Discussion in 'Aviation Passenger Security in the USA' started by N965VJ, Feb 16, 2012.
So will all the TSA employees be re-tested?
Yep! One security breach should mean they ALL get rescreened, just like passengers!
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.
I think they should all just be fired.
Maybe they lost the pre-formatted Word doc that says "This isolated incident does not reflect on the 60,000 TSA employees..."
I just wonder if the $200 bribe came from money stolen from passengers...
Snort! I love it!
And from the comments:
Guaranteed promotion, this TSA trainer has fully embraced the TSA Way.
See? Shoulda' submitted it on IdeaFactory, where everything is ignored.
This is spreading on the news wires faster than an ATR fluff piece.
Isn't Bart an instructor? I wonder if he could be bribed with a box of .
Would they have to be in jars?
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.
And last but not least, the (expletive deleted) has plead guilty ...
Philadelphia Inquirer: TSA trainer at PHL admits taking bribe
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.)
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Surprise! It's probably Sensitive Security Information that they didn't bother retesting.
We'll all be much safer without the intersection between this "workforce" and air flight, top to bottom.
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