The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey said Wednesday it will replace an airport security firm that was at the center of an identity fraud case.
The agency announced at its monthly board meeting that it will terminate FJC Security Services’ contract on Sept. 1. The agency will pay Allied Barton Security Services $221 million over four years to supply 600 unarmed guards at Newark Liberty, La Guardia and JFK airports.
Authorities discovered last year that an FJC supervisor at Newark had been in the country illegally for years and was using the identity of a man who had been murdered in New York City.
The supervisor, Bimbo Oyewole, pleaded guilty last year. He wasn’t a suspect in the New York man’s death.
Port Authority Executive Director Pat Foye said FJC will continue to provide security at other locations such as bridges and tunnels, but he added that the agency plans to put out requests for bids from other companies to provide security at those locations.
Earlier this year, a security guard employed by FJC was charged with smoking marijuana while on duty at the George Washington Bridge.
A spokesman for FJC didn’t return an email Wednesday seeking comment.