Federal Contractor Misconduct Database (FCMD)

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Miami-Dade County Overbilling (Criminal Prosecutions)

Eight former Wackenhut employees were arrested and charged with violating the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) Act related to the overbilling of Miami-Dade County on a contract to provide security services for the county’s public transportation system (see G4S instance “Miami-Dade County Transit Security Officers Contract Audit”). The defendants were accused of participating in a scheme between 2002 and 2005 to submit falsified billing records to the county in order to fulfill Wackenhut’s contractual staffing requirements. Prosecutors dropped charges against Rene Pedrayes and Eduardo Esquivel, while Roberto Alvarado, Nathan Holmes, William Acosta, Roberto Pereira, and Elijah Pendleton pleaded guilty to grand theft. Erika Reyan’s case was dismissed in 2012 because the statute of limitations had run out.

Misconduct Type
Government Contract Fraud
Enforcement Agency
Contracting Party
Court Type
Pleaded Guilty
Date of Arrests - approx.
Contractors Involved Penalty
G4S PLC $0
Further Information Released
Arrest Warrant Affidavit 10/21/2010

See also:

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database