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.