Oregon Pilot Enters Pre-Trial Diversion after being Charged for Falsifying his Airman's Medical Applications
On May 12, 2014, Greg M. Traynor of San Ardo, California, entered the Pre-Trial Diversion Program after being charged in U.S. District Court, Portland, Oregon, for making false statements to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) on multiple airman's medical applications. Traynor falsified the applications in an effort to obtain a medical certificate by stating that he was not taking any medications and had not been previously diagnosed with or presently had any mental health disorder. However, the investigation revealed Traynor had been taking disqualifying medications at the time he filed the medical applications and he had previously reported a mental health diagnosis to the FAA.
The agreement for pretrial diversion requires Traynor to comply with all requirements of the diversion for a period of 18 months. These requirements include filing an amended 2013 airman medical application within 60 days, complying with the FAA administrative requirements arising from the submission of the amended application, and performing 120 hours of community service.
We conducted this investigation with the assistance of the FAA.