29 Current and Former Employees of Philadelphia International Airport Charged
The indictments of 29 current or former workers at Philadelphia International Airport were made public and 13 people arrested in the latest investigation of security at the nation's airports. Of those indicted, 17 individuals employed in various positions at the airport, such as ramp agents, baggage handler, maintenance, food service and skycaps, were charged with failure to disclose prior convictions. One of these 17 defendants had in his possession at the time of his arrest on October 29, 2002, two firearms that had been stolen from two law enforcement officers' luggage checked at the Philadelphia International Airport. After his arrest, he was additionally charged with possession of firearms by a convicted felon. In addition, 12 food service employees were charged with false use of a Social Security number.