Kevin Richard Halligen was a smooth-talking, hard-drinking man with a posh British accent who arrived in Washington around 2005 and set up a security consulting business, claiming to have "operational experience" in the world of British intelligence. Now Halligen, 50, is sitting in a London prison awaiting extradition to the United States after being indicted on felony fraud charges in U.S. District Court in Washington. Read related article.
This birth certificate shows that Kevin Patrick Halligan (spelled with an “a”) was born in Dublin on July 14, 1961. His father’s name is different from the one listed on Halligen’s 1991 marriage certificate. This birth certificate was provided by a private investigator trying to find Halligen after he left Washington in November 2008 and before his arrest in England in November 2009. The investigator said the certificate was given to him by Irish private investigator he hired to trace Halligen’s roots. It is impossible to be 100 percent certain that this certificate belongs to Halligen. But record checks in Kent, England, where Halligen told his former wife and others that he was born, show no record of his birth. The Post sent Halligen a photocopy of this certificate via his London lawyer, asking whether it was his. He did not respond.
Halligen’s Irish passport, issued Feb. 13, 2002, at the Irish Embassy in London. Although Halligen told his former wife and others that he was born and raised in England, his passport states that he is an Irish citizen born July 14, 1961, in Dublin. This passport copy was obtained by a private investigator trying to find Halligen after he left Washington in November 2008 and before his arrest in England in November 2009.
Halligen's marriage certificate showing that he married Jennifer Patricia Darvill on March 26, 1991, in Hampshire, England. Although Halligen regularly said he was born on July 14, 1961, his age is listed on the marriage certificate as 32 rather than 29. This certificate is public record and was obtained by The Post from the Hampshire County Council.
This divorce decree shows that Halligen's marriage to Jennifer Darvill was not dissolved until Sept. 23, 2010. Darvill said that Halligen left her in 1998 and that she did not know his whereabouts until 2010, when she heard that he had been arrested and was in London's Wandsworth Prison. She said she had divorce papers served on him there. This decree is public record and was obtained by The Post from Darvill and then verified by the Oxford County Court.
Special Forces Club application
Halligen's application for membership in the Special Forces Club in Knightsbridge, London. The club is an exclusive group of people with links to the British intelligence community. Halligen's membership in the club helped him establish himself in Washington as a person with close ties to the British intelligence world. Two former British military officers who sponsored Halligen's membership later said they felt duped by Halligen, whose connection to British intelligence was peripheral at best. This application was provided by a private investigator trying to find Halligen after he left Washington in November 2008 and before his arrest in England in November 2009.
DOD ID card
A Common Access Card (CAC), with Halligen’s name and photo, issued by the U.S. Department of Defense. These smart cards, with embedded computer chips, are commonly used as identification for active-duty military personnel and nonmilitary contractors. They provide access to certain military computers and buildings, depending on the security level authorized in the chip. A photocopy of this card was obtained by a private investigator trying to find Halligen after he left Washington in November 2008 and before his arrest in England in November 2009. Pentagon officials declined to comment on the card’s authenticity or on whether or why it was issued to Halligen. The Post sent a photocopy of the card to Halligen, through his London lawyer, asking whether it was his. He did not respond.
The menu for the wedding of Richard Halligen and Maria Dybczak designed by Margaret Cunningham of the Cunningham Group won an ADDY award from the American Advertising Federation. The Cunningham Group is an advertising and public relations company based in Montgomery, Ala. Halligen and Dybczak celebrated a wedding April 27, 2007, at the Evermay estate in Washington. At the time of the Evermay wedding, an elaborate hoax in which the minister was actually a professional actor, Halligen was still married to Jennifer Darvill. (Cunningham Group)