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Ohio Individual Sentenced for Flying Aircraft Without an Airman’s Certificate

On August 8, 2022, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio sentenced Delbert Garfield Stewart to 24 months of probation, including one weekend of incarceration, a $5,000 fine, and a $100 special assessment. The investigation revealed that on June 20, 2019, Stewart piloted a Bellanca Model 17-30A single-engine aircraft without a valid airman's certificate.

DOT-OIG conducted this investigation with assistance from FAA.