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North Carolina Man Sentenced to Jail for Falsifying Application for Student Pilot License and Airman Medical Certificate

Tony O. Cox, of Burlington, NC, was sentenced in U.S. District Court in Winston Salem, NC to five months in jail, five months home confinement, and three years supervised release for falsifying an FAA application for a student pilot license and accompanying airman medical certificate. In November 2004, Cox was convicted at trial on a felony count of falsifying the application by failing to disclose a prior drug conviction. DOT OIG investigated the case with assistance from FAA, whose representatives provided key testimony in the trial and sentencing phase on implications for aviation safety from these offenses.