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Dallas Man Fined $15,000 and Jailed for Using Fraudulent Aircraft Mechanics Certificate

Emmett McGee of Dallas, TX, was ordered by a U.S. District Court judge in Dallas to pay $15,000 in restitution for making false statements regarding his fraudulent use of an FAA airman certificate. By passing himself off as an airframe-and-power-plant certificate holder, McGee tricked Air Transport International into hiring him as a mechanic for their DC-8 aircraft. He subsequently made false entries in DC-8 logbooks for the aircraft repairs he performed. McGee will also be jailed for 4 months and serve another 4 months in a halfway house. OIG investigated this case jointly with the FBI.