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Georgia Individual Sentenced for Assault and Interfering With a Flight Crew

On February 13, 2024, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia sentenced Anthony Rendon to 12 months of probation, a $5,000 fine, and a $25 special assessment.
On November 11, 2023, Rendon entered a guilty plea to assault and interference with a flight crew. The investigation determined that on April 29, 2022, Rendon falsely claimed to be an FAA representative inspecting Southwest Airlines Flight 484. Rendon then interfered with the flight crew’s duties by questioning procedures and paperwork and inquiring about persons on board the aircraft who were carrying firearms.
DOT-OIG conducted this investigation with the Federal Bureau of Investigation.