Arrested TSA Employee Ex-fire chief's son bribed TSA agent to get pot on jet, FBI says ALL 5 ARE PLEADING GUILTY!!!!!!!!!

Discussion in 'Aviation Passenger Security in the USA' started by Fisher1949, Oct 17, 2011.

  1. Fisher1949

    Fisher1949 Original Member Coach

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  2. Wait a second:

    This would seem to stretch the bounds of administrative search for WEI, would it not? I'm not sure about the smell of marijuana, though.
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  3. AngryMiller

    AngryMiller Original Member

    Well if it were a baggage handler who detected the smell and he reported it, I think that might fall outside the realm of administrative search since the baggage handler is a civilian.
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  4. AngryMiller

    AngryMiller Original Member

    Lol. So another crooked TSO gets arrested. This time for taking a bribe. Wonder when one them will take a bribe to ignore WEI going onto an aircraft? Wonder when one of them gets hauled in for selling SSI information?
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  5. Fisher1949

    Fisher1949 Original Member Coach

    The more disturbing aspect to me is that the accomplice had no way of knowing what was in the bag. The perp said it was pot but could as easily been C4 or PETN. This is the fourth screener caught participating in a smuggling operation this year and each one represents a far greater risk than Grandma's Depends.
  6. RB

    RB Founding Member

    Agree. A person willing to take money to look the other way probably doesn't care what the item is.

    And the question remains, who is watching the watchers?
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  7. Doober

    Doober Original Member

    And probably just the tip of the iceberg.
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  8. Elizabeth Conley

    Elizabeth Conley Original Member

    A person who will force sexual contact on others and infringe on fellow citizens' 1st, 4th & 5th amendment rights has serious character issues. It's hard to say if there's any boundary such a person will not cross.

    Never lose sight of the identities of the "leaders" who let these jackals loose to loot our freedoms and pillage each traveler's personal security. Make sure none of them ever hold a public office again. Campaign against them, campaign against anyone affiliated with them.

    To be in any way connected to the TSA should be a political kiss of death.
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  9. Caradoc

    Caradoc Original Member

    "Crooked TSO" is redundant.
  10. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    And even if he "cares", the person bribing him won't necessarily be forthcoming about what they're actually smuggling. Once the bad guy have their claws in you, you belong to them.
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  11. AngryMiller

    AngryMiller Original Member

    Sort of what the Soviets did to people. First ask them to bring them freely accessible documents. Then bring them documents that while not classified are sensitive. Then bring them low level classified documents. Then once they are on the hook blackmail them for the good stuff.
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  12. RB

    RB Founding Member

    I had an issue with a crypto equipment technician. Once I became aware of the problem the discharged from military service came in just a few days. Anyone who takes a bribe or appears to be in a position to be compromised can never be trusted again. TSA seems to me to be very weak on individual oversight.
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  13. rockon

    rockon Original Member

    I wouldn't mind seeing 'bonuses' paid to 'whistle blowers' like the baggage handler who sounded the alarm. Perhaps it would encourage some of these folks to self-police their ranks if there was a financial incentive to do so.

    "See something, say something", right?

    Honest TSOs would have nothing to lose and everything to gain by monitoring the activities of their co-workers. It's clear that their management is AWOL.
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  14. RB

    RB Founding Member

    Honest people would not be TSA employees in the first place. Doing what they do is contra to our constitution.
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  15. CelticWhisper

    CelticWhisper Founding Member

    And this is really the problem, isn't it? For almost one year now, TSA has been actively, openly engaged in activities so unjustifiable (always remember that catching terrorists and preventing another 9/11 DOES NOT justify any prioritization of safety over liberty) that nobody with a functional sense of ethics will voluntarily work for them. This leaves only those who are utterly amoral and invariably self-serving to populate their ranks.

    Financial incentives to rat out fellow smurf-clerks may work, but they will have to be substantial. Assume that at any time, any given smurf-clerk has absconded with at least $1000 worth of traveler property including portable electronics, jewelry, clothing, cash and other belongings. The financial incentive would have to be enough to trigger the dollar signs in the smurf-clerk's eyes even when contrasted directly against the potential ill-gotten gains they stand to acquire by raiding luggage and relieving pax of their property under duress at their geTSApo checkpoints. In addition, it would have to be enough to offset anxiety over retaliation from the ratted-out smurf-clerk. Those with a thug mentality (i.e. every organism in TSA's employ without exception) will readily resort to personal physical violence to settle a dispute over what they perceive as being stabbed in the back or "narc'd on" and it's unlikely that a reward of less than $5K will be enticing enough to risk getting pummeled in the parking lot.
  16. KrazyKat

    KrazyKat Original Member

    There for the charging:
    Hilar': Perez lies to the FBI about how many times she assisted, then seeks to correct that she only got half the amount of money Peaks claimed.

    Forget incremental reform. Compared to demand for reform of our financial system, TSA seems like easy pickin's.
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  17. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    The charges against the TSA employee (Perez) were dismissed last October. One other TSA employee involved was not charged.

    Two others (not TSA) recently plead guilty.

    Culver City Patch: Two Men Agree to Plead Guilty in TSA Bribery Scam

  18. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    Star Telegram: 2 to plead guilty in drug case involving screeners

    So it apppears the TSA pond scum gets to walk. :td:
  19. Elizabeth Conley

    Elizabeth Conley Original Member

    I don't understand how the TSA filth "get to walk." It shows how morally bankrupt our nation has become, that the authorities don't recognize that a TSA employee who accepts bribes is a more dangerous criminal than a mere drug smuggler.

    In part, I see this skewed perception as a consequence of the rhetoric that has accompanied the War on Drugs. A propaganda battle has been waged against the common sense of Americans, resulting in the vast majority of the sheeple imagining nothing more horrible than "illegal drugs."

    Now treason gets a pass.
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  20. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    Yabba Dabba Doo! The two TSA (expletive deleted) are headed up the river along w/ the fire chief's son!!!

    Apparently the Star-Telegram was out to lunch when they stated that the two TSA employees don't face charges:

    In todays news ...

    L.A. Times: Ex-fire chief's son, ex-TSA agents to plead guilty in drug scheme

    The son of a former L.A. city fire chief and two former TSA officers have agreed to plead guilty to conspiracy charges after they worked together to smuggle drugs onto flights leaving LAX, the U.S. attorney's office said.

    Millage Peaks IV, 24, of Los Angeles; Randy Littlefield, 29, of Paramount; and Dianna Perez, 28, of Inglewood, face a maximum of five years in federal prison, prosecutors said.


    Perez was fired from her TSA job in October; Littlefield resigned the same month.

    Two other men who carried drugs through security -- Charles Hicks, 24, of Culver City, and Andrew Welter, 25, of Fontana -- have also agreed to plead guilty to one count of conspiracy for their roles in the scheme, according to documents filed in federal district court. They also face up to five years in prison.

    Law Fuel: Two TSA Screeners Agree to Plead Guilty to Conspiracy Charges in Scheme to Smuggle Narcotics through Security Checkpoints at LAX

    Two people who were employed as transportation security officers at Los Angeles International Airport – and a third person who allegedly smuggled marijuana to Boston – were charged today with conspiring to pay bribes to the employees of the Transportation Security Administration.
    The three defendants have agreed to plead guilty to conspiracy charges in plea agreements that were also filed this morning in United States District Court. Two other drug couriers previously agreed to plead guilty in this case, meaning that five defendants have now been charged and agreed to plead guilty in this investigation.
    The three defendants charged today are:
    • Dianna Perez, 28, of Inglewood, who was terminated as a TSA employee last October;
    • Randy Littlefield, 29, of Paramount, who resigned from TSA last October; and
    • Millage Peaks, 24, of Los Angeles, who initiated the bribery scheme when he offered Perez money to allow narcotics-laden luggage to be passed through security checkpoints.
    The other two defendants who agreed to plead guilty to conspiracy charges in plea agreements filed July 2 are:
    • Charles Hicks, also known as “Smoke,” 24, of Culver City ; and
    • Andrew Russel Welter, also known as “Drew,” 25, of Fontana.

    Good riddance, just keep culling the herd!!!!!!!!!! :D

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