Over the next several weeks, Amaro and the FAA Examiner agreed that Amaro would take the Airframe and Powerplant examination in Duluth on Dec. 16. As part of the agreement, Amaro paid the test administrator $500 up front and another $2,000 the day of his test in exchange for the passing score.
“The public trusts that the men and women who perform maintenance on commercial aircraft have the proper credentials and qualifications,” U.S. Attorney BJay Pak said in a statement. “By attempting to buy his certification, Amaro took the easy way out and could have put the safety of those citizens who fly in jeopardy.”
Amaro pleaded guilty to one count of criminal information with bribery, authorities said. It wasn’t immediately clear if his sentencing hearing has been scheduled.
In other news:
Channel 2 Action News has shown the videos of cars doing burnouts in the middle of area roadways.