Global Tel Link up to No Good, Securus Says

Law enforcement agencies invest millions of dollars a year in companies that provide tech solutions they need in order to meet the demands of an increasingly connected world. This covers many needs, particular that of communication. Given the responsibilities of law enforcement agencies and their public and private partners, integrity is something that is always at the forefront of their minds when considering a contractor to help them establish communications. And when that company fails to meet the threshold for reliability it can cost everyone a great deal of money and trust.

Securus Technologies seems aware of this circumstance and has turned attention towards Global Tel Link, who they’ve claimed have abused the trust of law enforcement and local governments in a breach of integrity that the public should be aware of.

Richard A. Smith, CEO of Securus Technologies, has announced that his company has engaged in an investigation of Global Tel Link’s business practices after learning of possible lapses in business ethics and outright unlawful behavior. The results of which can be found on their site.

From the course of their investigation, Securs uncovered a report compiled by the Louisiana Public Service Commission. The report was the result of a separate investigation in Global Tel Link’s business practices after being contracted by the Louisiana Department of Corrections to establish outbound telecom services. What the Public Service Commission uncovered was a host of unwarranted and unlawful practices carried out by Global Tel Link that allowed them to overcharge the Louisiana Department of Corrections. At the end of their time with Global Tel Link, taxpayers in the state were charged some $1.2 million in charges that were not authorized to be carried out.

Smith has called the findings shocking and Global Tel Link’s business practices shameful. There are more findings that Securus plans to release over the course of the next six months, and encourages the public to visit Securus to learn more.

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