Airport security guards accused of bribery plead not guilty
HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Four private airport security guards accused of bribery appeared before a judge Monday morning.
Ruben Alonzo, Euriphides Magalang, Raini Ilagan and Gay Gatchalian are accused of demanding and accepting thousands of dollars from cab drivers who work at the airport.
If drivers did not pay the guards, the guards allegedly harassed them and drove away their customers.
"It's still preliminary. We just entered a not guilty plea. We asked for a jury trial and we're prepared to defend the case," Benjamin Ignacio, Alonzo's attorney said.
The four guards worked for the private security company Securitas, which has the lucrative airport contract.
They all pleaded not guilty. Bail for each of them has been set for $11,000 dollars.
Their trial is set for the week of April 11.
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