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State government

[Wackenhut is/was a private prison contractor for various states, including Florida]

Federal government



CIA collaboration


PROMIS backdoor

Main article: Inslaw affair

Private prisons

Belgium fascist ties

Main article: Operation Gladio


Garrison investigation

During New Orleans District Attorney Jim Garrison's investigation of the JFK assassination, Wackenhut performed detective work for Clay Shaw's defense team[3] and was illegally eavesdropping on Garrison's office[4].

Political connections

National security state

Directors of Wackenhut tend to come from law enforcement and national security backgrounds, especially the following agencies:


The following people and groups are known to have a lobbying relationship with Wackenhut

Corporate connections


  1. Spy Magazine, Wackenhut article, 1992/09
  2. The Humanist, "Inman's friends and other enemies", 1994/03/01
  3. Jim DiEugenio, Destiny Betrayed: JFK, Cuba, and the Garrison Case (2012), p.209: "For in the files secured by the Assassination Records Review Board there are now contributions by Shaw's own defense team. This collection by attorneys Bill and Ed Wegmann includes a report by Wackenhut—a detective agency the Wegmanns hired—of an interview of a secretary who worked for attorney G. Wray Gill."
  4. Jim DiEugenio, Destiny Betrayed: JFK, Cuba, and the Garrison Case (2012), p.262-265

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