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Racketeering Charges Dropped Against High Level G4S/Wackenhut Employees

SOURCE:  CBS MIAMI Racketeering charges have been dropped against two high level Wackenhut employees accused of overbilling the county for Metrorail security.  Prosecutors said Thursday they couldn’t move forward with their case against Rene Pedrayes and Eduardo Esquivel.  One reason the case fell apart was because one of the state’s key witnesses, Miami-Dade police officer […]

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Security Company to Fork Over $7.5 Million

SOURCE: NBC NEWS 6 After an intense five-year battle, the Wackenhut security company is agreeing to pay out $7.5 million to settle allegations that company executives overbilled Miami-Dade taxpayers for years.  But despite the payout and admission of guilt, Wackenhut will be able to keep doing business with Miami-Dade County. The payout follows a series of […]

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Head of G4S/Wackenhut Security Services in Florida Charged with Racketeering

SOURCE: NBC NEWS 6 The man at the head of Wackenhut Security Services in Florida at the time of a 2007 NBCMiami investigation was arrested and charged with racketeering Friday, NBCMiami has learned.  Rene Pedrayes, 49, was general manager of Wackenhut’s state operations when he left the company amid allegations that the company systematically overcharged Miami-Dade taxpayers […]

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Miami-Dade County Manager Finally Fires G4S/Wackenhut

SOURCE: NBC 6 SOUTH FLORIDA On Friday, County Manager George Burgess finally fired Wackenhut Corporation, the security firm who, according to a county audit, has been overcharging tax payers millions of dollars for work that was never done.  “Ghost posts” and “phantom billing” were just a few of the ways Wackenhut made sure they got every […]

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Civil Rights Organization Demands End to Florida For-Profit Youth Prisons

SOURCE: COLORofCHANGE ColorOfChange, one of the nations’ largest civil rights organization has called on the Florida Department of Juvenile Justice (FDJJ) to stop contracting with G4S and other for-profit prison contractors.  ColorOfChange specifically urged the Secretary of FDJJ to not renew any contracts with G4S that, together are valued at $120 million. According the the […]

Grand Jury Calls G4S Facility a “Disgrace”

G4S Security Guards Say They Were Fired For Whistleblowing on Sexual Abuse

SOURCE:  TCPALM Two former security guards at Martin Girls Academy are suing to get their jobs back and say they were fired in retaliation for reporting suspicions that a co-worker was having an illegal sexual relationship with an detainee who is a minor. In another report, the State of Florida is investigating a youth assault […]

Grand Jury Calls G4S Facility a “Disgrace”