Published June 15, 2012
| Associated Press
PHILADELPHIA – The Transportation Security Administration says it is seeking to fire seven Philadelphia International Airport workers.
The administration said Friday that following an eight-month investigation, TSA management at the airport and the Department of Homeland Security Office of Inspector General found the employees were involved in a bribery scheme.
Ten employees were removed from their duties in November amid allegations they gave money to a training instructor in exchange for passing annual proficiency exams.
Three resigned from their jobs and the TSA said it plans to fire the other seven.
Former TSA training instructor Shannon Gilliam pleaded guilty in February in federal court to taking a $200 bribe from a Philadelphia security officer. He was sentenced to 300 hours of community service and six months of house arrest.