Philly airport TSA instructor charged with bribery

Thursday, February 16, 2012
Action News

A Transportation Security Administration instructor at Philadelphia International Airport is facing bribery charges.

Federal prosecutors said Thursday that 29-year-old Shannon Gilliam of Sharon Hill, Pa., took a $200 bribe in exchange for ensuring a passing grade on an annual certification exam by taking a test for a security officer.

A TSA official said both people had been suspended indefinitely, pending the outcome of the investigation.

Reports say that Gilliam's job involved training and testing people who worked as passenger and baggage screeners.

If convicted, Gilliam could face more than two years in prison.

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