Former Aircraft Parts Salesman Sentenced for Falsifying Aircraft Parts Records
On October 22, 2013, Ronald Shabbot pleaded guilty to falsifying a governmental record and was sentenced to 24 months probation in Tarrant County District Court, Fort Worth, Texas.
Shabbot falsified a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) return-to-service tag on an aircraft computer indicator. While working as a salesman at an aircraft parts repair facility in Fort Worth, Texas, Shabbot stole the computer indicator from inventory. He then forged another repair facility's information on a return-to-service tag, indicating the part was in good working order and could be installed on an aircraft. Shabbot then advertised the computer indicator for sale on Ebay and sold it to a bidder.