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Fri September 20, 2013
TSA Suspends, Reprimands Pittsburgh Airport Workers Over Gambling
Dozens of Transportation Security Administration workers at the Pittsburgh International Airport have been suspended or reprimanded after they were caught taking part in workplace sports gambling.
WPXI-TV reports that after a months-long investigation 47 workers were suspended and 10 letters of reprimand were sent out.
A TSA spokeswoman says dismissal has been proposed for 5 workers, and the suspensions range from 3 to 14 days. The agency says there's no evidence anyone was deserting their security duties. The betting involved March Madness games, the Steelers, and dollar-a-square type wagers.
The TSA says it has taken the appropriate steps to discipline those involved. The suspensions will be staggered so they won't affect operations at the airport.
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