposing elected officials as beneficiaries of this fraud. Also in 2012, they both turned in a tip to Public Corruption, which uncovered a GSA government contract theft of $6 million dollars and three arrests the following year.
She also assists adoptees in the process to open their adoption cases, as she has been through the whole court process that takes over a year long, since Florida is a closed adoption state. Ana Carolina was elected President of the Florida Association of Private Investigators (FAPI) in 2012 and was re-elected a second term in 2013. Prior to being elected, she served as the Board Director in 2011.
In 2013, she received the Distinguished Alumni Award from American InterContinental University and overcame her public speaking fears and delivered a speech to the graduating class of over 1,500 graduates. Ana Carolina has appeared on Discovery ID, local television shows and newspapers and has received numerous awards for her work and dedication to the field.
Ana Carolina holds an MBA in International Business and a Bachelor’s in Criminal Justice/Forensic Science graduating magna cum laude from American InterContinental University. For more information or to reach Ana Carolina Lanuza, please visit her at LinkedIn or by visiting Leverage Investigations