Former Oakland Airport TSA officer sent to prison
February 14, 2017
• Sentenced to 21 months for circumventing checkpoint screening
• Conspired to help distribute drugs nationwide for smuggling ring
Kiana Scott Clark, 29, of Oakland, has been sentenced to 21 months in federal prison for her role in a drug smuggling ring, according to U.S. Attorney Brian Stretch in Oakland.
According to the plea agreement, Ms. Clark admitted helping drug smugglers get around the required TSA screening of carry-on baggage at Oakland International Airport, where she was a TSA agent responsible for the x-ray screening of carry-on baggage at a security checkpoint. Instead of performing or requesting additional screening as her TSA duties required, Ms. Clark allowed her co-conspirator and the carry-on baggage to clear the TSA security checkpoint.
“As federal employees charged and entrusted with carrying out this mission, TSA transportation security officers take an oath to faithfully discharge their duties. In this case, through her deception and dishonesty, Clark corruptly and repeatedly violated this oath,” says Mr. Stretch.