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Georgia Man Indicted for Making False Statements to the FAA

On February 11, 2014, in U.S. District Court, Albany, Georgia, Rodney Hailey was indicted for his role in conspiring with a Brazilian citizen to falsely register three aircraft with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). Hailey, a certificated Airframe & Powerplant (A&P) mechanic with Inspection Authorization privileges, was paid $1,000 per aircraft to falsely represent to the FAA that he was the owner of the aircraft, when in fact he was not. 

By falsely registering the aircraft, Hailey's conduct significantly impeded the FAA's protocols and procedures designed to aid in the tracking and identification of aircraft traveling in the national airway system.

This matter was investigated with significant assistance from FAA's Security Division.

Note:  Indictments, informations, and criminal complaints are only accusations by the Government.  All defendants are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.