Sun, Nov 06, 2005
Sentence Also Includes Fine And Community Service
Appleton, WI resident
Phyliss Dintenfass received one year federal probation earlier this
week over a September 2004 incident when she asked a TSA screener
"how would you like it if I did that to you?" as she grabbed the
female screener's breasts, in response to a pat-down search.
Dintenfass, 63, was also ordered by US District Judge William
Griesbach to complete 100 hours of community service for the
incident, as well as pay a fine of $2,000, according to the
Janesville, WI Gazette. Dintenfass was convicted in July of one
count of assault on a federal employee.
Prosecutors argued Dintenfass reacted to the pat-down after she
was singled out by screener Anita Gostisha for more thorough
screening after her hairpins and pants buttons set off the
walk-through metal detector at Appleton's Outagamie County Regional
When -- as part of what prosecutors maintained was the standard
pat-down process -- Gostisha placed the back of her hands under
Dintenfass's breasts, the retired technical school teacher grabbed
Gostisha's breasts and pushed the screener into a glass
Judge Griesbach noted in his ruling that Dintenfass's actions
likely resulted from a split-second decision, and were not
indicative of a pattern of aggressive or threatening behavior. He
also noted prior to the incident, Dintenfoss led a law-abiding life
-- however, he added it is important to protect public
"We are not here to recognize her for a good life," he said.
"We're here because she committed a crime."
Also: Trig TT31 Update, Barnstorming--GA Wimping Out, Gone West: MiG Designer Belyakov, Zenith's 10000 Plan! When the FAA opened the door for easier angle of attack (AoA) indicator>[...]
Young Pilots Take Aviation, Culture, And Life Lessons Back To Chinese And Other Asian Airlines TransPac Aviation Academy, which says it graduates some 400 students annually, this w>[...]
“Watchkeeper will provide real-time information for troops conducting operations on the ground, allowing them to understand better and thereby overcome threats they may face.>[...]
Number Of Airlines And Other Operators Of Q400 And Q400 Nextgen Aircraft In Africa Has Grown To 15 Bombardier Aerospace and RwandAir of Kigali, Rwanda today celebrated the delivery>[...]
Aero Linx: Aviation Consumer Protection The Office of the Assistant General Counsel for Aviation Enforcement and Proceedings, including its Aviation Consumer Protection Division, m>[...]