An Atlanta man says he lost thousands of dollars while doing E 9-1-1 training with Hinds County Supervisor Robert Graham. Charles Carter, President of the National Emergency Communications Institute, says he worked with Graham for nearly ten years. Carter held a press conference in Jackson Monday.
Charles Carter says he severed ties with Graham in 2006. One of the reason's, he believed Graham was using training materials that didn't belong to him to conduct his courses. Carter says he believes Graham also used certificates from his company to certify 9-1-1 operators. He says that Graham was falsely representing his company through his training for years.
Carter also claims Graham used pages from a manual distributed by a Washington state company, to use in those courses. Carter says he lost at least $25,000 dollars because his manuals were not bought by the students who took the classes. Carter says he has hand delivered documentation of these claims to a Mississippi investigative body, but he would not say which one.
Carter says, "I think all the agencies were misled to believe it was a state approved agency. I sent a letter personally when I became aware of this to every police chief, every sheriff, every 9-1-1 director in the state of Mississippi alerting them their employees, if they went through one of these fraudulent training courses, they're employees were working unlawfully."
Robert Graham responded saying, "That's nonsense. This is just another political mudslinging two weeks before the election in an attempt to smear my name. I find it very curious this individual would come all the way from Atlanta to talk about merchandise that doesn't even belong to him."
Charles Carter says he will not pursue civil charges against Graham, because of his busy time schedule.
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