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Supervisor Pleads Guilty to Forcing Subordinates to Lie for SIDA Badges

Wesley Rose, a former station manager for Miami Aircraft Support, Inc., an airline cargo loader based in Miami, FL, pleaded guilty to directing employees to falsify their applications for security identification display area (SIDA) badges at the Sacramento, CA, International Airport. At Rose’s direction, employees indicated on their applications that required verification and background checks had been completed, even though they had not. Rose also ordered providing the falsified applications to FAA. Further, investigators found the company did not verify employment history or conduct background investigations on new employees before they applied for SIDA badges. This is an ongoing case, which is being investigated by the OIG and the FAA. No sentencing date has been set.