Oregon Pilot Charged for Falsifying his Airman's Medical Applications
On August 20, 2013, Greg M. Traynor of San Ardo, California, was indicted in U.S. District Court, Portland, Oregon, for making false statements to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), on multiple airman's medical applications. Traynor allegedly falsified the applications in an effort to obtain a medical certificate, by stating that he was not taking any medications and had not been previously diagnosed with or presently had any mental health disorder. However, the investigation revealed that Traynor had been taking disqualifying medications at the time he filed the medical applications and that he had previously reported a mental health diagnosis to the FAA.
We initiated this investigation after receiving a referral from the FAA alleging that Traynor made false statements on his medical applications dated November 6, 2008, and January 13, 2011, when he failed to list a medical condition and prescription drugs that he was taking. The FAA requires a medical certification and exam on a periodic basis in order for an individual to maintain currency on his airman medical certificate.
We conducted this investigation with the assistance of the FAA.
Note: Indictments, informations, and criminal complaints are accusations by the Government. All defendants are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.