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Counterfeit Aircraft Parts Dealer Ordered Jailed for 56 Months

Bo Baker, president and owner of 3D Industries, Dallas, TX, was sentenced to 56 months in prison and ordered to pay $198,268 in restitution by a U.S. District Court judge in Dallas, for misrepresenting counterfeit aircraft parts as approved parts. Baker told the FAA that inner combustion shells for Lear Jets were shipped directly to 3D by the authorized manufacturer, General Electric Engine Services, when in fact, they were fakes. Baker pleaded guilty in August 1999. A second defendant, Richard M. Teubner is scheduled for sentencing on January 28, 2002. OIG investigated this case with the FBI and Dallas Flight Standards District Office.