An Oahu grand jury indicted four private security officers and traffic control officers today for allegedly taking bribes from taxi and shuttle drivers at the Honolulu Airport.
“Securitas employees Ruben Corpuz Alonzo, Ranie A. Ilagan, Gay Manicia Gatchalian and Euriphides Magalang allegedly solicited and accepted more than $3,o00 in monetary payments from tax and shuttle drivers at the airport,” Deputy Attorney General Albert Cook said in a news release.
“In exchange the defendants provided customers to these drivers and allowed the drivers to circumvent the rules and regulations relating to taxi and shuttle rivers and ground transportation at the Honolulu International Airport.”
The FBI and special agent investigators at the Attorney General’s office conducted a months-long undercover investigation into the case after taxi drivers complained certain officers at the airport were taking bribes and showing favoritism to those who paid, Chin said.
The Securitas workers were indicted for bribery, a Class B felony punishable by up to 10 years’ imprisonment and $25,000 in fines.