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EWR United Airlines Employees took bribes (for renovation contracts)

Old Dec 1, 2023, 11:08 am
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EWR United Airlines Employees took bribes (for renovation contracts)

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Three United Airlines employees accepted bribes and kickbacks, which included having their own homes remodelled and Rolex watches, to award ‘lucrative’ renovation contracts at Newark Liberty Airport, including a $19.7 million contract to refit bathrooms in United’s part of the airport.”

UA Employees accepted bribes for work at EWR
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Old Dec 1, 2023, 11:12 am
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Originally Posted by bmwe92fan
From the article:

Three United Airlines employees accepted bribes and kickbacks, which included having their own homes remodelled and Rolex watches, to award ‘lucrative’ renovation contracts at Newark Liberty Airport, including a $19.7 million contract to refit bathrooms in United’s part of the airport.”

UA Employees accepted bribes for work at EWR
People accepted bribes in New Jersey!!!??? As a lifelong resident I find this highly unlikely.
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Old Dec 1, 2023, 11:13 am
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No mention of going after the contract winner mentioned. Need to go after the bad apple companies (and the principals of those companies), too.
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Old Dec 1, 2023, 11:29 am
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Originally Posted by IAH-OIL-TRASH
No mention of going after the contract winner mentioned. Need to go after the bad apple companies (and the principals of those companies), too.
Guilty pleas by these three suggest they may have been flipped so prosecutors can do just that . . . or the higher ups didn't want to plead.
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Old Dec 1, 2023, 12:06 pm
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Sporanos episodes 1-86 <gasp>
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Old Dec 1, 2023, 12:16 pm
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There are renovated bathrooms at EWR? Where? This is news to me
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Old Dec 1, 2023, 12:23 pm
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Originally Posted by AugustusM
People accepted bribes in New Jersey!!!???
Shocked, do you hear me? Shocked!
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Old Dec 1, 2023, 12:31 pm
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Too bad they couldn't be bribed to provide better service at EWR.
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Old Dec 1, 2023, 12:37 pm
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Originally Posted by AugustusM
People accepted bribes in New Jersey!!!??? As a lifelong resident I find this highly unlikely.
Real estate director being included? First time for everything!
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Old Dec 1, 2023, 12:39 pm
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Originally Posted by manstein58
There are renovated bathrooms at EWR? Where? This is news to me
This was EXACTLY my first thought -- after wondering why anyone was shocked that this took place...
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Old Dec 1, 2023, 12:41 pm
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Corruption? In Newark/New Jersey!? pearls firmly clutched

Glad they caught them. No details about how the case started.

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Old Dec 1, 2023, 1:01 pm
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Originally Posted by manstein58
There are renovated bathrooms at EWR? Where? This is news to me
Employee bathrooms?
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Old Dec 1, 2023, 1:05 pm
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Employee bathrooms?
Hard NO, those are absolutely disgusting.
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Old Dec 1, 2023, 1:15 pm
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Rumor has it The bathrooms in Teterboro have bidets…
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Old Dec 1, 2023, 1:24 pm
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Originally Posted by manstein58
There are renovated bathrooms at EWR? Where? This is news to me
There were contracts to renovate the bathrooms...no one said anything about the renovations actually happening.
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