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News from Progress Michigan
May 20, 2015
Self-Congratulatory Schuette Should Investigate Entire Aramark Contract
Hundreds of fired employees, numerous food problems demand state’s attention
MICHIGAN — In the wake of an investigation into an assault-for-hire plot involving a former Aramark employee, Progress Michigan is calling on Attorney General Bill Schuette to launch a thorough investigation into all of Aramark’s dealings with the state.
Earlier today, Schuette announced that he was filing charges against a former Aramark employee at Kinross Correctional Facility who allegedly hired another inmate to assault a fellow inmate.
“Attorney General Schuette’s victory lap press release this morning about prosecuting a former Aramark worker is nothing more than a smokescreen for the fact that he has abdicated his responsibility to review this entire contract,” said Lonnie Scott, executive director of Progress Michigan. “Our AG has completely failed to hold Aramark accountable. There have been hundreds of employees fired, drug smuggling, sexual contact with inmates and countless basic contract failures — if this contract in its entirety doesn’t receive the scrutiny of Schuette, then he’s ignoring the duties of his office.”
Schuette was quoted saying his investigation into the situation at Kinross was “thorough and exhaustive” and Progress Michigan believes the entire Aramark contract deserves the same treatment.