On November 21, 2019, Lillianne Lorenzo and Gary Partin were indicted in U.S. District Court, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, for allegedly selling fraudulently certified commercial aircraft parts through their companies, Airline Operation Link and Air Carrier Accessory Services.
From September 2015 through September 2016, Lorenzo and Partin allegedly conspired to alter documentation for aircraft parts, including the FAA Form 8130 Airworthiness Approval Tag, for two jet aircraft constant speed drive components. According to the indictment, Lorenzo and Partin fraudulently certified that the components were approved to be installed in commercial aircraft and then sold them to aviation companies, using the fraudulent documentation. The two defendants also allegedly often collected the payments without ever supplying the aircraft parts.
DOT-OIG and the Department of Homeland Security–Homeland Security Investigations are conducting this investigation 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.