Arrested TSA Employee TSA training instructor charged with bribery

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  1. N965VJ

    N965VJ Original Member

  2. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

    Yep! One security breach should mean they ALL get rescreened, just like passengers!
     
  3. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

    Yeah, because they're too busy trying to figure out what spin they're going to put on this. "We have zero tolerance" blah blah blah.
     
  4. RB

    RB Founding Member

    I think they should all just be fired.
     
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  5. N965VJ

    N965VJ Original Member

    Maybe they lost the pre-formatted Word doc that says "This isolated incident does not reflect on the 60,000 TSA employees..." :oops::p
     
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  6. Caradoc

    Caradoc Original Member

    I just wonder if the $200 bribe came from money stolen from passengers...
     
  7. Doober

    Doober Original Member

    Snort! I love it!
     
  8. Doober

    Doober Original Member

    And from the comments:

     
  9. RB

    RB Founding Member

    Guaranteed promotion, this TSA trainer has fully embraced the TSA Way.
     
  10. N965VJ

    N965VJ Original Member

    See? Shoulda' submitted it on IdeaFactory, where everything is ignored.:confused::rolleyes:
     
  11. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    This is spreading on the news wires faster than an ATR fluff piece.
     
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  12. N965VJ

    N965VJ Original Member

    Isn't Bart an instructor? I wonder if he could be bribed with a box of :cupcake:.

    :eek::D
     
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  13. Caradoc

    Caradoc Original Member

    Would they have to be in jars?
     
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  14. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    Press release from the U.S. Attorneys Office, Eastern District of Pennsylvania:


    TSA Employee Charged With Bribery

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
    February 16, 2012

    Shannon Gilliam, 29, of Sharon Hill, Pennsylvania was charged by information, unsealed today, with bribery, announced United States Attorney Zane David Memeger. Gilliam was employed as a Security Training Instructor with the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and was assigned to the Philadelphia International Airport. Gilliam’s full-time responsibility was to conduct training for Transportation Security Officers (TSOs) and to administer mandatory screening proficiency tests to TSOs who handle passenger and baggage screening at the Philadelphia International Airport. TSOs had to receive passing grades on annual, mandatory screening proficiency tests in order to continue employment as passenger and baggage screeners with TSA.

    According to the information, between August and October of 2011, Gilliam accepted a bribe of $200 in exchange for ensuring a passing grade on the mandatory, annual certification examination by taking the test for the payee.

    If convicted, the defendant faces a maximum possible sentence of 15 years imprisonment, a $250,000 fine, 3 years of supervised release, a $100 special assessment, and may be disqualified from “holding any office of honor, trust or profit under the United States.”

    The case was investigated by Department of Homeland Security Office of Inspector General with cooperation from the Transportation Security Administration. It is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Alicia M. Freind.
     
  15. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

  16. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    And last but not least, the (expletive deleted) has plead guilty ...

    Philadelphia Inquirer: TSA trainer at PHL admits taking bribe

     
  17. reamworks

    reamworks Original Member

    I wrote a letter to TSA asking if they'll all be retested, and I didn't get an answer.

    The folks at Shiny Badge wrote something about this, too. Clearly, every person that was certified by this TSA Agent needs to be retested, and fired if he doesn't pass. (Also, if he'll pass you for $200, he'd probably put a bomb on the plane for $300. They need to take this crime seriously.)
     
  18. N965VJ

    N965VJ Original Member

    Welcome to TravelUnderground!:)

    Surprise! It's probably Sensitive Security Information that they didn't bother retesting. :rolleyes:
     
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  19. KrazyKat

    KrazyKat Original Member

    ^We'll all be much safer without the intersection between this "workforce" and air flight, top to bottom.
     

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