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Student Pilot Gets Five Months In Prison

Whatever your reason may be ... A man who lied on his FAA application for a Student Pilot certificate was sentenced to five months in prison by a U.S. District Court in Winston Salem, N.C., earlier this month. Tony Cox, 45, of Burlington, N.C., was sentenced on a felony count of falsifying the application by failing to disclose a prior drug conviction for possession of cocaine. The Department of Transportation Office of Inspector General (OIG) investigated the case. The FAA assisted and provided key testimony in the trial and sentencing phase on implications for aviation safety from the offenses, the OIG said in a news release. Cox was also ordered to pay fines and assessments of $600 and to serve five months of home confinement following his prison term and a three-year term of supervised release.