On March 10, 2015 - Steven Michael Demaria of
Florida, was convicted by a federal jury after
a two day trial in U.S. District Court,
Florida, for making False
Statements on a Federal Aviation Administration
(FAA), Medical Certificate Application.
In May 2004, Demaria tested positive for the
presence of marijuana, a prohibited drug, in
connection with prospective employment as a
pilot for a Ft. Lauderdale,
In July 2004, as a result of the positive drug
test, the FAA issued an Emergency Order of
Revocation and revoked Demaria's First Class
Airman Medical certificate. Each year from 2012
to 2014, Demaria submitted three Airman Medical
Certificate applications on which he falsely
answered that he had never failed a drug test.
Demaria was employed as a Pilot in Command for a
regularly scheduled air carrier at the time of
his arrest in November 2014.