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How much does it cost to bribe the TSA?

Maybe there'll be less of this now

Employees of the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) in Philadelphia are finding out that the cost of bribing the airport security bureaucrats is costing them more than the $200 they offered -- it has (thankfully) cost them their jobs:

Saying it has "zero tolerance for misconduct in the workplace," the federal Transportation Security Administration, which oversees passenger screening at airports, is seeking to dismiss seven Philadelphia workers.

The seven are among 10 employees who were suspended in November 2011 from security duties at Philadelphia International Airport, pending an investigation into allegations of payoffs for passing grades in annual proficiency tests.

In February, training instructor Shannon Gilliam, of Sharon Hill, pleaded guilty in federal court to taking a $200 bribe from a security officer. Last week, Gilliam, 29, was sentenced to 300 hours of community service and six months of house arrest, with four years probation.

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