President Of Aviation Parts Company Arrested For Fraudulently Supplying Defective Airplane Parts To U.S. Government
Department of Justice
The charges were announced by Robert L. Capers, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of New York, and Kenneth J. Siegler, Resident Agent-in-Charge of the Defense Criminal Investigative Service (DCIS), New York Resident Agency.
According to the complaint, Aerospec had been a supplier of airplane parts to the United States from 2003 until 2013, when the company and Skiscim were debarred after supplying the government with defective airplane parts. After his debarment, Skiscim allegedly continued to bid, contract, and supply defective airplane parts to the federal government through a series of shell companies using the names of relatives and fictitious people to mask his involvement from the United States Department of Defense, Defense Logistics Agency. Since 2013, the shell companies received over $2.8 million for the supply of airplane parts, including parts that have been shown to be defective.
The defendant was arraigned on February 29, 2016 before United States Magistrate Judge Anne Y. Shields at the federal courthouse in Central Islip. The charges in the complaint are merely allegations, and the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.
The government’s case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorneys Charles P. Kelly and Robert Schumacher.
DOJ Press Release: https://www.justice.gov/usao-edny/pr/president-aviation-parts-company-arrested-fraudulently-supplying-defective-airplane
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