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Philly airport TSA instructor charged with bribery

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – 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.

The Philadelphia Daily News reports (
http://bit.ly/yNTq4t) 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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Information from: Philadelphia Daily News,
http://www.philly.com

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