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Air Traffic Controller with Criminal Past, Medical Condition Convicted of Making False Statements

Michael D. Douglas, formerly of Key West, FL, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court in Jacksonville, FL, to making false statements to FAA when he falsified his application for a medical certificate, which he completed to advance his career as an air traffic controller. Douglas had worked as a contract air traffic controller for Robinson Aviation, Inc., at Key West International Airport. He was fired in July 2002 and his airman certificate revoked after an investigation revealed Douglas falsified information. He covered up his criminal history and a medical condition and also used a false birth date and Social Security number. A sentencing date has not yet been set. OIG conducted this investigation with assistance from FAA.