Twenty Logan International Airport Employees Charged For Using False Information And Documents To Obtain Secure Area Access Badges
Twenty current and former employees at Boston's Logan International Airport were charged with providing false information on application forms to obtain SIDA badges, giving them access to secure areas at the airport. Of the 20, 15 were arrested on February 27 and three were subsequently arrested. The individuals allegedly provided false information on their applications for access badges by using false alien registration cards or Social Security numbers. The employees worked for security screening, refueling, food service, and other companies providing services at Logan. This investigation, which involved checking approximately 3,500 airport employees, was initiated by OIG in September 2001. Investigating the case with OIG were the Social Security Administration OIG and the Immigration and Naturalization Service, with assistance from the Massachusetts Port Authority, the airport operator.