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Two Sentenced in Theft of Aviation Parts Blueprints

Two men, one an owner of two aviation parts manufacturing companies and the other an employee of a third parts manufacturer, were sentenced by a U.S. District Court judge in Springfield, MO, for stealing proprietary blueprints for aviation parts. Michael O. Goodrich, an employee of Textron-Lycoming, Williamsport, PA, stole parts and parts blueprints from his employer and sold them to Larry J. Sullivan, owner of Air Support International, Inc. and Air Sport, Inc., Springfield, MO. Sullivan used the blueprints in manufacturing parts at his companies. Sullivan was ordered to pay $275,000 in restitution, a $10,000 fine, and sentenced to 12 months in jail; Goodrich to $70,000 restitution; and each of the two companies to a $10,000 fine.