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Wisconsin Student Pilot Pleads Guilty to Submitting a False Statement

On August 31, David Allen DeSantis pled guilty in U.S. District Court in Milwaukee, WI to charges of submitting a fraudulent statement on a FAA application for an airman medical and student pilot certificate in August 2001. The investigation revealed that DeSantis failed to disclose his criminal conviction records in his application form, as required by law, and was subsequently issued a Student Pilot Certificate. DeSantis has an extensive criminal history. DeSantis has turned in his expired student pilot certificate and pilot logbook and is scheduled for sentencing on December 2, 2006. This case was investigated with assistance from the FAA.