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15 Employees Arrested in Austin-Bergstrom International Airport Security Sweep

An airport security sweep at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport in Texas resulted in the arrests of 15 employees on Federal charges of misuse of a Social Security number and making false statements and providing false immigration information on airport security badge applications. Six other workers were arrested on state charges of tampering with a government record in connection with their airport security badge applications. This was a multiagency operation involving OIG, the FBI, Treasury IG for Tax Administration, U.S. Postal Inspection Service, U.S. Customs Service, U.S. Secret Service, Austin Airport Police, and Austin Police Department.