Josef Resch

Private investigator, unconventional methods

cases involved

Hunted Florian Homm, bombers of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17, Jan Marsalek of Wirecrad and many more


Main crimes

conspiracy and fraud

Current State

Ready to retire. Published a book about his most famous cases.


Josef Resch busted drug dealers, caught millions of debtors who had gone into hiding and made headlines, among other things, by offering a reward of 47 million euros on behalf of an ominous client in 2014 for crucial information about the crash of flight MH17 in Ukraine. Anyone who makes an appointment with Resch meets a man who not only knows how much a million euros in cash weighs (approximately 2.4 kilograms) and how one assumes so many identities that one could do the Cologne Shrove Monday procession alone , but also tells of a life that is so full of craziness that you don't know where to begin a story about him.






Josef Resch, born in the bavarian mountains grows up as a village boy. Conicidence brings him to Munich, where he quickly climbs the ladder in the red light districts, from bouncer to pimp to secret informant for the german equivalent of the DEA.

Using his experience and unique position he becomes one of the worlds highest paid bountyhunters. He uses his knowledge about witness protection programs and, more importantly, the vulnerabilities of those he seeks.

Being in the business for 35 years he is involved in the kidnappings of Richard Oetker and Jan Philipp Reemtsma, among others. Building trust and sowing mistrust is part of his business. Resch is known for unconventional methods. On his website he has offered $47 million for information leading to the MH17 crash in eastern Ukraine.

He published YouTube-videos in 4 different languages offering €1.5 Million for finding Florian Homm, investmentshark on the run with 150 million €.

 So far he has avoided the public. Shortly before retiring, Josef Resch drops (a part) of the existential discretion in this business. He describes concrete operations, names names and describes the creation of his perpetrator profiles, which led him to an enormous success rate.

Homm enters Panama with a false passport, Since then he never stays in one place for long, traveling under various identities through South America, Africa and Europe. While on the run Florian Homm meets his wife and children in secret at different locations in the world. He even appears in talkshows while on the run! After 5 years on the run Homm gets caught in a Museum in Italy and is sent to prison. His remand takes so long, that he manages to escape extradition to the US.

He claims that he had to kill in prison in order to survive.

Re-discovering his catholic faith, Homm claims to have lost interest in gaining money 

Today Homm earns his money with his own market letter and columns on various news portals. On YouTube, he speaks to 220,000 subscribers in videos on current financial and stock market topics. His Autobiography was on the numerous bestsellerlists, the new york times and financial times write feautures on him. 

Switzerland and the US are still hoping for his extradition, willing to sentence him for many years in prison.

Re-discovering his catholic faith, Homm claims to have lost interest in gaining money, recently publishing his new bestseller in April 2022 "The principles of wealth".  

"I was one of two out of several hundred who were not extradited to the United States. I survived an assassination attempt with a .38 bullet you could take down a bear with and a global bounty hunt. You just have to stop messing around with calculation models and accept that you are a worm and that there is something that is much bigger than you. I believe that you can move things through faith."F.H.