Saturday, March 2, 2019

SPFPA CORRUPTION - SPFPA FRAUD: SPFPA Vice President Rick O’Quinn's Wife Mabel O'Quinn Named as the Registered Agent of a Security Company Called Patronus Systems Partners, LLC - A Front Company for Paragon Systems, Inc




Subject: RFP No.: 70RFP318RE3000002 – PSO Services for the State of New Jersey (Southern) Contract Award to Patronus Systems Partners LLC


Introduction
On October 16, 2018 MaxSent filed a size standard challenge against Patronus Systems Partners LLC regarding the pre-award notice electronically delivered October 12, 2018. In our protest MaxSent outlined a case that the apparent successful offeror Patronus Systems Partners, LLC, was affiliated to both Patronus Systems, Inc and Paragon Systems, Inc., therefore should not be considered a small business.

As a result of that size challenge, and the information collected, MaxSent conducted further research into other small businesses related to Paragon Systems, Inc. that represent direct competitors to MaxSent in small business procurement. The following is background information regarding the companies and people contained in this document.


Companies

Paragon Systems, Inc: Paragon Systems, Inc has revenues exceeding $450 million, providing physical security services for the US Government, and holding significant market share in the DHS-Federal Protective Service contract security market. Paragon is a subsidiary organization of Securitas, a publicly traded multi-billion-dollar global security service provider.

• Patronus Systems, Inc: Organized in 2010 and a subcontract provider to Paragon Systems, Inc. until 2015 when it was awarded its first contract as a prime contractor. The organization has not provided services on any contract without Paragon Systems, Inc.; prime or subcontractor.

• Patronus Systems Partners, LLC: Created in July 2018 with same address and principal as Patronus Systems Inc., therefore our understanding is they are affiliate organizations under SBA guidelines.

• Athena Services International, LLC: Athena Services International, LLC was founded in the State of Maryland in 2014; President is Alisa Silverman. Like Patronus, we are unaware of any contract Athena Services operates without Paragon Systems; prime or subcontractor.

Athena Joint Ventures, LLC: Founded on 2/27/2017 in the State of Maryland. The address and name of the Registered Agent are that of Athena Services International LLC (Alisa Silverman), which would make them affiliated organizations under SBA guidelines.

• Praetorian Shield, Inc.: Formed in Delaware in 2016. The firm website lists the President and founder as Alton Grigsby. No prime contracts have been awarded, only small business plan subcontract work with Paragon.


Based on SBA guidelines of affiliation (common management) we believe the Patronus Systems enterprises and Athena enterprises are affiliated organizations, even though they have separate organizational filings (State, CAGE, SAM, etc.). The contents of the document speak to these organizations as one therefore it appears we are speaking of three organizations rather than five as listed above.

For informational purposes, and for pertinence of information in this document, the following is a limited organizational structure of Paragon Systems, Incorporated. The entire organizational structure can be found at the following link https://parasys.com/about/our-leadership-team/

1. Patronus Systems, Incorporated and Patronus Systems Partners, LLC

Our research indicates neither Patronus Systems, Inc or Patronus Systems Partners LLC have provided services without Paragon Systems, Inc., nor have they worked with any other security provider in the industry as a subcontractor not related to Paragon Systems, Inc. (listed in the Companies section on page 1).

People Involved

• Mabel O’Quinn: President/Principal of Patronus organizations

• Rick O’Quinn: Vice President of International Union, Security Police and Fire Professionals of America (SPFPA)

• Leslie (Les) Kaciban: President of Paragon Systems, Inc., subsidiary of Securitas.

• Andrea Dankanics: Our research indicates this is aka Andrea Kaciban, the spouse of Les Kaciban. Also listed as Director of Patronus Systems, Inc.

Suspected Patronus Systems, Inc subcontract revenue from Paragon Systems, Inc prime contracts. Paragon Systems, Inc holds, or recently held prime FPS contracts in these locations. 


Patronus Systems, Inc. currently has two prime contracts, one of which we know Paragon Systems, Inc. is a subcontractor. By way of size challenge, we asserted that the totality of circumstances regarding Patronus Systems, Inc (and by way of ownership Patronus Systems Partners, LLC) that the firm is affiliated to Paragon Systems, Inc. Patronus Systems Partners LLC was organized on July 12, 2018 in the State of Florida, after the solicitation for PSO Services for the State of New Jersey (Southern) was released.





Artcile III and Article V of the filing indicate Ms. Mabel R. O’Quinn as the registered agent and authorized representative of the organization. As we know Ms. O’Quinn is the apparent owner and President of Patronus Systems, Incorporated the provider of services for Eastern Washington/Idaho and West Virginia (portion) PSO programs, which were also small business set-aside programs.

The Florida registration for Patronus Systems, Inc is still listed as an active corporation with an annual report filing dated February 13, 2018; Mabel O’Quinn listed as the President (page 5). The address listed is the same address as the organization documents for Patronus Systems Partners, LLC. On November 28, 2018 Ms. Mabel R. O’Quinn filed for Dissolution of  Patronus Systems Partners, LLC


In accordance with the solicitation provisions, it appears that Patronus Systems Partners LLC used the relevant past performance of a “subsidiary, parent, or other affiliated company” as relevant past performance for the FPS New Jersey solicitation. The firm has no other contract awards listed on GovTribe that would constitute past performance. The Articles of Organization for Patronus Systems, Inc. were also downloaded for review. Below are screenshots of the document filed with the state.






Article VII, page 8 of this document has two personnel listed on the Board of Directors upon incorporation in 2010, Ms. O’Quinn and Ms. Andrea Dankanics. The Articles also outline the authorization of Patronus Systems Inc to issue up to 750,000 common shares. A cursory search of Ms. Dankanics, and her address, demonstrate that there appears to be a relationship to Mr. Les Kaciban, President of Paragon Systems, Inc. The given name and listed address used on the corporation filing, is also associated with Ms. Andrea Kaciban, Mr. Kaciban’s wife. Ms.
Dankanics and Mr. Kaciban share the same home address in Ashburn, VA of 20056 Blackwolf
Run Place. See the Official Mabel O'Quinn Incorporation documents here.



The above NLRB documents lists Rick O’Quinn: Vice President of International Union, Security Police and Fire Professionals of America (SPFPA) address as 3610 Harlock Road Melbourne, FL 32934-8409. This is the same home address listed for Ms. Mabel R. O’Quinn - Rick O’Quinn's wife and the registered agent President and Board member of  Patronus Systems Partners, LLC and Patronus Systems, Inc


This address has been used for business registration by Patronus Systems INC. The property owner's name is O'quinn Ricky D. The building was erected in 2003. The property is sixteen years old, which is five years younger than the average age of a building in Melbourne of 21 years. The market value of this property is estimated at $192,250. The property has 2,723 sqft of living area. The size of the land lot is 66,211 sqft. The value of the land is most likely around $54,720. The ZIP code for this address is 32934 and the postal code suffix is 8409




It should also be noted The above NLRB documents lists Rick O’Quinn: Vice President of International Union, Security Police and Fire Professionals of America (SPFPA) office address as 200 4100 N Wickham Rd Ste 102 Melbourne, FL 32935 which is the same addressed used as the Principle office of Patronus Systems, Inc used by both Mabel O'Quinn and Andrea Dankanics aka Andrea Kaciban.


Patronus Systems Inc was also subject of an NLRB Unfair Labor charge brought by the UNITED GOVERNMENT SECURITY OFFICERS OF AMERICA INTERNATIONAL UNION UGSOA a competitor union of SPFPA in Case 09-CA-165689 whereby the UGSOA  charge alleged, in pertinent part, that Patronus Systems Inc. (the “Employer”) is a “perfectly clear” successor and violated Section 8(a)(5) of the National Labor Relations Act by unilaterally reducing pay rates for unit employees. However, under current Board law, the Employer was not a “perfectly clear” successor because it made clear that it intended to change terms and conditions of employment when it offered jobs to the unit employees. The Employer fully complied with current Board law in fixing initial terms by clearly announcing to employees specific changes in existing terms before or as they were offered employment. Moreover, the Employer thereafter met its obligations as a Burns successor to recognize and bargain with the Union, and the parties have been bargaining and have resolved all of the alleged unilateral changes aside from the allegation still on appeal.

VIEW THE NLRB CHARGE FILED BY UGSOA AGAINST PATRONUS SYSTEMS. INC HERE

It should be noted the address listed for Patronus Systems Inc is 4100 N WICKHAM RD MELBOURNE, FL 32935. This is the same address as Rick O’Quinn: Vice President of International Union, Security Police and Fire Professionals of America (SPFPA) uses as his office address as noted above. Here is Patronus Systems Inc Ohio Incorporation Documents showing the same Melbourne address as noted above.

Below is a NLRB election involving Patronus Systems, Inc and The Protection & Response Officers of America, Inc. It should be noted that this is a competitor union of SPFPA. 

PATRONUS SYSTEMS, INC.

Case Number: 09-RC-175148
Location: Huntington, WV
Date Filed: 04/29/2016
Region Assigned: Region 09, Cincinnati, Ohio
Status: Closed on 05/27/2016
Reason Closed: Certific. of Representative

Docket Activity

Datesort ascendingDocumentIssued/Filed By
05/27/2016Certification of Representative*NLRB - GC
05/20/2016Tally of BallotsNLRB - GC
05/10/2016Notice of ElectionNLRB - GC
05/09/2016Stipulated Election Agreement*NLRB - GC
05/04/2016Stipulated Election Agreement*NLRB - GC
05/03/2016Disclaimer of Interest*Involved Party
04/29/2016Signed RC Petition*Petitioner
04/29/2016Initial Letter to Petitioner in R case*NLRB - GC
04/29/2016Initial Letter to Employer in R case*NLRB - GC
04/28/2016Signed RC Petition*Petitioner

Pages

Elections

Ballots Count Date:
05/19/2016
Eligibility Date:
04/28/2016
Address:
640 4TH AVENUE
HUNTINGTON, WV
Election Date:
05/19/2016
Time:
5:30 A.M. TO 7:30 A.M.; AND 1:00 P.M. TO 3:00 P.M.
Place:
THE FIRST FLOOR CONFERENCE ROOM AT THE VA REGIONAL OFFICE BUILDING LOCATED AT
Eligible Voters:
All employees who were employed in the bargaining unit below during the payroll period ending 04/28/2016 and on the election date.
Election Status:
Complete

Participants

ParticipantAddress
Petitioner
Legal Representative
Jacqueline Taylor
J. Taylor & Associates, LLC
1870 The Exchange, Suite 100
Atlanta, GA
30339

Employer
Employer
Patronus Systems, Inc.
Melbourne, FL
32934 

Petitioner
Union
The Protection & Response Officers of America, Inc.
Atlanta, GA
30339




The above graphic demonstrates the familial and business relationships between Paragon Systems, Inc. and Patronus Systems, Inc./Patronus Systems Partners, LLC. The solid lines are business relationships and the dotted lines represent family relationships.

READ THE FULL DOCUMENTS HERE WHICH IS THE SOURCE OF OUR INFORMATION


Subject: RFP No.: 70RFP318RE3000002 – PSO Services for the State of New Jersey (Southern) Contract Award to Patronus Systems Partners LLC

Federal Contract Opportunity for PSO Services at various locations in the State of New Jersey 70RFP318RE3000002. Posted Jun 11, 2018. It was due Aug 6, 2018. Posted by the Office of Procurement Operations (DHS). The NAICS Category is 561612 - Security Guards and Patrol Services. The opportunity has been set aside for Total Small Business







Under the Office of Labor-Management Standards (OLMS) Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure Act of 1959, As Amended the relationship as noted above must be clearly reported under the Act as noted below, however we cannot find any evidence showing that the SPFPA International Union headed by David L. Hickey and/or SPFPA Region 2 Vice President Rick O’Quinn have reported this to the Department of Labor and/or to its members.
Report of Officers and Employees of Labor Organizations
(29 U.S.C. 432)
SEC. 202. (a) Every officer of a labor organization and every employee of a labor organization (other than an employee performing exclusively clerical or custodial services) shall file with the Secretary a signed report listing and describing for his preceding fiscal year-
(1) any stock, bond, security, or other interest, legal or equitable, which he or his spouse or minor child directly or indirectly held in, and any income or any other benefit with monetary value (including reimbursed expenses) which he or his spouse or minor child derived directly or indirectly from, an employer whose employees such labor organization represents or is actively seeking to represent, except payments and other benefits received as a bona fide employee of such employer;
(2) any transaction in which he or his spouse or minor child engaged, directly or indirectly, involving any stock, bond, security, or loan to or from, or other legal or equitable interest in the business of an employer whose employees such labor organization represents or is actively seeking to represent;
(3) any stock, bond, security, or other interest, legal or equitable, which he or his spouse or minor child directly or indirectly held in, and any income or any other benefit with monetary value (including reimbursed expenses) which he or his spouse or minor child directly or indirectly derived from, any business a substantial part of which consists of buying from, selling or leasing to, or otherwise dealing with, the business of an employer whose employees such labor organization represents or is actively seeking to represent;
(4) any stock, bond, security, or other interest, legal or equitable, which he or his spouse or minor child directly or indirectly held in, and any income or any other benefit with monetary value (including reimbursed expenses) which he or his spouse or minor child directly or indirectly derived from, a business any part of which consists of buying from, or selling or leasing directly or indirectly to, or otherwise dealing with such labor organization;
(5) any direct or indirect business transaction or arrangement between him or his spouse or minor child and any employer whose employees his organization represents or is actively seeking to represent, except work performed and payments and benefits received as a bona fide employee of such employer and except purchases and sales of goods or services in the regular course of business at prices generally available to any employee of such employer; and
(6) any payment of money or other thing of value (including reimbursed expenses) which he or his spouse or minor child received directly or indirectly from any employer or any person who acts as a labor relations consultant to an employer, except payments of the kinds referred to in section 302(c) of the Labor Management Relations Act, 1947, as amended.
(b) The provisions of paragraphs (1), (2), (3), (4), and (5) of subsection (a) shall not be construed to require any such officer or employee to report his bona fide investments in securities traded on a securities exchange registered as a national securities exchange under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, in shares in an investment company registered under the Investment Company Act or in securities of a public utility holding company registered under the Public Utility Holding Company Act of 1935, or to report any income derived therefrom.
(c) Nothing contained in this section shall be construed to require any officer or employee of a labor organization to file a report under subsection (a) unless he or his spouse or minor child holds or has held an interest, has received income or any other benefit with monetary value or a loan, or has engaged in a transaction described therein.

It should be noted that both Paragon Systems Inc is a plan sponsor on SPFPA's and Participating Employers Health & Welfare Trust Fund. 


SPFPA and Participating Employers Health and Welfare Trust Fund v. Swanson Services LLC (2:18-cv-14066)

District Court, E.D. Michigan


 
 
 
 
 
 


Defendant


Swanson Services LLC

 


Plaintiff


David L. Hickey

Don Eagle

Gail Feustel

Larry Saye

Les Kaciban



REPRESENTED BY

Matthew Clark

  (313) 964-5600
Fax: (313) 964-2125
Matthew J. Clark, PC
65 Cadillac Sq.
Ste. 3727
Detroit, MI 48226
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED 

Rick O'Quinn

Security Police Fire Professionals of America Retirement Plan



REPRESENTED BY

Matthew Clark
 (313) 964-5600
Fax: (313) 964-2125
Matthew J. Clark, PC
65 Cadillac Sq.
Ste. 3727
Detroit, MI 48226

ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED 

PACE MONITOR: DOCUMENTS







SPFPA has a Long History of Corruption & Embezzlement under the leadership of David L. Hickey


Sunday, February 24, 2019

SPFPA CORRUPTION: Excalibur Casino Security officers REJECT SPFPA Union Representation



Security officers at Excalibur have soundly rejected union representation.
Employees voted 80-16 to reject a representation proposal from the                      International Union, Security, Police and Fire Professionals of America SPFPA.
Officials with MGM Resorts International, which operates Excalibur, confirmed                  the vote count. 
Circus Circus casino security employees also rejected SPFPA union
representation.

SPFPA continues to lose members & NLRB elections. This time the Greektown Casino surveillance
security officers voted to decertfy SPFPA as their collective bargaining agent electing instead to join
another Union UGSOA. The SPFPA did NOT receive one single vote in this embarrassing loss. SPFPA other casino losses include: * MGM Grand in Maryland SPFPA lost by a score of 144 to 12. * Excalibur Casino in Las Vegas SPFPA lost by a score of 80 to 16. * Circus Circus Casino in Las Vegas SPFPA lost by a score of 83 to 25 * Paris Hotel & Casino Las Vegas SPFPA lost by a score of 59 to 14 Source: NLRB Greektown Casino L.L.C. Case Number: 07-RC-225464 Tally Type: Initial Tally Issued Date: 10/05/2018 Ballot Type: Two Labor Organizations Date Filed: 08/13/2018 Unit Location: Detroit, MI Region Assigned: Region 07, Detroit, Michigan Status: Open Unit ID: A No. of Eligible Voters: 15 Void Ballots: 0 Votes Against: 6 Total Ballots Counted: 15 Challenged Ballots: 0 Votes for Labor Union 1 UGSOA: 9 Votes for Labor Union 2 SPFPA: 0 Labor Union 1: United Government Security Officers of America and its Local 265 Labor Union 2: International Union, Security, Police and Fire Professionals of America (SPFPA) Union to Certify: United Government Security Officers of America UGSOA and its Local 265 Voting Unit (Unit A): All full-time and regular part-time surveillance operators, including surveillance operator
trainees,and lead surveillance operators, employed by the Employer at its facility located at 555 E.
Lafayette Avenue, Detroit Michigan, but excluding all surveillance supervisors, surveillance managers, surveillance techs, office clerical employees, professional employees, and supervisors as defined
by the Act, and all other employees.
https://www.nlrb.gov/case/07-RC-225464


SPFPA has a Long History of Corruption & Embezzlement under the leadership of David L. Hickey


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