The Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department: The Plaintiff (Jorge Millares) has accused Defendant #1 of having "a long history of...the murdering unarmed and cooperative people of color". (an utterly absurd & wholly unsupported statement)
Said accusation was made in this preposterous letter of "demand" from the "Executive Director" of Queen City Unity to Mayor Vi Lyles and the Charlotte City Council
Kenneth Gill CEO and President of CPI Security: The Plaintiff (Jorge Millares) has accused Defendant #2 of being a white supremacist & racist (among other things), and is further accusing him of "supporting oppressive policies and racist politicians" and claims these transgressions are "well documented". (yet no documentation of such is provided) Said accusations are made here:
Why was Ken Gill and CPI targeted and attacked by George Millares? Simply because Ken had the temerity to support the Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department and express an alternate viewpoint in his response to a blast email sent by the plaintiff which contained the preposterous letter of demand shown above, which again contained the utterly absurd claim that: "the Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department has a long history of...the murder of unarmed and cooperative people of color".
Background on Ken Gill and CPI Security
Ken Gill founded CPI Security in Charlotte over 38 years ago. In the interim he has built the company to 800+ employees and $75M+ in revenues. CPI Security remains headquartered in Charlotte and has operations in NC, SC, GA, FL, VA, TN, AL and MD.
The Defendant has an extensive history of charitable giving. The breadth & diversity of organizations supported by Ken Gill & CPI is impressive & includes (among others) programs to benefit children, the mentally ill, physical health (diabetes), the environment, a high school (Olympic, across from CPI), the humane society, the YMCA, and the Police. The list is here:
The CPI also has a long track record of sponsorship in both the collegiate & professional arenas in NC & SC.
It should be noted every single one of these organizations -- including the YMCA of Charlotte -- have cut ties with Ken Gill and CPI Security:
Jorge "George" Millares Barkground:
George's bio presents him as "lifelong entrepreneur" who has had "great success", there's zero evidence of such (clearly the definition of "entrepreneur" is lost on George, see Ken Gill for a prime example of an entrepreneur).
It's interesting to note George's bio makes no mention of residing in South Carolina where apparently he declined to pay his taxes...just skips straight to Charlotte.
Did he really move to North Carolina in 2010? Voter registration records show George didn't register in NC until October of 2016, this coincident with the "founding" of Queen City Unity....hmm. Seems odd a "steward of the community" would live in NC for 6-years and fail to register to vote (odds are good he didn't have a NC D.L. until 2016 either).
George did run for Charlotte City Council in 2019 and as a part of that process the Charlotte Observer traditionally commissions a background check on all candidates.
Said background check showed George has arrests for passing a bad checks (2004) and drug possession (2007).
The IRS filed separate liens against him for $23,831 (2012) and $16,973 (2014).
In addition to those liens, the State of SC has filed liens against George for $4,659 (2016), $5,476 and $7,611 (2018).
All the liens sum to a total of $58,550 (presumably for unpaid taxes).
It should be noted that in the Observer article (8/23/2019) George did say he is "current and in good standing" on his payment plan with the IRS & the State of SC.
Keep in mind these debts date to 2012 (or before) and this successful entrepreneur can't seem to get his tax debts paid off.
The Observer article is here:
George's platform is a nebulous organization called Queen City Unity (QCU) which he claims to have founded with 6 others in 2016 (in the wake of the rioting/burning/looting that took place in Charlotte that year). George appointed himself as "Executive Director" of QCU. The Queen City Unity website can be accessed here: www.queencityunity.org
George/QCU (let's be honest here, they are one in the same) has made a calculated effort to brand & trade on the good name of the City of Charlotte and clearly he is getting away with it. It is a certainty that many local citizens have been duped and who knows how many contributed their hard earned dollars thinking George's sham organization is a legit City of Charlotte entity.
City of Charlotte twitter:
QCU/George twitter (note that George litters all web & other presence w/ the crown):
George/QCU twitter (again note City of CLT crown and "Queen City" verbiage):
Since "founding" in 2016, Queen City Unity has filed a single form-990EZ (publicly available tax-document for 501(c) non-profits) for fiscal-year 2017 and requests for additional disclosure/990's, have been rebuffed or ignored. Said 2017 form-990 shows revenues of $7,838.62 & expenses of $7,802. It should be noted none of the money went to any program/entity to benefit anyone in Charlotte -- it was all gobbled up by the "QCU" organization ($1,250 for "event related expenses" (brewery party?), $400 for "mailing & postage", and $6,152 for "meeting and marketing expenses associated with starting 501c3 organization"), an organization with a single employee -- George Millares.
Post-2017 Queen City Unity has provided no additional disclosure whatsoever about donations taken in, or funds disbursed, for the benefit of "unity" in the City of Charlotte. It has however maintained a website which solicits donations 24/7/365 while trading on the good name of Charlotte (see above, and below). Where are the funds going? Possibly George's pocket? Snapshot of 2017:
[full doc can be accessed here: https://apps.irs.gov/app/eos/]
As for the Queen City Unity official website, it is notable that the website offers up no basic contact information whatsoever, only a generic email address "firstname.lastname@example.org". There is no physical address listed, nor is there a phone number*. A search conducted on Al Gore's internets for the address listed on the 2017 form-990 produces a residence in South Charlotte. The name of the owner is obscured as it seems likely George Millares is just renting the townhome & running QCU out of the kitchen. Address info exhibited in this slide (*George's personal cell # is listed on the form-990 above): (note: this address is no longer applicable)
For several years George has been filming videos promising various programs/actions to benefit the greater Charlotte community, and has posted said videos to the QCU website. It should be noted that all of said videos are accompanied by a request for donations and an accompanying "click to donate" button is included on every page of the site. There is no evidence any of the promised programs have delivered any material benefit to anyone. There is also no evidence of QCU funds going to any program or product that benefits anyone in Charlotte. A couple years ago they did organize a few things like a brewery party, a coat drive, distributed some donated presents, picked up a few donated school supplies, etc....but these are the functions of a volunteer organization --- not a charity that is soliciting funds and promising hands-on education assistance, specific legal representation for the oppressed, "career development", "financial coaching", etc --- again, Queen City Unity (George) is soliciting "donations" 24/7/365.
At the 2:35 mark in this video George makes promises for programs QCU (note use of City of CLT crown logo) is going to deliver in 2018: https://youtu.be/eNInTWL96a4?t=164
At the 1:13 mark in the video (again note use of City of CLT crown) George says "QCU will legally represent anyone in our community who has been discriminated against". There is zero evidence anything of this nature ever taking place: https://youtu.be/Rfsw8HaEHKQ?t=74
QCU "Equity Program" promising various educational programs for youth in Charlotte in 2018, there is no evidence of the "Equity Program" ever being delivered upon:
QCU "Charlotte FORWARD" program promising "Career Development" and "Financial Coaching" in 2018 and the future, again no evidence of delivery of the program:
So, prior to appointing himself "Executive Director" of QCU what did George do to pay the bills? (other than the tax bills obviously) You may have guessed it, George worked at CPI Security. This is something he & the press should have disclosed prior to/during (vast majority of public still unaware) the completely bogus attempted take-down of Ken Gill & CPI Security. Confirmation of CPI employment here:
While not confirmed at this time, there are suggestions George was fired from CPI Security and his behavior sure exemplifies that of an employee scorned. Two examples here:
Regardless of the reason for his departure from CPI Security in March of 2018...since then there is no evidence of George having gainful employment --- anywhere.
So how does he pay the bills? Possibly straight from the coffers of the charity known as Queen City Unity (QCU)?
As previously mentioned the QCU website doesn't provide any contact info other than a generic email address -- no physical address, no phone number. The site does however have a "DONATE" button on every single page. Lo & behold if you do want to donate, and only if you want to donate, George will provide you with a physical mailing address (residential/home...highlighted in blue below) to which you can send him some money:
Said address is another residential dwelling in South Charlotte, owners name obscured for privacy purposes:
Said address also happens to coincide with a new LLC filed for by George Millares on 6/9/20. Sure looks like George is making every effort to monetize his new found notoriety for his own benefit while piggybacking on the shoulders of George Floyd:
Part & parcel to his bombastic/uninformed attack on CMPD, George recently made broad claims of being personally "brutalized by the police countless times": (again, 100% unsubstantiated)
On the subject, publicly available records show George has a long history of putting himself into situations which result in interaction with the official legal system (exclusive of liens) -- here:
NOTE: All case related information was derived from publicly accessible sources. It should be further noted that in most cases final details of disposition are not provided, and it is entirely possible that any and all of said charges against George may have been dismissed. That said, normal folks don't put themselves into so many situations where their names are attached to official case numbers which are subsequently entered into the official legal system. George doth protest too much...
As for the YMCA -- George is out there doing media and claiming to be a "partner" of the YMCA...is the YMCA aware of this? YMCA partnership claims made at 13:30 mark: [https://www.facebook.com/kimdjacobs/videos/10224238144166972/]
If the YMCA ever had a true partner, it was Mr. Ken Gill....yet, in a moment of pique, the YMCA made the brainless decision to cut ties with Mr. Gill. Here is their statement where they guarantee to return the Gill Family funds which are rumored to be $3,000,000+: (inquiring minds want to know, has the money been returned?)
**The YMCA of Charlotte owes Ken Gill & family a public and unqualified apology**
TO RECAP: George Millares is an acknowledged tax-scofflaw with no visible means of support and operates a "charity" that trades on the good name of City of Charlotte, yet George provides zero disclosure on the $$ amount of "donations" collected from local citizens, nor does he disclose how said donations are spent/distributed.
What could possibly go wrong?
In the bigger picture, George purportedly runs Queen City Unity to, err, promote "unity"...but in practice all he does is constantly attack the Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department, as well as various businesses that in sum employ many many people in Charlotte and elsewhere.
Ken Gill has a decades long track record of success and real charitable giving -- this track record is well documented and undeniable.
As it goes to Ken Gill and his accuser George Millares, it sure appears the roles of defendant and plaintiff have been flipped in truly bizarre fashion.
The reality of it is, George's words and actions are divisive and only serve to put jobs and lives at risk --- "unity" never enters into the equation.
What is wrong with this picture?
I don't know Mr. Millares I do know that he appears to be a pure unadulterated opportunist. I do know Ken Gill having worked with him thought the YMCA and his efforts to support CMPD.
I also know Frank Reed and Jorge Millares' recent attacks on Amelie's Bakery is fueled by nothing more than hearsay.
To the Carolina Panthers, the Charlotte Knights The YMCA of Greater Charlotte you have become an enabler of the "Cancel Culture" this will come back to bite you at the worse possible moment.
To those who have "parted ways" with Ken Gill and CPI and to all those mind numb zombies who are screaming RACIST! You should read what Ken Gill said again.
"A better use of time, would be to focus on the black on black crime and the senseless killing of our young men by other young men."
People like Jorge Millares are nothing more than takers, they offer nothing to society their only goal is to destroy for the sake of destroying, because envy is their conscience, their moral compass is not broken rather, it simply never existed. In Millares' case this is clear by his criminal record, that he is unapologetic about, his goal is not change, just simply destruction and those who have joined in the lynch mob cancel culture are no better.