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Sentencing Delayed For Ex-TSA Supervisor Accused Of Stealing From Newark Liberty Passengers

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Newark Liberty Airport (credit: Getty Images)

Newark Liberty Airport (credit: Getty Images)

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NEWARK, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP)– Sentencing has been postponed for a former security supervisor at Newark Liberty International Airport who accepted bribes and kickbacks from a subordinate who stole money from passengers during screenings.

Michael Arato of Ewing faces up to 15 years in prison. He had been scheduled to be sentenced in federal court in Newark on Tuesday.

There’s no word on the new sentencing date.

Arato pleaded guilty in February.

Prosecutors say Arato permitted a worker he supervised to steal $10,000 to $30,000 in cash from travelers’ bags over 13 months. In exchange, the subordinate would give some of the money to Arato. The subordinate, Al Raimi of Woodbridge, has also pleaded guilty.

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