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December 03, 2005

Bogus Merchant + Bogus Parts + Real Risks = Real Jail

Parts Fraud Repeat Offender Goes Up The River

by Aero-News Senior Correspondent Kevin R.C. "Hognose" O'Brien When Amanullah Khan, 56, of Brea, CA stood to face the judge for sentencing Monday, a case that began almost exactly four years ago with a small aluminum forging that should have been made of steel finally saw justice done. Federal lawmen uncovered millions of dollars worth of fraud, and unimaginably callous risks taken with human lives, in the course of a case that wove through Federal courts on both coasts of the nation -- and sent two men to prison.

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'Million Mile' Marc

Marc Tacchi Has 1,000,000 FF Miles

Marc Tacchi has done something few line pilots have done. Tacchi, who flies cargo 747s, has also racked up one MILLION frequent-flier miles as a paying passenger. And he did it in just two months with just one airline (not the operator he flies for, either). He calls it the Great Canadian Mileage Run of 2005.

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