TSA Agents Who Stole $40K From NY Luggage Only Get 6 Months Jail Time

· January 16, 2012

NEW YORK — Two Transportation Security Administration officers who admitted stealing $40,000 from luggage at a New York City airport are going to jail.

The Queens district attorney’s office says 44-year-old Coumar Persad and 31-year-old Davon Webb were sentenced Tuesday to six months in jail and five years’ probation. Both had pleaded guilty to grand larceny, obstructing governmental administration and official misconduct.The two TSA officers were based at John F. Kennedy International Airport according to WSJ.

Authorities say they swiped the cash after spotting it in a piece of luggage while it was being X-rayed in January 2011. The cash was recovered from their homes.

Persad’s attorney has said his client understands he made a mistake and wishes to move on with his life.

These sentencing guidelines are crazy,I will bet you $40,000 that if I stole $40,000 dollars i’d get more than 5 months in jail. I heard of stories of TSA taking way more then then out of bags and getting away with it.

  • jfizzle

    Yo Hahz peep this article, http://youtu.be/0Hi0T8oiovg, they could’ve done it this way. Might have taken longer

  • Leon Frank Nitty

    prob get more time for a couple ounces of weed… fuck it mandatory sentencing on small amounts of crack would land you more time than that… *Don King style* only in America baby!!!

  • WHATDAHELL

    i used to work 4 TSA. trust me, keep your things of value in your carry-on luggage or else. thats all im gonna say.