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California Man Sentenced for Making False Statements to FAA

On May 10, 2021, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California sentenced Gregory Chrisman to 12 months of probation, a $9,000 fine, and a $200 special assessment. On November 14, 2019, Chrisman pleaded guilty to two counts of making a material false statement to the Government. The investigation revealed that on December 10, 2017, and June 24, 2018, Chrisman falsely stated that he never has and does not currently receive medical disability benefits on an FAA form, despite having received service-related medical disability benefits from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) since 2011.

DOT-OIG conducted this investigation with VA-OIG.