May 12, 2020
Aspiring Aviation Mechanic Pleads Guilty To Bribing FAA Examiner
On May 12, 2020, in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia, Frank A. Jalion Amaro of Las Vegas, Nevada, pleaded guilty to bribery of a public official.
Amaro was an aspiring aviation mechanic. He was charged via a March 5, 2020, information that disclosed the following: Using an alias, Amaro offered an FAA Designated Mechanic Examiner (DME) $2,500 in exchange for a passing score on the examination required for all certified aviation mechanics. When the DME accepted the offer, Amaro sent $500 via a mobile payment service from Las Vegas and then traveled to the Atlanta area to hand over the rest of the cash.