Utah Individual Sentenced for Making False Statements to FAA
On December 8, 2021, Scott Norwood was sentenced in the U.S. District Court for the District of Utah to 2 years of probation and a $25 special assessment. In September 2021, Norwood pleaded guilty to three counts of making false statements to FAA. The investigation revealed that in January 2017, and again in January 2018, and January 2019, Norwood, a commercial pilot and flight instructor, made false statements on FAA Form 8500-8, Application for Medical Certificate. Norwood stated that they had not been diagnosed with and had never had a mental disorder of any sort, despite having been diagnosed in November 2015 with post-traumatic stress disorder by a board certified psychiatrist.
DOT-OIG conducted this investigation with the Veterans Affairs-OIG.