Repair Station Owner Pleads Guilty to Making Illegal Repairs on Military Planes
January 17, 2002
John J. Dimattei, owner of Mohawk Aviation, Ft. Lauderdale, FL, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court in West Palm Beach, FL, to charges of falsifying documents involving repairs to military aircraft. Falsely portraying Mohawk as an FAA-certified repair station, Dimattei completed repairs to FMS 800 switching units on military aircraft. In fact, Mohawk was not a certified repair station and was not authorized to do the repairs. Sentencing has not been scheduled. OIG investigated this case with Defense Criminal Investigative Service.