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Vodka Butt-Shot Contractor STILL Guarding the Kabul Embassy

SOURCE: MOTHER JONES More than a year has passed since the State Department decided to drop its contract with the security firm protecting the US embassy in Kabul, following an international scandal featuring drunken debauchery fit for a Van Wilder flick. But the company that introduced the world to vodka butt-shots is still on the […]

Racketeering Charges Dropped Against High Level G4S/Wackenhut Employees

G4S/Wackenhut Faces Debarment From Los Angeles City Contracts

SOURCE: WISTV NEWS 10, June 26, 2007 — The City of Los Angeles is launching an investigation into security contractor Wackenhut Corporation/G4S’compliance with the city’s Responsible Contractor Policy, a probe that could result in debarment from city contracts for five years. Prior to the investigation, Wackenhut had more than $5 million annually in contracts with […]

Vodka Butt-Shot Contractor STILL Guarding the Kabul Embassy

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 […]

Vodka Butt-Shot Contractor STILL Guarding the Kabul Embassy

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 […]

Vodka Butt-Shot Contractor STILL Guarding the Kabul Embassy

Nuclear Site Terminates G4S Security Contract Following Nun’s Break-in

SOURCE: REUTERS The U.S. government’s “Fort Knox” of weapons-grade uranium storage has ended a contract with a unit of an international security firm two months after an 82-year-old nun and other nuclear activists broke into the site. The managing contractor at the Oak Ridge, Tennessee, site, B&W Y-12, a unit of Babcock & Wilcox Co, […]

Vodka Butt-Shot Contractor STILL Guarding the Kabul Embassy

Nuclear Weapons Guards Cheated on Terrorism Drills

SOURCE:  NBC NEWS.COM Security guards who repelled four simulated terrorist attacks at a Tennessee nuclear weapons plant had been tipped in advance, undermining the encouraging results, the Energy Department’s watchdog office said Monday. The surprising successes by guards at the Y-12 nuclear weapons plant last summer in Oak Ridge, Tenn., spurred an internal investigation. It determined […]

Vodka Butt-Shot Contractor STILL Guarding the Kabul Embassy

G4S to Pay $181 Million for Electronic Tagging Scandal

SOURCE:  REUTERS The world’s biggest security firm G4S has agreed to repay $181 million plus tax to the British government after overcharging on a contract to monitor criminal offenders with electronic ankle bracelets.  The settlement raises the prospect that a ban on new work could soon be lifted. The repayment, much higher than the 24 million […]

G4S Perceived as Worst Performing Board in UK

G4S Faces New Serious Fraud Investigation

SOURCE: INDEPENDENT G4S is facing fresh controversy after the Government announced it plans to refer the private security giant to the Serious Fraud Office for a second time. The Ministry of Justice said that after auditing 15 big outsourced contracts worth almost £4 billion, it had discovered “serious issues” on G4S’s running of facilities management […]

G4S Perceived as Worst Performing Board in UK