Former flight inspector pleads guilty to wire fraud on Guam


HAGATNA, Guam (AP)—Court documents say a former Federal Aviation Administration safety inspector pleaded guilty on Guam to three counts of honest services wire fraud.

The Pacific Daily News reports that the case against Timothy J. Cislo was unsealed last week after he entered a plea deal. Cislo is accused of issuing certificates to Hansen Helicopters Inc. without inspecting the helicopters in exchange for an airplane for his personal use.

Cislo was tasked with issuing and reissuing airworthiness certificates, which are official documents that allow aircrafts to operate, from about May 2014 through January 2018.

Court documents say Cislo was an inspector in Hawaii when he received the Taylorcraft BC-12D aircraft worth $20,000.

A conviction for honest wire services carries a maximum penalty of 20 years imprisonment and a $250,000 fine.

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