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Former Florida Repair Station Owner Sentenced to 12 months Imprisonment

On December 4, 2009, Saeid Ebied, former owner of Air Electronic Corporation (AEC), a certified Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) repair station, was sentenced to 12 months imprisonment and 3 years supervised release in U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida, Fort Lauderdale, for making false statements and failure to appear.

This investigation was initiated as a result of an FAA inspection which revealed that AEC had repaired and returned aviation parts to service at the direction of Mr. Ebied. Prior to pleading guilty, Mr. Ebied fled to Egypt. He was later indicted by a federal grand jury for failure to appear and was arrested when he returned to the United States.