JFK airport supervisor suspends over Qatar bribery claims

A travel coordinator accused of giving her meals, limo rides and a watch also was charged.
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A New York airport supervisor has been suspended, allegedly for taking bribes and breaking security rules to let Qatar Airways and other airlines by allowing them to park their planes overnight during the UN General Assembly.

Marlene Mizzi was indicted Wednesday on charges of receiving a reward for official misconduct.

A travel coordinator accused of giving her meals, limo rides and a watch also was charged.

Both face up to four years in prison if convicted on the top counts.

Qatar’s mission to the UN didn't immediately comment.

New York Attorney General Barbara Underwood says Mizzi didn’t have proper approval to make exceptions to a rule prohibiting foreign state aircraft from parking overnight.

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