November 10, 2014 - Jay Stout, owner of Flying
Tigers, Inc, a aircraft repair business
specializing in the Boeing 737, 757, 767 &
Airbus A319 & A320, was sentenced to 60 months
incarceration on fraud involving aircraft parts
and the repair of aircraft without having an
approved FAA aircraft repair
Stout who is from Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, was
sentenced in U.S. District Court, Philadelphia,
Pennsylvania, to 60 months incarceration, 36
months of supervised release, $503,340 in
restitution to plane owners, and a $2,000 fine.
In April 2014, a federal jury returned a guilty
verdict and convicted Stout and Flying Tigers
Inc., after a nine day trial in Philadelphia, PA.
The jury found Stout guilty of conspiracy, fraud
involving aircraft parts, mail fraud, and
obstruction of justice. The jury convicted the
company on all charges.
Howard Gunter, a former FAA certified mechanic
and inspector, Jay Stout, and Flying Tigers were
charged with various crimes for their role in
the conspiracy to conduct illicit aircraft
repairs and fraudulent aircraft inspections at
Pennsylvania, based operation.