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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 […]

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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

G4S Faces Fraud Investigation Over Tagging Contracts

SOURCE:  GUARDIAN The Serious Fraud Office has been called in by the justice secretary to investigate the private security company G4S for overcharging tens of millions of pounds on electronic tagging (ankle bracelets) contracts for offenders. Chris Grayling told MPs the overcharging included billing for tracking the movements of people who had moved abroad, those […]

G4S Perceived as Worst Performing Board in UK

Olympics Security Fiasco: 1,200 More Troops Deployed as G4S Staffing Shortfall Widens

SOURCE: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS TIMES An extra 1,200 troops have been deployed to work at the Olympic Games as the scale of the shortfall left by security company G4S becomes ever larger. The decision to call in more troops will heap further embarrassment on G4S, whose chief executive, Nick Buckles, has been fiercely admonished by the […]

G4S Perceived as Worst Performing Board in UK

US Ferguson Activists Join Protest Against Death of Jimmy Mubenga

SOURCE: GUARDIAN Americans involved in the US Ferguson demonstrations joined British activists on Tuesday to block a major street in central London in protest at security company G4S’s role in the death of Jimmy Mubenga. The tactic of blocking traffic – known as “shutting shit down” – has been quite prominent in the protests to show […]

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Jury Not Told About Racist Text Messages on Guard Cell Phones

SOURCE: OPEN DEMOCRACY Jimmy Mubenga died under restraint by three G4S guards. Extreme racist texts found on two of the guards’ phones were withheld from the jury who yesterday cleared all three men of manslaughter. There were 65 extremely racist texts found on the mobile phone of Terrence Hughes, one of three G4S guards acquitted […]

US Ferguson Activists Join Protest Against Death of Jimmy Mubenga

G4S guards found not guilty of manslaughter of Jimmy Mubenga

SOURCE: GUARDIAN Three private security guards who restrained the Angolan deportee Jimmy Mubenga have been cleared of manslaughter by a jury at the Old Bailey.  The 46-year-old died after being restrained by the G4S guards on a British Airways flight on 12 October 2010. Terrence Hughes, 53, Colin Kaler, 52 and Stuart Tribelnig, 39, were […]

US Ferguson Activists Join Protest Against Death of Jimmy Mubenga

Jimmy Mubenga: Three G4S Guards to be Charged with Manslaughter

SOURCE:  GUARDIAN Three G4S guards are being charged with manslaughter following the death of a man as he was being deported from the UK. Jimmy Mubenga, 46, died after being restrained by the three men on board a plane at Heathrow airport in October 2010. Mubenga’s wife, Adrienne Makenda Kambana, said: “My children and I […]

US Ferguson Activists Join Protest Against Death of Jimmy Mubenga