An Open Letter to Administrator Jane Garvey: The FAA's Top Lawyers Are Out of Control!

EDITORIAL. A month-long investigation by AVweb has uncovered extremely disturbing evidence of misconduct bordering on abuse of power by at least three of the highest-ranking attorneys in the FAA. Specifically, AVweb has obtained an internal FAA staff report which reveals that these three top FAA lawyers continued to prosecute an enforcement action against an innocent aviation businessman for nearly a year after being informed that the FAA's own technical expert in Flight Standards had investigated the alleged violation and concluded that the complaint was entirely without merit and that no violation in fact occurred. In an open letter to Administrator Jane Garvey, AVweb editor Mike Busch presents the shocking details and suggests a solution to ensure such prosecutorial misbehavior doesn't happen again.

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