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United States of America v. Angelo Efthimiatos
Case Number: Efthimiatos
Judge: Christina Reiss
Court: United States District Court for the District of Vermont (Chittenden County)
Plaintiff's Attorney: Nicole Cate and Eugenia Cowles
Defendant's Attorney: Craig S. Nolan
Burlington, VT -
Sudbury Man Sentenced to 15 Months in Prison for Flying Without a Valid Pilotís License
Angelo Efthimiatos, 49, of Sudbury, Vermont, was sentenced to serve 15 months in prison followed by a year of supervised release following his conviction at trial in December 2018 of flying without a valid pilotís license. The sentence will be served concurrently with an 18 month sentence from the Southern District of Iowa for violating terms of his prior federal supervised release. Efthimiatos, who has been in custody since April 2018, will receive credit for time served.
According to the indictment in the case and information presented at trial, just after midnight on April 10, 2018, Efthimiatos landed a small plane at the Rutland Regional Airport in North Clarendon, Vermont. The flight originated in Nantucket, Massachusetts. Efthimiatos was intercepted by federal agents at the airport and was arrested. He has been detained since that time. At the time of his arrest, Efthimiatos did not have a valid pilotís license or ďairmanís certificateĒ from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). His airmanís certificate had been revoked by the FAA as of July 1, 2014.
The United States Attorneyís Office recognized the hard work of Special Agents from the Drug Enforcement Agency and the Department of Transportationís Office of Inspector General to support the investigation and trial. The FAA also provided extensive support during the case.
49:46306(b)(7).F REGISTRATION VIOLATIONS NON-AIR TRANSPORTATION AIRCRAFT- knowingly piloted an aircraft without an airman's certificate
Outcome: Imprisonment for a term of 15 months, concurrent to the sentence imposed in the Southern District of Iowa, Docket. 3:13-cr-00015, with credit for time served