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Group slams Chertoff on scanner promotion

Posted By admin On January 5, 2010 @ 5:34 am In Featured Stories,Money Watch | Comments Disabled

The Boston Globe [1]
Tuesday, January 5th, 2010

WASHINGTON – Since the attempted bombing of a US airliner on Christmas Day, former Homeland Security secretary Michael Chertoff has given dozens of media interviews touting the need for the federal government to buy more full-body scanners for airports.

What he has made little mention of is that the Chertoff Group, his security consulting agency, includes a client that manufactures the machines. Chertoff disclosed the relationship on a CNN program Wednesday, in response to a question.

An airport passengers’ rights group on Thursday criticized Chertoff’s use of his former government credentials to advocate for a product that benefits his clients.

“Mr. Chertoff should not be allowed to abuse the trust the public has placed in him as a former public servant to privately gain from the sale of full-body scanners under the pretense that the scanners would have detected this particular type of explosive,’’ said Kate Hanni, founder of FlyersRights.org, which opposes the use of the scanners.

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[5] Naked body scanner companies heavily lobbied politicians to push use in airports: http://www.prisonplanet.com/naked-body-scanner-companies-heavily-lobbied-politicians-to-push-use-in-airports.html

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