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Airport Sweep Update (October 29, 2002)

Miami: Jean Jacques, a former baggage handler at Miami International Airport (MIA) with Bags To Go, Inc., Ft. Lauderdale, FL, was sentenced in U.S. District Court in Miami to a $1,000 fine, 2 months in prison, 3 years’ supervised release, and 750 hours of community service. He was convicted October 22 by a Federal jury in Miami for using a fraudulent social security number. He and 16 other employees were charged in September with various Federal crimes involving their access to secure areas of MIA. The investigation was conducted by OIG, U.S. Customs Service, Social Security Administration, and INS.

Boston: Patrick F. Momperousse, Dorchester, MA, was sentenced in U.S. District Court in Boston, MA to 14 days time served in jail and 1 year’s probation after pleading guilty to falsifying his application for a security badge at Logan International Airport, in Boston. Momperousse was charged with lying about his alien registration status and altering an alien registration card. Formerly employed by Argenbright Security as a checkpoint security screener at Logan, Momperousse had been living and working illegally in the U.S. since 1998. He is one of 20 charged in a security sweep at Logan.