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California Man Pleads Guilty To Operating an Aircraft in Air Transportation Without Airman Certificate
On October 24, 2016, Arnold Leto pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court, Los Angeles, California, to serving as an airman and operating an aircraft in air transportation without an airman’s certificate.
On May 19, 2016, Arnold Leto was indicted in U.S. District Court, Los Angeles, CA, for serving and attempting to serve as an airman and operating an aircraft in air transportation without an airman's certificate.
On April 27, 2016, DOT-OIG agents arrested Arnold Leto III based on a criminal complaint filed in U.S. District Court, Los Angeles, CA, charging that he operated and served as an airman without an airman’s certificate.
Michigan Man Charged and Arrested in New Jersey for Operating a Commercial Aircraft Internationally Without a License
On April 5, 2016, William M. Parker, a former commercial pilot, was arrested by DOT-OIG Special Agents and U.S. Marshal Service Deputies near his residence in Ludington, MI. On March 2, 2016, he was charged via criminal complaint in U.S.
On June 1, 2016, Paul Douglas Tharp was sentenced in U.S. District Court, Greensboro, NC, for serving as an airman without an airman’s certificate and filing a false tax return.
Prior Fugitive Sentenced in Miami to Over 7 Years in Prison for Making False Statements to DOT-OIG, FAA, and DHS
On April 1, 2016, Ricardo Amador Ballesteros-Garcia, a.k.a. Alejandro Alvarez-Abreu, was sentenced to 87 months incarceration in U.S. District Court, Miami, FL, for making false statements to DOT-OIG, FAA, and DHS.
Air carriers and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) are responsible for maintaining a robust and secure information system on pilot training, medical, and performance records.
In July 2013, Asiana Flight 214 crashed on final approach into San Francisco International Airport, resulting in three fatalities and drawing attention to the importance of emergency response at our Nation’s airports.
On April 25, 2016, Luc Quirion, of Newport, VT, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court, Burlington, VT, to a charge of making false statements for submitting false medical information to FAA.
On March 16, 2016, the Inspector General testified before the Senate Committee on Appropriations, Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies, on budget and management challenges facing the Department of Tra