Two of the three Transportation Security Administration (TSA) agents caught on surveillance video stealing from travelers at Miami International Airport had their charges dropped.
Josue Gonzalez, 20, Elizabeth Fuster, 22, and Labarrius Williams, 33, were detained and charged with taking money from passengers’ bags at MIA in early July.
Josue Gonzalez, Elizabeth Fuster, Labarrius Williams
The Miami-Dade State Attorney’s Office dismissed the charges against Elizabeth Fuster in August.
The investigation is now closed.
Prosecutors lowered Gonzalez and Williams’ counts to grand theft in the third degree.
Gonzalez, though, has been accepted into a state program, and if he completes it, the accusations against him will be withdrawn.
“He has been ordered to pay $700 to the two victims, do 25 hours of community service and give up his airport security credentials,” The Daily Mail reported.
Williams’s case is heading to trial after he was denied entry into the state program.
Excerpt from The Daily Mail:
Surveillance video caught TSA agents at Miami International Airport stealing from passengers as they went through security.
The shocking footage shows Labarrius Williams, 33, and Josue Gonzalez, 20, working together to steal money from passengers’ bags at security checkpoint E on June 29.
Video provided by the Miami-Dade County State Attorney’s office shows Williams shifting around items in a bin and then walking away while Gonzalez puts his hand on the item.
Gonzalez is then seen gripping something in his hand while removing it from the bin, then immediately dropping something in his pocket before returning to the conveyor belt.
Another clip shows Gonzalez starting to unzip a purse as the bin works its way down the belt.
On July 6, Williams, Gonzalez and a third TSA agent Elizabeth Fuster were arrested for allegedly removing $600 from a passenger’s wallet while they were going through security.
The arrest affidavits say Gonzalez and Fuster waived their rights at the time of arrest and provided written confessions. Williams refused to talk.
Surveillance video shows the TSA agents stealing money from luggage as passengers make their way through security.