A non-profit boss accused of FRAUD earns $1 million from ‘vermin-Infested’ shelters for the homeless

The CEO of a New York homeless shelter, who has a history of fraud, was revealed to have been making $1 million from “vermin-infested shelters.”

As CEO of non-profit CORE Services Group, 53-year-old Jack A. Brown is in charge of running a number of homeless shelters in the city of New York.

He had previously worked as an executive at Florida-based private jail Correctional Services Corporation, which was fined for bribing politicians back in 2003.

Brown, who had denied all accusations, was also taken to court by his former employers for stealing secret documents and lying to his employers. A judge denied his request to have the lawsuit dismissed, and the case has been settled since.

Although Brown has a bad rep with the law, his company has reportedly taken more than $352 million from Mayor Bill de Blasio’s administration to operate shelters for homeless people.

Investigation findings

Thanks to a deep investigation carried out by The New York Times it was revealed that Brown now makes more than $1 million annually running several homeless shelters.

The report notes that Brown set up private companies that he then awarded CORE contracts, while also hiring members of his family to reap the goods. Meanwhile, the homeless are said to have been living in horrific conditions, having to deal with mice, cockroaches, mold and rotted food.

People living in the shelters reported having been given rotten bacon and undercooked meatloaf, which led to diarrhea outbreaks, with one person named Tracey Covington, telling the Times:

“it’s hell in here.”

Security guards hired by Brown from his private company are said to have slept while at work while not doing anything to prevent fights and drug use. 

CORE made a statement for the Times saying that it hadn’t received any complaints from anyone in regards to getting sick from the food, adding:

“The health and safety of our clients is CORE’s highest priority, and we take all resident complaints related to violence and drug use in our facilities seriously.”

The company has stood firm in defending itself and Brown, asserting that they are abiding by the changing rules in New York.

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