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Aircraft Parts Manufacturer Guilty of Inspection Fraud

High Quality Machine Shop, an aircraft parts manufacturer in San Antonio, TX, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court in Raleigh, NC, for falsely representing to the U.S. Coast Guard Aircraft Repair and Supply Center in Elizabeth City, NC, that it had inspected a bellcrank spacer sleeve—a critical part for USCG helicopters—when it had not. The company was fined $5,000 and ordered to pay $1,476 in restitution.