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Former New York Pilot Convicted for Falsifying FAA Airman Medical Certificate Application

On December 7, 2022, following a 2-day jury trial in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of New York, Noah Felice was convicted of making materially false statements to FAA. In September 2017, Felice completed an FAA application for an airman medical certificate without stating a history of criminal convictions or receipt of medical disability benefits. In fact, Felice had been convicted of four misdemeanor offenses, including two for lying about criminal history on State and local forms, and was receiving medical disability benefits from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) at the time the application was completed. At the trial, evidence revealed that Felice was diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder and was experiencing persistent delusions and hallucinations, among other conditions. Felice held FAA-issued private pilot and airman medical certificates.
 
DOT-OIG is conducting this investigation with the VA OIG.