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Utah Resident Pleaded Guilty to Wire Fraud and Flying Without an Airman Certificate

On December 6, 2022, Matthew Jones pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court for the District of Utah to wire fraud and acting as an airman without an airman certificate. The investigation revealed that Jones did not disclose previous medical conditions to FAA that would have prevented Jones from obtaining an FAA medical certificate. Additionally, on multiple occasions, Jones operated an aircraft with a passenger without having a valid fixed-wing pilot certificate.