What ever happened with the SEKRI inv...

What ever happened with the SEKRI investigation?

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Is he guilty

Ripley, TN

#1 Dec 31, 2009
Remember when they were investigating the SEKRI (Southeast Kentucky Regional Industries) for fraud and improper spending and salaries and hiring practices, the directors making 6 and 7 figure salaries, paying their employees minimum wage.

There were several board members being looked at for federal offenses I believe.

Did anythign ever come of that?
reader

Winchester, KY

#2 Dec 31, 2009
Is he guilty wrote:
Remember when they were investigating the SEKRI (Southeast Kentucky Regional Industries) for fraud and improper spending and salaries and hiring practices, the directors making 6 and 7 figure salaries, paying their employees minimum wage.
There were several board members being looked at for federal offenses I believe.
Did anythign ever come of that?
I remember reading about that in the weekly paper. They blew lid off on that scandal.
but

Winchester, KY

#3 Jan 1, 2010
Is he guilty wrote:
Remember when they were investigating the SEKRI (Southeast Kentucky Regional Industries) for fraud and improper spending and salaries and hiring practices, the directors making 6 and 7 figure salaries, paying their employees minimum wage.
There were several board members being looked at for federal offenses I believe.
Did anythign ever come of that?
I work for s.e.k.r.i. and we work production so we make way more than min. we are laid off now but some people make 15.00 or more an hour so that don't make sense to me don't know.
what do you make there

Ripley, TN

#4 Jan 3, 2010
I thought the daily paper did that investigation, cause the weekly had some close political friends working there in high places and on the board.

What do you make there?

Is it true they hire all the ex-convicts there?

Exactly what is this place?
gothic girl

South Fulton, TN

#5 Jan 3, 2010
what do you make there wrote:
I thought the daily paper did that investigation, cause the weekly had some close political friends working there in high places and on the board.
What do you make there?
Is it true they hire all the ex-convicts there?
Exactly what is this place?
We make hats for the military, and they do hire people who have been in jail. Its part of the buisness to hire people who have had problems... I mean after all its called a rehabilitation. Thats what the r stands for in sekri. The only reason I got a job there is because I had no job experience and nobody would hire me. They gave me a chance when nobody else would. Im laid off right now, but I think Ill be called back in feburary, march at the latest. I like my job. Its not that hard and I work with decent people.
know it all

United States

#6 Dec 11, 2010
now they hire ex-convicts to work at pvis in danville ky. they took some of your jobs. while they were laying you people off they hired people in danville to train for some of your jobs. good place to work right.
beingscam

AOL

#7 Feb 7, 2011
Is he guilty wrote:
Remember when they were investigating the SEKRI (Southeast Kentucky Regional Industries) for fraud and improper spending and salaries and hiring practices, the directors making 6 and 7 figure salaries, paying their employees minimum wage.
There were several board members being looked at for federal offenses I believe.
Did anythign ever come of that?
Sekri gave out a pay raise in jan. this year
beingscam

AOL

#8 Feb 7, 2011
gothic girl wrote:
<quoted text>We make hats for the military, and they do hire people who have been in jail. Its part of the buisness to hire people who have had problems... I mean after all its called a rehabilitation. Thats what the r stands for in sekri. The only reason I got a job there is because I had no job experience and nobody would hire me. They gave me a chance when nobody else would. Im laid off right now, but I think Ill be called back in feburary, march at the latest. I like my job. Its not that hard and I work with decent people.
put your name in williamsburge plant they have been hiring
Excutive Pork

Somerset, KY

#9 Feb 7, 2011
Maybe several local folks could have got rich on this deal? Sounds like the good ole boys possibly made some money in the name of rehabilitation? Who are the fat cats on the board over there?

Did they really make six and seven figure salaries?
Billy Yocumfeld

United States

#10 Jan 23, 2012
The big boys get paid very well to falsify disabilities, records numbers etc,They do it everyday in Danville Ky @ Pioneer Vocational,They make huge salaries and pay employees penny's, I would say that on paper they are compliant but in reality of the 60 employees only 12 are handicapped, I think its time to blow the whistle on all involved,The CEO, floor supervisor and the Benefits advisor here at Pioneer all left within one year of partnership with SERKI,buying cars,homes and who knows what else,some serious money made on these military sewing contracts for sure.
Billy Yocumfeld

United States

#11 Jan 23, 2012
SERKI'S Pat Miller, 6 figure salary
Tammy

Winchester, KY

#12 Jan 25, 2012
Read this people,the disabled are being exploited for $$$$
Henry

Winchester, KY

#13 Feb 25, 2012
Feds have caught on to Danville Ky They announced this week there will be layoffs and all sewing will be coming back to corbin,they followed the Tom Fields business model, get rich and get out
IRS

United States

#14 Feb 27, 2012
Are the people at SEKRI talking bout the jobs coming back yet?
business

Detroit, MI

#15 Mar 1, 2012
Henry wrote:
Feds have caught on to Danville Ky They announced this week there will be layoffs and all sewing will be coming back to corbin,they followed the Tom Fields business model, get rich and get out
Henry, where did you hear that? What happened? I didn't know they had a branch in Danville.
Henry

United States

#16 Mar 4, 2012
The front page of amnews the ksp will conducting a investigation
jamsdabluez

Prestonsburg, KY

#17 Mar 6, 2012
That's all BS! James McWhorter, Jim Page, Norm Bradley, Joe Murry and Mark Soles are the fatcats skimming the money!
saddleup

Winchester, KY

#18 Mar 6, 2012
no bull go to amnews, in the search bar type pioneer and you can read about the investigation Look for this to reach from Danville to Corbin,btw Jim Page has ben known to frequent Pioneer and pass envelopes to staff member Beverly Sleet in the past few weeks
IN THE KNOW

Cynthiana, KY

#19 Mar 16, 2012
Right on Jams!!! That's why they all get huge Xmas bonuses, drive company cars of their choosing
and the Chief Financial Officer (Joe Murry) throwing bridge parties on his 100' triple deck houseboat at Holley Bay.
Hey saddleup, what is this amnews that you are referring to? amnews doesn't mean jack diddly chit to anybody. Clarification, please.
Hey

Richmond, KY

#20 Mar 16, 2012
I worked for SEKRI for many years even before Tom Fields crooked ass got in. This shit has been going on for years. It is supposed to be for rehabilitation, handicap, court ordered convicts, welfare recipients, ect... But they will hire the average joe and take them in the office and ask 500 questions until they find something wrong with you that they can write down on paper and make it look like u need to be there for Job experience, or whatever the case maybe, then after they work your fingers to the bone litter ally and u have carpal tunnell or tendinitise then your ass is payed off and your not called back! Don't get me wrong, I made good money for 5 years but back then that's how long the contract was for and when they set ur production rate then they couldn't. Change it until the contract was up and that saved a lot of people's ass.

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