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Florida Man Convicted for Making False Statements to the FAA and Illegally Piloting an Aircraft

On February 11, 2014, in United States District Court, Orlando, Florida, Reginald Wayne Sibley, Jr., Owner, Intelijet Air, Inc., Orlando, Florida, pleaded guilty to making false statements to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and illegally piloting an aircraft. 

As part of the FAA certification process, Sibley was required to undergo annual medical examinations to determine his medical fitness to act as a pilot. On June 1, 2009, Sibley stated on his FAA airman medical certificate application form that he did not have a criminal history, when in fact, he had at least three criminal convictions. Our investigation also revealed that, on October 8, 2009, Sibley was the pilot in command of a Gulfstream aircraft that departed from the Orlando Executive Airport and landed in California. After landing, Sibley claimed to an FAA representative that he was "rated" to fly the Gulfstream aircraft, when he was not.