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Owners of FAA Repair Station Plead Guilty to Lying to FAA

Mohammad Alishahi and Masoud Alishahi, co-owners of Brothers Aero Services Company (BASCO), Opalocka, FL, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court, in Miami, FL, to making false statements to the FAA. BASCO is a FAA-certified repair station authorized to overhaul and make repairs to aircraft propellers commonly used on small aircraft such as Pipers and Cessnas. The charges, filed in April, alleged the Alishahis failed to perform a critical propeller blade-strengthening procedure in 1998, and in order to conceal the faulty work, falsified FAA-required documents to indicate repairs were completed. FAA revoked BASCO’s repair station certificate. OIG investigated this case with assistance from FAA.