Naylor man sentenced to little over a year for false statement, flying a plane without a license | Crime
DEXTER, MO (KFVS) - The United State Attorney's Office announced Tuesday that Rodger Calvin Seratt was sentenced to a year and one month in the Bureau of Prisons.
Seratt, of Naylor, Mo., was sentenced on one count of making false statements and two felony counts of operating an aircraft with a revoked license. He appeared before U.S. District Judge Stephen N. Limbaugh, Jr.
At his plea, Seratt admitted that on Dec. 13, 1996 his Airman's Certificate was revoked for trying to get a chemical to make a Schedule II controlled substance and for using a plane to try to get the chemical. On Aug. 2, 2010, in Dunklin County, Mo. Seratt made application for a Federal Aviation Administration Airman Medical Certificate. On the application, Seratt falsely stated that his FAA Airman Medical Certificate had never been revoked.
On Sept. 15, 2011, agents for the United States Customs and Border Protection detected an unidentified plane being flown near Great Bend, Kan. The plane was tracked to the Dexter Municipal Airport where an officer for the Missouri State Highway Patrol saw Seratt land and exit the plane. Seratt admitted that he had flown the plane to California three days earlier and returned on Sept. 15.
In December 2008, agents for the United States Customs and Border Protection detected Seratt's plane being flown in the air space near Fresno, Calif. The plane was tracked to the Poplar Bluff Municipal Airport where an officer for the Missouri State Highway Patrol saw Seratt land and depart the plane.
At the end of Seratt's sentence, he will be required to serve two years of supervised release.
The case was investigated by the United States Department of Transportation. Assistant United States Attorney Larry H. Ferrell handled the prosecution for the government.
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