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Beahn had previous charge

DOTHAN, Ala. — Kraig Beahn, the local telecommunications CEO charged with stealing service from Mediacom, was charged in another similar case in Dothan, Ala., in 2009, court records show.

Beahn is the CEO of L2Networks, a telecommunications company that was once indicated it would challenge Mediacom as a local provider of high speed telephone and television service.

He was charged Jan. 5 with theft of services for allegedly tapping into a Mediacom outlet and running the signal into a client’s building for phone service. He’s out of jail on a $10,000 bond.

This wasn’t the first time he’s been arrested for theft. According to the Houston County, Ala., Circuit Court Clerk, Beahn was charged in July 2009 with theft of services in Dothan, Ala.

While the details surrounding that charge weren’t provided by the clerk’s office, officials did say that the charge against Beahn was dismissed by a circuit court judge in March 2011 after he agreed to pay $5,000 in restitution.

Beahn and L2Networks were granted a franchise agreement to provide high-speed Internet access and Video-Over-Internet Service by the Albany City Commission in 2010. That agreement came after Beahn and the Albany Water, Gas & Light Commission partnered to explore providing a residential alternative to Mediacom.

That partnership dissolved before any meaningful headway could be made.

Currently, L2Networks provides phone service for the city of Albany.

Comments

agirl_25 2 years, 3 months ago

So people don't do reference checks when hiring people in jobs anymore? Interesting. He was charged just 2 years ago and did the same thing here in Albany that he did in Dothan, Alabama. I wonder, just out of curiosity, if Mr. Beahn got any GRANT money.....oops there is that word again...............................G-R-A-N-T........when he began his "agreement" to provide high speed internet and video service. I wonder where he will go when he has these charges dismissed against him....what medium sized city he will hit next time. Dothan -- Albany --.....hmm..let's see........which city is next on the map that is about the size of those two.

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Cartman 2 years, 3 months ago

Reference checks? LOL. They hire who they want anyways.

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Need_to_know 2 years, 3 months ago

He was not hired for a job. He is CEO of a company that was to bring a service to the citizens of Albany GA. He has not been able to deliver the services that he proposed to the City of Albany GA.

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agirl_25 2 years, 3 months ago

Yes, I checked with the Dothan Eagle too and found out the story about him there. Interesting. He must stick to cities with populations about the same size.

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Amazed2 2 years, 3 months ago

Yes Background checks would be a great idea!!! IF properly done and for suffiecent time. Keep in mind that somebody ran an initial check on Don Buie prior to hiring him but after he go into trouble for the Facade Program and other checks including his estranged wife and he was fired and prosecuted the City checked or had someone do a more extensinve background check and it turned up some issues that the initial did not find. Maybe the way to go is for any contracts over a certain amount then an extensive background check should be required for any and all people. I know an aquaintance here in town that was found not guilty on a charge and he has trouble getting a job even though he was found not guilty so I think some databases must be more thourough than others??

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agirl_25 2 years, 3 months ago

Very interesting Buie story. Gotta love the Internet, huh? Amazing how much one can find out from an initial Google search, which leads to another link, then another. I find out such amazing things with Google. Some of the new programs now are amazing too. I particularly love one that is an image search engine using sophisticated pattern recognition algorithms. You upload the image and the search engine finds it on the Net, if it has ever been on. A good way to see if a picture someone is showing you is real or not. I had a friend who was going to (maybe) do a house swap for a vacation and the house she was shown was NOT the one the other couple was going to swap. "Caveat emptor"........she almost got taken to the cleaners.

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scooby62 1 year, 10 months ago

If it takes over a month for DCSS to do Background checks on Interns, why doesn't the City take the same diligence? Then, none of this would ever happen.

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