Fri, Jan 06, 2012
Allegedly Charged Dubai Air Wing $630K
Prosecutors say 57-year-old Andrew Kent Anderson is an aviation
consultant from Cartersville, GA who was asked by the government of
Dubai for his help in negotiating red tape to secure FAA approval
of modifications to a Boeing 747 (photo: Kirill Naumenko/Wikipedia)
and two Avro jets. They say Anderson did, indeed, deliver
certificates for the mods, and was paid $630,000 for his work.
But, they say, the certificates were forgeries. The Atlanta
Journal-Constitution reports Anderson has been indicted on nine
counts of wire fraud and one count of conspiracy to commit wire
The alleged fraud occurred between April 2008 and June 2010.
Anderson faces up to 20 years in prison and fines up to a
quarter-million dollars if convicted.
The paper also reports another defendant, 54-year-old Tod
Anderson of Portage, MI, pleaded guilty to related charges on
December 14th, and will be sentenced next month. There's no word on
whether the two Andersons are related.
The aircraft involved are all owned by the Dubai Air Wing, the
airline of the government of Dubai.
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