July 25, 2017
California Airline Transport Pilot Pleaded Guilty to Identity Theft
On July 25, 2017, Nazal Sadiq pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court, Oakland, California, to identity theft. Sadiq, an airline transport pilot, submitted falsified FAA documents to a foreign air carrier.
In December 2015, Sadiq applied for a position with Korean Air Lines (KAL). During the application process, Sadiq presented KAL with an FAA temporary airman certificate that contained a falsified Boeing 777 rating. By doing this, Sadiq fraudulently represented to KAL that he was qualified to perform as a pilot-in-command, when in fact he was not.
DOT-OIG conducted this investigation with the FBI.