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Convicted Felon Pleads Guilty to Mail Fraud in New Charge Involving Aviation Parts

Bo Baker of Dallas, TX, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court in Dallas 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 a lavish lifestyle while she was awaiting sentencing from another earlier charge. That charge resulted in a 56-month prison sentence and an order to pay $198,268 in restitution in January 2002 for misrepresenting counterfeit aircraft parts as approved parts. At the time, Baker was president and owner of 3D Industries, Dallas, TX, a now-defunct FAA-certificated repair station, Baker is expected to receive up to 5 additional years in jail on the mail fraud charge. Her sentencing is scheduled for February 10.