March 2, 2018
Georgia Man Enters Pretrial Diversion Program
On March 2, 2018, Derrick G. Barker of Atlanta, Georgia, entered into a pretrial diversion agreement with the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Northern District of Alabama. He was indicted on December 28, 2016, for operating an aircraft without a valid pilot’s certificate, false statements, wire fraud, and aggravated identity theft. The indictment alleged that Barker wanted to operate as an airman, although he was not qualified to do so.
For 12 months, Barker must comply with all the requirements in the pretrial diversion agreement, which prohibit him from violating any laws, flying as an airman in any capacity, and seeking employment as an airman, among other restrictions.