Alleged On-the-Job Orgies at San Francisco Courthouse

Security guards cited for guns, drugs and sex at federal building

By Jackson West
|  Thursday, Jun 11, 2009  |  Updated 12:38 PM PDT
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Alleged On-the-Job Orgies at San Francisco Courthouse

Patrick Swint

Lawsuit suggests the federal building scene was more "Behind the Green Door" than "L.A. Law."

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Accusations of antics in a lawsuit against Akal Security make San Francisco's federal courthouse sound more like the Mitchell Brother's O'Farrell Theater nearby.

Three guards accuse Akal of hiring unqualified personnel and retaliating against employees who don't enable unprofessional behavior.

Besides allegations of romantic liaisons between a guard and a court clerk, as well as a guard and a woman married to an ex-police officer, drug and alcohol use and inappropriate gunplay are detailed.

One incident described involves a guard receiving a shipment of assault weapons at the courthouse, while another suggests that a visitor was wave through security without having to pass through a metal detector.

According to the suit, those who complained about the behavior were called "snitches" and "rats," were suspended or dismissed, and even threatened with violence.

Akal contracts with the U.S. Marshall's Service across the country, with co-founder and president Daya Khalsa calling the allegations "completely baseless."

Photo by Patrick Swint.

Jackson West figures Hunter S. Thompson would have been proud.

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