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Two Former Aircraft Mechanics at FAA-Certified Repair Station Sentenced

During the week of August 15th, two former aircraft mechanics were sentenced in an ongoing investigation involving contract employees of Triad International Maintenance Corporation (TIMCO), an FAA-certificated repair station in Greensboro, NC. On August 9, Hugo A. Obregon was sentenced in U.S. District Court in Greensboro to two years probation and assessed $100 for making false statements to the FAA on an application for Airframe and Powerplant (A&P) certificate. Obregon falsely represented on the A&P certificate application that he met requisite training and experience. Had Obregon been successful in obtaining an A&P certificate, his subsequent work on commercial aircraft could have endangered the flying public.

On August 10, Alarcon-Dias was sentenced to four months time served in prison and assessed $100 for falsifying documents stating that he was a U.S. citizen. Deportation proceedings are pending. Dias was detained on March 8, 2005 as part of a large-scale federal arrest operation of alleged illegal aliens, and pled guilty on May 4, 2005.