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Another Aircraft Parts Bust Leads To Guilty Plea

Two Florida Residents Plead Guilty to Conspiring to Sell and Export Aircraft Parts with Counterfeit Airworthiness Approval Tags The US Atty tells ANN that on March 6, Daniel Navarro, 50, of Miami Lakes, Florida, the former Vice President of, Sofly Aviation Services (Sofly), an aviation parts distribution company, and Jorge Guerrero, 71, of Hialeah, Florida, a Procurement & Asset Management Specialist for Sofly, both pled guilty to one count of conspiracy to defraud the United States. “The prosecutors in our office, alongside our Department of Defense and Department of Transportation partners, are committed to protecting foreign and domestic airlines from people peddling aircraft parts that they falsely and dangerously claim to be airworthy,” stated U.S. Attorney Markenzy Lapointe for the Southern District of Florida. “Everyone must comply with established regulations in order to protect travelers and preserve aviation safety.”

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