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Florida Airline Transport Pilot Convicted for Falsification of His FAA Airman's Medical Certificate

On April 25, 2012, in U.S. District Court, Miami, Florida, Kelvin Romello Changur pled guilty to falsification of his Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) application for an airmen medical certificate and attempting to use a U.S. passport containing the same false information he provided on his FAA application form.

This investigation revealed that on several occasions, Mr. Changur misrepresented his date of birth to the FAA and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security/Homeland Security Investigations (DHS/HIS) by providing a false date of birth on FAA documents as well as a U.S. passport in order to obtain an FAA airmen medical certificate.  Additionally, Mr. Changur sought employment with a commercial air carrier utilizing this fraudulent documentation which was caught through the verification checks done by the potential employer.

Sentencing is currently set for June 11, 2012.

This investigation is being worked jointly with DHS/HSI and FAA Security.