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Florida Pilot Indicted for Falsification of His FAA's Airman Medical and Student Pilot Certificate

On February 16, 2012, Kelvin Changur of Miami, Florida was indicted in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida for falsifying his Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) application for an airman medical and student pilot certificate.  Mr. Changur was also indicted for attempting to use a U.S. passport containing the same false information provided on his FAA application form.  

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

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

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