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Texas Man Indicted for Wire Fraud and Fraud Involving Aircraft Parts

On March 20, 2018, Zachary Symm was indicted in U.S. District Court, Austin, Texas, for fraud involving aircraft parts and wire fraud. The four-count indictment alleges that, on or about January 24, 2012, and up to July 16, 2013, Symm concealed and attempted to conceal the fact that he intentionally represented overhauled jet engine compressor blades as new and charged a customer for new blades. On or about February 14, 2013, and up to June 23, 2014, Symm concealed and attempted to conceal the fact that he intentionally represented surplus jet engine compressor vanes as new and charged a customer for new vanes. The indictment also alleges that Symm used interstate wire communications to execute his scheme.
 
DOT-OIG is conducting this investigation with the Defense Criminal Investigative Service, and with FAA’s assistance.
 
Note: Indictments, informations, and criminal complaints are only accusations by the Government. All defendants are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.