The security company where Orlando terrorist Omar Mateen had worked since 2007 is being investigated, due to a false statement that allowed him to be licensed by the state to carry a gun as a security guard.
G4S, the world’s largest security company, was known as the “The Wackenhut Corp” back in 2007, when Mateen first went to work there. The company had submitted a certification form to the state, claiming Mateen had passed a psychological evaluation, verifying that he was mentally and emotionally stable.
However, the psychologist they listed on the form says she was not even in Florida at the time, having sold her practice and moved out of state by Sept 6, 2007, the date on the form.
G4S says this was just a clerical error, and Mateen was actually tested by a different psychologist. The form was signed and notarized, and states, “This document is executed under oath. Falsification or misrepresentation subjects the person completing the document to criminal prosecution under section 837.06, Florida statutes.”
The form was completely unrelated to his ability to purchase a weapon – it was only giving him permission to carry a weapon while on the job with the security company – but it adds one more disturbing layer to the case.
A SECOND DISTURBING REVELATION: Before going to work at G4S, Mateen wanted to be a police officer, and had enrolled in a training program with the Department of Corrections, but was discharged from the program. The reason: a week after the massacre at Virginia Tech, where a student killed 32 people and wounded 17, Mateen commented to a classmate that he “might bring a gun to school.” The classmate reported the comment, and he was kicked out of the program, reports the Orlando Sentinel.
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