Tuesday, November 04, 2014

Lancaster County, Pennsylvania: Aircraft repair firm owner gets 5 years in federal prison for inspection fraud

The ex-owner of a Lancaster County aircraft repair firm was sentenced to 5 years in federal prison Tuesday for falsifying airplane inspection records.

Jay Stout, 55, formerly of Elizabethtown and the ex-president of Marietta-based Flying Tigers Inc., was convicted in April of conspiracy, fraud involving airplane parts, mail fraud and obstruction of justice.

Besides the prison term, U.S. Eastern District Judge Harvey R. Bartle III ordered Stout to pay $503,340 in restitution and serve 3 years on probation after his release from jail.

According to the U.S. Attorney's Office, stout and co-conspirators committed the fraud between 2003 and 2010 by charging customers for mandated airplane inspections even though Flying Tigers didn't have a mechanic certified to perform the checks. They also falsified documentation.

Stout's son, Joel, pleaded guilty in the case and in June was sentenced to 5 years of probation.

- Source:  http://www.pennlive.com

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