Thursday, October 19, 2017

Cubs, Bears Security Company Loses ANOTHER NFL Contract — License Rejected In New York State

Monterrey CEO Juan Gaytan's company lost its contract to protect the Minnesota Vikings' stadium | Monterrey
Trouble continues to grow for Monterrey Security, the Chicago-based company that provides guard services for the Cubs, Bears, Blackhawks, and major events like the Chicago Pride Parade and Chicago Marathon.


On Thursday, Monterrey lost a contract to protect the Buffalo Bills’ NFL stadium after New York regulators refused to issue the company a license to provide security services in the state.

“The Buffalo Bills have terminated our agreement after recently learning that [Monterrey’s] application for a security guard company license was denied by the New York State Division of Licensing Services,” the Bills said in a statement.

Regulators sent Monterrey a so-called “letter of proposed denial” on Monday, giving the company 35 days to challenge the decision.

A Monterrey Security agent searches fans at Soldier Field. | Bear Goggles
The New York actions come less than a month after Monterrey lost its license to operate in Minnesota and lost its contract to protect the Minnesota Viking’s stadium in the Twin Cities.

An internal investigation in Minnesota found “hundreds and hundreds and hundreds” of Monterrey’s personnel were not adequately trained and licensed according to Richard Hodsdon, chairman of the Minnesota Private Detective and Protective Services Agency Board. The firm also double-billed the stadium and failed to conduct background checks, officials said.

"Our company has always been about second chances,” Monterrey said in a statement, “about hiring people from disadvantaged communities, and about protecting the people we have been hired to serve. We never hire people with a history of violence or sexual crimes or dangerous individuals."

Among the guards provided by Monterrey in Minneapolis was Ricky Eugene Pouncil, who served 16 months in prison after he was convicted of trying to extort money from a 57-year-old man in a 2010 sexting conspiracy. The victim committed suicide as the blackmail attempts unfolded.

Monterrey "event staff" outside of Soldier Field | Monterrey
This summer, a man was stabbed during a concert at Northerly Island’s Huntington Bank Pavillion where Monterrey was providing security services, the Chicago Sun-Times reported.

Chicago Park District General Counsel Tim King was said to be “demanding answers from Monterrey Security” after the incident. But whether he ever received those answers remains unclear.

“King questioned how anyone could manage to sneak a knife into a concert at Northerly Island when Monterrey Security guards are supposed to use metal-detector wands to screen concert-goers before they enter the popular venue,” the paper reported.

Back in Minnesota, federal authorities this week requested an opportunity to review Monterrey’s financials after a local investigation found “highly questionable billing practices.”

The report allegedly found that 200 terminated employees continued to show up on Monterrey’s invoices. The company reportedly billed more than 24 hours in a day for some workers.

"We are cleaning up a mess that could've been avoided if people had done their basic research and due diligence," Minnesota State Rep. Sarah Anderson said.
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14 comments:

  1. Licking your chops, Walsh? $$$

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  2. Monterry has always been a dumpster fire of a security company. They make me feel *less* safe at games and events. But I guess they pay all the right people to keep getting contracts. The Chicago Way...

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  3. Looks like AT&T, T-mobile or Verizon security company run by Caps Cop Thomas Walsh will step up to plate to demand this contract too with his police impersonator employees. Oh wait, I misspoke, I meant Walsh's daughter and son who are the CEO's of the company to hide their fathers name for major potential ethical violations. Chicago--the most corrupt place for corrupt people. Hey CWB------ whatever happened to his "alleged" racial, drunken incident with the lawsuit and punishment from the gay strip bar he was involved in? Wasn't he supposed to be suspended without pay for a few months or did he make his phone call to his high ranking police official friend again?

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    1. I bet Tunneys "fixed" things!

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  4. Who will do the security on the Halsted strip when these 2 are fired? The non existent city police?

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    1. There are 1,000+ properly certified, effectively operated security companies in Illinois that would surely love the businesses.

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  5. Nothing will happen to them in Chicago because they are a really heavy clout firm with city hall. And besides, we don't really care about security and safety in Chicago.

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  6. CWB last week the Rahm said that 80 new police would be hitting the streets. Any word if we will be getting any or are they going to take turns mowing his lawn?

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  7. They pick the cheapest contract then are surprised when they use unlicensed workers some even with criminal records!

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  8. As long as they keep the wheels greased in Chicago they will have plenty of work. The Chicago Way doesn't care about good service or safety, what matters is who gets paid off. Chicago Values at work, about the only thing that can be counted on to work.

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  9. There NOTHING inChicago or Cook County that is NOT corrupted. Lisa Madigan should look into this....oh wait...

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  10. Walsh is probably salivating over this prospect of getting a contract, right about now.

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    1. Doesn't he already have a multi-zillion dollar contract from Tunneys letting him put his imitation unvetted "security personnel" on the streets? I guess not because I sure haven't seen any along Halsted in the past month. Oh, wait .... my bad. They don't actually have to *go* onto the street.

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  11. They hired the former Illinois state police director and political merit hack Grau as a consulate. Hoping he can circumvent the system. Its Chicago people,clout city.

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