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Georgia Individual Pleads Guilty to Attempted Assault and Interfering With Flight Crew

On November 13, 2023, Anthony Rendon pleaded guilty in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia to an information charging Rendon with attempted assault and interference with a flight crew. Rendon was previously indicted by a Federal grand jury in November 2022.
The investigation revealed that, on April 29, 2022, Rendon falsely claimed to be inspecting Southwest Airlines Flight 484 as a representative of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). Rendon interfered with the duties of the flight crew by inquiring about persons on board the aircraft who were carrying firearms.
DOT-OIG is conducting this investigation with the FBI.