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South Carolina Man Indicted for Misuse of an Agency Seal and Falsifying an FAA Letter

On July 11, 2017, Jeffery M. Patterson was indicted in U.S. District Court, Greenville, South Carolina, for false statements, misuse of an agency seal, and aggravated identity theft.

The charges stem from a DOT-OIG investigation into allegations that Patterson falsified a letter that was purportedly issued by FAA and falsely represented that he held various FAA certifications, including an Airframe and Power Plant Mechanic’s certificate and an inspection authorization.

Note: Indictments, informations, and criminal complaints are only accusations by the Government. All defendants are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.