• Three plead guilty in TSA screening investigation

    February 08, 2012 No comments

    An Indianapolis air cargo company is facing a $1 million fine after a Transportation Security Administration investigation found they failed to screen cargo bound for passenger aircraft for explosives.

    U.S. Attorney Joseph Hogsett announced the civil fine Wednesday morning.

    The U.S. Attorney’s office says prior to Dec. 2010, employees working for then ActivAir, Inc. “engaged in a systemic pattern of record-keeping violations,” by reporting cargo had been screened even though it had not been 100 percent screened for explosives.

    Three Indianapolis residents face federal charges in connection with the alleged faulty record keeping.

    According to the U.S. Attorney’s office, Andrew Barnes, Brian Vanhandel and Mitchell Totty have each agreed to plead guilty with conspiracy to commit federal reporting and recordkeeping violations.

    Each man faces a maximum of 5 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.

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