Tennessee Man Indicted for Making False Statements
On December 17, 2013, in U.S. District Court, Knoxville, Tennessee, Thomas Lee Overton was indicted for making false statements. Overton, the owner of J and T Flying Service, Inc., allegedly submitted falsified Bills of Sale for two helicopters which reflected that he had purchased the aircraft from private individuals, when in fact, he purchased them from salvage yards. One helicopter had been involved in a crash and the other had received extensive fire damage. By falsifying the documents, Overton was attempting to conceal the damage history of these aircraft.
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