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Convicted Felon Gets 5 Years’ Jail Time, Ordered to Pay $957,805 in Restitution in Aircraft Parts Cases

Bo Baker of Dallas, TX, was sentenced in U.S. District Court in Dallas, to 5 years in prison, to run consecutively with an earlier sentence for a total of 116 months jail time without parole. She was also ordered to pay $957,805 in restitution. Baker pleaded guilty in November 2002 to mail fraud for organizing a bogus investment scheme involving nonexistent aircraft parts in which she tricked people into investing over $1 million. She used a significant portion of the illegal gains to finance her lifestyle while she was awaiting sentencing from an earlier fraud conviction involving the sale of counterfeit aircraft parts. That conviction resulted in a 56-month prison sentence and an order to pay $198,268 in restitution in January 2002. At the time, Baker was president and owner of 3D Industries in Dallas, a now-defunct FAA-certified repair station.