Former FAA Inspector Pleads Guilty to Conflict of Interest
October 18, 2002
Former FAA Aviation Safety Inspector James Moore pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court in Brooklyn, NY, to conflict of interest charges. Assigned to the New York Flight Standards Division Office, Garden City, NY, Moore served as FAA's principal operations inspector for an airline that was seeking to upgrade its FAA operating certification. While still an FAA employee, Moore negotiated employment with the carrier. He then resigned and became the carrier’s president. The airline is no longer operating. Moore’s sentencing date has not been scheduled. The case was investigated by OIG and the FBI.