- Associated Press - Wednesday, August 3, 2016

HONOLULU (AP) - Three employees of a company that provides security at Honolulu International Airport are pleading guilty to theft.

The state Attorney General’s office says the Securitas law enforcement and traffic control officers pleaded guilty to second-degree theft on Wednesday.

A grand jury indicted them earlier this year for taking bribes. Deputy Attorney General Albert Cook says they solicited and accepted more than $3,000 in bribes from taxi and shuttle drivers. In exchange, the drivers were allowed to circumvent ground transportation rules at the airport.

As part of a plea deal, each defendant will be sentenced to four years’ probation and must pay restitution. They must also resign from Securitas and not work at the airport in any capacity during their probation.

Securitas officials didn’t immediately return a phone call seeking comment.

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