Aviation Repair Station Owner Jailed for Falsifying Aircraft Repairs
April 05, 2002
John J. Dimattei, owner of Mohawk Aviation, Ft. Lauderdale, FL, was sentenced to a year in jail fined $10,000 and ordered to pay $20,000 in restitution by a U.S. District Court judge in West Palm Beach, FL, for falsifying documents involving repairs to military aircraft. A designated engineering representative overseen by FAA, Dimattei falsely portrayed Mohawk as an FAA-certified repair station and completed repairs to military aircraft. In fact, Mohawk was not a FAA-certified repair station and was not authorized to do the repairs. OIG investigated this case with the Defense Criminal Investigative Service.