Dianna Perez, Inglewood, California (bribery) [LAX]

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    Name: Dianna Perez, Inglewood, California

    Age: 28

    TSA Job: Screener

    Crimer: Bribery

    L.A. Times: Ex-fire chief's son bribed TSA agent to get pot on jet, FBI says (Oct 17 2011)

    The son of a former L.A. city fire chief was under arrest Monday for allegedly bribing a Transportation Security Administration agent at LAX to help him smuggle marijuana onto a flight, authorities said.

    Millage Peaks, 23, the son of former Los Angeles Fire Chief Millage Peaks, was arrested Sunday on suspicion of bribing a public official.

    TSA employee Dianna Perez, 28, of Inglewood, also was arrested for allegedly accepting the bribe, said Laura Eimiller, a spokeswoman for the FBI in Los Angeles.

    NBC Los Angeles: Former LA Fire Chief's Son Arrested (Oct 18 2011)

    The son of Los Angeles' recently retired fire chief was charged Monday with bribing a Transportation Security Administration agent at Los Angeles International Airport to help him smuggle at least 10 pounds of marijuana onto a flight.

    Millage J. Peaks IV, the 23-year-old son of former Los Angeles Fire Department Chief Millage Peaks, was arrested Sunday and charged Monday with bribing a public official, according to FBI spokeswoman Laura Eimiller.

    TSA employee Dianna Perez, 28, of Inglewood also was arrested and charged with accepting the alleged bribe, Eimiller said.

    ...

    "TSA then removed Peaks from the aircraft and, together with LAXPD, questioned him concerning the marijuana. Peaks told officers that Perez
    was involved."

    Peaks allegedly promised to pay Perez $500 per suitcase that held marijuana, and later told officers that Perez had helped him move pot through the airport on nine previous occasions, the document states.

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  2. U.S. Dept. of Justice Press Release: Two TSA Screeners Agree to Plead Guilty to Conspiracy Charges in Scheme to Smuggle Narcotics through Security Checkpoints at LAX (July 24 2011)

    Two people who were employed as transportation security officers at Los Angeles International Airport – and a third person who allegedly smuggled marijuana to Boston – were charged today with conspiring to pay bribes to the employees of the Transportation Security Administration.

    The three defendants have agreed to plead guilty to conspiracy charges in plea agreements that were also filed this morning in United States District Court. Two other drug couriers previously agreed to plead guilty in this case, meaning that five defendants have now been charged and agreed to plead guilty in this investigation.

    The three defendants charged today are:
    • Dianna Perez, 28, of Inglewood, who was terminated as a TSA employee last October;
    • Randy Littlefield, 29, of Paramount, who resigned from TSA last October; and
    • Millage Peaks, 24, of Los Angeles, who initiated the bribery scheme when he offered Perez money to allow narcotics-laden luggage to be passed through security checkpoints.
    The other two defendants who agreed to plead guilty to conspiracy charges in plea agreements filed July 2 are:
    • Charles Hicks, also known as “Smoke,” 24, of Culver City ; and
    • Andrew Russel Welter, also known as “Drew,” 25, of Fontana.
    All five defendants are scheduled to make their initial appearances in federal court on August 14.

    According to court documents, the conspiracy between the drug couriers and the TSA employees began November 2010. “Peaks offered to pay coconspirator Perez a bribe fee of approximately $500 for each bag containing marijuana that coconspirator Perez cleared through airport security for the drug couriers,” according to the statement of facts contained in the five plea agreements.

    “Over the course of the next year, conspirator Perez used her position with TSA to help the drug couriers circumvent airport security on approximately nine occasions,” the statement of facts continues. “She did this a number of ways. First, she would instruct the drug couriers how to pack the marijuana so it would not trigger alarms on TSA’s explosive detection system. Coconspirator Perez would also personally screen the bags using TSA’s explosive detection system. Finally, if a bag did alarm, coconspirator Perez would manually screen the bag, and then clear it.”

    Littlefield “cleared” bags on at least two occasions in exchange for $200 that was to be paid by Perez, according to the plea agreements.

    The charge of conspiracy carries a statutory maximum penalty of five years in federal prison.


  3. CBS Local Los Angeles: Former TSA Officers To Plead Guilty To Smuggling Drug-Laden Luggage Through LAX For Cash (July 24 2012)

    Former TSA employees Dianna Perez, 28, of Inglewood, and Randy Littlefield, 29, of Paramount, will plead guilty to accepting bribes in exchange for clearing the bags through security, according to Department of Justice officials. Perez was terminated as a TSA employee in October. Littlefield resigned during the same month.

    KTLA: Ex-Fire Chief's Son, 4 Others Plead Guilty in LAX Pot-Smuggling Scheme (July 24 2012)


    Two former TSA agents -- Dianna Perez, 28, of Inglewood, and Randy Littlefield, 29, of Paramount -- also pleaded guilty to allegedly accepting the bribe, FBI officials said Tuesday.

    Inland Valley Daily Bulletin: Smugglers, TSA screeners plead guilty to conspiracy (July 24 2012)

    Two Transportation Security Administration screeners - Dianna Perez, 28 of Inglewood and Randy Littlefield, 29 of Paramount - along with the alleged smuggling mastermind Millage Peaks, 24, of Los Angeles agreed to plead guilty Tuesday also to conspiracy charges ... Perez and Littlefield used their positions with TSA to help the drug couriers circumvent airport security on about nine occasions in the next year.

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