TSA officer sentenced for stealing money
TSA officer admitted to regularly stealing money from travelers
NEWARK, N.J. — A federal judge in New Jersey has sentenced a lead transportation security officer at Newark Liberty Airport to six months of home confinement for stealing money from passengers' bags as they underwent security screenings.
Transportation Security Administration officer Al Raimi pleaded guilty in February, admitting he and his supervisor regularly stole money from travelers. He was sentenced Tuesday.
Prosecutors say the 30-year-old Woodbridge resident stole between $10,000 and $30,000 cash over nearly a year.
He's been ordered to pay $24,150 restitution and a $3,000 fine.
Prosecutors say Raimi gave a cut of the cash to his supervisor, Michael Arato, who pleaded guilty and was given a 2 1/2 year prison sentence.
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