Arrested TSA Employee TSA officers arrested on drug charges in Conn

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  1. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

  2. Fisher1949

    Fisher1949 Original Member Coach

    That's the first time I've seen that one. Jeez. Story pasted in below:
    (09/20/11) YONKERS - The Westchester County police officer and TSA agents arrested in a prescription drug sting appeared in court for the first time this morning.
    County police officer Michael Brady is accused of pocketing more than $20,000 in exchange for helping drug dealers funnel thousands of dollars worth of oxycodone and cash through Westchester County Airport.
    According to court documents, Brady also offered to drive a dealer around the region for drug drop-offs and pick-ups. Sources say Brady allegedly released the same dealer from prison when he was in custody for possessing $100,000 in cash.
    The dealer was arrested on drug charges earlier this year in Connecticut, and reportedly leaked Brady's name to federal investigators.
    Federal officials have arrested 20 people linked to the illegal drug pipeline, dubbed "Operation Blue Coast."
    A judge allowed Brady to be freed on $750,000 bond, but placed him on home confinement. He has also been ordered to avoid contact with anyone at the airport.
     
  3. Fisher1949

    Fisher1949 Original Member Coach

    A judge allowed Brady to be freed on $750,000 bond, but placed him on home confinement. He has also been ordered to avoid contact with anyone at the airport.
    Because he knows the airport is full of TSA screeners and thus a haven of criminal activity. ;)
     
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  4. Cartoon Peril

    Cartoon Peril Original Member

    Very telling restriction there.

    Seems to me that if drugs can be smuggled with aid of TSA (again, no proof yet, and I'll believe TSA when they show up in court with it), a lot of other things too. Where are the BDO when you need them?
     
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  5. THawk996

    THawk996 Original Member

    Here's the latest on this story from the Hartford Courant:

    18 Indicted In Oxycodone Smuggling Ring

     
  6. rockon

    rockon Original Member

    Why would one BDO watch another BDO? They've all had background checks, so they know they aren't the 'enemy'.
     
  7. rockon

    rockon Original Member

    OK, it's OT, but...anyone watching 'Breaking Bad' on AMC?

    It's set in ABQ (does the name Phil Mocek ring any bells?)

    I'd like to see 'Breaking Bad' take up a story line involving ABQ TSA.

    Can you image Walt's face during a grope?

    Maybe they could hire Brady and the others to advise them on how it's done.
     
  8. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

  9. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

    I don't know. I'll go check.

    Think how easily these crooks can plant drugs in other people's luggage. Passengers are sitting ducks.
     
  10. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    Here are names. This article says the thre are "among TSA employees charged with conspiring to transport drugs", i.e. there might be still more in this case ...

    Stamford Patch: Stamford PD Critical in Arresting TSA Smugglers [Update, Photos, Video]

     
  11. A gift card! How cute. Wouldn't it be funny if it was already used?
     
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  12. Fisher1949

    Fisher1949 Original Member Coach

    These guys are toast. I wonder how the sentences for the TSA screeners and cop will compare?.
     
  13. FaustsAccountant

    FaustsAccountant Original Member

    Paid Administrative leave and/or retraining? -sorry couldn't resist.
     
  14. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    ... so that they can continue to be held to the highest standards ...
     
  15. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    One of the three -- Christopher Allen -- has copped a plea:

    Sun Sentinel: Ex-PBIA TSA officer guilty of bribery and extortion

    Broadcast Newsroom: Former TSA officer pleads guilty to bribery: Former TSA officer pleads guilty to bribery for allowing prescription drugs through airport

    More articles ...

    http://thestamfordtimes.com/story/523724
    http://www.heraldtribune.com/article/20120416/APN/1204160881
    http://www.newsday.com/news/region-state/former-tsa-officer-pleads-guilty-to-bribery-1.3664789
     
  16. FaustsAccountant

    FaustsAccountant Original Member

    I've been pointing this out over and over-with no response from rep or claim to be rep of TSA.
     
  17. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    WTNH: Former TSA officer faces sentencing for bribery
     
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  18. Fisher1949

    Fisher1949 Original Member Coach

    Ex-TSA officer's sentencing for bribery delayed
    http://www.sfgate.com/news/article/Ex-TSA-officer-s-sentencing-for-bribery-delayed-3677935.php
     
  19. nachtnebel

    nachtnebel Original Member

    As the TSA shills will soon say:

    "The criminal actions of a few do not reflect on the thousands of TSA clerks who have not yet been caught"
     
  20. Caradoc

    Caradoc Original Member

    "The criminal actions of a few do reflect on the thousands of TSA clerks who're perfectly willing to work shoulder-to-shoulder with thieves, thugs, perverts, and morons as long as they get paid."
     
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