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Dozens of TSA employees fired, suspended for involvement in illegal gambling ring
WPXI ^ | September 19, 2013

Posted on 09/19/2013 12:59:22 PM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia

PITTSBURGH — Channel 11 News has learned that dozens of local Transportation Security Administration workers have been fired or suspended for involvement in an illegal gambling ring.

After months of investigation, officials with the Pittsburgh office of Homeland security either fired or suspended the workers involved Thursday morning.

Channel 11’s Renee Kaminski reported of the 311 local workers, five were fired, 47 were suspended and 10 letters of reprimand were sent out.

All of the workers involved are accused of sports gambling at Pittsburgh International Airport while in uniform. Officials said the gambling was a violation of federal regulations.

Government officials said public safety and security was never put at risk.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; US: Pennsylvania
KEYWORDS: gambling; tsa; tsapervs

1 posted on 09/19/2013 12:59:22 PM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

I see your grope and raise you a body cavity search....


2 posted on 09/19/2013 1:00:49 PM PDT by Farnsworth ("The people have always some champion whom they set over them and nurse into greatness...This and no)
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To: Farnsworth

311 TSA employees at Pittsburgh ?


3 posted on 09/19/2013 1:02:53 PM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks ("Say Not the Struggle Naught Availeth.")
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

What’s the problem? These gangsters will get rehired by those companies SUED BY ERIC HOLDER for doing criminal background checks on prospective employees!!


4 posted on 09/19/2013 1:04:18 PM PDT by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (If Americans were as concerned for their country as Egyptians are, Obama would be ousted!)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
Channel 11’s Renee Kaminski reported of the 311 local workers, five were fired, 47 were suspended and 10 letters of reprimand were sent out.

So only about 18% were caught.

5 posted on 09/19/2013 1:04:19 PM PDT by COBOL2Java (I'm a Christian, pro-life, pro-gun, Reaganite. The GOP hates me. Why should I vote for them?)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Nothing for perversion though.


6 posted on 09/19/2013 1:04:49 PM PDT by albie
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

They all should have been fired.......


7 posted on 09/19/2013 1:04:58 PM PDT by Osage Orange (I have strong feelings about gun control. If there's a gun around, I want to be controlling it.)
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To: COBOL2Java

None were arrested? LOL


8 posted on 09/19/2013 1:05:04 PM PDT by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (If Americans were as concerned for their country as Egyptians are, Obama would be ousted!)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

Doesn’t seem like enough does it?
They have 55,600 total employees.


9 posted on 09/19/2013 1:07:30 PM PDT by nascarnation (Democrats control the Presidency, Senate, and Media. It's an uphill climb....)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

These TSA guys remind me of the deadhead’s who work in a boiler-room ‘charity fundraiser’ phone tank here in my town.
They keep most of what they raise while leading people to think it’s going to a good cause.
I see them taking breaks and they look like criminals.
TSA. Another bad idea that, along with many others, will break this country. And it won’t take much longer.


10 posted on 09/19/2013 1:11:00 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Thieves
Stealing
Always


11 posted on 09/19/2013 1:11:20 PM PDT by matt04
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To: nascarnation
Unbelievable !
12 posted on 09/19/2013 1:12:49 PM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks ("Say Not the Struggle Naught Availeth.")
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
None were arrested? LOL

They're part of the "federal family". Not like this guy.

13 posted on 09/19/2013 1:12:56 PM PDT by tacticalogic ("Oh, bother!" said Pooh, as he chambered his last round.)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

If you figure there are 66 “significant” airports (>0.25% of all air traffic) that’s >800 TSA peeps per location.

(calc doesn’t including management, train and bus stations, etc.)


14 posted on 09/19/2013 1:17:02 PM PDT by nascarnation (Democrats control the Presidency, Senate, and Media. It's an uphill climb....)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

“311 TSA employees at Pittsburgh ?”

YUP....

TSA is MASSIVELY overstaffed in most of it’s airports, due to the huge hiring spree in early 2012, to keep unemployment numbers low for the election.

That they would use an office pool as a way to cut headcounts now is not surprising to me.

They don’t call it, “Thousands Standing Around” for nothing, you know.


15 posted on 09/19/2013 1:17:55 PM PDT by tcrlaf (Well, it is what the Sheeple voted for....)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

“311 TSA employees at Pittsburgh ?”

YUP....

TSA is MASSIVELY overstaffed in most of it’s airports, due to the huge hiring spree in early 2012, to keep unemployment numbers low for the election.

That they would use an office pool as a way to cut headcounts now is not surprising to me.

They don’t call it, “Thousands Standing Around” for nothing, you know.


16 posted on 09/19/2013 1:19:15 PM PDT by tcrlaf (Well, it is what the Sheeple voted for....)
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To: tcrlaf

And most of them do nothing. I saw a group of about 10 tsa agents sitting watching TV at a airport restaurant, for over two hours. Still stirring when my flight left.


17 posted on 09/19/2013 1:22:59 PM PDT by matt04
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

No problem. They will be hired as obamcare navigators pdq.


18 posted on 09/19/2013 1:24:02 PM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
If only these people were unionized, then they couldn't get fired so easily.


19 posted on 09/19/2013 1:26:34 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

I’d rather they be gambling than groping grandma.


20 posted on 09/19/2013 1:42:50 PM PDT by bgill (This reply was mined before it was posted.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Football pool?


21 posted on 09/19/2013 1:51:51 PM PDT by Libloather (The epitome of civility.)
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To: Libloather

...or football sheets.


22 posted on 09/19/2013 2:28:19 PM PDT by Roccus
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

They were busted during a “hold em” tourney. :-)


23 posted on 09/19/2013 4:50:24 PM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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