March 5, 2020
Aspiring Aviation Mechanic Arrested for Bribing FAA Mechanic Examiner
On March 5, 2020, the U.S. Attorney’s Office filed an information with the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia charging Frank A. Jalion Amaro of Las Vegas, Nevada, with bribery.
According to the information, Amaro, an aspiring aviation mechanic, tried to bribe a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Designated Mechanic Examiner (DME). Amaro wanted a passing score on the FAA examination that is required for all certified aviation mechanics. He allegedly contacted the DME using an alias and fictitious phone number and offered $2,500 for a passing score. The information also disclosed that the DME accepted the offer, and Amaro sent the individual $500 via a mobile payment service from Las Vegas; then he traveled to the Atlanta area to give the DME the rest of the cash.
On March 6, Amaro surrendered to DOT-OIG special agents, who arrested him.
Note: Indictments, informations, and criminal complaints are only accusations by the Government. All defendants are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.