A Federal air marshal has been arrested and accused of taking cellphone photographs underneath women’s skirts as they boarded a plane at Nashville International Airport.
ABC News is reporting:
Assistant Supervisory Air Marshal in Charge Michael Pascarella told The Associated Press that Adam Bartsch was immediately removed from duty and is in the process of being suspended or fired.
Nashville police say Bartsch was on duty on Southwest Airline Flight 3132 on Thursday when a witness noticed he was taking the photos and grabbed his cellphone. Police say the witness notified a flight attendant and Bartsch was taken off the flight and charged with disorderly conduct.
Pascarella says TSA is assisting with the investigation.
“TSA does not tolerate criminal behavior,” Pascarella said.
The arrest was first reported by Nashville station WKRN-TV (http://bit.ly/19WjI70)
21 TSA Officers at Dallas Fort Worth (DFW) aiport were arrested today for stealing and reselling employee parking passes. These passes were going for about $100 on the black market. NBC News is reporting:
A total of 21 Transportation Security Administration officers at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport and an American Eagle employee have now been arrested following an investigation into stolen employee parking passes.
The probe started in March with an undercover investigation by the airport’s Department of Public Safety after American Eagle reported that 129 parking passes had been stolen from its offices inside Terminal B.
Investigators say an American Eagle worker stole the placards and recruited TSA officers to sell the passes to co-workers for $100 apiece. The employee is charged with count of Class A misdemeanor theft, the airport said in a statement Tuesday.
The TSA officer accused of selling the parking passes was arrested on a felony charge of theft of service. Another TSA employee was arrested on a Class A misdemeanor charge of theft of service in connection with multiple violations, the airport said.
The remaining 19 TSA employees are accused of using the parking passes without properly obtaining them and are charged with Class B misdemeanor theft of service.
The last arrests were made over this past weekend.
Several airline employees were arrested as well.
At least they weren’t stealing from passengers this time!
Meet Nna Alpha Onuoha
According to reports, he’s been indicted for Alleged 9/11-Related Threats At LAX.
A former security screener for the TSA was indicted late last week for allegedly making a series of threats directed at Los Angeles International Airport that alluded to the 9/11 terrorist attacks. The threats were made on the eve of the 12th anniversary of the 2001 attacks on New York’s World Trade Center towers and the Pentagon, and forced the evacuation of several terminals at the airport.
Nna Alpha Onuoha (pictured above), 29, is currently being held without bail. He’s been charged with three counts each of false information and making threats over the telephone, according to The Associated Press. After he quit his job with the Transportation Security Administration on Sept. 10, Onuoha proceeded to send a series of threats across various media, according to the indictment. He dropped off “suspicious packages and rambling letters” at the airport, reported the Los Angeles Times. He also left phone messages for airport authorities, telling them that the “TSA was running out of time” and the “entire airport” should be evacuated.
Several airline terminals were evacuated because of his (alleged) reports. Read more at AOL News.
CBS Pittsburgh is reporting:
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Dozens of local Transportation Security Administration workers have been fired or suspended after they were caught in an illegal gambling ring at Pittsburgh International Airport.
TSA sources tell the KDKA Investigators that the officers were fired or suspended Thursday morning.
The investigation took a few months. TSA took a look at more than 300 of its employees who work at Pittsburgh International Airport.
Sources confirm TSA employees on the job set up an office betting pool of sorts, employees betting year-round on all of the big sporting events, the Super Bowl, NCAA Final Four, the World Series, the Stanley Cup and more.
Meet Miguel Quinones.
He was just indicted on 20 child pornography charges after items were seized from his locker at Manchester-Boston Regional Airport.
The Eagle-Tribune (MA) reports:
Miguel Quinones, 38, of 67 Whittemore Ave. in Manchester was recently indicted by a grand jury in Rockingham County Superior Court on 10 counts of possession of child pornography and 10 counts of attempted possession of child pornography.
A video and more than 1,000 images of child pornography were found on Quinones’ personal laptop computer and three thumb drives stored in his airport locker, Londonderry police Lt. Timothy Jones said.
Quinones was arrested in June following an investigation that lasted more than a year, according to Sgt. Thomas Grella, commander of the New Hampshire Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force.
Who’s patting down your chlidren at the airport? It’s not like this is an isolated incident. This happens all the time.
The TSA doesn’t only smuggle drugs, now they smuggle people, too!
Fox News reports
A Transportation Security Administration agent is in hot water for allegedly smuggling illegal aliens into the country.
The Washington Free Beacon reports David Alexander Diaz-Torres was arrested in Orlando, Fla. Friday for participating in a scheme with five others to smuggle a group of Brazilian nationals into the United States.
Orlando TV News WFTV picked up the story, too
Diaz-Torres is accused of helping at least eight people unlawfully get into the U.S. when he worked in San Juan.
Court papers tell how a group of people smuggled undocumented immigrants into the United States.
Diaz-Torres was one of them and was employed at Orlando International Airport until this week when he was fired.
The papers said Diaz-Torres and five others would knowingly bring the immigrants into the United States at a place other than a designated port of entry.
The group smuggled the people from Puerto Rico from February to July of last year.
The suspects were rounded up over the past month.
The TSA is running amok with no oversight. Our Federal Government shouldn’t be human trafficking. The TSA constantly proves it does more harm than good.