TSA suspends, reprimands workers over gambling

PITTSBURGH (AP) — 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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