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Ralph Burton was a private investigator with L.A. Investigations, hired by Kate Warner to look into Reza Naiyeer.

Day 2[]

Ralph called Kate around 8:30am to say that he had found something out about Reza: his name came up on a file regarding Syed Ali, an international financier with ties to several terrorist organizations. He said there was a possibility that the dealings between the two were legitimate, but he needed Kate's help to know for sure. ("8:00am-9:00am") He asked her to check for his wallet to find out Reza's connection to Ali.

Kate later called Burton and told him she had been unable to find Reza's wallet. He suggested that she looked for Reza's passport, which might be in his briefcase. She feels nervous for stealing the passport, but Burton tells her that all she needs to do is write down the countries that have been stamped for entry in the last six months. She agreed, and a short while later called back to inform him of all the dates in Reza's passport, which included Frankfurt on May 19th. Burton said that they could compare Reza's travel dates with Syed Ali's to see if there was a connection. Before their conversation could continue, Marie walked in. Kate feigned the end of the phone call in a positive manner. ("9:00am-10:00am")

Ralph called the Warner house phone a short while later, and Marie answered. When she took the phone to Kate, she asked who Burton was, and questioned if it was Kate's new boyfriend. Kate answered ambiguously, and took the phone. She asked Burton if he had checked the passport information, and he said that it confirmed that Reza and Syed Ali had connections. He told her that he had contacted Homeland Security, and that she could not tell anyone. Kate wanted to tell her sister but Ralph warned her against it. He told her to act normal and he would contact her again soon. He said she could endanger the lives of herself and her family if she revealed that she knew anything to Reza. ("10:00am-11:00am")

Burton later left for the day, leaving his colleague Paul Koplin to handle the case. ("2:00pm-3:00pm")

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