Former FAA Inspector Charged With Bribery and Wire Fraud
On March 28, 2018, Timothy Cislo, a former FAA aviation safety inspector, pleaded guilty to an information in U.S. District Court, District of Guam, on January 22, 2018. Cislo had been charged with failing to conduct safety inspections on aircraft in exchange for gifts.
The investigation disclosed that, beginning in approximately May 2014, Cislo used his official position as an aviation safety inspector to enrich himself by soliciting and accepting a Taylorcraft BC-12D aircraft valued at approximately $20,000 from Hansen Helicopters, Inc., and its employees. In return, he agreed to sign, issue, and reissue special airworthiness certificates to several helicopters belonging to Jon D. Walker, owner of Hansen Helicopters, Inc., without inspecting and examining the helicopters.
DOT-OIG is conducting this case with the FBI.