Former Quality Assurance Manager for Aircraft Parts Distributor Pleads Guilty to Conspiracy Charges Involving Aircraft Parts Fraud
On April 2, Andrew Maliszewski, former vice president and quality assurance manager for a defunct aerospace parts supplier, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court in Detroit, Michigan, to a charge of conspiracy to commit aircraft parts fraud. Anco Tech, Inc., of Dearborn Heights, Michigan, manufactured titanium tubing for use in military and civilian aircraft, including the V-22 Osprey tilt-rotor military aircraft, business jets and commercial helicopters. Between 1991 and 2002, Anco Tech sold titanium tubing that was certified as having been manufactured, inspected, and tested for conformance with specifications, when, in fact, it had not. Maliszweski and his brother, Alan, were indicted in June 2005 on conspiracy and fraud charges. Sentencing for Andrew Maliszweski is scheduled for July. Two former Anco Tech quality assurance supervisors pleaded guilty in 2005 to charges of making false statements related to certifications for V-22 parts and are awaiting sentencing. This investigation is being conducted with the Defense Criminal Investigative Service and the Naval Criminal Investigative Service.