Tennessee Citizen Pleads Guilty to Making False Statements
On March 5, 2014, in U.S. District Court, Knoxville, Tennessee, Thomas Lee Overton pleaded guilty to making a false statement.
Overton, owner of J and T Flying Service, Inc., submitted falsified Bills of Sale for two helicopters which reflected that he had purchased them from private individuals, when in fact, he had purchased them from salvage yards. One helicopter had been involved in a crash and the other one had received extensive fire damage. By falsifying the documents, Overton attempted to conceal the damage history of these aircraft.